STARTING STUDIES

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STARTING STUDIES

Welcome to study at LUT University! 

WE AT LUT share a similar outlook on life and a state of mind. We look at things from unexpected perspectives, we question and we search for solutions. We do things in a new way for a better tomorrow. 

CLEAN ENERGY and water, a circular economy, and sustainable business and entrepreneurship are key questions to which LUT seeks solutions through its expertise in technology and business. 

OUR SPECIAL strengths include scientific quality, impact, and education that leads to employment. LUT is listed among the world’s top 300 universities in two of the most highly regarded rankings globally, THE and QS.* 

AT LUT, no one is left alone. We are inspired by the enthusiasm of others. We believe that together we are stronger than we are on our own. We fight for what is right. 

OUR CAMPUSES are located in Lappeenranta and Lahti, but our state of mind can be achieved anywhere. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at LUT! 

Be curious. Be one of us. 

Checklist for new degree students

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1. Accept your place at LUT and enroll for the academic year

You may only accept one place to study in Finland, and the first one you accept will be your final choice, which you will not be able to change.

If you are unable to accept your place, enroll for the academic year or pay the student union fee through OILI, please send an email to admission@lut.fi.

DEADLINE FOR MASTER'S STUDENTS

Regular Admission and Double Degree Admission

Accept your place at LUT by 30 April 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3) at ‘My Studyinfo’ at studyinfo.fi.

Not following the DL will automatically lead into losing your place without any exceptions or a possibility to reclaim it. 

After having accepted your place at LUT, you need to enroll for the academic year and pay the student union membership fee through the OILI online service by 30 April 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3).
Not following the DL will automatically lead into losing your right to study. You may still request your right to study to be activated after the DL with a separate request to LUT Student Services and make a late enrolment against an extra fee of EUR 35 in addition to the obligatory Student Union and Healthcare Fees.

Regular Admission: Accepting Your Place With Early Bird Discount

If taking the Early Bird Discount, you must accept your place and pay the remaining tuition fee of EUR 7 500 within three weeks from the date of having received your Certificate of Admission.

Not following the DL will automatically lead into losing the Early Bird Discount. 

After having accepted your place at LUT, you need to enroll for the academic year and pay the student union membership fee through the OILI online service by the same deadline as well.

Not following the DL will automatically lead into losing your right to study. You may still request your right to study to be activated after the DL with a separate request to LUT Student Services and make a late enrolment against an extra fee of EUR 35 in addition to the obligatory Student Union and Healthcare Fees.

Rolling Admission

Accept your place at LUT within three weeks from the date of having received your Certificate of Admission at ‘My Studyinfo’ at studyinfo.fi. The exact deadline date is informed in your Certificate of Admission.

Not following the DL will automatically lead into losing your right to study. You may still request your right to study to be activated after the DL with a separate request to LUT Student Services and make a late enrolment against an extra fee of EUR 35 in addition to the obligatory Student Union and Healthcare Fees.

DEADLINES FOR BACHELOR'S STUDENTS

Regular Admission

Accept your place at LUT by 15 July 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3) at ‘My Studyinfo’ at studyinfo.fi

Not following the DL will automatically lead into losing your place without any exceptions or a possibility to reclaim it. 

After you have accepted your place at LUT, you will need to enroll for the academic year and pay the student union membership fee through the OILI online service by 15 July 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3). 

Not following the DL will automatically lead into losing your right to study. You may still request your right to study to be activated after the DL with a separate request to LUT Student Services and make a late enrolment against an extra fee of EUR 35 in addition to the obligatory Student Union and Health Care Fees.

Bachelor's programme in Industrial Engineering and Management / Technology Engineering Science: Accepting Your Place With Early Bird Discount

If taking the Early Bird Discount, you must accept your place and pay the remaining tuition fee of EUR 7 500 within three weeks from the date of having received your Certificate of Admission.

Not following the DL will automatically lead into losing the Early Bird Discount. 

After having accepted your place at LUT, you need to enroll for the academic year and pay the student union membership fee through the OILI online service by the same deadline as well.

