Sustainability Science and Solutions

Master of Science in Technology
Lappeenranta Campus

The information given is for the previous Regular Admission.
The updated eligibility requirements and information for applying on the next Regular Admission will be released at the end of September.

Admissions Criteria and Selection

Selection process is conducted in two stages:

  • Preliminary selection
  • Interview

Final selection among the interviewed applicants is based on:

  • Total points scored for the preliminary selection + the interview


NOTE: Carefully answering all the questions on your Online Application Form is a must as missing information will lead into not scoring points for that question.
Further information

Preliminary Selection (max. 15 points)

Previous Studies (max. 10 points)

Studies Relevant to the Specialisation Studies in the Programme (max. 6 points)
Minimum requirements for the completed studies

Your previous relevant studies related to the specialisation studies in the programme are given points as follows:

  • 3 points: 24 - 40 ECTS credits
  • 4 points: 41 - 69 ECTS credits
  • 6 points: 70 ECTS credits or more

Studies in Mathematics and Physics (max. 4 points)
Minimum requirements for the completed studies

Your previous studies are given points as follows:

  • 2 points: 20 - 35 ECTS credits
  • 4 points: more than 35 ECTS credits

You are responsible for converting, calculating and presenting the required and completed studies in ECTS credits on your application form listed by disciplines and courses according to the following:

  • 1 ECTS credit = a workload of 27 hours (lectures, assignments etc.)

The Admissions Committee for the programme has a right to decide whether the applicant's previous studies match with the requirements for the programme or not. There will be no preliminary statements given regarding to previous studies before or during the application period.

Academic Success (max. 5 points)

There is no minimum GPA required for the programme.

The GPA for the degree providing you the eligibility is given points as follows:

  • 5 points: GPA of 4.50 or higher
  • 3 points: GPA of 3.50 - 4.49
  • 1 point: GPA of  2.50 - 3.49

You must indicate your GPA for the degree giving you the eligibility to apply on your application form with two decimals or, calculate it if not indicated in the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records.

The GPA used in the LUT selection process is an arithmetic average of all individual study attainments included in the degree and graded with numbers, including the Final Thesis and excluding the grades for any fails. If your previous degree was not evaluated on a 5-point scale, your GPA will be converted to a 5-point grading scale by the Admission Committee for the programme.

NOTE: You must provide a link on your application form to verify the grading scale. If not able to do that and the grading scale not being explained in either the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records, an additional, officially certified document issued by the degree-awarding university is required.

Interview  (max. 10 points)

In the second stage of the admissions process, a certain number of applicants are invited to an interview in the order indicated by the total score achieved from the preliminary selection.

In the interview, your motivation, applicability and possibilities for successfully completing your studies in the programme in 2 years are being evaluated with presenting you programme-specific questions.

Your language skills in English regarding to fluent communication and professional terminology will be evaluated in the interview as well.

To possibly get admitted, you must score a minimum of 7/10 points in the interview.

If not having been invited to an interview, you cannot get admitted either.

Invitations to the video interview have been sent from the RecRight system. Please check your e-mail and your junk mail as well, if necessary.

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