• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Master's Programme in Biorefineries from LUT University is well suited for people already in the working world in Finland or abroad, aiming for professional development and the upgrading of qualifications. 

About

The Master's Programme in Biorefineries from LUT University is a practical solution to practical lifelong learning.

The sustainable production of energy, food, chemicals and materials is a major challenge today and for the future generations.

The production has until now been based on fossil raw materials but this has in turn caused very serious environmental challenges.

The use of renewable raw materials where it is technically possible and economically feasible is one of the corner technologies for mitigating climate change and saving scarce natural resources. 

Careers

You will acquire the knowledge and skills to work in different fields of the biorefining industry, most typically in research, development, or various operations of biorefining sites and related equipment manufacturers globally.

You will also be able to work in project management and consulting companies, education, or assessing related laws, regulations and actions taken by authorities. You will also gain knowledge on biorefining to be able to discuss future choices critically within the biorefining industry, to renew the strategy of your company, or to work as a decision-maker.

The circular economy is also a very closely related field: this Master's programme is not restricted only to the biorefining industry but applies more generally to industry related to the use of renewable resources.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biorefineries 
  • Chemical engineering in general
  • Alternative biorefineries and enabling technologies
  • Solid liquid separation
  • Biological waste water treatment and bioeconomy

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

    Minimum required Verbal Reasoning score:

    140

    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:

    147

    Minimum required Analytical Writing score:

    3

    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

You are eligible to apply to this programme with one of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Technology: Tekniikan kandidaatti - Completed in a Finnish University
  • Bachelor of Engineering - Insinööri (AMK) Completed in a Finnish University of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology OR closely related to Technology - All countries - Completed in a University
  • Bachelor of Engineering - EU/EEA countries - Completed in a University of Applied Sciences

The degree must be equivalent to a similar Finnish Bachelor's Degree regarding to number of academic years and ECTS credits required.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

LUT University Scholarship Programme

Scholarships are offered for students with a nationality of a non-EU/EEA country (excluding Switzerland), who are applying through Regular Admission to Master's Programme/s at LUT University (taught in English) and who are required to pay a tuition fee.

Partner University Scholarship Programme at LUT University

Scholarships are offered for students from the partner universities who have a nationality of a non-EU/EEA country (excluding Switzerland), who are applying through Double Degree Admission or Joint Degree Admission to a Master's Programme at LUT University (taught in English) and who are required to pay a tuition fee.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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