Welcome to the LAB University of Applied Sciences!

As of January 1st, 2020 Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences have merged and established a completely new institution: the LAB University of Applied Sciences. With over 8 500 students, LAB is the sixth largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

LAB is a higher education institution focusing on innovation, business and industry. It has campuses in the cities of Lahti and Lappeenranta and an online campus as the LAB offers courses, services and entire study programmes online.

We are pleased to welcome you as one of the very first students to study at the LAB!
Autumn lake landscape

PLEASE NOTE: The student selection results can be seen from the studyinfo.fi. Remember to confirm your study place and register your attendance as instructed in your Letter of Admission. If you cannot get your residence permit by the beginning of the autumn term, it is possible to begin your studies online.



After being informed of being accepted to study in a degree programme at the LAB, you will have to accept your study place in the Studyinfo (Opintopolku) portal within the deadline given in your Letter of Admission. It is not possible to accept a study place after this deadline.

Please note that in Finland a student may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree that begins in the same academic term. This rule applies to all higher education institutions. After you have accepted a study place offered to you by a Higher Education Institution in Finland, your choice will be finalised and you will not be able to change your choice after that. 

This rule applies even if a student postpones the commencement or interrupts his/her studies during the academic term when the offered study place has been accepted.



Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences are legally obliged to charge tuition fees from international degree students who have started their studies after the year 2017 and are coming from non-EU/EEA countries.

Early bird discount: If you accept your study place and pay the total tuition fee until the deadline written into your Letter of Admission, you will receive a 10 % discount from the tuition fee. The amount of early bird tuition fee is EUR 4860.

The sooner you accept your study place and pay your tuition fee, the sooner you can start your visa application process to ensure you receive your visa in time for your arrival.

Read more information about the tuition fee at the LAB from the left sidebar.