After accepting your study place at the LAB, it is advised to immediately start the procedure of finding a student accommodation for yourself. There are several options on how to rent an apartment either from Lahti or Lappeenranta but both of the cities are working closely with companies that provide student housing.
HOUSING IN LAHTI
Lahden Talot has over 7 000 apartments including student apartments. For accommodation, please visit their website, where you can search for available apartments and submit your application form accordingly.
Mariankatu 19 A
Tel. +358 3 851 570
HOUSING IN LAPPEENRANTA
Students may apply for housing from the Lappeenranta Area Student Housing Foundation (LOAS).
As soon as you have decided to accept your study place at the LAB Lappeenranta Campus, remember to submit your housing application to LOAS without delay. If you apply as soon as possible and are able to begin your tenancy agreement early on, you will have better chances of receiving accommodation at the beginning of the semester.
LOAS has approximately 3000 apartments in the Lappeenranta area. Please visit the LOAS website at loas.fi/en for detailed application instructions.
Student Housing Foundation of the Lappeenranta Region (LOAS)
Laserkatu 1 C
E-mail: infoloas [dot] fi
Tel. +358 5 668 2800
Student card is the official ID of all degree students. By becoming a member of the student union KOE you will get a student card and all of its benefits and local discounts. The Student Union KOE is responsible for issuing student cards at the LAB. The student card also works as a personal ID card in the Lahti Campus.
Degree students studying at the LAB are entitled to reduced price meals in the campus cafeterias which are part of the meal subsidy system. Students showing a valid student card or a KELA meal subsidy card are eligible for a reduced price.
If you do not have a student card and you are entitled to a meal subsidy, the LAB will grant you a KELA meal subsidy card. For more information about the KELA meal subsidy card, please contact the Student Services office (studentserviceslab [dot] fi).
TRAIN TICKETS - FINNISH RAILWAY NETWORK
As a degree student studying in Finland you are entitled to get a discount on train tickets with the LAB student card issued by our student union KOE. Unfortunately the ISIC card or other international student cards do not entitle you to get student discounts.
For more information, please visit the Finnish Railway Network’s (VR) website.
BUS TICKETS - NATIONAL AND LOCAL BUS COMPANIES
Degree students are entitled to discounted prices both on national carriers and local bus companies in Lahti and Lappeenranta.