Not following the DL will automatically lead into losing your right to study. You may still request your right to study to be activated after the DL with a separate request to LUT Student Services and make a late enrolment against an extra fee of EUR 35 in addition to the obligatory Student Union and Healthcare Fees.

Rolling Admission

Accept your place at LUT within three weeks from the date of having received your Certificate of Admission (UTC+2) at ‘My Studyinfo’ at studyinfo.fi. The exact deadline date is informed in your Certificate of Admission.

Not following the DL will automatically lead into losing your right to study. You may still request your right to study to be activated after the DL with a separate request to LUT Student Services and make a late enrolment against an extra fee of EUR 35 in addition to the obligatory Student Union and Health Care Fees.

Students from Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT)

Students from Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT) must accept their place and enroll for the academic year by 30 April 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3) at ‘My Studyinfo’ at studyinfo.fi.

STUDENT UNION MEMBERSHIP FEE 

The student union membership fee is EUR 74 for the full academic year or EUR 42 for only the fall or spring semester. 

More information about enrolment for the academic year you can find here.

CONDITIONALLY ADMITTED STUDENTS

Bachelor’s and Master’s students

When having applied with an unfinished degree and having been conditionally admitted, your right to study will be valid only, if graduating by 31 August 2022 and providing LUT Admissions Services with a scan for your original Degree Certificate and original Transcript of Records by 31 August 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3). If the original documents are not awarded in English, you must be able to e-mail LUT Admissions Services also the scans for the official translations in English for both the documents by e-mail by 6 September 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3). This rule applies to all degrees completed in all the countries, including Finland.

2. Tuition fee and tuition fee waivers

Finnish universities are legally obliged to charge tuition fees as of 1 August 2017 from new students from non-EU/EEA countries. Read more from here.

3. Apply for student housing

Housing application to Lappeenranta

Students who start their studies on the Lappeenranta campus can apply for student accommodation directly from the Lappeenranta Student Housing Foundation (LOAS). Please visit the LOAS website at loas.fi/en for detailed application instructions. More information about Lappeenranta housing.

Housing application to Lahti

Students who start their studies in programmes on the Lahti campus can apply for student accommodation in Lahti. LUT cooperates with the local housing organisation, Lahden Talot Oy. More information about Lahti housing.

Housing application to Kouvola

Students who start their studies in programme in Kouvola unit can apply for student accommodation in Kouvola. LUT cooperates with the local housing organisation, Kouvolan Asunnot Oy. More information about Kouvola kouvola.fi and visitkouvola.fi.

Master’s students’ deadlines

As soon as you have decided to accept your place at LUT, remember to submit your housing application to LOAS/ Lahden Talot Oy / Kouvolan Asunnot Oy without delay, but no later than by 30 April 2022

Bachelor’s students’ deadlines

As soon as you have decided to accept your place at LUT, remember to submit your housing application to LOAS/ Lahden Talot Oy / Kouvolan Asunnot Oy without delay, but no later than by 15 July 2022.

4. Apply for a residence permit in Finland

An international degree student must generally have a valid passport and, in the case of the majority of non-European citizens, a residence permit in order to enter and study in Finland. As it can take several months for your residence permit to be issued, we highly recommend you to start the application process for your residence permit immediately after deciding to accept your place at LUT.

Applying for residence permit

If being a citizen of a non-EU/EEA country (excluding Switzerland), you are required to have a residence permit for studying in Finland. The process is a long one so please start the application process at www.migri.fi within one week after having confirmed your place.

You will apply for a residence permit in your home country or in a country where you are legally residing at that moment. You will find the Finnish Embassies and other diplomatic missions at https://finlandabroad.fi/frontpage.

For further information regarding to applying for residence permit, please see Instructions for Degree Students with Tuition Fees at https://migri.fi/en/instructions-for-degree-students-with-tuition-fees.

Remember to have all the required documents for the process ready when starting the application process. Getting your residence permit card on time means everything regarding being able to start your studies on time and not lose your place at LUT University.

Read more from here.

