Study Guidance and Counselling Study Guidance and Counselling

You will receive personal study councelling and guidance from your Master's programme's study counsellor and student adviser. Our well-organised student guidance aims to ensure that you reach your goals according to plan. We provide advice and guidance in preparing and updating your personal study plan (PSP). You will be given information on the substitution of courses, the recognition of prior learning and studies abroad, and other matters subject to application (e.g. study right extensions). Guidance related to the content of studies is also offered by the teacher tutors in our degree programmes.


Internationalisation is a natural part of every LUT student's study path. LUT recommends that our students take part in student exchange abroad for at least one semester. Thanks to an extensive cooperation network, LUT students have the opportunity to take part in exchange programmes in a number of destinations around the world. More information on study opportunities abroad is availabe in the Uni portal internationalisation pages.

Contact information

Our study guidance team is located on the third floor of Building 2. nearby Sky bar. You will find the contact information of your Master's programme's study counsellor and student adviser under the degree programme:

Chemical and Process Engineering
Computational Engineering and Physics
Mechanical Engineering
Energy Technology
Environmental Technology

Electrical Engineering

Software Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management
Business Administration

International Tutoring International Tutoring

LUT University welcomes over 600 foreign exchange students, degree students and trainees each year - and all of them need a peer tutor. The tasks of the international tutor include introducing and familiarising the new students to the everyday life here in Lappeenranta and new study environment. If you have any questions about tutoring contact the tutoringsecretary or Tanja Karppinen at Student Services (office 2313).

Who needs a tutor?

The students arriving to LUT can be divided to two groups: the exchange students who stay in Lappeenranta for few months and the degree students who complete a master's degree or bachelor's degree. In addition to them, each year a small number of trainees stay at LUT for short period of time.

Exchange students come mainly from partner universities and they stay in Lappeenranta for a semester or an academic year (4-9 months). During their stay the exchange students complete individual courses. New exchange students arrive in August and in January.

International degree students study in master's degree programmes or in bachelor's degree programmes and most of them will stay in Lappeenranta for at least two years. New degree students arrive each year mostly in August.

How to apply for to became a tutor?

We are looking for tutors for foreign incoming exchange and degree students and for Finnish students for academic year. Apply to become tutor by filling in Webropol questionnaire starting from January 2022, at latest on 14th of February 2022.

Degree student tutors will be interviewed and selected by the faculties/degree programmes. Exchange student tutors will be interviewed and selected by Student Services. The results will be sent to the applicants by e-mail in March.

If you have any questions please be in contact with tutoring secretary Roosa Hynninen ( or Tanja Karppinen (

Tutor training

The students chosen to be tutors need to take part in tutor training. The International Student's Peer Tutoring course is held in the fourth period and it is organised by the Student Services. The training is compulsory for all tutors, and students who not take part in the training will not be able to tutor in the coming academic year. If the tutor has taken part to the training the previous year the training is not needed.

In the training the tutor will get tools for leading an international group of students, learn the tasks of the international tutor and get familiar with the services for international students. In addition to this the training includes lectures on themes like cross-cultural communication, motivation and time-management. In the end of the semester the tutors will return a tutoring report to the Student Services and aftre that they will get 3 credits and the tutoring payment.