Lappeenranta, Finland: Lappeenranta University of Technology
*Much of the information below was taken or adapted from the LUT website
. The map is from the US State Department.*
Lappeenranta, a city of 42,400 residents and located in southeast Finland, combines a safe and small-town atmosphere with full-scale urban comforts. Located in the midst of a stunning landscape, Lappeenranta is at the southern end of Europe’s fourth largest lake, Saimaa, offering plenty of opportunities for outdoor sports and other leisure activities both in summer and in winter. The city embraces its historical position between East and West. It is both a geographical and an academic gateway from the European Union to Russia. Lappeenranta is only about 220 kilometers from the third largest metropolis in Europe - St. Petersburg - and an equal distance to Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) offers a wide variety of courses taught in English in the fields of business and technology. Most of the courses are intended for Master’s level or final year Bachelor students, but there are also choices available for those in their Bachelor studies. The appreciated International Business and Technology Management (IBTM) program offers a carefully planned package of business and management studies. And in the field of engineering, we offer studies in seven different fields of technology.
Semester course listings may be found here.
The Fall semester typically begins in late August and ends in mid-December. Spring semester begins in January and lasts to May.
The academic calendar at LUT may be found here.
Incoming students apply for accommodation after their admissions to LUT have been accepted. The accommodation is arranged by Lappeenranta Student Housing Foundation (LOAS). Students should complete their housing application immediately after being accepted to ensure placement.
The student flat is usually a “cellular apartment”, a flat shared between 2-3 students. Each student has a room of his/her own with a lockable door and a shared kitchen and toilet/washing facilities. Each room is furnished with a bed, a large desk, a desk lamp, a chair, a bookshelf and a wardrobe. Mattresses and curtains are not included. The kitchen is fully furnished with a kitchen table and chairs and also has a refrigerator, cupboards, a sink, an electric cooker and an oven. However, kitchen utensils are not provided. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a sink and a toilet.
All participants in UMass Dartmouth study abroad programs must:
• Be at least 18 years old
• Have completed one semester and at least 15 credits at the time of application
• Be matriculated students and registered for credit
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application
• Student account paid in full
• Satisfactory student conduct history. Student conduct history is provided to the International Programs Office (IPO) by the Office of Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution.
Students interested in applying must do so through the International Programs Office’s (IPO) online application, which may be accessed here: http://tinyurl.com/j4n7sce. Click the “Apply Now” button. At the prompt, select the first option (“I have a Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell username and password”) and enter your complete UMassD email address (including “@umassd.edu”) and COIN password. These steps will open an application for you!
The application is comprised of several “questionnaires,” “signature documents,” and “material submissions.” Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of items; many of them are very short and easy to complete. You must complete all questionnaires and material submissions in order for us to receive your application. Once you believe you have completed your application, you are welcome to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to confirm that your application has been received in good order.
At any time during the application process, please reach out to the IPO with any questions. You may stop by our office (LARTS 016), call (508-910-6506) or email (email@example.com)!
Once your application has been received it will be reviewed by the IPO. If it is determined that you are “Eligible to Study Abroad,” a number of additional questionnaires and material submissions will be opened for you. You will be required to meet with a study abroad advisor within one week of being notified of eligibility to review the additional questionnaires and material submissions.
Fall semester - Application due March 15.
Additional questionnaires/material submissions Apr 30
Spring semester - Application due Oct 1.
Additional questionnaires/material submissions Nov 30
International Progams Office, LARTS 016