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LUT University (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT) is a public science university in Finland, bringing together the fields of science, business and social sciences.
Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology, business and social sciences. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal. We promote sustainable development, and we are responsible in all our operations. Our strategic choices, scientific research, academic education and social interaction are all guided by the principles of ecological, economic and social sustainability.
One of the world's top universities
We continuously strive to improve the quality, impact and visibility of our research as well as the amount of competitive funding awarded to us. According to international rankings, LUT is one of the world's top universities. LUT has been listed among the world's top 350 universities in one of the most highly regarded rankings globally, Times Higher Education (THE).
At LUT University, you can choose from over 25 technology, business and social and communication sciences master's programmes in English.
Our degree programmes are internationally accredited and they are developed in close collaboration with industry ensuring your studies are relevant to the changing needs of your profession.
In our master's programmes, you will acquire a broad foundation of knowledge and diverse range of skills that will prepare you for solving challenges of the future. The duration of each master's programme is two years, amounting to 120 ECTS credits and leading to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in the field in question.
In our master's programmes in technology, you will study efficient production and use of energy and electricity and sustainable hybrid technology solutions in modern industry. You will also learn how to renew and develop contemporary industrial organisations sustainably and what kind of tools do digitalisation and programming skills give you to solve great societal challenges.
You can choose from the programmes in chemical engineering, computational engineering, electrical engineering, energy technology, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and management or software engineering.
In our business master's programmes, you will learn to question prevailing business practices and develop new types of entrepreneurship. As a graduate, you will be able to help companies and other organisations to operate profitably and reap success in a sustainable way. You will become an active problem solver who do not merely adapt to a changing world but actually change the world yourself. You can choose from total five master's programmes in business.
Social sciences programmes
In the social sciences master's programmes, you will learn to use your skills to build a carbon-negative and resource-sustainable future, taking into account technological, economic, political and social factors. You can choose from two programmes in social sciences and one in communication sciences.
- early admission: 15 October–15 November 2023
- regular admission: 1 December 2023–17 January 2024
For applying, you need to submit an electronic application along with the required documents in Studyinfo.
Required documents in early admission are suitable bachelor’s degree, verified
English language test, min. GPA requirements in some programmes.
Required documents in regular admission are suitable bachelor’s degree, verified English language test, GMAT/GRE test (in business programmes), min. GPA requirements + possible interview.
No entrance exams. For both admissions, studies start at the end of August 2024.
If you have any questions regarding application process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continue your studies in doctoral programmes
After completing the master's degree at LUT, you can continue your studies at a doctoral level, which is a great way to expand your knowledge in a specific field of study and deepen your academic skills.
Our doctoral programmes cover all of LUT’s fields of science: business, technology and social and communication sciences. During your doctoral studies, you will acquire in-depth knowledge of your research field and be able to apply research methods to generate new scientific knowledge.
Tuition fee, early bird discount and scholarships
Tuition fee for students outside EU/EEA countries in all master's programmes in English is EUR 13 500/academic year. We offer early bird discount and scholarships.
For the first academic year, you can use an early bird discount and Finland Scholarship, and for the second academic year LUT Scholarship.
An early bird discount of EUR 6 000 is available in all master’s programmes for the first academic year. After using the early bird discount, the amount of tuition fee is EUR 7 500. In order to receive an early bird discount, you have to accept the place and pay the tuition fee within three weeks after you have received an offer.
Finland Scholarship for the first academic year covers the total tuition fee and living costs of EUR 5 000.
LUT Scholarship of EUR 6 000 for the second academic year for those who have completed 60 ECTS credits during the first academic year.
Finland as a study destination
Finland is a booming country that is consistently ranked among the top ten in the world in terms of the standard of living, economic stability, and education.
Finland is a country of innovation and technology and has continuously topped related global indices. Finnish companies highly value innovation designed to solve problems in a pragmatic and surprising way.
Finland is a small country on the global scale. Finland's population, 5 million, makes up barely 0.07 per cent of the world's population and its land area as much of the world's total area. However, even a small country can leap to the top of the world, and this is what Finland has done: in international comparisons, Finland is often among the top nations. Finland is:
- the happiest country;
- the top country in education according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
- the most advanced country in the EU in utilisation of digitalisation;
- the second largest in the EU in the share of renewable energy in the country's total energy consumption;
- the fourth most gender equal country;
- the third most innovative country.
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Admission guide 2023
Find information about the degree programmes in English, application process, tuition fees and scholarships.
How much does it cost to live in Finland?
Finland is known for its high standard of living, which means the local price level is not the lowest in the world. However, the cost of living in Finland is about the same as in other EU countries. Expenses vary depending on the accommodation you choose and your personal spending habits.
In Lappeenranta and Lahti, living expenses including accommodation in a student apartment may amount to roughly EUR 700/month.
As a degree student in Finland, you will be issued a student card that entitles you to student discounts on meals and other services (e.g. transport, museums, cultural events and recreational activities).
Why choose LUT University?
- Our modern campuses in Lappeenranta and Lahti are close to nature.
- We are listed among the world's top 350 universities in the most highly regarded global ranking, Times Higher Education (THE).
- We are one of the world's top universities for climate action.
- We offer high-quality education through internationally accredited programmes.
- Our international community of over 90 nationalities welcomes you.
- The campuses offer a compact combination of all of the services students need.
Our green and modern campuses are located in the cities of Lappeenranta and Lahti, Finland, They offer a compact combination of all of the services students need. In both cities, most student apartments are located within walking distance from the university, and there are plenty of excellent sports and recreation venues.
Our international community consists of total 6 500 members of more than 90 different nationalities.