Student Facilities

Academic Library 

You can get yourself a personal library card from the academic library of LAB University of Applied Sciences. The library card is available for free and applied online. In Lahti the library is located at the NiemiCampus.

Student Meals

As an exchange student at LAB you will get a student price meal in our campus restaurants​. The price per lunch is 2.95 €.

Sport Activities

MOVEO provides high quality, affordable and versatile sports services for higher education students. MOVEO members get an access to gym and group exercise lessons.  

Student Union

The student union of LAB University of Applied Sciences is KOE. KOE's mission is to make sure that your studies go as smoothly as possible. They promote the interests of all the students of LAB and the quality of education. They make the student’ voice heard in the decisions that concern students. Our student tutors will help you to get a smooth start to your studies. KOE also organize events and free time activities to counterbalance the busy student life.

As a member of the student union you will get a student card. With the student card, you are entitled to a huge amount of member benefits and discounts in Finland. As a member of KOE you also get benefits at KOE’s events.

Tutor Students

All exchange students will get their own personal tutor student. The tutor student will be in contact with you before your arrival in Finland, meet you on your arrival in Lahti Travel Centre and show you around LAB and Lahti city. Tutor students will also help and support you during your whole exchange period in Finland.

The tutor students are second year and older degree students at LAB. You can ask the tutors anything, the answer is not always known, but at least they know where to get help. Besides helping you, the tutors will also take care that you enjoy your student life by arranging different kinds of events during the academic year.

Remember though, that the best thing of being in a foreign country is to find things out by your own and to notice that you really are able to survive in new surroundings, although it may not always be easy. This gives you the best memories and experiences. 

Computing facilities

You will have Microsoft's cloud service Office 365 in your use. You receive personal username and an official student email account upon your arrival.  

Personal computer/mobile device - BYOD

Courses at LAB University of Applied Sciences are delivered flexibly, utilising digital solutions. Various electronic platforms and materials are used in the learning process and course contents. Students connect to the learning environment using their own mobile devices, such as a laptop or a tablet with a keyboard. LAB provides a wireless network as well as support for using your own device. 


We provide individual support for the exchange students with special needs. Our student exchange coordinators make the required arrangements together with student service experts. Please be in contact well time advance if individual support is needed.