Beautiful Lake Saimaa
Hours to the capital of Finland
Study fields

Transport hub connected to nature

As a railway junction, Kouvola is extremely well connected and accessible and ranks as the 11th most populous city in Finland. 

This does not mean it is detached from nature – the train connects the city to the national park Repovesi, and the city is surrounded by nature that offers activities and places to explore all year round. 

In summer, there are nature trails that allow you to discover forests, and in winter, there is a ski resort called Mielakka for downhill skiing and snowboarding. 

Regional network with global topics

Founded in 2002, the LUT Kouvola Unit is located on the city center in Kouvola. The unit employs a staff of some 15 persons.

LUT University combines university-level expertise in technology and business. The mission of the Kouvola Unit is to share LUT knowledge and expertise with the Kouvola region through research and development as well as education.

The Kouvola Unit's main areas of expertise are Industrial Management and Separation Science. The focus areas of research are the following: 

  • Technology and business innovations
  • Railway logistics
  • Food processing technology


Kouvolan Asunnot Oy owns four apartment complexes for students. Most of the units are primarily unfurnished, shared apartments for two or three persons. 

Furnished apartments are primarily reserved for international students. 

Additionally, there are some family apartments available for families and couples. You can apply to the family apartments when one of the spouses is enrolled as a student. 

In the student apartments, water, electricity, heating, the internet connection and the use of the laundry room and sauna are included in the rent.

  • The average rent for a shared apartment is EUR 250/month 
  • The average rent for a family apartment EUR 650/month
  • There are about 250 shared flats and 9 family apartments

You can submit your application using an electronic application form as soon as you have been accepted into an educational institution in Kouvola. 

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