Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about applying to Master’s Programmes

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The LUT Admission Services are here to assist you in all matters related to applying to our international programmes. We gathered the frequently asked questions about applying to Master’s programmes, hopefully these are helpful also to you.

How do I apply to LUT University?

You will have to:

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

If required to follow the country-specific requirements for document authentication, you must mail LUT Admissions Services the hard copies for your educational documents.

If not required to follow the country-specific requirements for authentication, no hard copies to be mailed to LUT either.

Further details at “How to Apply” under each programme at our webpage about applying to Master’s Studies.

What are the application deadlines?

Application period for Regular Admission starts on December 2020. The application DL will end on January 2021 (specific date will be updated later).

The application DL for Rolling Admission is May 31, 2020.

What is the difference between regular admission and rolling admission?

There are different eligibility requirements for Regular and Rolling Admissions. Please see the requirements for Regular Admission (under each programme) and for Rolling Admission. There are also no scholarships available for the first year in Rolling Admission.

When applying through Regular Admission, you compete with all the other applicants – and when applying through Rolling Admission, you automatically get admitted, if being able to meet with all the requirements.

Am I eligible to apply?

The basic eligibility comes with a Bachelor’s Degree in the same field of the programme or, sometimes closely related to it and, with being able to meet with the language requirements. Plus, you must be able to meet with the programme-specific requirements as well. One part of the eligibility is also being able to provide LUT Admissions Services with the educational documents as they have been requested.

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

  • Carefully read & follow the instructions for applying
  • Pay attention to all the requirements – the general & 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 & supplementary deadlines (There will be no exceptions made to any of the eligibility or authentication requirements or the given deadlines.)

May I apply as undergraduate?

You may apply as undergraduate – however, if admitted, you must be able to graduate by July 31, 2020 and provide LUT Admissions Services with the final graduation documents by August 5, 2020.

Further details at “Applying as Undergraduate” under each programme at our webpage about applying to Master’s Studies.

How many Master’s Programmes can I apply to?

You may apply to 2 Master’s Programmes in English in Technology and 1 Master’s Programme in English in Business Administration – regarding that you do meet with the eligibility requirements.

Is there an application fee required?

There is no application fee.

Do I need a language test?

One of the accepted language test results in English with at least the minimum score is always required unless, you have completed your Bachelor’s Degree in English in an EU/EEA country or in Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States of America.

Further details at “Required Documents > Language Test Results” under each programme at our webpage about applying to Master’s Studies.

Do I need to authenticate my educational documents?

When required to follow the country-specific requirements for document authentication, be sure to carefully follow the instructions as not providing your documents as requested will automatically lead into rejecting your application. This also goes with the official translations.

Further details at “Required Documents > Document Authentication” and “Required Documents > Document Authentication > Country-Specific Requirements” under each programme at our webpage about applying to Master’s Studies.

If not required to follow the country-specific requirements for authentication, you may upload just a scan for your original educational documents.

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

If required to follow the country-specific requirements for document authentication, you must first upload the officially certified educational documents to your online application form and then, also mail the hard copies for the same documents to LUT Admissions Services as soon as possible – they must be received by the supplementary DL (usually on February). NOTE: The Transcript of Records must usually be mailed directly to LUT University by the awarding university.

Only the hard copies for your educational documents must be mailed to LUT.

If not required to follow the country-specific requirements for authentication, you don’t have to mail the hard copies to LUT University.

Further details at “How to Apply” under each programme at our webpage about applying to Master’s Studies.

Do I need to pay 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 the non-EU/EEA countries (excluding Switzerland) are required to pay a tuition fee of EUR 10 000 per each academic year. For further information, please see LUT Master’s Studies – Scholarships and Fees.

Does LUT University offer scholarships?

When applying through Regular Admission and required to pay a tuition fee, you are also able to apply for a scholarship.

There is a limited number of scholarships offered in 3 different categories:

  • 100% Tuition Fee Scholarship
  • 50% Tuition Fee Scholarship
  • Full Scholarship

The number of Full Scholarships is a highly limited one and not offered by all the programmes. There are however, a few programmes that are not offering scholarships for the first year, even when applying through Regular Admission.

A certain number of scholarships for each programme will be granted in the order of the highest points achieved in the academic evaluation during the admission process and they can be applied to on the same application form when applying for the Master’s Programme.

When applying through Rolling Admission, there are no scholarships offered for the first year. Whenever not offered for a scholarship for the first year – this applies also to Regular Admission – there is a chance of applying for one for the second year, if having successfully enough completed a minimum required number of ECTS credits during the first year.

Can I pay my tuition fee in instalments?

If required to pay the whole tuition fee, you are able to pay the first year payment in 2 instalments.

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Are there any programmes available on a part-time basis?

There are unfortunately, no part-time programmes available at the moment.

Can I study at LUT on a distance-learning basis?

The only online programme available is Biorefineries in the field of Chemical Engineering. Studying in an online programme does however, not give you a right to reside in Finland on the basis of studying.

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 having submitted your online application, we will give you feedback as soon as we have checked your application. We are always checking the applications as soon as possible and in the order of submitting the applications. Kindly wait for our feedback with patience – we do our best all the time, but we also have a lot of applications coming in at the same time. E-mailing us inquiries about the status unfortunately only slows down the process of handling the applications.

How can I prepare for an admission interview?

You can prepare for the interview by checking up what is mentioned about the interview at the page “Admissions Criteria and Selection” for applying to the programme and probably thinking about any possible questions from the programme’s point of view that there might be asked from you.

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

Yes, you do have to apply again and submit your educational documents just as you would be applying for the first time.
According to the Finnish University Law, all the 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 do I have to arrive for my studies? Can I arrive late?

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

How do I convert my earlier studies into ECTS credits?

Please convert your credits according to the following instruction: 1 ECTS credit = an average workload of 26 hours (including lectures, assignments, etc.). Please note that you are responsible for presenting the required studies according to study modules and in the form of ECTS credits on your application.

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

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