For LAB students at Lappeenranta Campus

All exams taking place on campuses are cancelled. Please follow the Moodle notice board and course Moodle. Teachers will be in touch with the examinees for alternative methods.                                                                                                                                                                            

The August and September exams are exceptionally handled on the Lappeenranta campus with  exam envelopes, until Pepi's exam tool is available. For now, follow these instructions:

 See detailed exam instructions below:

Exam dates

Exam envelope

EXAM electronic examination system

Resit examination instructions

These instructions are applicable for exams completed on general examination dates. Students can do a maximum amount of three exams on one examination date. Participation in exams is limited to students who have enrolled as present and who have signed up for the course in question.

Students must enroll for the resit examination via exam envelope two weeks before the resit day. Only those students who have enrolled as instructed have a right to participate for the examination. Late enrolments are disregarded. Students who have failed to cancel their participation seven days before the resit examination date will lose one examination opportunity. A fail grade is given to those students who have enrolled for the resit but are absent from the examination without a justifiable reason. 

In resit examinations students must carry a photo identity card and the necessary writing tools. Mobile phones and other items including the wristwatches are to be left at the front of the examination room. The examination monitors will seat students so that those carrying out the same examination will not sit next to each other. The teacher must pre-notify students and examination monitors in the event that other tools or materials are permitted for the exam. Monitors have the right to check the tools and materials students have with them. All the students must carry their own tools and materials.

Students are not allowed to talk with each other after entering the examination room. Students can start doing their exams once the monitor gives a permission. Exam answers are to be written on the question papers provided by the teacher or on writing paper supplied by the university of applied sciences. Alternatively, they may be entered in electronic form in a manner designated by the teacher. In leaving the examination, students must return all papers received.

If a student has reason to take up any matter with the examination monitor, she/he must indicate this by raising his/her hand and waiting until the monitor comes.

Students may leave the examination no earlier than half an hour after its official starting time. If a student has to leave for a bathroom, she/he can do this only with permission and under supervision.

Students who are late are allowed to take part in the examination if nobody has left the auditorium before their arrival.

As a rule, the time period allowed to complete the examination is three hours (3 h). For special reasons, students may be granted more time to complete the examination and permission to use necessary aids. The course teacher must inform the exam monitor of such a case in advance.

In exams conducted in IT classrooms, the use of email and the Internet is prohibited during exams unless permission is granted by the teacher.

The exam monitor has the right to expel students suspected of cheating from the examination. If cheating is noted after the examination, the examiner may fail the exam in question. A student charged with cheating or another infraction may be penalized at the university of applied sciences by official warning or be dismissed for a prescribed period (General Regulations on Degrees 2.1.2020)

Students must show their ID when handing in their exam and leaving the examination.

LAB University of Applied Sciences requires new students to have their own laptop computer in use, preferably acquired before studies start. Mobile devices (phone, tablets) are helpful but they may not suffice for all the needs in studies.

LAB University of Applied Sciences requires new students to have their own laptop computer in use, preferably acquired before studies start. Mobile devices (phone, tablets) are helpful but they may not suffice for all the needs in studies.

There is a WiFi network in the university premises for students to use. The laptop battery life should be long as recharging the device is not possible in all the premises.

Hardware recommendations:

  • at least a ’Home’ level computer, as tested by the PCMark 10 benchmark software
  • processor: min. Intel i3 or equivalent (i5 or equivalent recommended)
  • main memory (RAM): 4 Gt or more, especially for engineering studies
  • mass storage: capacity 128 Gt or more (SSD drive recommended)
  • display: min. 13-inch Full HD or better
  • support for wireless network 5 GHz (min. 802.11 n/ac)
  • supported version of the operating system: recommended versions include Windows 7 or newer, macOS 10.10 or newer
  • web cam, microphone, headphones
  • battery life allowing several hours of working on the laptop
  • external display interface

Extended guarantee period is recommended whenever possible (a regular guarantee period is one year). Students in the faculty of technology (engineering) should have a mouse and an external display, or a larger laptop display, to facilitate the use of graphic design software.

When acquiring the hardware, the student should consider that the included operating system supports the software applications needed in studies. Basic software is available for almost all operating systems, but industry-specific software may be available only for certain operating system versions. In addition, the software to be used on the laptop may require upgraded hardware.

Software:
The students may, at no extra cost, install the latest Microsoft O365 Pro software package on their devices. A so-called student version is available also of most engineering design software applications.

Language Centre is responsible for the teaching of languages and intercultural communication at the Universities of Technology and Applied Sciences.

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The right to study is held by those students who are enrolled for attendance. You have the right to participate in studies or sit for examinations for credit only when you are enrolled as an attending student at the LAB University of Applied Sciences (LAB).

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Tuition fee and scholarship

LAB does not grant scholarships for first-year students (beginning students). If your studies have progressed according to the confirmed curriculum during the academic year and you are in need of financial aid, you can apply for a scholarship for the 2nd or 3rd year. To receive a scholarship, the student must have completed a minimum of 55 ECTS credits during the first academic year (between August 1–July 31) or 110 ECTS during the second year or 165 ECTS during the third year. There is no grade criteria.

A scholarship can be granted from the 2nd year of study onwards (1 year at a time) for the standard study period (3,5 years/Bachelor's and 2,5 years/Master's). A scholarship can only be granted to a student who has enrolled as attending (present) for the academic year.

