LUT School of Business and Management is among the world’s top 200 business schools in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 for business and economics subjects.

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Overview

LUT University is a pioneering science university in Lappeenranta, found in 1969. LUT University brings together the fields of Science and Business. They welcome students worldwide to apply to their international Master’s programs in Technology and Business Administration and Bachelor’s program in Technology.

LUT University performs well in international university rankings:

  • Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2020 – among the world’s top 200 business schools. Overall LUT University ranks in the top 400 universities.
  • QS World University Ranking 2020 – top 500 (#470)
  • Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) – among the top 801-900 universities

The city of Lappeenranta was one of two winners of the 2021 European Green Leaf Award for being “Europe’s greenest city.”

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Semester Starts

August

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Application period

Bachelor’s: 25.2.2021 – 30.5.2021
Master’s: 26.10.2020 – 30.5.2021

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Tuition Fees

Bachelor’s: 9 000 – 9 500 € / year
Master’s: 10 000 €/ year
Summer school: from 595 €
Winter school: from 395 €

About the University
LUT University - Photo credit: LUT University
Credit: Teemu Leinonen, LUT

 

LUT University has an international community of around 6,000 students and experts. This includes over 500 full-time international students of around 80 different nationalities. Therefore, the LUT campus has a truly multicultural atmosphere.

Address

Skinnarilankatu 34,
53850 Lappeenranta
Finland

Website

LUT University

LUT as student’s link with working-life

LUT University has also great connections to working life – the employment rate for graduates is 93-97 %. The University has strong links with the business community. For example, the Finnish business journal ‘Talouselämä’ has ranked LUT University as the best university in business technology cooperation in Finland.

LUT University focuses on solving problems concerning clean energy and water, circular economy, and sustainable business. Their expertise in clean energy is reflected on the Green Campus, which is a unique research and study environment. The Green Campus also supports the University’s research-based startup companies.

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

Why LUT University is the perfect choice for students looking for a mixture of Technology and Business studies

Over 92% of international students of LUT University were satisfied with their student experience, according to the International Student Barometer 2017. Students were extremely satisfied with the campus area and its eco-friendliness, which was ranked first in the world. Also the university’s learning spaces, laboratories, online library and arrival services were ranked number one by LUT students.

Student life at LUT University is more than just studying a degree. The wide range of clubs and student associations, as well as the surrounding nature, provide memorable experiences ranging from culture to extreme sports.

In addition, LUT University has a wide range of international partners in nearly 50 different countries. These partnerships add value through joint research and education projects. As a result, LUT University creates world-class opportunities for the mobility of students, teachers, and researchers.

 

Reasons to choose LUT University
  • Close to the Russian border, Lappeenranta is a cosmopolitan city full of abundant business opportunities because of its important strategic location.
  • Strong expertise on clean energy and water, circular economy, and sustainable business, which is reflected on the Green Campus.
  • Located in Finnish Lakeland and on the shore of the fourth largest lake in the whole Europe, Saimaa, which is the only place in the world to see Saimaa ringed seals, one of the rarest seals in the world.
Student experience

 

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STUDY PROGRAMS

Through Edunation, you can apply for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the field of technology and business provided by LUT University.

LUT also offers summer schools and winter schools. The courses are in the fields of business and technology that will enrich your knowledge. The programs are not only about academic studies but also about acquiring a deeper understanding of Finnish society and culture with a range of social activities.

LUT Summer School offers you an ideal way to become acquainted with THE wide range of academic opportunities at LUT University. With the extensive selection of courses, the program aims to both challenge and inspire you. The LUT Summer School is a two-week academic event in June-July, that offers intensive Master’s-level courses in the field of marketing, management and inventive thinking.

LUT Winter School is a short study course offering both period-long and intensive courses. All courses are designed for business and technology students, who are either completing their Bachelor’s or doing their Master’s degree. LUT Winter School takes place between January – March and it offers both subject courses and a Finnish language course.

