Bachelor and Master of Science in Technology (3 yrs + 2 yrs)

The application period for Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology (taught in English) will be organized 9 - 24 January 2018. Applicants are selected to complete the degrees Bachelor and Master of Science in Technology. Admission is based on either SAT test results or grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB-, EB- or RP –degree.

 

Selection schedule

The admissions for the Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology are organized once a year in the spring joint application to higher education during the first application period.

Selection schedule 2018

 9.1.2018

Application period for joint application starts

 24.1.2018 
 klo 15.00

Application period for joint application ends

 7.2.2018
 klo 15.00

Deadline for delivering application documents (more information and exceptions)

 5.5.2018

SAT-test must be completed at the latest (applicants applying in Admission group II)

 7.6.2018
 klo 15.00

SAT-test results must be delivered at the latest (applicants applying in Admission group II)

 28.6.2018

Admission results for the spring joint application are published at the latest

 10.7.2018
 klo 15.00

Deadline for accepting the offered study place for applicants accepted in the first placement of the joint application

 31.7.2018
 klo 15.00

Acceptance from the reseve list in the spring joint application end at the latest

Who can apply?

The admission to Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology is based on either the grades of the Finnish matriculation examination, IB-, EB- or RP-degrees or SAT test results.

Admission Group I

You can be accepted in Admission Group I if you have completed or will complete during spring 2018 one of the following degrees:

  • Finnish matriculation examination
  • International Baccalaureate -degree (IB) in or outside Finland
  • European Baccalaureate -degree (EB) in or outside Finland
  • Reifeprüfung -degree (RP) in Finland

In Admission Group I admission is based on the grades obtained in the Finnish matriculation examination, IB-, EB- or RP-degrees. Applicants must also meet the minimum requirements set by the target programmes.

Admission Group II

You can be accepted in Admission Group II if you have completed or will complete during spring 2018 one of the following degrees:

  • Finnish matriculation examination
  • International Baccalaureate -degree (IB) in or outside Finland
  • European Baccalaureate -degree (EB) in or outside Finland
  • Reifeprüfung -degree (RP) in Finland
  • A degree completed outside Finland that in the awarding country gives eligibility for university studies
  • A Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification, further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification as set in the Vocational Education Act (531/2017)
  • AICE-degree in Finland

In Admission Group II admission is based on SAT test results.

Study options

Currently there is one Bachelor's degree programme with two study options available in English in the field of Science and Technology. The study options available in the Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology for the admission round 2018 are Data Science and Digital Systems and Design.

Study places reserved for first-time applicants

In Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology, 70 % of the available places in Admission Group I are reserved for applicants applying for their first higher education degree. The first-time quota only applies to Admission Group I.

You are not considered a first-time applicant, if you have

  • completed a higher education degree in Finland
  • accepted a study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland on 1.8.2014 or later

Study options 2018

 Study option 

 

 Intake 

 First-time quota 

 Studyinfo 

 Data Science

 

 

 Studyinfo.fi 

 

 Admission Group I

10

7

 

 

 Admission Group II 

15

-

 

 

 Total

25

 

 

 Digital Systems and Design

 

 

 Studyinfo.fi

 

 Admission Group I

10

7

 

 

 Admission Group II

15

-

 

 

 Total

25

 

 

How to apply

Admissions to the Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology are organized through the national joint application to higher education in the first application period of spring 2018. It is currently not possible to apply for studies at Aalto University in the field of science and technology in the autumn's application period for joint application.

Applications are submitted though the national Studyinfo-service. You can also find all study options available at Aalto University at Studyinfo.

Admission Group I

In Admission Group I admission is based on the grades obtained in the Finnish matriculation examination, IB-, EB- or RP-degrees. To be accepted in Admission Group I, you must fullfill the following minimum requirements:

  • Data Science: L (laudatur) grade in advanced mathematics
  • Digital Systems and Design: miminum E (eximia) grade in advanced mathematics

The instructions for converting IB-, EB- and RP-grades can be found from below. The required level in mathematics for applicants applying based in IB-degrees is HL (higher level) or SL (standard level). Applicants applying with RP-degrees are required to have completed mathematics as part of the degree (”Leistungen in der Reifeprüfung”).

