Practical Information

Student housing

All international LUT Summer School students will be provided a furnished single room in shared apartments (2-3 rooms per apartment, shared bathroom/shower and kitchen) in the Lappeenranta Student Housing Foundation LOAS. The residences are within easy walking distance of the university. NOTE: We do not provide LUT and LAB students with apartments.

A furnished apartment includes:

  • In the kitchen – a table, benches, refrigerator, oven.
  • Bathroom.
  • In the study room - a desk, office chair, bookcase, desk lamp, bed with a mattress (80x200 cm), linen (a bottom sheet, a duvet cover, a pillowcase), and a bath towel.

Unfortunately, there are no blankets/pillows nor kitchen utensils (no pots, pans, dishes, or cutlery) in the rooms.

Photos of apartments.

You can find a "Buy&Sell in Lappeenranta" Facebook group for used items (, or you can buy from local hypermarkets.

If you prefer to stay somewhere else during the LUT Summer School, you have to arrange the accommodation yourself.


There are saunas at your buildings. You can also use Vierula Sauna by the lake Saimaa on Tuesdays 16 – 19 (girls), 19 – 22 (boys).


There is a laundry room at your disposal free of charge. Follow the laundry room's instructions.

Getting around in Lappeenranta

You can use city bus lines 1 and 5 to get around. The distance from LUT campus to downtown Lappeenranta is approximately 7 kilometers.

One bus ticket costs 3,20 € / 1 hour ticket (allows bus change and return trip), after 17:30 and on the weekends (Sat/Sun) – 2,50 € / 1 hour ticket (allows bus change and return trip).

Taxi number in Lappeenranta area +358 200 60 400.

Map of the city of Lappeenranta.


The summer school participation fee includes one lunch/day at the university cafeteria. The lunch includes the main course, beverages, bread, side salad and a coffee. Additionally, it is possible to have breakfast and buy snacks and beverages at the cafeteria. NOTE, LUT students pays for the lunch themselves.

The opening hours of the university cafeteria are 8 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. A snack costs approximately EUR 2, coffee or tea approximately EUR 1. In addition, there are basic cooking facilities in residences.

Supermarkets are open 7 – 21/Saturdays 7 – 20/Sundays 11 – 20.

There are pizza & kebab restaurants close to your accommodation (Selam, Skinnarilankatu 1; Pizza Rakuuna, Hietakallionkatu 2; Susan Pizza, Sammontori 2). More restaurants are located in downtown. Learn more during the city tour.

Useful links

Visit Lappeenranta
City of Lappeenranta
Learn Finnish for beginners

All about Finland

LUT Summer School

Short-term non-degree

June-July 2022

Fields of study
business and technology


3−9 ECTS credits

tel: +358 40 529 7054

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