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Lahti University of applied sciences (Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu)

Address: Mukkulankatu 19, 15210 Lahti, Finland

Description Lahti University of applied sciences (Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu)

• Foundation: 1991

• Abbreviation: LUAS

• Status: state

• Location: Lahti, Finland

• Age: from 18 years

• Accommodation: residence

• Language of instruction: Finnish, English.

Lahti University of Applied Sciences was opened as the Lahti Polytechnic Institute, and later received university status. The objective of Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu is to provide the labor market in Finland and abroad with first-class specialists prepared for working conditions in the modern world.

The main direction is business: the business school is the largest division of LUAS. The management of Lahti University of applied sciences works closely with leading companies in the business of the country and the Lahti region. Every year, more than 70 top specialists of Finnish and international business, representatives of the world of creativity conduct courses and master classes for students of Lahti University of applied sciences .

Collaboration with successful companies helps in organizing internships, enriches students with work experience - many begin their careers already during practice. A close connection with the world of business and production helps the university to keep abreast of new trends and respond to changes in time.

Since the beginning of 2020, Lahti University of Applied Sciences has teamed up with another Finnish university - Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. The new institution is called the University of Applied Sciences LAB . This association will give a new impetus to the development of the university and increase its rating. LAB is located in two Finnish cities: Lahti and Lappeenranta.

  • 5300 students
  • 400 teachers
  • 24 undergraduate programs
  • 40 graduate programs
  • 6 programs in English.

The main areas of study:

  • Business
  • Design
  • Communications
  • art
  • Hotel, restaurant and tourism business
  • Health and social work
  • Engineering technology.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Lahti University of applied sciences (Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu)

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• Beginning of the school year: June, November

• Language of instruction: Finnish, English

• Age: 18+

• Duration of training: 3.5-4.5 years.

Popular programs:

  • international Business
  • IT business
  • Business Administration and Logistics
  • Digital solutions
  • Data processing
  • Engineering
  • Visual arts
  • Hotel and restaurant management
  • Industrial Design
  • Physiotherapy
  • Woodworking technology.


• Beginning of the school year: June, November

• Language of instruction: Finnish, English

• Age: 21+

• Duration of training: 1.5-2 years.

Popular programs:

  • Business Development and Management
  • International Business Management
  • Urban sustainability
  • Restoration
  • Social and Health Care Management
  • Building
  • Innovative competence in design and media.

Accommodation, housing and food

Dormitories in Finland are not owned by universities; they are run by special companies. Companies select a room in accordance with student requests. The comfort of hostels in Finland is high, at the level of hotels.

A place in a hostel costs from 200 €, a rented apartment will cost 250-350 €, meals and transportation - from 400 € per month.


  • High quality European education
  • Program innovation
  • Close links with leading business enterprises
  • The presence of English-language programs
  • Scholarships and grants
  • Modern training buildings
  • Accessible environment for studying and living for students with disabilities
  • Geographical position: Lahti is located on the shore of the picturesque bay of Lake Vesiyarvi.

Equipment Lahti University of applied sciences (Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu)

LUAS has 6 educational buildings in Lahti with the most modern educational and laboratory equipment, there are specially equipped studios for creative specialties. All buildings are located in the city center, close to transport stops.

After joining LAB, another campus in Lappeenranta was added . Students have a modern library with online access to documents. The digital educational platform is especially convenient for students who study in a foreign language - after the lecture you can watch presentations and educational materials on the network, spending as much time as you need to master the material.

Sports facilities are equipped with gyms and playgrounds. Student Sports Center organizes sporting events, competitions.

Students can find a part-time job on campus, but no more than 25 hours a week. The restriction does not apply to holidays and holidays.

Lahti in Finland is considered a city of festivals. Lovers of different musical directions, literature, and art come here.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters, admission takes place 2 times a year. Registration fee 100 €.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • A completed application form  
  • High school diploma
  • Bachelor's degree with a diploma supplement for postgraduate programs
  • Certificate of English or Finnish
  • Portfolio (for creative specialties)
  • Successful entrance exams: math and logic, English or Finnish
  • Job interview

All documents must be translated into English or Finnish and certified.

Scholarships Lahti University of applied sciences (Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu)

The university administration provides scholarships and grants.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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