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Bachelor's degree programmes offered in English at Lahti UAS

September 2018 intake
The application period took place 9 - 24 January 2018. 

The next application period for the degree programmes introduced above is 9 - 23 January 2019. 
Bachelor's Degree in International Business is offered also in the application period taking place 5 - 19 September 2018.​ More information available by June 2018.

​Entry requirements and procedure

There is no application fee. As of 1.8.2017 tuition fees apply to new degree students from non-EU/EEA countries. The tuition fee for academic year 2018-19 is 7 900 €, of which 3950 € is to be paid by July 10th, 2018.​   The discount is due to the decision that a scholarship will be awarded for the first academic year, which will lower the fee by 50%. For more information please visit the tuition fee pages.
Tuition fees for students from non-EU/EEA countries
Am I required to pay tuition fees?​

English requirements
Students are required to have a good command of English at an academic level, but there are no formal language certificate requirements.

Finnish requirements
Since January 2016 all applicants for the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing are required to have basic Finnish skills (level A2).  Any documentary evidence of the Finnish language skills is not required but the Finnish language skills will be tested in the entrance examination. See the Common European Framework of reference for languages:​
Europass - European language levels - Self Assessment Grid (pdf)

Documentation of eligibility - enclosures to application

The prerequisite for processing the application is to submit certificate copies if the degree is completed outside Finland.​ An applicant must verify that he/she has successfully completed upper secondary education. This completed education, along with the awarded degree certificate or diploma, must qualify him/her for higher education studies in the country he/she received it.​  Graduation should be completed by 10 July 2018. All enclosures to the application must arrive at the admission services of Lahti University of Applied Sciences by 7 February 2018 at 3 pm Finnish time.
Finnish qualifications
Foreign qualifications
The required documents can be submitted electronically  through the link below  9 January - 7 February.​​ 
Submit the document(s) via this link​

Discretionary admission
Universities of Applied Sciences may use discretionary admission when assessing the applicant's eligibility to higher education. Lahti UAS uses discretionary admission. Discretion only concerns applicant’s eligibility to apply. Discretionary applicants are included in the student selection process in the same way as other applicants.
How to apply in discretionary admission

Entrance Examinations

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility will be invited to sit an entrance examination. Final selection is based on the result of the entrance examination. Please note that in many cases the Embassy does not grant visas for attending school entrance exams.​ Check before you send the application form, whether participation in the examination is possible. You must appear in person at an exam place. The exam can not be done online.

The pre-reading materials
Business Information Technology pre-reading material​
International Business pre-reading material​

Co-operating UAS's in Bachelor’s Degree Programmes
An applicant who has applied to 1-6 degree programmes that are included in the same field of study and accept each other's results will be invited only to one entrance examination. The result will be accepted in all the co-operating degree programmes that the applicant has applied to. Please note, that only the highest option within the same examination group can invite you to the entrance examination. The list of degree programmes that accept the result of each other's exam is below​​​. 
Business and BIT co-operation in Spring 2018​

Student selection
Admission to the Lahti University of Applies Sciences is dependent on entrance exams.​

Bachelor's degree in International Business
Bachelor's degree in Nursing 

  • ​All applicants are selected based on the points awarded for the entrance examination.​

Bachelor's degree in Business Information Technology
Students will be selected using two methods:

  • ​30 % of students are selected based on SAT score​.  Only the new version of SAT test (completed after March 2016) is accepted. The institutional code of Lahti UAS is 6891.​ Lahti UAS requires a  minimum score of 500 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 500 from Mathematic. Essay is not required. ​Please note that SAT Subject Tests are not accepted.​
  • 70 % of students are selected based on the points awarded for the entrance examination.

Results will be informed by 28 June 2017 and studies start 27 August 2018.
Confirming a study place in higher education

Residence Permit

Non-EU/EEA students: If a student resides outside Europe, a residence permit application should be submitted as soon as possible after having received the study place. During the residence permit process, the Finnish Immigration Service​ has to make sure that the person applying for a residence permit has sufficient means to live in Finland. To receive a positive decision for a one-year residence permit​ a student has to pay the tuition fee of € 3950, show funds of € 6720 for the cost of living  and a health insurance must be valid for at least one year from the date a student arrives in Finland. The reason for the negative decision is usually that the student has not been able to show sufficient funds to cover the cost of living.​

To ensure that non-European students have sufficient funds to study, a financial guarantee is required. This is part of the residence permit process.​

EU/EEA students: EU citizens have the right to work, study or live in Finland without a residence permit.​