Applying to Master’s studies: rolling versus regular admission

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At LUT University, you can choose from 22 technology or business Master’s programmes in English. In addition to regular admission, LUT offers a possibility to apply to most Master’s programmes also through rolling admission. In this blog, we will highlight the difference between these two application processes.

Rolling admission offers a wide application window from November to May. When applying with rolling admission, LUT responds to applications and accepts them on a continuing basis instead of after a particular deadline. Moreover, rolling admission offers you an opportunity to apply to Master’s programmes after the regular admission process has ended or if you have not received the student place you applied for. Unlike with regular admission, in the rolling application process, you are not competing against other students. In order to be accepted into a programme, you must meet the specific requirements set by LUT University.

Application period?

Regular admission: 1 December 2020 – 20 January 2021

Rolling admission: 1 November 2020 – 31 May 2021 (the application period closes when all student places have been filled but no later than 31 May 2021)

→ In both paths, studies start at the end of August 2021.

How to apply?

Regular and rolling admission: Complete the online application form during the application period and submit the required documents at

When do I get the information on admission to a programme?

Regular admission: by 25 March 2021.

Rolling admission: within a month of applying and sending all required documents.


Regular admission: suitable Bachelor’s degree and verified English language test.

Rolling admission: suitable Bachelor’s degree, verified English language test and requisite GPA. In addition, when applying to Business studies, a GMAT/GRE test is also required.

 → In both admission paths, each programme has its own specific requirements. Check the programmes’ web pages before applying.

How many programmes can I apply to?

Regular admission: a maximum of one Master’s programme in business administration (in English) and two different Master’s programmes in technology (in English).

Rolling admission: a maximum of one Master’s programme in technology or business.

Accepting the offered student place?

Regular admission: you must accept the offered student place and pay the tuition fee (if required) by 30 April 2021.

Rolling admission: you must accept the offered student place and pay the tuition fee (if required) within two weeks of the date of receiving your admission decision by e-mail.

→ You may accept only one student place in a programme that begins in Finland in the fall term 2021.

Scholarships and tuition fees?

Regular admission: scholarships are available starting from the first academic year.

Rolling admission: scholarships are available starting from the second academic year.

→ The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens (excluding citizens of Switzerland) is EUR 10 000 in all Master’s programmes.

If you have more questions about applying to LUT Master’s studies, please read our blog Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about applying to Master’s programmes, which might be helpful.

Also, for further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Admission Services!

Student experience of the rolling admission process

Rolling Admission is more unusual way to apply so we decided to interview a student who has applied to LUT via Rolling Admission. Our interviewee Artur is a second year student in the Master’s Programme in Business Analytics and he was selected to LUT via Rolling Admission process in spring 2019.

How and why did you decide to apply via rolling admission?

I made my decision to apply for Master’s studies in spring 2019, but unfortunately, the regular admission period had already ended in Finland. I thought my only option was to apply to studies in another country until I noticed the rolling admission period on the LUT website. I already had a valid GMAT test and verified English language test, so I didn’t have to think twice whether to apply or not.

What kind of process was it to apply via rolling admission?

At the beginning of March, I filled out the online application form and delivered the required documents, such as a copy of my official ID card, Bachelor’s degree certificate and grades, and my English language test (in my case TOEFL) and GMAT test results. Within a month, I received an email in which I was informed of being selected to study at LUT.

Would you recommend rolling admission and why?

Rolling admission was quick and straightforward. I would definitely recommend it especially for those who already have a valid GMAT/GRE and English language test.


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