New Students New Students

The very first days here at LUT are full of new information. Do not even try to memorise everything because all of the needed information can also be found here in Uni.

The arrival instructions sent to you should be read carefully. Important information about accepting study place, starting studies at LUT and moving to Finland can be found from there. The arrival instructions for Master's Degree Students is published here and the arrival instructions for Bachelor's Degree Students are here.

Please note that Master's Degree Students will have to accept your study place at LUT before 30th of April at 3 PM and Bachelor's Degree Students will have to accept their place on the 10th of July at 3PM.

You can activate your student account after 5th of August from this page.

The section entitled New Students you will find information about starting your studies. In eOrientation you will find information on things that need to be taken care of before arriving in Lappeenranta, arriving in Lappeenranta and starting your studies here. The programme of the autumn's Orientation days can be found under Orientation days at LUT.

Important information for Autumn 2020

You must arrive to campus of LUT as soon as you have been granted the residence permit and continue your studies normally in the classroom together with the other students of your group. This is especially important for those courses which have laboratory works etc. 

However, if you cannot get your residence permit as planned by the beginning of the autumn term, it is possible to begin your studies online.

Instruction:

  • Start the application process for your residence permit as soon as possible (incl. paying the fee for the RP application). The earlier you can start the process the better because delays are expected due to COVID-19.
     
  • If a student is not able to arrive to Finland by September 14, 2020 due to not having been issued the residence permit because of delays caused by COVID-19, the student can start studies ONLINE.
    • All LUT degree programmes in English will offer the option to study the first two study periods (= fall semester) online. The Orientation Days will also be organised online.
      • After studying the fall semester online, the student is expected to start on-site studies and classroom lessons on the campus from the beginning of the Spring semester (= the beginning of January 2021).
      • Students who are required to pay tuition fees can only start online studies after paying the tuition fee
      • Late arrival or online studies do not affect the requirements for the scholarships for the second year.
    • If the student has studied the fall semester online but is unable to start on-site studies in the spring semester (due to a negative residence permit decision), LUT will refund the student the amount of the tuition fee that corresponds the spring semester.
    • If the student has been granted a scholarship for the first year of studies but the studies are postponed, the student will not lose the scholarship as it will follow him/her along for the postponement.
      • In order to keep the scholarship, the student must be able to prove having started the RP process on time (including having paid the RP fee) and that the delays are not caused by the actions of the student.
         
    • If the student is not able to arrive by September 14, 2020 due to not having been issued the residence permit because of delays caused by COVID-19, and the student is NOT ABLE to start his/her studies ONLINE, the student can postpone the start of his/her studies to Fall 2021.
      • LUT will refund the student the tuition fee already paid for the first year.
      • If the student has been granted a scholarship for the first year of studies but the studies are postponed, the student will not lose the scholarship as it will follow him/her along for the postponement.
        • In order to keep the scholarship, the student must be able to prove having started the RP process on time (including having paid the RP fee) and that the delays are not caused by the actions of the student.