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Bachelor's degree programmes offered in English at Lahti UAS

January 2018 intake
During the next application period taking place 6 - 20 September 2017 is offered only International Business (25 study places). More information available on this website in May - June 2017.

The information below applies to the ongoing September 2017 intake. 

September 2017 intake

The application period took place 10 - 25 January 2017.
Business Information Technology​ (20 study places)
International Business (25 study places)
Nursing​ (30 study places)

Entry requirements and procedure
Who can apply for Bachelor's ?
See the application procedure

There is no application fee. As of 1.8.2017 tuition fees apply to new degree students from non-EU/EEA countries. 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 since January 2017.

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)

Enclosures to application

All enclosures to the application must arrive in the admission services of Lahti University of Applied Sciences by 8 February 2017 at 3 pm Finnish time. Enclosures sent by fax or by email are not accepted.
Finnish qualifications
Foreign qualifications

Discretionary admission

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.

The entrance examinations are held abroad in cooperation with FINNIPS​.

Co-operating UAS’ 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.

​Student selection

Business Information Technology and International Business
Students will be selected using two methods:

  • ​35 % of applicants are selected based on the sum total of points awarded for school performance and for the entrance examination. Points awarded for school performance are based on the Finnish matriculation examination certificate.
  • 65 % of applicants are selected based on the points awarded for the entrance examination.


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

Results will be informed by 30 June 2017 and studies start 28 August 2017.
Confirming a study place in higher education​

Application statistics

We typically receive three to seven applications per study place. However, there is some variation between programmes. The number of applicants participating in the exams is significantly lower
Statistics until January 2017 intake​ (pdf)