5. Health insurance

Health Care Service for Students

University bachelor's and master's degree students, (but not doctoral and exchange students) are provided with health care services by the Finnish Student Health Service FSHS (YTHS). The FSHS has a full range of medical services including preventive, medical, mental and dental health care. A member of the Student Union is entitled to use the services of all FSHS health centers in Finland – and it is a must for all the degree students in Finland to join the Student Union.

Healthcare Fee for Students

Students who are entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service FSHS will pay a healthcare fee to Social Insurance Institution of Finland (KELA). Further information at https://www.kela.fi/web/en/healthcare-fee-for-students-in-higher-education.

Health Insurance

As emergency or hospital treatment is not covered by the FSHS policy, non-EU citizens are required to have individual health insurance covering the costs of an acute illness and injuries.

In addition to this, if you must apply for a residence permit, you must attach details of comprehensive health insurance coverage to your application. Comprehensive insurance coverage means insurance which includes the types of treatment and costs related to municipal health care services and the health insurance system.

A residence permit can be granted only if the student has valid health insurance coverage from a reliable and solvent company or institution. For more information, please see the website of the Finnish Immigration Service (MIGRI).

Health insurance packages by MARSH/SIP

LUT University has negotiated health insurance packages for LUT students with the MARSH/SIP insurance company. If interested in them, please see the MARSH/SIP website and select SIP Integral health care cover. The website will provide you all necessary information on the insurance coverage and the rates. In any questions about the MARSH insurance, please contact MARSH directly.

6. Hard copies for the educational documents (when required)

If having completed the degree that you applied with in a country where the country-specific requirements for document authentication are involved, we must receive the hard copies for your educational documents by mail attested as requested in the requirements by 31 August 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3).

Not following the DL will automatically lead into losing your place without any exceptions or possibilities to reclaim your place back. 

Further information: Apply to LUT > Master’s Studies > The programme you have been admitted to > Required Documents > Document Authentication > Country-Specific Requirements.

7. Preparing for your arrival at LUT

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You are welcome to join the Facebook group “LUT Newcomers 2022/2023” and "LUT Newcomers Lahti", where local students and tutors offer useful information about living and studying in Lappeenranta and Lahti. 

Arrival at the Lappeenranta and Lahti campus

All international students are asked to send their arrival information (name, mobile phone number, arrival date and time, and means of transportation) to LUT Student Services no later than three weeks before the date of arrival. For this purpose, you will receive an arrival information form by e-mail during the summer. More information about arrival at campuses.

Arrival at the Kouvola and Turku

Information to be added soon. Orientation at Kouvola. Orientation at Turku.

COVID-19 guidelines

LUT University observes the COVID-19 guidelines issued by authorities. Keep an eye on the COVID-19 updates and guidelines on the LUT website. Check also information on the changes that apply to entry to Finland during the COVID-19 pandemic from The Finnish Border Guard COVID-19 info.

8. How to start your studies at LUT

We welcome you to start your studies at the LUT University campuses in Lappeenranta and Lahti! 

Your studies will start with an information-packed orientation to help you prepare for the start of your studies. 

Orientation days 

Orientation is a compulsory part of the course “Introduction to M. Sc. Studies at LUT”. Attendance is mandatory on the first day. Students register for courses during the orientation days after their arrival at LUT. 

Orientation on the Lappeenranta campus 

The orientation for all Master’s programmes will be arranged on 30 August – 2 September 2022. Due to course registrations and other practical arrangements, we strongly advise new students to arrive in Lappeenranta before the orientation, preferably on 25−29 August 2022.

Orientation on the Lahti campus 

The orientation for the Master’s Programmes in Circular Economy, Industrial Design Engineering, Electric Transportation Systems and Software Product Management and Business will be arranged on 23–26 August 2022.

Orientation in Kouvola Unit

The orientation for the Master's Programme in Innovation and Logistics will be arranged on 22 August – xx August 2022.

Start of studies 

To start your studies at LUT University, attendance is mandatory on the first day of the orientation. Late arrivals is accepted only if you have not been granted a residence permit on time. The ultimate deadline for arrival is 12 September 2022. This also applies if your residence permit has been delayed.

