Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is a pioneering science university, that has been bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969. The university’s international community is composed of approximately 6,000 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education. You can choose from 17 master’s programs taught in English.

Lappeenranta University of Technology 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 LUT’s research-based startup companies.


Green Campus, Lappeenranta University of Technology


The school has traditionally had strong links to the business community. This earned it the title of Best University in Business Technology Cooperation in Finland, granted by the Finnish business journal Talouselämä. LUT has passed the Quality Audit by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre, FINEEC. In addition, the Ministry of Education and Culture closely oversees the quality of teaching in all higher education institutions in Finland, including Lappeenranta University of Technology.


Photo by Teemu Leinonen


Lappeenranta has a wide range of international partners in nearly 50 different countries. The partnerships complement key areas of expertise and add value through joint research and education projects. This creates world-class opportunities for the mobility of students, teachers, and researchers.



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Lappeenranta University of Technology

Study in Lappeenranta University of Technology

Semester dates and application period

Degree programs Summer school
Semester dates September 9, 2018 – May 10, 2019 July 16 – August 10, 2018
Orientation August 28 – 31, 2018 TBA
Application period open now until May 31, 2018 open now until April 20, 2018

Master’s degree programs

In addition to its Finnish taught degrees, Lappeenranta offers 17 high-profile master’s programs taught fully in English in the fields of Technology and Business Administration.

LUT Summer School and Winter School

In addition to master’s degree programs, Lappeenranta University of Technology offers summer schools and winter schools. The courses are in the fields of business and technology that will richen 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

    The LUT Summer School offers you an ideal way to become acquainted with the wide range of academic opportunities at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. With the extensive selection of courses, the program aims to both challenge and inspire you. At the LUT Summer School, you can study both master’s and bachelor’s level courses. Master’s courses are produced by Lappeenranta University of Technology and bachelor’s courses by Saimaa University of Applied Sciences.

    Read for more information:

    LUT Summer School


  • LUT Winter School

    During the six-week program, you will study with other winter school students as well as LUT degree and exchange students. The program offers both subject courses and a Finnish language course.

    Read for more information:

    LUT Winter School

Lappeenranta University of Technology is one of the best universities in Finland. However, the reason it attracts many students is the wide range of fields of study. Their expertise reaches a wide scope of industries, making it a very attractive study destination for many international students. In fact, there is currently students from over 60 different countries studying at Lappeenranta. Watch below to hear what some students had to say about LUT.

“I like the idea that the teachers here are on the same level as the students, so it’s really easy to go and ask questions and they help you. I like that feature a lot!”

– Anni Wahlroos, student at Lappeenranta University of Technology

“I would say that this university will be a good platform for many students who want to have a good career in a competitive market”

– Umesh, student at Lappeenranta University of Technology

“I am a foreign student at LUT. It has been just an amazing experience to study here! The community is truly international. Normally, in a classroom there’s over 10 different nationalities, which makes the study process much more diverse and educative. Professors are very helpful and kind. The university is located right next to the biggest lake in Finland. Moreover, on the lakeside, there’s two of the university’s saunas, which you will surely visit upon arrival!”

– Maria, student from Russia


Apply for master’s degree programs

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 already in a month.

All you need to do is follow these 3 simple steps:

  • Fill the online application form
  • Attach the required documents
  • Apply for a residence permit once you have received your acceptance letter and paid the tuition fee

Please note that the application process through Edunation is different than the one found on LUT’s website, and thus we ask you to carefully follow the instructions on our page.

  • Required documents

    Educational background

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

    • Bachelor’s degree certificate
    • Transcript of Records with an minimum score of 3.5 on the scale of 1.0-5.0

    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

    • Copy of passport ID page

    Language requirements

    A proof of English proficiency is required for all degrees at Lappeenranta University of Technology. 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.


    Other tests

    • GMAT or GRE Test (the minimum scores are program-specific, so check the information listed under each program)

    Note: All documents need to be translated to either Finnish, Swedish or English, if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by the translator.

  • Application instructions

    Read all the information below and follow the steps carefully.

    • Choose a university and a degree program you would like to apply for
    • Fill out the online application form found on Edunation’s website
    • Attach the required documents
    • Pay the 100€ Edunation application fee
    • Apply for a residence permit, once you have received your acceptance letter and paid the first year’s tuition fee

    If you fulfill the admission requirements, you will receive an acceptance from the university within 3 weeks from submitting your application. Only then can you start your residence permit application process.

    You will also be notified by email if you do not get accepted.

Apply for LUT Summer School

The application process is fast and simple.

All you need to do is follow these 3 simple steps:

  • Fill the online application form
  • Attach the required documents
  • Purchase for a travel insurance and make sure your passport is valid once you have received your acceptance letter and paid the tuition fee

Please note that the application process through Edunation is different than the one found on LUT’s website; thus we ask you to carefully follow the instructions on our page.

  • 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 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.

Quick facts

Semester start:

Summer school start:
July 16, 2018


Application deadline:
May 31, 2018

Apply for master’s degree

April 20, 2018

Apply for Summer School

Tuition fee:
10,000€ / year
LUT Summer School: from 595€

Application fee:






Degree programs

Reasons to choose Lappeenranta University of Technology

Close to the Russian border, Lappeenranta is full of abundant business opportunities because of its important strategic position.

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.

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