Starting studies

Starting studies

Starting studies

Studies at universities of applied sciences are practice-oriented alternatives to the traditional university education in Finland. Studies at a university of applied sciences provides the students with an excellent combination of hands-on skills along with a strong theoretical knowledge base.

Start of your studies

On these pages you will find all the essential and important information you need to start your studies. You will find the joint orientation programmes and the timetables for starting your studies under the headings below. The orientation recordings, i.e. videos of the sessions, can be found under the heading Orientation materials and videos.

LAB Newcomers group is here!

The group is aimed at new students who have been accepted to LAB University of Applied Sciences. In the Newcomers Discord group you are able to get to know other new degree students and also meet some of our current students. It's the perfect place for you to discuss and ask questions about LAB University of Applied Sciences. Your fellow students here at LAB will also share interesting facts and tips about Lahti, Lappeenranta and Finland in general.

You can join the group through this Discord link: 
Get started with Discord download and registration instructions, if you have not used Discord before.

Introduction Videos of Orientation

Watch short videos on how to get started smoothly in my studies. The first video tells you where to find information about starting your studies, an orientation program, and schedules and information in your group. In the second video, we show how the Discord and LAB Newcomers group work.

Video 1 – Orientations program
Video 2 – Discord and LAB Newcomers

Living in Finland

From Living in Finland website you can find information about studying and living in Finland.