Applying to
Double Degree Studies

The instructions for applying plus, the partner univerisity listing for studies starting in Fall 2019 will be updated by the end of October 2019.

Students from the LUT partner universities in China, Czech Republic, France, Russia, Tanzania and The Netherlands are able to apply to LUT Master's Programmes as Double Degree students in case of the home university having an agreement for the Double Degree studies for that specific programme and, if the student is being nominated as an applicant by the home university.

Students admitted to the Double Degree programmes receive a Degree Certificate from both LUT and their home universities after they have completed the requirements for the degrees for both universities.  

If interested in the Double Degree studies, please contact the relevant person in your home university.

In case of not being aware of who to contact in your home university, please contact LUT Admissions Services at admission@lut.fi.

Application Periods

  • Application period for the students of University of Twente for the MIMM and MSM Double Degree studies starting in January 2018 is October 1-12, 2018 at 15:00 (GMT+2)
     
  • Application period for the Double Degree studies starting in Fall 2019 will begin in the beginning of December 2018
     
  • Application period for the MIMM Double Degree Programme for the SKEMA Business School students will take place in April 2019
     

Eligibility

Master's Programmes in Technology

The eligibility requirements regarding to educational background when applying as a Double Degree student to the Master's Programmes in Technology are the same as for the eligibility requirements for each of the LUT Master's Programmes in general, except for the minimum score for the language tests for certain programmes.

Please see all the further information regarding to eligibility and requirements at the web sites for each LUT Master's Programme.

Master's Programmes in Business Administration

The eligibility requirements for applying as a Double Degree student to the Master's Programmes in Business Administration are defined in the partner agreements between LUT and the partner university.

Language Requirements

Please see the general language requirements for Double Degree studies.

NOTE: In case of there being a special agreement on the language requirement for a certain  LUT Programme and the partner university, the agreement will first be followed - while the following requirements do not apply to them. Information about the special requirements is always delivered directly to the partner university in question by LUT in the application info.
 

Master's Programme / Double DegreeStudies Language Requirement

Chemical Engineering and Water Treatment
Software Engineering and Digital Transformation
Global Management of Innovation and Technology
International Marketing Management
Strategic Finance and Business Analytics
Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability
Supply Management

Academic IELTS 6.0
Academic TOEFL 80 iBT or 550 PBT
PTE Academic 54
Cambridge CAE or CPE level C

 

 

Master's Programme / Double Degree Studies Language Requirement

Energy Systems
Electrical Engineering
Sustainability Science and Solutions
Mechatronics System Design
Welded Metal Structures
Sustainable Production in Mechanical Engineering
Computational Engineering and Technical Physics

 

Academic IELTS 5.5
Academic TOEFL 65 iBT or 513 PBT
PTE Academic 46
Cambridge CAE or CPE level C 

 

 

When a Language Test is not Required

There is no language test result in English required whenever

  • The previous degree being completed in English in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States of America
    OR
  • The present Master's Programme in the partner university is in English
     

Tuition Fees

Students who are citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees.

The tuition fee for all the LUT Master's programmes is EUR 10 000 per academic year.

Students having a certain kind of residence permit granted by Finnish Immigration Service are exempted from paying a tuition fee.

For more information, please see LUT Master's Studies - Scholarships and Fees.
 

LUT Partner University Scholarship Programme

Scholarships offered by LUT Parner University Scholarship Programme are awards for academic excellence, targeting top students from LUT Double Degree partner universities.

You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if you are a Double Degree student and required to pay a tuition fee for studying in the LUT Master's Programme.

The scholarships are awarded by the programmes in the order of the highest points achieved in the selection.

In the 2018 intake the LUT Master's Programmes offer the international degree students who are required to pay a tuition fee a number of scholarships in three different categories:

  • Full Scholarship, covering for 100% tuition fee and the living expenses for EUR 5600 per academic year
  • Tuition Fee Scholarship, covering for 100 % of the tuition fee
  • Tuition Fee Scholarship, covering for 50 % of the tuition fee

There will be a certain number of Tuition Fee Scholarships and a limited number of Full Scholarships offered by the programmes.

You are able to apply for a scholarship on the same application form when applying to Double Degree studies.

No preliminary statements about anybody's possibility for getting a scholarship can be given.

Application Process

There is a separate application process when applying for the Double Degree studies at LUT, while the applicants are first nominated by their home universities as Double Degree applicants.

The contact persons in the partner universities are to be sent a presentation about the application process - for furter information about the process, please get in touch with the contact person in your home university.

