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 16 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.

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

In addition to its Finnish taught degrees, Lappeenranta offers 16 high-profile Master’s programs taught fully in English in the fields of Technology and Business Administration.


Semester dates and application period

 2018 – 2019
Semester dates September 9, 2018 – May 10, 2019
Orientation To be announced
Application deadline January 1 – May 31, 2018
  • Master's degree programs


    Chemical Engineering

    • Biorefineries
    • Chemical Engineering and Water Treatment

    Computational Engineering and Technical Physics

    • Computational Engineering and Technical Physics

    Electrical Engineering

    • Electrical Engineering

    Energy Technology

    • Energy Systems

    Environmental Engineering

    • Sustainability Science and Solutions

    Industrial Engineering and Management

    • Business Analytics
    • Global Management of Innovation and Technology

    Software Engineering and Digital Transformation

    • Software Engineering and Digital Transformation

    Mechanical Engineering

    • Mechatronic System Design
    • Sustainable Production in Mechanical Engineering
    • Welded Metal Structures

    Business Administration

    International Marketing Management

    Strategic Finance and Business Analytics

    Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability

    Supply Management

  • Credits

    All Master’s degree programs in Lappeenranta last the duration of 2 years and award the graduate with 120 ECTS.

  • Tuition Fees

    Students who are from a non-EU/EEA country are required to pay a tuition fee of 10,000€ per academic year for all Master’s degrees in English.

  • Scholarships

    Scholarships offered by Lappeenranta University of Technology Scholarship Programme are awarded only for academic excellence, targeting top notch students from all countries outside the EU/EEA countries. Only students that are required to pay tuition fees can apply for a scholarship.

    You can apply for a scholarship on the same application form when applying for the Master’s program. No additional documents are required.

    Lappeenranta University of Technology offer scholarships in three different categories:

    • 50% Tuition Fee Scholarship: This scheme covers 50% of the tuition fees of a 2-year Master’s program.
      • 10% of the admitted students who are required to pay tuition fees and who have applied for a scholarship will receive this scholarship
    • 100% Tuition Fee Scholarship: This scheme covers 100% of the tuition fees of a 2-year Master’s program and the living costs for 5 600,00EUR per year.
      • 60-65% of the admitted students who are required to pay tuition fees and who have applied for a scholarship will receive this scholarship
    • Full Scholarship: This scheme covers 100% of the tuition fees of a 2-year Master’s Program and the living costs for €5,600 per year
      • Up to 5% of the admitted students who are required to pay tuition fees and who have applied for a scholarship will receive 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. The progress for studying will be monitored each semester.

LUT Intensive Schools

In addition to Master’s degree programs, Lappeenranta University of Technology offers summer schools and winter schools. These academic events are aimed at students who are either in their final year of Bachelor’s studies or doing their Master’s. The programs are packed with informative and contemporary courses, mostly in the fields of business and technology.

Read below for more information.

  • Summer School

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

    The program lasts from 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the student’s choice, and offers Master level courses in the field of business and technology. The student can take a single module or combine modules, provided that the schedules do not overlap and the prerequisites for attendance are met.

    Watch the video below to get a taste of this great opportunity that Lappeenranta University of Technology has to offer.

  • Winter School

    LUT Winter School is a program, spanning over a bit less than two months during the wintertime. It is the ideal program if you are looking to experience high-quality education on a beautiful campus in Lappeenranta in the winter.

    You will have an opportunity to learn and think about the relationship between economy, technology, and culture while also increasing your intercultural competence. And all the while exploring the breathtaking scenery of Finnish winter!

    This academic program offers 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.

    Watch the video below to get a taste of this great opportunity that Lappeenranta University of Technology has to offer.

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 Unviersity 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

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, thus we ask you to carefully follow the instructions on our page.

  • Who can apply

    To be eligible to apply to Lappeenranta University of Technology, you will need to show proof of your educational background, your English language proficiency and nationality. You are also required to have taken a program-specific GMAT or GRE Test.

    Check below for more detailed information about the application process and the required documents.


  • 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

    In addition to educational supporting documents, identification documents will also be required. You will have to upload one of the following:

    • Passport ID page or ID card of EU/EEA/Switzerland which states citizenship
    • Passport ID page (all other citizenships)
    • Residence permit card;  Type A, Type P or type P-EU
    • EU Family Member’s Residence Card in Finland

    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

    Language test is not required if Bachelor’s level 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

    After choosing the university and the degree that you want to apply for, you will need to fill out an online application form, where you need to submit the following information:

    • Chosen university and degree program
    • Personal data and contact information
    • Eligibility information (prior education, English proficiency etc.)

    Additionally, you will need to attach the following documents to the online application form:

    • Copy of passport
    • Transcript of records
    • Bachelor’s degree certificate
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • GRE/GMAT Test

    After submitting the application, you are asked to pay the 100EUR Edunation application fee that will entitle you to our customer service and help with accommodation, plane tickets and other practical matters. We are here to answer all questions you might have about living and studying in Finland.

    If you fulfill the minimum requirements, you will receive an acceptance within a month from submitting your application. You have one month to accept the study place by paying the reservation fee. Only then can you start your residence permit application process.

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

Quick facts

Semester start:

Application deadline:
May 31, 2018

Tuition fee:
10,000€ / year

Application fee:






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