Calculating the scores

In the Finnish matriculation examination five subjects are scored in a way that is most beneficial for the applicant.

If the applicant has completed different level tests in the same subject (for example the advanced and basic level mathematics), the result most beneficial for the applicant will be considered. Points are calculated either from the old or new test in the general studies battery (reaali), not both. The maximum score is 26 points.

Grade in the matriculation examination

 A 

 B 

 C 

 M 

 E 

 L 

Mathematics, advanced

2

3

4

5

6

7

Physics

0

1

2

3

4

5

Chemistry

0

1

2

3

4

5

Biology

0

0

1

2

3

4

Other subjects in the general studies battery (reaali)

0

0

0

1

2

3

Old general studies battery (reaali, before 2006)

1

2

3

4

5

6

Mother tongue (also Finnish or Swedish as a second language)

0

1

2

3

4

5

Mathematics, basic

0

0

0

1

2

3

2. national language, advanced

0

0

1

2

3

4

2. national language, intermediate

0

0

0

0

1

2

Foreign language, advanced

0

0

1

2

3

4

Foreign language, basic

0

0

0

0

1

2


The grades of international degrees (IB, EB, RP) are converted to Finnish matriculation examination grades as follows:

Grade in the matriculation examination

A

B

C

M

E

L

IB

2

3

4

5

6

7

EB

4,0-4,95 

 5,0-5,95

  6,0-6,95 

 7,0-7,95

 8,0-8,95 

9-10

EB (mathematics)

4,0-4,95 

5,0-5,95

6,0-6,95

 7,0-8,45

8,50-9,45

9,5-10

RP

4

5-6

7

8-9

10-12

13-15


The points of applicants who finish their IB degree in the spring 2018 are calculated based on their Candidate Predicted Grades. The points of applicants who finish their EB degree in the spring 2018 are calculated based on the official predicted grades. If an applicant is accepted based on predicted grades, the selection is conditional until the applicant submits an official certificate of the final grades to Aalto University Admission Services. If the points calculated based on the final grades are lower than the points calculated based on the predicted grades, the admission offer may be revoked.

Admission Group II

In Admission Group II admission is based on SAT test results.  A new version of the SAT was introduced in spring 2016, and only the scores of the redesigned SAT are considered. All applicants must complete the SAT test (Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics sections) as well as the SAT subject test in mathematics (Mathematics level 1 or level 2). To be considered in Admission Group II, you need to have completed the required tests with the following minimum grades:

 Required tests

 Minimum score 

 Evidence Based Reading and Writing 
 Mathematics

1130

 AND

 

 Mathematics Level 1

 OR

 Mathematics Level 2

600

 

690


Applicants are ranked based on the total score of the SAT tests Evidence Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics sections. If several applicants have received the same score, all applicants with a score high enough for admission will be admitted.

All official results of the SAT tests must be delivered to Aalto University directly from the test organizer. Aalto University ID code (1700) must be included in the SAT registration form. Students who have taken the tests earlier must order the score report to be sent to Aalto University direclty form the test organizer.

All applicants applying in spring 2018 must complete the SAT tests by 5.5.2018 at the latest.The official score report must be received by Aalto University by 7.6.2018 at 15.00 at the latest (or when College Board releases the results for the May 2018 test date).

Required application documents

Fill the electronic application form at Studyinfo.fi.

  • Instructions for applying (studyinfo.fi)

Deliver required documents to the Admission Services:

  • As an email attachment to admissions [at] aalto [dot] fi
  • To the mailing address: Aalto university Admission Services, P.O. Box 11110, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
  • Personally to the visiting address: Otakaari 1, room Y198, Espoo, Finland

Required documents

Required documents must be delivered to Aalto University Admission Services by the following deadlines:

