LUT University

    LUT University
    World Rank: 400th by Times Higher Education
    Established on: 1969

    LUT University, also known as Lappeenrannan-Lahden Teknillinen Yliopisto LUT in Finnish, is a public research university founded in 1969 AD. The university's campus is located along the shore of Lake Saimaa, the fourth-largest lake in Europe.

    LUT University has its second campus in Lahti, a Finnish city. LUT University also maintains research centers in Mikkeli and Kouvola, Finland.

    LUT University is a Finnish University of Technology that focuses on engineering and technology academics and research. The institution also features a business school. LUT University focuses on renewable technologies, clean water and energy, climate change mitigation, and sustainable engineering solutions.

    The institution has 1,089 employees and 6,331 students. The institution has adopted a new organizational plan that does not include traditional faculties and departments. Instead, the institution is divided into three different schools, each focusing on a particular study field. Bachelor of Science (Economics), Bachelor of Science (Technology), Master of Science (Economics), Master of Science (Technology), Licentiate of Science (Economics), Licentiate of Science (Technology), Doctor of Science (Technology), Doctor of Science (Economics), and Doctor of Philosophy are the degrees awarded by LUT University. LUT University got 4,196 domestic applications in 2022 and admitted 620 new students. LUT University's domestic admission rate is at 15%.

    LUT University places a great emphasis on top-tier international education and research. LUT has consistently increased worldwide and domestic prominence, ranking among the world's 20 fastest-growing challenger institutions. In the 2023 QS Top 500 Universities list, the University is among the top 5 Finnish universities and the top 3% of universities worldwide. The university is rated second in Finland in Physical Sciences, Business, and Engineering and fifth in Engineering. 

    LUT has also been named the world's ninth-best university for climate action. The university was also named to the Times Higher Education's list of the world's top 20 small universities. LUT University's overall reputation has been progressively improving due to sustained advancements in research and academia at the university.

    Why LUT University?

    • Work, study, and discover with a flexible mix of in-person and online classes.
    • Students can complete their degrees on campus and apply for a post-study work visa after graduation.
    • LUT University is one of Finland's oldest and biggest academic institutions.
    • LUT University is an accredited and globally recognized university to advance the career with a European degree.
    • Create an international network by connecting with other students and exceptional companies.

    University Highlights 

    University Type

    Public Institution

    Established Year

    1969 AD



    Number of Courses

    School of Energy Systems, School of Engineering Science and LUT School of Business and Management

    Tuition Fees

    7,000 EUR


    October and April 

    Main Intakes

    LUT University takes place in October for the winter semester and in April for the summer semester.


    Scholarships are available for outstanding and deserving students for Bachelor's and Master's studies at LUT University. The scholarship schemes are

    Bachelor's Degree Scholarships:

    Scholarship for Technology and Engineering Science programs and Industrial Engineering and Management programs:

    • There are no scholarships available for the first academic year.
    • Students who completed their studies in the first academic year will be awarded 50% scholarships for the second academic year (min. of 60 ECTS credits).
    • Students who completed at least 120 ECTS credits in the first and second academic years will be given a 50% Tuition Fee Waiver for the third academic year.
    • If the student continues their studies in a Master's course at LUT University after finishing their Bachelor's degree, the tuition price for the first year of Master's study is EUR 7 500.

    Every academic year, scholarships for double degree programs are given by the end of October. If the student is given a scholarship, the paid fee is partially refunded based on the scholarship percentages. This scholarship is classified into three types:

    • Category I: Tuition Charge Waiver is two-thirds of the yearly tuition fee.
    • Category II: Tuition Charge Waiver is one-third of the annual tuition fee.
    • Category III: The tuition fee waiver is EUR 1000.

    Masters' Degree Scholarships:

    For applicants who have completed or are about to complete their Bachelor's degree in Finland or elsewhere in the globe and wish to pursue a master's degree at LUT University.

    LUT University offers a rolling scholarship of EUR 6000 as an early bird discount and EUR 6000 if you successfully have completed a minimum of 60 ECTS credits of studies in your study plan.

    Application Process

    Eligibility for Admission

    Applying with an SAT Test

    Holders of any other similar qualification at the upper secondary level of education, entitling you to equivalent University-level Bachelor's studies in the nation where the degree was earned.

    No language test is required.

    Holders of the Finnish Matriculation Examination, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung, or Deutsche Internationale Abitur are eligible to apply (DIA) with a few exceptions; a language exam is necessary.

    Documents required:

    • Requirements for educational documents
      • De­gree cer­ti­fic­ate
      • Tran­script of re­cords
      • Trans­la­tions of edu­ca­tional doc­u­ments
    • Educational History Form.
    • Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT/ACT) are accepted.
    • Motivation Statement, Recommendation letter (optional/upon request).
    • Curriculum Vitae/Resume.
    • English Language Proficiency (TOEFL-IBT or IELTS).
    • Visa (for international students).


    Where is LUT University?

    LUT University is located in Yliopistonkatu 34, 53850 Lappeenranta, Finland.

    Is LUT University a public or private institution?

    LUT University is one of Finland's leading public universities.



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