IMPORTANT DAYS FOR STUDIES AUTUMN 2021

Important days

IMPORTANT DAYS FOR STUDIES AUTUMN 2021

Arrival instructions of international degree students to LAB studies in autumn 2021

 

IF RESIDING IN FINLAND

You must start your studies on-campus*

  • Some online courses available

 

CITIZENS OF EU-/EEA COUNTRIES

You must start your studies on-campus*

  • Some online courses available

All the students having a study place in Finland may enter Finland despite of the pandemic situation

*Except Online Degree programs:

  • Sustainable solutions engineering
  • Industrial design and
  • Packaging and brand design

 

WHEN YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO PAY TUITION FEE

The tuition fee (when applicable) must be fully paid

  1. Pay the tuition fee by the final DL mentioned in your certificate of admission.
  2. NOTE: Studying and getting the LAB account is not possible without having paid the tuition fee in full.

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE RESIDENCE PERMIT OR YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR IT

You must start your studies on-campus as soon as possible* (note the dates below)

  • If you are not able to start your studies, you must contact Finnish Immigration Service and cancel your residence permit.

While waiting to arrive in Finland, note dates below:

Before August 16, 2021

Inform us: LAB.scholarship (at) lab.fi
the start of your studies (online)

August 30 – September 3

You must participate in orientation days

September 6

You must start your online studies

October 22

Arriving in Finland for on-campus studies is possible by October 22, if you have started your online studies by September 6.

As soon as you know the date for your arrival

inform us:  LAB.scholarship(at) lab.fi
the expected date for starting your on-campus studies

 

IF YOU HAVE NOT STARTED OR HAVE PROBLEMS TO START THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE RESIDENCE PERMIT  

We strongly recommend you postpone start of your studies (Spring 2022 or Fall 2022).

You have two options:

  1. Pay your tuition fee and register non-attending without losing any study time. 
  • The Finnish government has decided that COVID19 is a legitimate reason to postpone your studies during your first year.
  • The tuition fee you have paid will be transferred to next semester / academic year.
  1. Put your study account on hold (because of COVID 19) and restore study account later.
  • If you have not paid your tuition fee or If you have already paid your tuition fee and you want a full refund.
  • You can apply for re-opening of your student account later by paying your tuition fee (full payment with no early bird discounts).

Tuition fee must be paid before starting your residence permit process.

 

If you decide postpone your studies:

Contact us: 

Lab.scholarship (at) lab.fi asap, but by August 16, 2021 at the latest. We will change the enrolment for you.

LAB does not need specific proof/documents from your application process.  

Exception:

Postponing your studies for Fall 2022 is not possible to Double Degree students.

 

COVID-19: WHEN ENTERING FINLAND FROM ABROAD & PROTECTION 

  • We strongly recommend that all of LAB's international degree students get vaccinated twice in their home country before arriving in Finland. 
  • If a student is not fully vaccinated, we recommend a 14-day self-quarantine and distance learning before arrival on campus.

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