The world is not complete and perfect, and neither are we – yet.
We at the LAB University of Applied Sciences serve global business
through world-class, practice-oriented higher education and research,
development, and innovation (RDI).
Our strengths at LAB include the circular economy, design, the commercialisation of innovations, and health
care service innovations. We are building our future on three campuses: in Lahti, in Lappeenranta and in
the digital world.
We are a university of applied sciences focusing on innovation, industry and commerce. Everything we do at LAB
generates added value for businesses. We love to solve problems. The trickier the problem, the more we push
ourselves. We’re known for getting things done – and we are proud of it.
If you have a vision, we will do whatever we can to help you achieve it. If you are ready to go to extremes,
so are we. Let’s conquer the world together!
Turo Kilpeläinen, President
Lahti is the eighth largest city in Finland with around 120 000 inhabitants. Located just an hour from the capital city Helsinki and with easy access to all other regions in Finland, it is the perfect place to study, live and work. Lahti is world-famous for its international sports competitions and high-level cultural events. It is an also internationally recognised design
hub and An environmentally conscious city where the whole community is committed to promoting sustainable urban
development. In addition, Lahti has won the European Green Capital Award 2021. It is the first city in Finland to receive this
Unique Forerunner Campus
LAB’s Lahti campus is located approximately 3 kilometres from the Lahti city centre and 4 kilometres from the Lahti Travel Centre. There are 5 000 students on the Lahti campus, and 400 of them are completing an international degree.
The campus facilities are in a historic factory building that was transformed into a modern learning environment and
reopened in autumn 2018. The new premises bring together future experts in the fields of health care and social services,
technology, business, tourism and hospitality, and design and fine arts.
By mixing the old with the new, the campus provides an inspiring setting for learning and work. The campus
encompasses high-quality restaurants, and the Deli Café and Campus Bar, which offer refreshments. The campus
includes sports venues, such as an indoor and outdoor gym and facilities for group fitness classes.
The student union KOE and the student tutors will help you to feel at home in Lahti and at LAB.
Lappeenranta is an international university city in South-east Finland. Over 10 per cent of its 73 000 inhabitants
are university students. In addition to the university, Lappeenranta is known for its fascinating nature and
Lake Saimaa, the fourth largest lake in Europe.
Lappeenranta is easy to access: it is only a two-hour train ride from Helsinki. Russia’s “cultural capital” St. Petersburg
is merely 200 kilometres away, and Lappeenranta also has its own international airport. The city has a cosy small-
town atmosphere and is easy to get around, yet offers a wide range of services, cultural events and recreational
Truly International Learning Environment
LAB’s newly renovated Lappeenranta campus is located in the district of Skinnarila, 7 kilometres from the city
centre and neighboured by LUT University. LAB has 3 300 students in Lappeenranta, 450 of whom are international
degree students, giving the campus a strong international presence.
The learning environment in Lappeenranta is state-of-the-art. For example, the technology and health care and
social services laboratories are among the most advanced in Finland, and a brand new teaching kitchen and
restaurant was recently opened for tourism and hospitality management students.
Over 8 500 students study on the campus shared with LUT University, which makes it the largest higher education
campus in Southeast Finland. To make students feel at home, the campus offers extensive services: an academic
library, cafeterias and cafes, a new and well-equipped gym, and a general store, just to mention a few.
The student union KOE and other organisations arrange activities on campus, and the tutors will introduce you to
life in Lappeenranta, the campus, and your fellow students. Lappeenranta feels like your home away from home.
Eligibility and Documentation
You are eligible for Bachelor’s degree programmes if you have completed or obtained at least one of the
- theFinnish matriculation examination
- anInternational Baccalaureate (IB) diploma,
- European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma,
- Reifeprüfung (RP) diploma or
- Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) diploma
- vocationalqualifications of three years or more in duration
- aFinnish vocational upper secondary qualification or a further or specialist vocational qualification as
a competence-based qualification, or a comparable previous qualification
- aforeign qualification that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the awarding
In most cases, you are eligible to apply to Bachelor’s studies in Finland if you are eligible to apply to higher education in your home country.
In the degree programmes taught in English, students are required to have a good command of English at an academic level, but there are No formal language certificate requirements. Applicants with a non-Finnish degree prove their eligibility by attaching a copy of their certificate to their application during the application
period. Those graduating during the application period upload a document attesting to their future
graduation, such as the most recent attendance certificate, transcript or another certificate from
the educational institution.
Admission is dependent on entrance examination or scholastic aptitude test (SAT) scores. The student can
also be selected in Certificate-based selection, based on the Matriculation Examination and a vocational basic
degree completed in Finland. More detailed selection criteria for each degree programme are available at
Universities of applied sciences cooperate with each other in the arrangement of entrance examinations.
Applicants will be invited to an entrance examination to the highest programme preference in their application
for which they qualify. Entrance examinations outside of Finland will be organised in cooperation with the
FINNIPS network in Spring 2021.
As an alternative to the entrance examination of International Business, Business Information
Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Solutions Engineering and Tourism and Hospitality
Management, you can take an SAT.
TUITION FEE AND SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
LAB charges tuition fees from students coming from outside of the EU/EEA. The annual tuition fee for
students in Bachelor’s degree programmes is EUR 8 000/year.
You can apply for a 50% scholarship after your first academic year. In addition, a 50% reduction to the fee
applies to all the following years if you have completed a minimum of 60 ECTS credits during the previous
academic year. This policy applies until the end of the studies.
LAB requiresthe SAT results
From the following two section:-
Evidence-based reading and writning – Min score 480
Math – Min score 500
Note: Essay results are not required