Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology and business. 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.
Our international community consists of 6 500 members of more than 80 different nationalities. Our campuses are located in the cities of Lappeenranta and Lahti, Finland. LUT University's green and modern campuses offer a compact combination of all of the services students need. Most student apartments are located within walking distance, and there are plenty of excellent sports and recreation venues.
Admissions guide 2023
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Why to come to study in Finland?
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 digitalization.
- 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.
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).
What can you study at LUT?
Clean energy, water and air are life giving resources for which we seek new solutions with our expertise in technology and business.
At LUT, you will study in high-quality degree programmes, where you will learn knowledge based on the latest academic research. Our degree programmes are developed in close collaboration with industry ensuring your studies are relevant to the changing needs of your profession.
You can choose from six Bachelor's and 26 Master's programmes in the fields of technology and business. You can apply to programmes through either rolling or regular admission by submitting an electronic application along with the required documents in Studyinfo. For both admissions, studies start at the end of August 2022.
Read more about our programmes and admission.
You can choose from a total of six technology Bachelor's programmes in English: four double degree programmes and two regular degree programmes.
The duration of each Bachelor's programme is three years, amounting to 180 ECTS credits and leading to a Bachelor of Science in Technology, B.Sc. (Tech.), degree in the field in question. One ECTS credit equals 27 hours of work related to the course, e.g. in-class lectures, out-of-class assignments, preparation for an exam, exam.
Students selected to the Bachelor's programmes have an automatic right to continue their studies at the Master's level and complete a Master of Science degree in their field at LUT.
In the double degree Bachelor's Programmes in Electrical Engineering. Energy Technolog. Mechanical Engineering, and Software and Systems Engineering, you will obtain two degrees: one from LUT and one from LUT's partner university in China, Hebei University of Technology. You will complete the entire degree on LUT campuses in Lappeenranta or Lahti, Finland.
You can choose from 26 Master's programmes in the fields of technology and business.
The duration of each Master's programme is two years, amounting to 120 ECTS credits and leading to degree of either Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.) or Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.). 1 ECTS credit equals to 27 hours of work related to the course, e.g. in-class lectures, out-of-class assignments, preparation for an exam, exam.
Application period to all Bachelor's and most Master's programmes in English is open now in rolling admission and will end on 31 May 2022.
Application period in regular admission is 1 December 2021-19 January 2022 in all Master's programmes and 1-19 January 2022 in all Bachelor's programmes in English.
Tuition fees and scholarships
In all programmes in English, there are tuition fees for students outside EU/EEA countries. The tuition fees are:
- Bachelor's programmes EUR 9 000/9 500/academic year
- Master's programmes EUR 13 500/year
Early bird discounts and scholarships are available in Bachelor's and Master's programmes.
Why choose LUT University?
- Over 92% of our international students are satisfied with their student experience.
- Our modern campuses are close to nature in Lappeenranta and Lahti, Finland.
- We are listed among the world's top 300 universities in the most highly regarded global ranking Times Higher Education (THE).
- We are one of the world's top 10 universities for climate action.
- We offer high-quality education through internationally accredited programmes
- Our international community of over 80 nationalities welcomes you.