The LUT partner university first provides LUT Admissions Services with a list of the nominated Double Degree applicants. After that, LUT Admissions Services will send all the nominated students a link to his/her personal application form for each programme that s/he is applying to together with a detailed information about the application process and how to send the applications to LUT Admissions Services.

Students can be nominated and apply to a maximum of 2 programmes in the programmes in Technology according to the existing Double Degree agreements. Regarding to the programmes in Business Administration, students can be nominated and apply to the programme for which there is an existing Double Degree agreement.

Required Documents

Students having a Bachelor's Degree (studying for the Master's Degree)

Educational Documents

  • A copy of your B.Sc. Degree Certificate/Diploma
  • A copy of your B.Sc. Transcript of Records/Grade Report
  • An up-to-date copy of your M.Sc. Transcript of Records/Grade Report
  • Translations in English for all these documents

Other Documents

  • Copy of your language test certificate
  • Copy of the information page for your passport or, a copy of your official ID card indicating the nationality
  • Copy of your residence permit card to prove your status for residency (if applicable)
    Regarding to possibly being exempt from paying the tuition fee

Students studying for a Specialist Degree / B.Sc. Degree

Educational Documents

  • An up-to-date copy of your Transcript of Records/Grade Report 
  • Translation in English

Other Documents

  • Copy of your language test certificate
  • Copy of the information page for your passport or, a copy of your official ID card indicating the nationality
  • Copy of your residence permit card to prove your status for residency (if applicable)
    Regarding to possibly being exempt from paying the tuition fee

NOTE: If admitted, you have to complete your Degree by July 31, 2018 at the latest and provide LUT Admissions Services with a copy for your Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records together with the translations in English by August 3, 2018 at 15:00 (GMT+2).

NOTE: A set of enclosures per each application is required.

Document Authentication

When applying to Double Degree studies, please note that all the educational documents have to be officially certified as follows:

  • Degree Certificates/Diplomas and Transcripts/Grade Reports must be officially certified by the awarding institution (or a Notary Public)
    • There has to be the original stamp of the university on each page of every document
    • If the document is certified by Notary Public, no original stamp of the university is required
  • All translations must be officially certified by the awarding institution or the home university
    • There has to be the original stamp of the university on each page of every translation

Language Test Certificates

IELTS, TOEFL and CAE/CPE

When proving your proficiency in English with either IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge Certificates CAE or CPE, please send a copy of your test score slip to LUT Admissions Services either included in your application or separately in a way that it will reach LUT Admissions Services by February 28, 2018 at 15:00 (GMT+2). You may e-mail the result to admission@lut.fi as well.

When applying to studies starting at LUT in January 2018, the deadline for the language test to reach LUT Admissions Services is October 13, 2017 at 15:00 (GMT+2).

You may ask the TOEFL and IELTS test organizers to send your test result directly to LUT - however, kindly note that for LUT to receive the result directly from these organisations may take several weeks. If still wishing to ask them to forward your result directly to LUT, please indicate Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) as the receiver of your result for the IELTS test and use the LUT institution code 0496 in the field 'Score Report Recipient' for the TOELF test.

PTE Academic

Once you receive your test score, send it to LUT from your PTE account. Choose Finland as the 'Country', 'Lappeenranta University of Technology' as the 'Institution' and click 'Search'. Then select LUT as the university you want to send your results to and confirm your order. LUT will then have test result within 48 hours.

For more information about the language tests, please see the sites by programmes at Apply to LUT - Master's Programmes .

Interviews / Programmes in Technology

All the eligible applicants will be interviewed as part of the evaluation/selection process in person at the home university or, by telephone or Skype. The invitations for the interviews will be sent by the LUT representatives for the programmes.

To be admitted, an eligible Double Degree applicant has to achieve at least 70% of the maximum points for the interview.

Student Selections

Regarding to the programmes in Technology, the selection process will be based on the previous degree, proficiency in English and the interview.

In the programmes in Business Administration, the selection process is based on the nominations by the home university and the eligibility requirements for the programme described in the Double Degree agreement.

The final student selections will be carried out in the respective LUT Faculties and the admissions results will be published on April 6, 2018. 

The student selections for the SKEMA Business School students, which will be published on May 7, 2018. 

All the applicants will receive an e-mail about the results, while all the admitted ones will also receive an official Certificate of Acceptance by post - except for the admitted students in St. Petersburg, who will be able to pick up their documents from the House of Finland in St. Petersburg.

Application Process for Non-Double Degree Students

If not listed as a Double Degree applicant by your home university, please apply to LUT Master's Programmes by starting your application process at www.studyinfo.fi .

The application period for Non-Double-Degree applicants is December 1, 2017 - January 24, 2018 at 15:00 (GMT+2).