All bachelor’s degree programs last the duration of 3 years and award the graduate with 180 ECTS credits.

Master’s degree programs last 2 years and award 120 ECTS credits.

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. 

Our Edunation Pathway Diploma program offers guaranteed access to LUT’s Bachelor of Science in Technology and Engineering Science and you can get accepted within 2 days.

There are two programs: standard program (1 semester) and extended program (2 semesters).

The admission requirements for the standard program are:

  • High school diploma / Higher Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records (if possible)
  • Proof of English language: IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 46-59, Duolingo English Test 85-90, or equivalent.
  • Copy of passport ID page

The admission requirements for the extended program are:

  • High school diploma / Higher Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records (if possible)
  • Proof of English language: IELTS 5.0, TOEFL iBT 35-45, Duolingo English Test 75-80, or equivalent
  • Copy of passport ID page

You can find more information about the English language requirement on our page.

The students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Educational background

Applicants who have completed a degree outside of Finland by 31 August 2021 that gives them eligibility for corresponding university studies in their home country are eligible for rolling admission to LUT’s English-language Bachelor’s programs.

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

  • Degree Certificate of Upper Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records
  • Curriculum of Upper Secondary Education
    Note: a curriculum contains a list of courses and their contents; it is not equivalent to the Transcript of Records. Applicants must include the curriculum outlining the contents and outcomes of the mathematics courses of their Upper Secondary degree. Please note that the curriculum must cover the complete duration of upper secondary school, a curriculum for one year only is not sufficient.
  • English Translations of documents

Note: Original certificates must be shown when arriving in Finland.

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.

English language certificate

Applicants must prove their language skills in one of the following ways:

  • The applicant has completed one of the following language tests and meets the minimum score requirements.
  • The applicant has completed a higher education degree in English in a higher education institution located in the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or the EU/EEA. The applicant must have studied in the country in question.
  • The applicant has completed an upper secondary degree in English in the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
  • The applicant’s score in the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section is at least 480. The section must be completed after 1 January 2018. College Board must submit the results to LUT directly, and the results must be available when the application is being processed.

Other requirements

The requirements for grades are as follows, on a scale of failed to excellent:

  • arithmetic grade average “good”
  • advanced mathematics grade “good”
  • mathematics and natural sciences grade average “good”.

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

Educational background for Business Administration

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

  • Bachelor’s degree certificate from a related field (business) with at least 24 ECTS credits in the field of your chosen master’s program
  • Transcript of Records, with a minimum score of 3.5 on the scale of 1.0-5.0
  • A document explaining the credit system used during the bachelor studies

Copies for the educational documents have to be officially certified. Whenever the degree has been completed in a certain country, there may be country-specific requirements for document certification involved.

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.

Language requirements

A proof of English proficiency is required for all degrees at LUT University. You will need to take at least one of these tests with the following scores:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT: 80
  • TOEFL pBT: 550
  • TOEFL cBT: 213
  • Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test: 60
  • PTE academic: 54
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): C

The language certificate must be valid during the application period. The Pearson test of English, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are valid for two years. There are no limitations on the period of validity of the other certificates. A TOEFL test score will only be accepted if it has been directly submitted from the TOEFL Educational Testing Service (ETS). Edunation’s TOEFL code is C046.

Language test is not required if bachelor’s degree has been completed in English in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA.

