ARRIVAL AT LUT

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ARRIVAL AT LUT

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

Arrival at the Lappeenranta 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. 

If you arrive in Lappeenranta on suggested arrival days starting from 25th of August, you will be met by an LUT driver who will give you your LOAS apartment key and drive you to your LOAS apartment to meet your tutor – a senior LUT student. 

Please note that to get a tutor, pick-up service (LUT Driver Service) and your apartment key upon arrival, you need to give LOAS permission to give your LOAS address and key to LUT. LOAS will ask for permission during the accommodation application process. 

The LUT driver service will be available from 22nd of August to 4th of September between 8:00 in the morning and 24:00 midnight. 

LUT tutors are available at your arrival mostly starting from 25th of August. Your tutor will help you with practical matters during your first days in Lappeenranta and at LUT. You will receive your tutor’s contact information by e-mail in around mid-August before your departure for Finland. 

For the driver and the tutor to be able to meet you in Lappeenranta, you will need to submit your arrival details well in advance. If you will be driving your own car to Lappeenranta or will not be living in LOAS housing, no pick-up service will be available, and your tutor will meet you at the university at a mutually agreed time. 

The pick-up service is offered only to students arriving from outside of Finland. Students from within Finland collect their keys from LOAS and arrange their own transportation to their apartment.

If you have any questions concerning your arrival, please contact LUT Student Services at arrival@lut.fi

Arrival at the 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 Lahti no later than three weeks before thedate of arrival. For this purpose, you will receive an arrival information form by e-mail during the summer.

When you arrive in Lahti, you will be met by your tutor – a senior student in Lahti. In case needed, your tutor can help you to pick up your keys for your apartment in Lahden Talot in case you arrive outside the office hours. 

Tutor's help will be available between 8:00 in the morning and 24:00 midnight starting from 18th of August until 28th of September. Your tutor will help you with practical matters during your first days in Lahti and at LUT. 

You will receive your tutor’s contact information by e-mail in August before your departure for Finland. You will need to submit your arrival details well in advance for the tutor to be able to meet you in Lahti. If you will be driving your own car to Lahti or will not be living in Lahden Talot housing, no key pick-up service will be available, and your tutor will meet you at the university at a mutually agreed time. 

The key pick-up service is offered only to students arriving from outside of Finland (arriving outside office hours). Students from within Finland collect their keys from Lahden Talot themselves.  

If you have any questions concerning your arrival or the start of studies, please contact LUT Lahti arrival services at arrival.lahti@lut.fi

COVID-19 guidelines 

LUT University observes the COVID-19 guidelines issued by authorities. 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 pages.

COVID-19 Vaccination Info for International Students (published 8th of December 2021)

How to get to Lappeenranta and Lahti

The city of Lappeenranta is located in South Karelia, some 220 km northeast of Finland’s capital, Helsinki. Lahti is about 100 km from Helsinki.

By train
Direct Express or Intercity trains from Helsinki to Lahti take one hour, and to Lappeenranta two hours. You can take a train also from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. vr.fi/en

By bus
Express coaches from Helsinki: expressbus.fi/en 
Low-cost bus connections: onnibus.com/home

By car
Take motorway number 4 from Helsinki to Lahti (100 km) and highway number 12 from Lahti via Kouvola to Lappeenranta.