We offer students the best of studies and the professional world in one package. We boldly experiment with new approaches in collaboration with our corporate partners. We play a role in the growth, internationalization and sustainable development of businesses.

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Overview

LAB University of Applied Sciences is located on two campuses in Lahti and Lappeenranta and provides education both online and on-campus. What makes LAB University of Applied Sciences a successful university is a focus on innovation in different areas, such as sustainability, circular economy, design, the commercialization of innovations and service innovations for health and well-being.
8 500 students are studying at LAB University of Applied Sciences, making it the sixth-largest university of applied sciences in Finland.

 

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Semester starts

August

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Application period

Regular: 31.12.2020 – 19.01.2021
Rolling: TBA

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Tuition fees

Bachelor’s: 8 000 € / year
Master’s: 9 000 € / year

About the university

LAB University of Applied Sciences is part of the LUT group with the purpose to have collaboration in projects and education.

LAB University of Applied Sciences reinvents education with innovative learning paths. By integrating the learning and working approach, the university enables students to reach their potential and to have real practical experience of their studies.

LAB University of Applied Sciences strives to meet the changes and demands of the working world and the global education market through research and development in sustainability, design, innovation and health.

ADDRESS

Mukkulankatu 19,
15210 Lahti
Finland

WEBSITE 

LAB University of Applied Sciences

Campuses

LAB University of Applied Sciences has two campuses in Lahti and Lappeenranta

LAB University library in Lahti, Finland.
Photo credit: LAB University of Applied Sciences.

 

Admission criteria

The application process is fast and simple. The students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis which means that if you meet the minimum criteria, you can get your acceptance within a month.

Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation:

  • Copy of the final/official higher secondary school certificate or vocational qualification which gives eligibility for higher education studies in your own country
  • Transcript of records

Note: Original certificates must be shown when arriving in Finland. All documents need to be translated to English, Finnish or Swedish, if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by the translator.

PROOF OF NATIONALITY

  • Passport ID page OR official ID card indicating nationality

Note: You will need a valid passport when you apply for a visa or residence permit.

ONLINE ENTRANCE EXAM OR SAT

The online entrance exam will be held by FINNIPS network.

Business administration

  • Written online exam (9 February 2021)
    • Essay based on pre-reading material
    • Multiple-choice questions based on pre-reading material
    • Mathematics and logic test in multiple-choice format
    • Pre-reading material will be published on 7 January 2021
  • Group discussion for applicants that pass the written part (1-15 March 2021)

Culture and Arts

  • Pre-assignment. More info can be found here.
  • Online entrance exam conducted by LAB University of Applied Sciences (no FINNIPS). The online interviews are arranged in March 22-25, 2021 and the entrance exam is arranged in March 29-31, 2021.

Health care

  • Written online exam (5 February 2021)
    • Motivation for studies
    • Article-based essay
  • Group discussion for applicants that pass the written part (1-15 March 2021)

Engineering 

  • Written online exam (10 February 2021)
    • Mathematics, logical deduction, physics, chemistry and learning prerequisites
    • Be prepared to apply the SWOT analysis method to show your motivation to study in a technical degree program
  • Group discussion for applicants that pass the written part (1-15 March 2021)

Tourism

  • Written online exam based on pre-reading material (11 February 2021)
    • Essay
    • Mathematical-logical part
    • Pre-reading material will be published on 7 January 2021
  • Group discussion for applicants that pass the written part (1-15 March 2021)

SAT test

As an alternative to the entrance examination, you can take a SAT test. The SAT test will be accepted only for the bachelor programs related to Business and Engineering.

LAB University of Applied Sciences requires the SAT test results from the following two sections with certain minimum points:

  • Evidence-based reading and writing (min score 480)
  • Math (min score 500)

Note: Essay results are not required.

The SAT score must arrive to LAB Admission Services directly from the test organizer, College Board. The code for LAB University of Applied Sciences is 7191.

Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation:

  • Copy of the bachelor’s degree certificate in a related field
  • Transcript of records
  • Work certificate(s) of at least 24 months/2 years after bachelor graduation

Note: Original certificates must be shown when arriving in Finland. All documents need to be translated to English, Finnish or Swedish, if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by the translator.

PROOF OF NATIONALITY

  • Passport ID page OR official ID card indicating nationality

Note: You will need a valid passport when you apply for a visa or residence permit.

ASSIGNMENTS AND VIDEO

Urban Sustainability

  • Written assignment
  • Video record
  • Instructions will be published by 1st April 2021. The written assignment and the video record have to be submitted until 10th May 2021.

International Tourism and Event Management

  • Written assignment
  • Video record
  • Instructions will be published by 15.3.2021. Both assignments have to be completed by midnight 30.4.2021.

Tuition Fees & Scholarship

Tuition Fees

Students who are from a non-EU/EEA country are required to pay a tuition fee. The fee for the bachelor’s degree programs is 8 000 € per academic year and for the master’s degree programs is 9 000 € per academic year and for the master’s degree programs is

Scholarships

The scholarship is based on a 50% reduction in the fee for the second year (1.8. – 31.7.), if the student manages to complete a minimum of 55 ECTS during the first year. In addition, a 50% reduction applies to all the following years, if the student has completed a minimum of 55 ECTS during the previous academic year. This policy will be applied until the end of the study time.

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