Transfer Student Admission

Students who have a study right in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme in a Finnish higher education institution can apply for a transfer to LAB University of Applied Sciences.

The transfer student application is arranged twice a year. Application is submitted via the national portal. The transfer application is meant for students who have an active study right at a Finnish higher education institution.

The next application period is 2 May - 16 May 2022 at 3 p.m.. The study right of the accepted applicants begins in autumn 2022.

The applicant must have studied in their current programme for at least one semester. The transfer cannot be applied earlier than the second semester. LAB University of Applied Sciences can accept transfer students if there are any study places available in the degree programme the applicant wishes to transfer to.


Already studying at LAB?

If you are a degree student at LAB University of Applied Sciences and wish to transfer to another degree programme within LAB, you must apply via internal transfer process.

Please visit eLAB – Transfer to Another LAB Degree Programme for further instructions.


Studying outside of Finland?

To be eligible to apply to LAB University of Applied Sciences via transfer application, you must have a study right at a higher education institution in Finland. If you are studying at a higher education institution abroad, you are not eligible to apply via this transfer application. International students are always selected through the national joint application.

For more information, please visit LAB University of Applied Sciences Application webpage.



  • The applicant is required to have made consistent academic progress in their current programme. The studies they have completed prior to the transfer must be eligible for accreditation towards the new degree.
  • The applicant must have sufficient time left to complete the new degree programme within the official time limit.
  • The applicant is expected to write a motivation letter, in which they should state reasons for wanting to transfer to the degree programme in question.
  • In addition, when applying for Design and Fine Arts degree programmes, the applicant is expected to present a portfolio or pre-assignment. In order to be accepted, at least 50% of the maximum points in the assignment evaluation is required.


Student selection

If there are more eligible applicants than available study places, the applicants will be ranked according to 

  1. their academic progress and grades
  2. their graded (0–2 points) motivation letter



Transfer application spring 2022

  • The results will be published on 21 June 2022 at the latest.
  • If offered a place, the place must be accepted and the enrolment for autumn 2022 semester must be done by 15 July 2022 at 15:00.
    Please note that not accepting the place by the deadline will automatically lead to losing the place.

Transfer application autumn 2022

  • The schedule and programmes will be published in October 2022.


The following degree programmes are offered in the spring 2022 transfer application,
where the language of instruction is English

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Lahti
Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Lappeenranta
Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Information Technology, full-time studies, Lahti
Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management, full-time studies, Lappeenranta
Master of Business Administration International, Tourism and Event Management, online studies

Contact us

For more information concerning the transfer application, please contact LAB Admission services at admissionsatlab [dot] fi.