The scholarship covers the tuition fee for the next academic year. Please note that the scholarship is not paid to the student's bank account.

Studies begun in Fall 2019:

The tuition fee for NON-EU/EEA students in Bachelor´s degree programmes taught in English is 5 400 €/ academic year. For students in the Master´s degree programme taught in English the tuition fee is 6 400 €/ academic year. Students having started their studies in the Fall semester 2019 can apply for a 50% scholarship for their 2nd year.

Studies begun in Fall 2017 or 2018:

The tuition fee for NON-EU/EEA students in Bachelor´s degree programmes taught in English is 4 300 €/ academic year. For students in the Master´s degree programme taught in English the tuition fee is 5 100 €/ academic year. Students having started their studies in the Fall semester 2017 or 2018 can apply for a 100% scholarship for their 3rd or 4th (0,5) year.

All continuing students who are not granted a scholarship to cover the tuition fee must pay the annual tuition fee by July 31 (31.7.) at the latest. The payment must be made in total.

A continuing student who has enrolled for the next academic year but did not get the scholarship and has not paid the tuition fee by the due date does not have a right to study.

If the student’s Residence Permit status has changed and he/she is exempted from paying the tuition fee, a scanned copy of the residence permit card (both sides) must be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that any misconduct during studies will affect the scholarship decision. https://www.saimia.fi/lab/docs/Guidelines_for_handling_misconduct_LAB.pdf

Application for the scholarship

IB19, HOMA19, MEC19, NURS19, IBM19Y: Applying for 2nd year 50% scholarship

To Apply scholarship: Send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Write your:

  • Student number
  • Study group
  • Year when you started studying

Handwritten applications and applications without the "address in your home country" will not be processed.

Send the application in pdf form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Attach your current transcript of records (official transcript given by the Student Office)  as a pdf file to the e-mail (requirement 55 ECTS).

IB18, HOMA18, MEC18, NURS18, IBM18Y: Applying for 3rd year 100% scholarship

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inform LAB that you want to apply for the scholarship for your 3rd year. To receive a scholarship, the student must have completed a minimum of 110 ECTS credits during the second academic year (between August 1–July 31). There is no grade criteria.

NOTE: For IBM18, the standard study period is 2,5 years/ Master's, so it is possible to apply for a 3rd year scholarship only for the Fall semester 2020 (0,5 yrs).

  • required information:
    • student number
    • date of birth
    • family name
    • first names
    • address in Finland
    • address in your home country
    • email address
    • name of the degree programme
    • year when you have begun your studies
  • Attach your current transcript of records as a pdf-file (official transcript given by the Student Office)

IB17, HOMA17, MEC17: Applying for 4th year 100% scholarship (NOTE: 6-month scholarships only = Fall semester 2020):

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inform Saimaa UAS that you want to apply for the scholarship for the last Fall semester of your fourth year. To receive a scholarship, the student must have completed a minimum of 165 ECTS credits during the third academic year (between August 1–July 31). There is no grade criteria.

  • required information:
    • student number
    • date of birth
    • family name
    • first names
    • address in Finland
    • address in your home country
    • email address
    • name of the degree programme
    • year when you have begun your studies
  • Attach your current transcript of records as a pdf-file (official transcript given by the Student Office)If you have already completed the required 55 ECTS (1st year student), 110 ECTS (2nd year student), or 165 ECTS (3rd year student) and need the scholarship decision earlier, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    If you have any questions about tuition fees and scholarships, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Scholarship decisions will mostly be made at the end of April, May, June and August.

Applying for an extended residence permit

Continuing students apply online for the extended residence permit (RP). You cannot apply for an extension earlier than 3 months before the RP expires. The requirement for the extension is at least 45 ECTS credits during the academic year. Be prepared to pay the tuition fee (4300 €) in case you are not granted a scholarship. You must also have the required sum of money (6720 €) for living expenses in your bank account.

Information on applying for the extended residence permit:

http://migri.fi/en/extended-permit

Migri's info letter for the student's extended residence permit:
http://migri.fi/en/extended-permit-for-studies

 

 

 

 

The degree plans include elective studies where the students may choose courses from other study plans or schools. The University of Applied Sciences (UAS) may also arrange elective studies in general, or in the schools of study.

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In addition to degree programme studies, Saimaa UAS offers opportunities for continuing education studies.

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Students studying at LAB Lappeenranta Campus  can use the students’ intranet service (WinhaWille) to check their personal data, credits and assessments that have been recorded in the credit record.

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International activities are considered to be an essential development area at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, and the range of foreign partners is wide and well-established. Saimaa University of Applied Sciences co-operates with different universities in Russia, Asian countries and Europe in the fields of student, teacher and trainee exchange and different kinds of joint development projects.

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Work placement or clinical practice is an integral part of polytechnic studies. The goal of professional practice is to train students in a supervised environment regarding the basic practical aspects of work in their chosen field. One week of supervised training equals 1.5 study credits.

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The bachelor’s thesis for the UAS degree is a broad course of study for the preparation of the students in planning and researching areas for development, and working as an expert in their field of study. The extent of study for the bachelor’s thesis is 15 credit points. The scope of the thesis in the degree programme in Construction Management is 10 credits.

The goals of the master´s degree programmes are to develop and demonstrate the student’s ability to apply research to practice, to solve problems in the workplace, and to be experts in the field. The extent of study for the master´s thesis is 30 credit points.

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