Lahti University of Applied Sciences
- Study art and design in Lahti, a university town 60 miles north of Helsinki
- Gain professional experience in metalsmithing and jewelry
- Live in student apartments near campus
- Classes taught in English
KU Visual Art students specializing in Metalsmithing and Jewelry can spend the spring semester in Lahti, Finland. Fall semester placements may also be available depending on studio space. Students in other areas of Visual Arts and Design are also welcome to apply, subject to the availability of studio space in the Faculty of Design at Lahti and approval of the appropriate KU academic department.
Lahti is a town of approximately 100,000 inhabitants, and it is located 60 miles north of Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The centre of Lahti lies in a bowl-like valley formed by the Salpausselkä Hills. Located by Lake Vesijärvi it is a gateway to the Finnish lake district where inland waterways dominate the landscape. The university has an enrollment of approximately 4,700 students. The university's academic emphasis is on initiative, individuality and teamwork, with active cooperation with business and industry as an active part of a Lahti degree. Interested students should contact Prof. Jon Havener in the Department of Visual Art for more information.
Lahti courses and grades will be posted as KU equivalents on your KU transcript and grades will figure into your KU GPA. The relevant KU academic department will make the final decision regarding posting of credit and grades, and their application toward graduation.
Click here to learn about selecting courses at Lahti: Lahti University of Applied Sciences Course Selection Guide
Click here to view Lahti's Course Catalog: Lahti Courses Taught in English
Click here to see sample courses that KU students have taken at Lahti: Lahti Course Equivalencies
Students live in a 2-3 bedroom student apartments two miles from campus.
Metalsmithing/Jewelry majors with at least a 2.5 GPA and permission from the KU Department of Visual Arts. Students in other areas of Visual Arts and Design are also welcome to apply, subject to the availability of studio space in the Faculty of Design at Lahti.