International students studying in lobby at LUT University
Created 18.1.2024
Updated 18.1.2024

How do I apply to master's programmes at LUT university? 

You can submit your application online by following these steps: 

  • Fill in an online application form at 
  • Upload all the required documents as requested
  • Submit your application online

Once admitted, hard copies of your educational documents need to be sent to the admission office. 

The address is: 

LUT University
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta

Please keep in mind that the requirements for different programmes vary. You can find programme-specific information about applying to master’s studies under the specific programme links. 

Am I eligible to apply?

There are three elements that make you eligible to apply: 

  • Having a bachelor’s degree in the same field or in one closely related to it
  • Officially meeting the language requirements with the necessary certificates
  • Providing LUT Admissions Services with the educational documents as requested

On top of these, there might be programme-specific requirements you can learn about on the respective websites.

What are the application deadlines?

The regular admission period starts at the end of the previous year. For programmes beginning in fall 2024, the regular admission period is from 

1 December 2023 to 17 January 2024 at 15:00 (UTC +2).

International student reading in Street Cafe at LUT University campus

How do I complete an eligible application that makes it to evaluation?

  • Carefully read and follow the instructions for applying.
  • Pay attention to all the requirements – the general and the programme-specific ones.
  • Take a language test as soon as possible if required.
  • Pay attention to document authentication and take necessary steps as soon as possible.
  • Answer the questions on your online application form carefully and precisely.
  • Follow the application and supplement deadlines. 

Please keep in mind: to be fair towards all applicants, we make no exceptions to any of the eligibility or authentication requirements or deadlines. 

Can I apply before I graduate? 

You can apply with an unfinished degree as long as you are able to graduate and provide LUT Admissions Services with the final graduation documents by August 31. 

Further details related to each programme are available under “Applying as an undergraduate” on our web page about applying to master’s studies.

How many master’s programmes can I apply to?

When you apply through early admission, you can only apply to one programme. 

When you apply through regular admission, it depends on the field of study: 

  • Master's programmes in technology
    You may submit one application form including max. two programmes.
    You may, however, apply to only one master's programme in electrical engineering: either to Electric Transportation Systems or to Electrical Engineering.
  • Master's programmes in business administration 
    You may submit one application form including max. one programme.
  • Master's programmes in social sciences and communication sciences
    You may submit one application form including max. one programme in social sciences + one programme in communication sciences.

Is an application fee required?

There is no application fee. 

Do I need a language test?

To attest to your English language proficiency, you need to fulfil one of the following requirements: 

If you need to take a language test, please upload your official test result to your application by 31 January 2024 at 15:00 (UTC +2) for regular admission or 14 days after the supplement request for early admission.  

Do I need to authenticate my educational documents?

When applying, you do not need to authenticate your educational documents.

Once admitted, you will have to follow the country-specific requirements for document authentication. For further information about document authentication, please visit our website.

Do I need to pay a tuition fee?

If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you do not have to pay a tuition fee.

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries (excluding Switzerland) are required to pay a tuition fee of EUR 13 500 per academic year. For further information, please see LUT Master’s Studies – Scholarships and Fees.

Does LUT University offer scholarships?

For the first academic year, there is only one, highly competitive scholarship available: the Finland Scholarship. 

It is only available in regular admission and when a tuition fee is required. You can apply for the scholarship by ticking the option on the degree programme application form – there is no separate application process for it.

The Finland Scholarship includes

  • Full coverage for the tuition fee 
  • EUR 5 000 for living costs for the first academic year

Each programme awards a Finland Scholarship to the eligible scholarship applicant with the highest admission score.

If you are required to pay a tuition fee, you are eligible for an early bird discount of 

EUR 6 000 for the first academic year if you accept your place at LUT and pay the remaining EUR 7 500 within 21 days of the sending date of your admission decision.

The early bird discount is available in both regular and early admission.

Do I have to mail LUT University the hard copies for my documents?

Yes, you do – all applications without hard copies of the documents are considered incomplete.

Can I pay my tuition fee in instalments?

No, but you can take advantage of the early bird discount by paying EUR 7500 of the tuition fee within 21 days of the admission decision. 

Does LUT University accept a study gap?

Yes, we do accept a study gap.

When can I receive an update on my application status?

After having submitted your online application, we will let you know as soon as we have reviewed your application. 

We go through applications on a first come, first served basis, but we do review all of them.

Please wait patiently for our admission decision – we do our best, but we receive a large number of applications in a short amount of time. 

Replying to follow up e-mails slows down the process unnecessarily for everybody. 

I applied last year. Do I need to submit my educational documents for my application again?

Yes, you do have to apply again and submit your educational documents just as if you were applying for the first time.
According to the Finnish Universities Act, all application documents are to be filed for several years just as they were at the time of applying programme-specifically. Therefore, they cannot be used again for applying to another programme.

When do I have to arrive for my studies? Can I arrive late?

You must be able to start your studies at the Orientation Days at the end of August. Late arrivals are accepted up to a certain point only due to delays in residence permits.

How do I convert my earlier studies into ECTS credits?

Please convert your credits according to the following formula: 

1 ECTS credit = an average workload of 27 hours (including lectures, assignments, etc.).

Please note that your application needs to display the required studies module by module in the form of ECTS credits. 

How can I prepare for an admission interview?

You can prepare for the interview by reading the section “Admissions Criteria and Selection” of the programme page to get a good overview of the requirements. 

As a next step, familiarise yourself with the curriculum and think about questions that could be relevant for admission. 

Lastly, get clear on your own motivation and what interests you in the programme. 


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