Joint Application autumn 2020

The Lahti and Saimaa Universities of Applied Sciences merged in January 2020, establishing the new LAB University of Applied Sciences. LAB is a higher education institution focusing on innovation, business and industry. It operates in Lahti and Lappeenranta and also provide education online. LAB has over 8 500 students, making it the sixth largest university of applied sciences in Finland.

One institution, two perspectives: studies and practical work side by side. Take a look at all the degree programmes in English and apply!
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For those who want to look beyond the surface

The application period for English-taught bachelor's level studies starting in January 2021 is 2-16 September 2020

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Study Business in English!

The world of international business or business information technology is waiting for you! Combine theory and practice, become a professional with strong business management skills or specialist of digital solutions and digitalization.


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Lahti Campus

Lahti campus is a modern learning environment which is built on former factory premises in Lahti.

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Lappeenranta Campus

Lappeenranta Campus, shared by LAB University of Applied Science and LUT University, is the largest higher education campus in Southeast Finland. 

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The e-campus enables you to study flexibly, wherever better suits you. 

Steps for Autumn 2020 intake

1. Apply online at 2–16 September 2020.
2. Upload attachment(s) to your application
3. Sit the entrance exam or provide a SAT-test result
4. Wait for the results – they will be released on 27 November 2020.
5. Accept your study place before 4 December 2020 
6. Enroll for the academic year
7. Get a residence permit if needed
8. Start your studies in January 2021

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Am I required to pay tuition fees?

Take a look at the tuition fees and scholarships: The higher education institutions in Finland collect tuition fees from students outside the EU/EEA area.

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Why LAB?

One institution, two perspectives: studies and practical work side by side. For those who want to look beyond the surface.