LUT University is a pioneering science university in Lappeenranta. It has been bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969. Today, it is listed in both Shanghai and QS rankings, and has been selected as one of the most promising new universities. The university’s international community is composed of approximately 6,000 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education. LUT has excellent connections to working life – the employment rate for LUT graduates is 93-97%.

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

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 LUT’s research-based startup companies.


Lappeenranta University of Technology green campus in Lappeenranta, Finland
Green Campus in Lappeenranta


The university 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 LUT.


Lappeenranta University of Technology campus, aerial view
Photo by Teemu Leinonen


LUT University 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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53850 Lappeenranta


LUT University

In addition to its Finnish taught degrees, LUT University offers various high-profile master’s programs fully in English in the fields of technology and business administration.

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.

Semester dates and application period

September 2019 intake Summer school 2019 Winter school 2020
Semester dates September – December, January – May July 15 – August 9, 2019 to be announced
Application period November 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 – May 26, 2019 to be announced
Degree programs all master’s programs technology and business courses technology and business courses


Tuition fees

Students who are from a non-EU/EEA country are required to pay a tuition fee of 11 000 € per academic year for all master’s degree programs in English.



There are no scholarships available.

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.

  • Admission requirements for master's degree

    Make you 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:

    • Bachelor’s degree certificate from a related field (technology) with at least 24 ECTS credits in the field of your chosen master’s program
    • Transcript of Records

    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.

  • Admission requirements for summer school
    • 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.

  • Application instructions

    Read all the information below and follow the steps carefully.

    • Choose a degree program you would like to apply for at LUT University
    • Fill out the online application form found on Edunation’s application portal
    • Attach the required documents
    • 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 one month from submitting your application. Only then can you start your residence permit or visa application process.

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

Quick facts

Semester starts:

 Application period:
Master’s: October 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019

Tuition fee:
Master’s: 11 000 € / year
Summer school: from 595 €
Winter school: from 395 €






Degree programs

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.

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