GMAT/GRE

Rolling admission: for master studies in business, you must submit GMAT/GRE Test results:

  • GMAT: 550 OR
  • GRE General Test: Verbal Reasoning 152 + Quantitative Reasoning 152 + Analytical Writing 3.0

Program-specific requirements

Some of the master’s degree programs require program-specific documents, such as CV or motivational letter. Please consult in advance which documents you need to submit from this link: LUT – Program-specific requirements

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

Educational background for Technology

  • Bachelor’s degree certificate from a related field (engineering, technology, sciences) with at least 24 ECTS credits in the field of your chosen master’s program. Some programs will require 40 ECTS credits in the field of your chosen master’s program. For further details, please consult this document.
  • A document explaining the credit system used during the bachelor studies (Grading system)
  • Transcript of Records, with a minimum score of
    • 3.50 on the scale of 1.00 – 5.00 in the following programs:
    • Global Management of Innovation and Technology
    • Technical Physics
    • Data-Centric Engineering
    • Business Analytics, engineering science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • 3.00 on the scale of 1.00-5.00 in the following programs:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Water Technology
    • Software Engineering and Digital Transformation
    • Software Product Management and Business
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Industrial Design Engineering
    • Bioenergy Systems
    • Energy Conversion
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • Sustainability Science and Solutions

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.

Language requirements

A proof of English proficiency is required for all degrees at LUT University. You will need to take at least one of these tests with the following scores:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT: 80
  • TOEFL pBT: 550
  • TOEFL cBT: 213
  • Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test: 60
  • PTE academic: 54
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): C

The language certificate must be valid during the application period. The Pearson test of English, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are valid for two years. There are no limitations on the period of validity of the other certificates. A TOEFL test score will only be accepted if it has been directly submitted from the TOEFL Educational Testing Service (ETS). Edunation’s TOEFL code is C046.

Language test is not required if bachelor’s degree has been completed in English in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA.

Program-specific requirements

Some of the master’s degree programs require program-specific documents, such as CV or motivational letter. Please consult in advance which documents you need to submit from this link: LUT – Program-specific requirements

Interview

If you are applying to a program related to Master of Science in Technology, you will be invited to an online interview. The invitation to the interview will be sent if you meet the minimum requirements for the degree program within 2 weeks after submitting university your application to the university.

  • 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 in English, and good English language skills are needed to follow lectures. No tests are required.
  • Make sure you meet course prerequisites.

For more information, please go to LUT Summer School or LUT Winter school.

Tuition Fees & Scholarship

Tuition Fees

Students who are from a non-EU/EEA country are required to pay a tuition fee.

  • Bachelor’s degree programs: 9 500 € per academic year
  • Master’s degree programs: 10 000 € per academic year

Scholarships

Early Bird Fee (rolling admission)

LUT University offers an early bird fee for the bachelor’s program in Technology and Engineering Science. If you accept your place at LUT and pay the full tuition fee within two weeks, you will receive a 20% discount on the tuition fee. The early bird tuition fee is EUR 7 200.

LUT University offers an early bird fee also for master programs. If you accept your study place to a master’s program and pay the total tuition fee within two weeks from the offer, you will receive a 25 % discount from the tuition fee. The amount of early-bird tuition fee is EUR 7 500.

Bachelor’s degree scholarship in Technology and Engineering Science

  • 1st academic year, there are no Tuition Fee Waivers available
  • 2nd academic year, 50% Tuition Fee Waiver will be granted for the students successfully completing the studies on the first academic year (min.of 60 ECTS credits)
  • 3rd academic year, 100% Tuition Fee Waiver will be granted for the students successfully completing the studies on the first and second academic year (min.of 60 ECTS credits/year)

Double degree programs scholarships

The Tuition Fee Waivers are awarded by the end of September in every academic year. If awarded the Tuition Fee Waiver, the paid fee is returned partially according to the scholarship percentages.

There are three different categories of Tuition Fee Waivers:

  • Category I: 2/3 of the annual tuition fee
  • Category II: 1/3 of the annual tuition fee
  • Category III: EUR 1000

Master’s degree scholarship

During your 2nd academic year, you can have a tuition fee waiver:

  • 50% Tuition fee waiver with a minimum of 60 ECTS credits with a minimum GPA of 3.75 OR
  • 100 % Tuition fee waiver with a minimum of 60 ECTS credits with a minimum GPA of 4.00

There are more scholarships available. For more information, you can contact us at contact@edunation.co 

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