Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about applying to Bachelor’s Programmes in English

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For this blog, we gathered frequently asked questions about applying to LUT Bachelor’s programmes in English. Hopefully, these are helpful also to you. If you have questions about applying to Master’s programmes, please read this blog.

How do I apply to LUT University Bachelor’s programmes in English?

You will have to:

  • fill in the online application form at
  • upload all the required documents as requested
  • submit your application online

For further details, see “How to Apply” under each programme on our web page about applying to LUT Bachelor’s programmes in English.

What is the application deadline?

The application period for Bachelor’s studies in autumn 2021 will end on 20 January 2021 at 15:00 (UTC+2).

Am I eligible to apply?

You are eligible:

  • with an SAT score
  • with a relevant upper secondary level degree
  • if your required degree will be complete by the application deadline

Please see the specific requirements of each application path on our website. One part of the eligibility is also being able to provide LUT Admissions Services with the educational documents as requested.

How to complete an eligible application that makes it to evaluation?

  • Carefully read and follow the instructions for applying
  • Pay attention to all the requirements – the general and the programme-specific ones
  • Take a language test as soon as possible when required
  • Pay attention to document authentication when required
  • Answer the questions on your online application form carefully and just as requested
  • Follow the application and supplementary deadlines (no exceptions will be made to any of the eligibility or authentication requirements or deadlines.)

May I apply before my degree is complete?

You may apply before your required degree is complete, but you must graduate by 31 August 2021. If you are applying with an SAT score, also scan copies of your degree certificate and your final transcript of records by 31 August 2021.

Applicants who have taken the Finnish Matriculation Examination do not need to submit any education-related documents to LUT University, as the grades in the matriculation examination will automatically be transferred to LUT University electronically. When applying as an undergraduate of RP/DIA education, an officially certified copy for the original degree certificate and original transcript of records must reach LUT University’s Admissions Services by 16 July 2021, at 15:00 (UTC+3).

Further details on applying before your degree is complete is available for each programme on our web page on applying to LUT Bachelor’s studies in English. 

How many Bachelor’s programmes can I apply to?

You can apply to six Bachelor’s programmes.

Is there an application fee?

There is no application fee.

Do I need a language test?

When applying with an SAT score, you do not need to prove your proficiency in English in any other way. However, you must meet the minimum requirements for the SAT results, which can be seen on our website.

When applying with a relevant upper secondary degree, you must prove your proficiency in English with one of the following methods:

  • Language test result
  • A degree completed in English at an institution of a higher level of education in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the U.S.A.
  • A degree completed in English at the upper secondary level of education in an EU/EEA country, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the U.S.A.
  • Required grades in the Finnish Matriculation Examination, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or Reifeprüfung

Do I need to authenticate my educational documents?

When applying, you do not need to authenticate your educational documents.

Final verification of educational documents after having started your studies (only for degrees awarded in countries outside of Finland):

After your arrival at LUT University, the final verification process will be completed: you will be requested to bring your original degree certificate and transcript of records plus the possible translations for the final verification process.
If you do not bring the required documents or present documents that are in any way forged, your right to study at LUT University will automatically be revoked.

Do I have to mail the hard copies of my documents to LUT University?

No need when applying. Only in some cases if you are admitted. Please see the previous question.

Do I need to pay a tuition fee?

If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you do not have to pay a tuition fee.

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries (excluding Switzerland) are required to pay a tuition fee of EUR 9500 in LUT’s Bachelor’s Programme in Technology and Engineering Science and EUR 9000 in LUT’s double degree Bachelor’s programmes each academic year.

In some cases, you might not be required to pay a tuition fee. For further information, please see the details under each programme on our website. For example, “Bachelor’s Programme in Technology and Engineering Science” > “Tuition fee and scholarships”.

Does LUT University offer scholarships for Bachelor’s programmes in English?

Applicants who are required to pay a tuition fee may apply for scholarship = a tuition fee waiver.

Bachelor’s Programme in Technology and Engineering Science:

You can apply for a tuition fee waiver in your second year of studies.

  • For the second academic year, a 50% tuition fee waiver may be granted for students successfully completing their first academic year (min. 60 ECTS credits)
  • For the third academic year, a 100% tuition fee waiver may be granted for students successfully completing their first and second academic year (min. 60 ECTS credits/year)

LUT double degree Bachelor’s programmes:

There are three different categories of tuition fee waivers.

Category I: the tuition fee waiver is 2/3 of the annual tuition fee

Category II: the tuition fee waiver is 1/3 of the annual tuition fee

Category III: the tuition fee waiver is EUR 1000

The first-year waiver is calculated from the total amount of paid tuition fees. The waiver will not automatically continue in the second year.

The tuition fee waivers for the second and third year are awarded based on the GPA of the past academic year.

Can I pay my tuition fee in installments?

If you are required to pay the whole tuition fee, you will be able to pay the first-year fee in two installments.

Does LUT University accept a study gap?

Yes, we do accept a study gap.

When can I receive an update on my application status?

After submitting your online application, we will reply as soon as we have checked your application. We always review applications as soon as possible and in the order we receive them. Please wait patiently for our reply – we do our best to respond quickly, but at times we receive large numbers of applications at the same time. E-mailing us inquiries about our application’s status unfortunately only slows down the process.

I applied last year. Do I need to submit my educational documents for my application again?

Yes, you have to apply again and submit your educational documents just as you did the first time.
According to the Finnish Universities Act, all application documents are to be filed for several years just as they were at the time of applying and cannot, therefore, be used again for applying.

When should I arrive for my studies? May I arrive late?

You must be able to start your studies on the Orientation Days at the end of August. Late arrivals are accepted up to a certain point only due to delays in residence permit issues.

Do I need to apply again for a Master’s programme at LUT after completing my Bachelor’s degree?

As a graduate from an LUT Bachelor’s programme, you will be automatically entitled to continue your studies in a Master’s programme at LUT University.

If you have any additional questions, please contact our Admission Services – we are here to help you. 😊

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