Scholarships
and Tuition Fees


TUITION FEE

Citizens of EU/EEA Countries and Switzerland

Higher education taught in a language other than Finnish or Swedish - the international Master's Programmes when concerning LUT - is free for nationalities within

  • The European Union (EU)
  • The European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Switzerland
    • To prove your citizenship, you are required to enclose a copy of your valid passport or national ID card where your citizenship is indicated.

Citizens of Non-EU/EEA Countries

Citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees.

The LUT Tuition Fee for all the Master's programmes is EUR 10 000 per one academic year.

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY TUITION FEE IF YOU ARE:

  • Non-EU/EEA citizen having a Permanent Residence Permit Card in Finland (P)
  • Non-EU/EEA citizen having a Long-Term Resident's EU Residence Permit Card in Finland (P-EU)
  • Non-EU/EEA citizen having a Fixed-Term Continuous Residence Permit Card in Finland (A)
  • Non-EU/EEA citizen having an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • Non-EU/EEA citizen having an EU Blue Card in Finland
    • Your residence permit card or residence card has to be granted by The Finnish Immigration Service
    • If having a residence permit card or residence card in Finland, you are required to enclose a copy of the card to your application

YOU ARE MOST LIKELY NOT TO PAY TUITION FEE IF YOU ARE:

  • Non-EU/EEA citizen but married to a Finnish citizen
  • Non-EU/EEA citizen but a family member to EU/EEA citizen having a right to reside in Finland
    • Your residence (permit) card or residence card has to be granted by The Finnish Immigration Service
    • If having a residence (permit) card in Finland, you are required to enclose a copy of the card to your application

For further information, please see the Studyinfo.fi site Am I Required to Pay Tuition Fees?
 

LUT SCHOLARSHIPS

LUT Scholarship Programme

Scholarships offered by Lappeenranta University of Technology Scholarship Programme are awards for academic excellence, targeting top students from all counties outside the EU/EEA countries and Switzerland.

You are able to apply for a scholarship in this scholarships programme, if required to pay a tuition fee for studying in a LUT Master's Programme taught in English. 
 

LUT Partner University Scholarship Programme

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

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

Three Different Categories for Scholarships

LUT offers scholarships as follows in three different categories for students admitted for the academic year of 2018-2019:

  • 50% Tuition Fee Scholarship
    • Covering for 50% of the tuition fees in a 2-year Master's Programme
      30% of the admitted students who are required to pay a tuition fee and have applied for a scholarship will get this scholarship.
  • 100% Tuition Fee Scholarship
    • Covering for 100% of the tuition fees in a 2-year Master's Programme
      35-40% of the admitted students who are required to pay a tuition fee and have applied for a scholarship will get this scholarship.
  • Full Scholarship
    • Covering for 100% of the tuition fees in a 2-year Master's Programme and the living costs for EUR 5 600,00 per year
      0-5% of the admitted students who are required to pay a tuition fee and have applied for a scholarship will get this scholarship.

All the students granted with a scholarship are required to study full time i.e. complete a minimum of 55 ECTS credits per year to fulfill the scholarship requirements. Meaning, that in order to qualify for the scholarship to be granted for the second academic year as well, the student must complete a minimum of 55 ECTS credits of studies included in the personal study plan in the first academic year. The studies must be listed on the Transcript of Records by the end of the first academic year. The progress for the students' studies will be monitored each semester.
 

How to Apply for a Scholarship?

You are able to apply for a scholarship if being required to pay tuition fees for studying in a LUT Master's Programme.

The candidates for being granted with a scholarship are selected by the LUT Schools.

You can apply for a scholarship on the same application form when applying for the Master's Programme.

You will apply for a scholarship in general, not for a scholarship in a certain category.

No additional documents for applying for the scholarship are required or even considered.
 

No Specific Criteria for Eligibility

There is no specific or detailed criteria for being eligible to apply for a scholarship: You are eligible to apply for a LUT scholarship if being required to pay LUT tuition fees.

A certain number of scholarships for each programme will be granted in the order of the highest points achieved in the academic evaluation during the admission process.

Preliminary statements about anybody's chances on possibly being awarded with a scholarship or not unfortunately, cannot be given as it all depends on the other applicants as well.
 

FAQ's for Tuition Fee and Scholarship

Find the most frequently asked questions and answers at FAQ's for Tuition Fee and Scholarships.
 

THE FULBRIGHT - LUT GRADUATE AWARD

The Fulbright student award competition is open to students from the U.S. who have at least a Bachelor's Degree. The Fulbright scholarship has its own application process, application period and criteria.

Questions about the LUT scholarhips?