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Established in 1992, Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu (Laurea University of Applied Sciences) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Vantaa (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Uusimaa. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Espoo, Lohja, Porvoo, Hyvinkää. Officially recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland), Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu (LAUREA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational Finnish higher education institution. Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu (LAUREA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 28 years old Finnish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Finnish higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. LAUREA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Acronym LAUREA
Founded 1992
Motto Together we are stronger

University Location

Address Ratatie 22
01300 Uusimaa
Tel +358 (9) 8868 7215
Fax +358 (9) 8868 7200
Other locations Espoo, Lohja, Porvoo, Hyvinkää

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office Ratatie 22
Vantaa 01300
(9) 8868 7293

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)
  • European Organisation for Security (EOS)
  • European Security and Defense College (ESDC)
  • Finnish Service Alliance (FSA)
  • European Facility Management Network (EuroFM) Service Design Network (SDN)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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