LAB University of Applied Sciences

Lappeenranta, Finnland
LAB University of Applied Sciences
Empfohlene Studiengänge: TM, HM, WMM (WMM Studierende können nur Kurse aus HM/TM Programm wählen )
Double Degree: HM ggf. auch TM (nach Absprache mit Betreuer)

About the University

The Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management prepares you to provide high-class, innovative services that customers today require. It helps you to build a solid foundation for a successful career.

Studying at the LAB University of Applied Sciences gives you a wide understanding of the tourism and hospitality business. The degree programme helps you combine true practical service skills with professional and innovative knowledge of accommodation, restaurant and hospitality services. Your studies aim to enhance your teamwork, communication and project management skills, which are all essential in building a successful career in the field of tourism and hospitality.

Knowing and truly understanding hospitality services as a whole is the path to becoming a successful leader and manager. We will help you develop your organising and problem-solving skills to survive also in the most surprising circumstances. LAB’s education will enable you to work in different organisations or companies as either a leader or an expert developing hospitality services – not excluding the possibility of entrepreneurship.

Study methods on LAB courses include lectures, individual and group assignments, and online learning. Our facilities comprise restaurant facilities with the latest equipment and software in the restaurant business. This setting enables project-based learning where you can truly test your know-how by producing service experiences in cooperation with real companies. The main language of the studies is English, but your studies also include getting to know the Finnish language and culture.

About the Location

Lappeenranta’s special location in the border region between the East and the West, on the southern shore of the fourth largest lake in Europe, Saimaa, has favored and shaped local business and industry and also added unique features to the local culture. Throughout history, excellent transport links in all directions have been considered to be a vital element for the vitality of the region. The region’s natural beauty and Karelian atmosphere attract visitors to the area.

Important  Information for Studying at this Partner University

Language(s) of Instruction: English B2 (Certificate from home university - TOEFL iBT 72 test results)

Semester Dates:Winter semester: End of August – End of December (before Christmas)/ Summer Semester: Beginning of January – End of Ma

Course Offerings:

Costs: There are no additional tuition costs for studying at LAB in Lappeenranta  Additional costs that must be considered are accommodations, meals, and cost of living.

Impressoin studentisches Leben. Studentin sitzt mit Getränk in der Sonne

Student Life

Student Housing: More Information on Student Housing can be found here:

Student Support: LAB University provides various programmes to assist exchange students in getting acclimated and integrated into the exchange experience.  Beginning with a comprehensive orientation programme, the university provides exchange students with the tools and opportunities to fully immerse themselves in the Finish culture and studying at a Finish university.  More information about the various programme offerings can be found here:

Students with Disabilities: We provide individual support for the exchange students with special needs. Our student exchange coordinators make the required arrangements together with student service experts. Please be in contact well time advance if individual support is needed. (

Environmental Impact of Studying Abroad at this University

Flache Hand schützt Erde vor Verschmutzung

1274 kg

Estimated CO₂ emissions for round-trip plane travel from Frankfurt Airport

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Number of trees that must be planted to cancel out this CO₂ emission

Heilbronn University is committed to the continuous improvement of environmental performance as a component of sustainable development. For the university, protecting the environment means avoiding risks to people and the environment, continuously reducing resource and energy consumption and minimizing emissions and waste, so that the university makes its contribution to sustainable development.

Learn more about how you can lessen the environmental affects of studying abroad here.

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