Study plans and timetables for the academic year 2022-2023 will be published on the eLUT webpages during the summer.

Lectures and tutorials will start on 5 September 2022.  

9. Activate LUT ID & bring your own laptop

To use the university’s information systems, you will receive a personal user account, an e-mail address, and user rights to Microsoft Office 365 Pro for the duration of your studies. More information about student account activation.

On campus, you will have access to the wireless network connection Eduroam, to which you will be able to connect your laptop and mobile devices.

Bring your own laptop computer with you. You will need it during lessons, to write your essays and other assignments, to watch teaching videos and to study independently. Read more from here.

10. Health care services

Health care services for members of the student union

University students (bachelor's and master's degree students, but not exchange and doctoral students) are provided with health care services by the Finnish Student Health Service FSHS (YTHS). The FSHS has a full range of medical services including preventive, medical, mental and dental health care. A member of the student union is entitled to use the services of all FSHS health centres in Finland. 

FSHS fee for bachelor’s and master’s degree students 

All students who are registered as attending for the current term and are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree are entitled to FSHS services.

You will need to pay a health care fee for either the autumn or spring semester to the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, KELA. Note that you will not be sent a separate invoice; instead, make the payment according to separate payment instructions. Read more about the health care fee.

Health care services for exchange students

Further information here.

11. Apply for a student card 

To access student discounts on trains, buses, airline tickets, campus cafeterias, etc., you will need to apply for a student card at frank.fi/en. You will be able to receive a student card only after your arrival at LUT and after paying the student union membership fee.

Note, that in student information system Sisu, you need to allow the disclosure of information to Frank by selecting Transferring personal- and contact information to the jolla customer database for Student card.

12. Registration at Digital and Population Data Services Agency / Finnish Personal Identity Code

Every international student needs a Personal Identity Code in Finland. It is formed by your birthday and four digits, example 010192-000A.

You will receive it from Digital and Population Data Service Agency.

The Agency will take the registrations without a booked appointment on following dates:

(NOTE! If you can´t go to make the registration on these pre-determined dates, you have to book an appointment from the DVV agency´s web page https://isl.ajanvaraus.fi/frontend/. Please remember also, that if you have booked an appointment beforehand and then make the registration on the pre-determined dates or for some other reason can´t got to the booked appointment, you have to CANCEL it.

In Lappeenranta:

Registration of students on Thursday 13.1.2022 and on Tuesday 18.1.2022.
The opening hours are 9:00-11:00, 12:00-13:30 and 14:00-15.30.
The Lappeenranta office is located in city center and the address is Pormestarinkatu 1 A, 3. floor, 53100 LAPPEENRANTA

In Lahti:

Registration of students on 1 September and 8 September 2022
The opening hours are 8.00 - 16.00.
The Lahti office is located in city center and the address is Kirkkokatu 12 B, 15140 LAHTI.

YOU NEED TO HAVE WITH YOU FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

  1. Fill in the registration form, print it one-sided = 2 pages (you don´t have to print the third page) and sign it.
  2. Attendance certificate (not Letter of acceptance) You can get this from SISU or from student services office.
  3. Passport or official ID-card. If only possible, take with you also a copy of passport or ID-card. (copy of front and back cover = both sides).
  4. Residence permit (if applicable). If only possible, take with you also a copy of residence permit.

When you have received the Finnish personal identity code, remember to update it in SISU.

If you want to register your spouse and children at the same time, they must have legalised marriage and birth certificates. See attachments forms in DVV website.

13. Present your original degree certificate at LUT

After arriving at LUT, you will be requested to present your original degree certificate and transcript of records together with the official translations (when required) to LUT Student Services. This is the final step of your admissions process.

The original documents will be compared with the documents you had uploaded to your application. Should there be any irregularities, your right to study at LUT may be revoked. Within the first few weeks of your arrival at LUT, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on where to take the original documents for checking.

If you have any questions, please contact us

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