Studying at Saimaa UAS

Practical information related to studying at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences has been gathered and placed on these web pages. This information is also available from the Student Services.


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The Graduation Ceremonies on Friday, 27 January at the Linnala and Skinnarila Camouses.

At the Linnala Campus, the ceremony starts at 10.00 in Katiska (room 110).

At the Skinnarila Campus, the ceremony starts at 14.00 in the staff cabinet of the Restaurant Skinnarila. After the ceremony, there will be coffee and cake served in the hall.


Date and time: Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 12.00-18.00

Location: Skinnarila sauna (Skinnarilankatu 37)

We will enjoy the afternoon together, exploring nature and the possibilities it offers for winter activities.

You will have a chance to bathe in a Finnish sauna and take a dip in the snow or cold lake. Bring your bathing suit and towel along.

Refreshments will also be served.

You can join in on the fun at any time. The afternoon’s themes also include the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence and the history of the Finnish sauna and sauna culture. Presentations on the themes will be held at 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00.


Sign up for the event online:



Lappeenranta University of Technology

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences


Further information:

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Fabulous Finland event on 10 January 2017! Come and join the event to share your experiences from Finland in social media.

Fabulous Finland is a social media event enabled and implemented by international and internationally-minded students and staff members in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS). It brings people together virtually to share their stories and experiences about studying and living in Finland.

How to participate?
You can be part of the Fabulous Finland event by writing messages and stories about your own UAS and Finland in social media. You can use your own social media channels and accounts for the messages or post to public/open channels such as your own UAS’s Facebook page. Make sure to use hashtag #finnips to get your messages shown on the FINNIPS Social Media Wall, which collects posts published on public accounts on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
     o When posting on social media, please make sure to follow good manners and make sure that you have right to share e.g. the photos.
     o When messaging to your friends and networks, you can of course use your mother tongue. However, in order for more people to read your message on the social media wall, please make sure to post also in English!

Let’s join forces and explode the social media! On Tuesday 10 January 2017. All around Finland and in Social Media. #finnips #fabulousfinland #ownUAS #ownDegreeProgramme #studyinfinland #studyinfo #applynow #whyfinland #finland100

What is FINNIPS? FINNIPS is a cooperation network formed by 17 Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. The main task of the network is to arrange entrance examinations to the UASs’ English-taught degree programmes in countries outside Finland. See more information at the website

The Graduation Ceremony of December is held on Wednesday, 21 December.

The Ceremony at the Linnala Campus starts at 10.00 in Restaurant Linnala.

At the Skinnarila Campus, the ceremony starts at 13.00 in the hall. After the ceremony there will be coffee and cake served.



Non-EU/EEA students who start their studies after 1 January 2017 at the Saimaa UAS are subject to tuition fees. Please note, that no tuition fee is charged from students who have started their studies before the year 2017.

The annual tuition fee for students in Bachelor´s degree programmes is 4 300 €/year, for students in Master´s degree programmes 5 100 € and for double degree students 1 500 €.

The students who participate in fee-charging education and whose studies have progressed as described under Item 3 are eligible to apply for a scholarship that covers 100% of the annual tuition fee.

Further information here.

The Graduation Ceremony of November at the Skinnarila Campus on Friday, 25 Jovember at 14.00. The Ceremony will be held in the cabinet of the personnel. After the ceremony there will be coffee and cake served in the hall.


The site traffic on the emergency route between LUT and the university of applied sciences will increase when the construction of the north end begins.

Now it is more important than ever to minimise other traffic along the route. Use it only when necessary, and follow the signs (walk on the university of applied sciences side, cross along the crossing indicated).

The opening ceremony for the academic year takes place on Wednesday, 14 September at 14.00.

Students and teachers may sit in free chairs and follow the ceremony from the other floors. After the ceremony, there will be a coffee service for guests, students and staff members in the hall of Skinnarila Campus.

Busses will take students from Linnala Campus to Skinnarila. The busses leave from Linnala at 13.00 and go back after the ceremony and coffee service (not earlier than 15.20). The bus hosts take care that everyone will be on the bus before it leaves.

See the programme here.


A new classroom (A1031) and a room for a quiet work can be found in the gym. There is also a new classroom in Technopolis (Y008).

Entering the construction site is forbidden. See the routes in the map. Click here for the larger image.



The restaurants of the Linnala and Skinnarila Campuses are starting their autumn semester. Attached you can find the opening hours of the restaurants. Kela supports student lunches with EUR 1.94 per lunch. You get the benefit by showing your student card.


Restaurant Linnala

From 31 August: Mon - Thu 8 - 14.30, Fri 8 - 14

Lunch 10.30 - 13



Restaurant Skinnarila

until 2 September: 7.45 – 15, lunch 10.30 – 14.30

from 5 September: 7.45 – 18, lunch 10.30 – 17.30

6-vaihe Cafe

8 – 14.30, luch 10.30 – 13.30 (only salad and soup)

Cafe Sky

from 29 August: 9 – 15.30, lunch 10.30 – 13.30 (only salad and soup)

The menus of Restaurant Skinnarila, 6-vaihe Cafe and Cafe Sky

Restaurant Laseri, Technopolis

7.45 – 16 (lunch 10.30 – 14)

Lunch starting 5 August: Mon - Thu 10.30 -16, Fri 10.30 – 15

Restaurant of the Student Union Building

15-26 August: 7.45 - 14 (lunch 10.30 - 14)

29 August - 4 September: Mon - Fri 7.45 - 15 (lunch 10.30 - 14.30), Sat 11 - 15, Sun 12 - 15

From 5 September: Mon - Fri 7.45 - 18 (lunch 10.30 - 17.30), Sat 11 - 15, Sun 12 – 15

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