The Admissions Committee for the programme always reserves a right to decide whether the degree and the completed studies provide the applicant with eligibility to apply to the programme.
To be eligible to apply to the programme, you must have completed
a minimum of 24 ECTS credits of previous studies supportive to Food Processing Technology*
by the application deadline.
*Studies in Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Food Technology; typically completed as part of a degree in Chemistry, Chemical Process Engineering, Food Chemistry, Food Technology or closely related
These studies must be completed in one or two of the following groups of universities:
a University, all countries
a University of Applied Sciences, EU/EEA countries and Switzerland
where all the important information regarding to applying in general is given.
You must list the programme-related studies on your application form in ECTS credits by each course under the related field of study and indicate the total ECTS credits for all the listed courses.
In case of your courses not originally listed in ECTS credits on your Transcript of Records, you are responsible for converting the original study units (credits, credit hours etc.) to ECTS credits according to the following conversion.
You must also indicate on your application form the total number of all the original study units for your Bachelor’s Degree that you have completed. If you have completed a combination of degrees that together correspond for a Bachelor's Degree you must indicate the total number of original study units for all these degrees.
How to get the conversion factor?
Divide 180 ECTS credits (= the total credits for a LUT Bachelor’s Degree) by the total number of all the original study units (credits, credit hours etc.) you have completed for the Bachelor’s degree that you are applying with
As a result you will get a factor for the following conversion.
How to convert your study units to ECTS credits?
Multiply the original number of study unit (credits, credit hours etc.) for your courses with the factor explained above
As a result you will have your courses in ECTS credits
The total study units completed for your Bachelor’s Degree are 120 credits and you need to convert a course with 2 credits to ECTS credits.
Divide 180 ECTS credits by 120 credits >> the conversion factor is 1.5
Multiply 2 credits with the factor 1.5 >> your course is equal to 3 ECTS credits.
Language Test result when required Upload a scan for the test result or a screenshot from your test account. The result is always electronically verified from the test database.
Additional educational documents when required
+ official translations when required Upload a scan for the original/s. When proving your proficiency in English with another degree apart from the one you are applying with.
When having completed programme-specifically required university-level studies not included in the degree you are applying with.
Certificate/s of Employment Upload scans for the original Certificate/s of Employment for work experience related to the programme and completed by the end of the application period.
Work experience only mentioned on a CV will not be evaluated.
Passport or ID card with nationality Upload a scan for the document or card.
Finnish Residence Permit Card Upload a scan for the card if having one.
What is an unfinished Bachelor's Degree?
You have not yet graduated = you have not been awarded your Degree Certificate or the Provisional Degree Certificate
Having completed all your studies does not mean that you have graduated unless not having been awarded the Degree Certificate or the Provisional Degree Certificate.
If not being able to upload your Degree Certificate or the Provisional Degree Certificate by the supplementary deadline, you must identify your status on the application form as "not yet graduated".
Indicate the estimated date of graduation on your Application Form
No official statement for the date required from the home university
Upload your latest Transcript of Records to your Online Application Form
plus the official translation (when required)
The Transcript of Records must include the name of the degree to be awarded.
If not included, an additional statement issued by the awarding university about the name of the degree must be uploaded to your Online Application Form.
If admitted, you must be able to
Graduate by 31 August 2024
Provide us with the following documents by 31 August 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3)
Scan for your original Degree Certificate
Scan for your original Transcript of Records
Provide us with the following documents by 6 September 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3)
Scans for the official translations in English for both the documents (when applicable)
Official translations required, if the original documents are not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish.
The documents must be provided according to the given instructions despite of the country the degree was awarded in.
If not being able to meet with both the requirements by the given deadlines, your right to study in the programme will automatically be cancelled and you will lose your place without a possibility to claim it back.
Before the academic evaluation begins, the admission committee checks the programme-specific requirements and the applicants meeting with the requirements will move forward to academic evaluation.
There is no interview included in the evaluation process as the final selection among the applicants is based on:
Educational background and work experience
The applicant's educational background and work experience will be evaluated according to the elements included in the evaluation and based on the application documents.
Only a limited number of applicants will be admitted.
Previous studies, max. 12 points
Studies supportive to Food Processing Technology
Max. 8 points
Previous relevant studies related to Food Processing Technology will be evaluated.
These studies can be in Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Food Technology. These studies are typically completed as part of a degree in Chemistry, Chemical Process Engineering, Food Chemistry, Food Technology or closely related.
Arithmetic GPA for the degree you must apply with:
2.50-2.99 = 1 point
3.00-3.99 = 3 points
4.00-5.00 = 5 points
The arithmetic GPA evaluated in the LUT selection process is
an arithmetic average of all individual study records included in the degree and completed by the application deadline that have been graded on a numeric grading scale
Grade for the Final Thesis is included in the arithmetic GPA while fails are excluded.
Courses without a related study unit such as ECTS credit, credit, credit hour etc. are excluded from the arithmetic GPA even if the course having been graded on a numeric grading scale.
Courses completed outside the degree as well as courses included in the degree that have been credited or compensated are excluded from the arithmetic GPA unless the degree-awarding university having graded them on a numeric grading scale.
All the courses included in the arithmetic GPA must be listed on the official Transcript of Records for the degree you must be applying with.
The arithmetic GPA will be first checked and verified by LUT University and in case of the original grading scale not having been on a scale of 1.00 - 5.00, the arithmetic GPA will be converted by LUT University on this scale during the evaluation process. Finally, the arithmetic GPA with two decimals will be evaluated.
Work Experience, max. 3 points
Work experience related to the field of study and supportive to the programme will be given points as follows:
Less than 1 year = 0 points
1 - 3 years = 1 point
3 - 5 years = 2 points
5 years or more = 3 points
Related work experience completed by the end of the application period and proven with Certificate/s of Employment uploaded to your application form will be evaluated.
Remember to indicate the duration for all the listed individual work experiences as well as the total duration for all the work experience listed.