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Experience the Magic of Summer in Finland

You probably know that Finland is the land of thousands of lakes. (Actually, one thousand is not even close. Try a hundred thousand, then you are closer as Finland has 187 888 lakes.) Out of these thousands and thousands of lakes, there is one that is the lake of Finland and that is the Lake Saimaa, the biggest lake in Finland and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world according to the Wall Street Journal (2014). Now you have the chance to spend your summer in Finland to enjoy the Finnish natural beauty and pursue bachelor’s or master’s level studies at one of the best universities in Finland: LUT University.

Lake view in Finland

Summer School at Lappeenranta University of Technology

LUT Summer School is the perfect program for students who wish to study and gain in-depth understanding of contemporary, relevant topics in business and technology, while also experiencing the beauty of Finland in summer!

The summer school offers students an ideal way to become acquainted with the wide range of academic opportunities at Lappeenranta University of Technology and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. Organized between 16th of July and 10th of August, LUT Summer School offers many unforgettable experiences. With the extensive selection of courses, the program aims to both challenge and inspire you. Master’s courses are provided by Lappeenranta University of Technology and bachelor’s courses by Saimaa University of Applied Sciences.

Students have the freedom of choice to choose single modules or combined modules, provided that the schedules do not overlap and the prerequisites for attendance are met. The program lasts from 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the student’s module choices.

Summer school students studying in summer Finland, Europe


Bachelor’s Level Courses (Saimia) Master’s Level Courses (LUT)
International Law and Contracts Creativity and Entrepreneurship in New Product Development from the Silicon Valley’s Perspectives
Mobile Marketing International Human Resource Management
Revenue Management Doing Business in China
Intercultural Communication Doing Business in Russia
Russian Language Systematic Creativity – TRIZ Basics
Finnish Culture and Language Inventive Product Design and Advanced TRIZ
Supervisory Control – The Human Aspects in Industrial Control Additive Manufacturing – 3D printing
International Business Simulation Advanced Course in Strategic Management
3D Virtual Models and Animations Material Selection and Manufacturability Aspects of Energy Technology Applications
Green Building in Northern Europe (course description will be updated soon) Solar Economy and Smart Grids
Life-Cycle Economics (course description will be updated soon) Understanding Consumer Behavior in a Global and Online Environment
Building Information Modelling (BIM) in building processes (course description will be updated soon) Computational Engineering and Technical Physics

Find more information on the summer school courses.

Tuition fees

For partner university students

  • Tuition fee: for 3-4 weeks 895€; for 2 weeks 695€. Includes course material, lunches and social activities
  • Accommodation: for 3-4 weeks 500€; for 2 weeks 400€

For non-partner university students

  • Tuition fee: for 3-4 weeks 995€; for 2 weeks 795€. Includes course material, lunches and social activities
  • Accommodation: for 3-4 weeks 500€; for 2 weeks 400€

If you are already a LUT degree student, the tuition fee for the summer school is free (excluding lunches and social activities). Additionally, students will cover accommodation by themselves.

  • Social activities: for 1-2 weeks 139€; for 3-4 weeks 199€

How to apply

Application for the summer school is fast and simple:

  • Fill out the online application form
  • Submit required documents

Apply now to LUT Summer School!

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s and master’s students in the fields of technology and business. For detailed admission requirements, please check the course descriptions!
  • Fluency in English – all courses are taught fully in English thus good English skills are required to follow the lectures. No language tests are required.
  • Each course has its specific course prerequisites. Make sure you meet all of them.


All students are provided with a furnished single room in shared apartments (2-3 rooms/apartment, shared bathroom and shower and kitchen). The residences are within easy walking distance of the university. Please note that LUT students will not be provided with an apartment!

Lappeenranta University of Technology campus, Finland Europe
Photo credit: Teemu Leinonen, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Visit St. Petersburg, Russia

With an unbeatable location, Lappeenranta is only 230 km away from the third largest metropolis in Europe, St Petersburg in Russia. St. Petersburg is a place everybody needs to experience and LUT Summer School offers you two self-financed opportunities to visit the stunning Venice of the North. Visit companies in St. Petersburg, enjoy the stunning rivers and canals from a cruise, eat delicious traditional Russian food and visit the State Hermitage Museum!

The Hermitage Museum in Russia Europe
The Hermitage Museum

Students have  two opportunities to travel to St. Petersburg, both self-financed:

  • Complementary part of the course “Doing Business in Russia”, cost 470€ without visa costs
  • Weekend trip with organized cultural program, cost 430€

Find more information and the program of the trip from under Courses on the LUT Summer School page.

Social program

Though studying at LUT is a great experience and helps develop your professional skills, there is a lot going on outside the classroom as well. Get to know your classmates all around the world at welcome dinner, enjoy the traditional Finnish sauna nights, go clubbing with your new friends, etc. There are many activities for you to experience the Finnish culture more in-depth!

Lappeenranta in summer

Lappeenranta, a city of 72,000 residents located in Southeast Finland, combines cozy small-town atmosphere with full-scale urban comforts. International visitors soon pick up on the relaxed vibe and get the most of their “Lappeenranta Experience”. As the town weaves its slow magic on arriving students, soon they do not want to leave at all. There is no better time to fall under the spell of Lappeenranta than summer!

During summertime Finland lights up, quite literally, as summer is the brightest season of the year and the sun stays up the whole night. Nothing beats going to sauna and take a swim in the lake during summer! Enjoy a cruise on the Lake Saimaa, visit the harbor (“Satama” in Finnish) and enjoy Finland at its finest!

Saimaa Lake island Finland, Europe

Find more information on what it is like to study at Lappeenranta University of Technology (insert the LUT blogpost to this) and before your travel learn a bit of Finnish and check the do’s and dont’s in Finland!

Apply now to LUT Summer School!

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