  • All applicants are required to submit a copy of the applicant’s passport or some other government-issued identity card (with photo) including information on nationality as well as possible documents proving the applicant is exempted from paying tuition fees to Aalto University Admission Services by 7.2.2018 at 15.00 at the latest.
    More information on tuition fees
  • Finnish matriculation examination
    • If you have completed the Finnish matriculation examination in 1989 or earlier, deliver copies of your degree certificate and final secondary school certificate to Aalto University Admission Services by 7.2.2018 at 15.00 at the latest.
  • IB-, EB- or RP-degree
    • If you have completed the degree before spring 2018, deliver a copy of the final degree certitficate to Aalto University Admission Services by 7.2.2018 at 15.00 at the latest.
    • If you are completing an IB- or EB-degree in spring 2018, deliver a predicted grades report to Aalto University Admission Services by 13.4.2018 at 15.00 at the latest and the final degree certificate by 13.7.2018 at 15.00 at the latest.
    • If you are completing a RP-degree in spring 2018, deliver a copy of your grades to Aalto University Admission Services by 13.4.2018 at 15.00 at the latest
  • A foreign degree giving eligibility to higher education studies
    • If you have completed the degree before spring 2018, deliver a copy of the final degree certitficate with translations to Finnish, Swedish or English (if the original document is not in either Finnish, Swedish or English) to Aalto University Admission Services by 7.2.2018 at 15.00 at the latest.
    • If you are completing the degree in spring 2018, deliver a copy of the most recent school or degree certificate with translations to Finnish, Swedish or English (if the original document is not in Finnish, Swedish or English) to Aalto University Admission Services by 13.4.2018 at 15.00 at the latest and the final degree certificate by 13.7.2018 at 15.00 at the latest.
  • Finnish vocational degree (minimum three years)
    • If you have completed the degree before spring 2018, deliver a copy of the final degree certitficate to Aalto University Admission Services by 7.2.2018 at 15.00 at the latest.
    • If you are completing the degree in spring 2018, deliver a copy of the final degree certificate to Aalto University Admission Services by 7.6.2018 at 15.00 at the latest (the degree must be completed by 2.6.2018 at the latest).
  • SAT test results for applicants applying in Admission Group II

Tuition fees

A tuition fee is charged in the English-taught programmes leading either to a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. Tuition fees will not be charged from citizens of the member states of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), or Switzerland.

More information about tuition fees and scholarships is available at the Scholarships and Fees section.

Who will need to pay fees?

Citizens of the member states of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees while studying towards a degree at Aalto University. Most non-EU/EEA citizens are required to pay tuition fees. The fees will not concern those non-EU/EEA students who:

  •     have a continuous or permanent residence permit card in Finland (type A or P permit)
  •     have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (type P-EU permit)
  •     have an EU family member's residence card in Finland
  •     have an EU blue card in Finland

If you are exempted from tuition fees based on your residence permit in Finland, you need to deliver a copy of your residence permit card in Finland to Aalto University Admission Services.

Fees and scholarships

At Aalto University the tuition fee for bachelor's programmes is €12 000 and for master's programmes €15 000 per academic year.

Aalto University has a scholarship programme to support non-EU/EEA citizens who study in a fee-charging degree programme. At Aalto University, the scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. Scholarships may cover 100 % or 50 % of the tuition fee. The number of scholarships is limited.

The scholarships do not cover living costs. Students are expected to cover living expenses (app. EUR 800 per month) and other study related costs from their own financial resources.

Non-EU/EEA citizens who are liable to pay tuition fees can apply for the Aalto University scholarship. The applicant can apply for the Aalto University scholarship at the same time they apply for a study place with the same application form during the application period. It is not possible to apply for the scholarship after the application period has ended. The scholarship decisions are made on the basis of academic evaluation of the applicants selected to the study programmes. The scholarship decision is given together with the admission decision.

Admission results

The results for the joint application for spring 2018 are published in the Studyinfo service by 28.6.2018 at the latest. You can check the results by logging in to the My Studyinfo-service. An electronic results letter is also sent to all applicants.

Appealing against the admission decision

The right of appeal means that the applicant has the possibility to request for rectification if she/he believes that there has been an error in the decision-making process. The appeal should be submitted to the Registry of the university within 14 days after the publication of the decisions. In the appeal the applicants should specify the reasons for it. The right of appeal is not intended as means for receiving feedback or asking for further information about the application process.

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