Aalto Summer

Care to change the society, develop an innovation – or a whole new industry? Get started by signing up for one of the courses at Aalto Summer 2018.

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The summer is an inspiring time when people step outside of their usual roles and open their minds for new ideas. Whether you are a degree student at Aalto or elsewhere, or a working professional looking to update your understanding on business, art, design or technology, we have something for you at Aalto Summer!

Check out our offering at the list of courses. If you are an international student, please have a look at how we can help you with finding the best possible accommodation and other practical arrangements. All participants can take advantage of the great social programme to meet new people and widen perspectives by meeting people from outside one’s own field of study. Get inspired, be unique, start a wave!
 

Courses


The first two parts of the list of courses are open to all meeting the possible mentioned pre-requisites. Some courses are fee-based for non-Aalto participants. Participants from outside Aalto need to apply using this Application form. Aalto students use regular channels for applying and registering (MyCourses, WebOodi) unless the course details state otherwise. The courses listed in the third part are open to Aalto students only. Confusing? Please see the FAQ or contact us at summer [at] aalto [dot] fi.

 

COURSES OPEN TO ALL


Programme name: Aalto Venture Programme - AVP Summer School (Click here for Brochure)

-- Application period for this course has ended. --
Program consists of two courses: Design Your Business (5 ECTS credits) and Leadership and Design Thinking (2 ECTS credits)
School: School of Science
Field of studies: Entrepreneurship
Target group level: Bachelor
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 7 ECTS credits (total)
Beginning date: 30.7.2018
Ending date: 24.8.2018
Price: 2 800,00 €
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: please leave your contact info at http://avp.aalto.fi/avp-summer-school
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students and partner students > http://avp.aalto.fi/avp-summer-school


Course name: Design your business (Click here for Brochure)
School: School of Engineering
Field of studies: Entrepreneurship
Target group level: Bachelor
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 5 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 6.8.2018
Ending date: 24.8.2018
Time: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2.15 pm to 17 pm at Aalto Design Factory
Price: 1 200,00 €
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Meri Kuikka (meri.kuikka [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students and partner students > http://aaltonaut.fi/. Non-Aalto participants please use the Application form.
 
 
Course name: International interaction & communication (Click here for Brochure)
School: Language Centre
Field of studies: Entrepreneurship
Target group level: Bachelor
Pre-requisites:  None
Credits: 1 ECTS credit
Beginning date: 1.8.2018
Ending date: 24.8.2018
Time: Starting with two intensive days, continuing alongside Challenge Breakers and Design Your Business courses
Price: 900,00 €
Language: of instruction: English
Contact person: Maurice Forget (maurice.forget [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students and partner students > http://aaltonaut.fi/. Non-Aalto participants please use the Application form.
Application deadline: 23.7.2018


Course name: Challenge breakers (Click here for Brochure)

-- Application period for this course has ended. --
School: School of Engineering
Field of studies: Entrepreneurship
Target group level: Bachelor
Pre-requisites:  None
Credits: 5 ECTS credits
Beginning date:  6.8.2018 at Aalto Design Factory. One week of lectures and workshops starting already June 11th June (streamed and recorded sessions for remote students.)
Ending date:  24.8.2018
Time: Tentative schedule is Mon-Fri 9.00-14.00 with few exceptions.
Price: 1 200,00 €
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: David Leal Martinez (david.leal [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students and partner students > http://aaltonaut.fi/. Non-Aalto participants please use the Application form.

 

Course name: School of Electrical Engineering summer course on radars

-- The course has been cancelled --
School: School of Electrical Engineering
Field of studies: Radio Engineering
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: The preliminady knowledge of the course is the first year Bachelor's studies of electrical engineering. Especially, engineering mathematics (e.g., complex numbers), Matlab programming, circuit analysis and physics (e.g., basics of electromagnetic waves). Interest of microwave engineering and electronic measurements are beneficial, but not a must!
Credits: 5 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 25.5.2018
Ending date: 1.6.2018
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 1 000,00  €
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Jari Holopainen (jari.holopainen [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Please note that the passing requirements of the course are active participation in the whole intensive week (due to the workshop nature, absence in intensive week is not possible!) and accepted fulfilment of the addressed assignments during the course.


Course name: Magnetism and Application

-- Application period for this course has ended. --
School: School of Electrical Engineering  
Field of studies: Space physics and technology, magnetism and magnetometry
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites:  Good knowledge of mathematics and physics
Credits: 5 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 4.6.18
Ending date: 26.6.18
Time:  Mon and Tue 12:15 - 15:00
Price: 1 000,00 €
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: eija.tanskanen [at] aalto [dot] fi
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students > MyCourses, WebOodi. Non-Aalto participants please use the Application form.
Application deadline: 10.6.2018 (Note: The course begins 4.6.2018.)


Course name: Summer School on Transportation 2018
School: School of Engineering
Field of studies: Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering
Target group level: Master & doctoral
Pre-requisites: none
Credits: 2-3 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 20.8.18
Ending date: 24.8.18
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Price: The registration fee of 700 euros includes course material and banquet. After June 15, 2018, the fee is 900,00 €. The attendees may earn study credits in the Aalto University School: of Engineering (2–3 ECTS credits). There is a limited number of registration fee scholarships for MSc and PhD students.
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Pinja Niittymäki (pinja.niittymaki [at] aalto [dot] fi) & Christoffer Weckström (christoffer.weckstrom [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: http://astra.aalto.fi
 
 
Course name: Summer School Information Technology Program (ITP) (Click here for Brochure)

-- Application period for this course has ended. --
School: School of Business
Field of studies: Information & Service Management
Target group level: Target group level: Bachelor & Master
Pre-requisites: min. 60 ECTS credits of Bachelor level studies
Credits: 24 ECTS credits (can be extended to 30 ECTS credits with an additional book exam)
Beginning date: 28.5.2018
Ending date: 31.8.2018
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 2 900,00 €
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Project Manager Heini-Maari Kemppainen, heini-maari.kemppainen [at] aalto [dot] fi, +358 50 577 2755
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students and partner university students > http://www.itp.aalto.fi. Non-Aalto participants please use the Application form.
 
 
Course name: Digital Business Master Class (Click here for Brochure)

-- Application period for this course has ended. --
School: School of Business
Field of studies: Information & Service Management
Target group level: Target group level: Master
Pre-requisites: Bachelor’s degree. In order to apply, you must be enrolled student at a partner university of Aalto University School: of Business and nominated by your home university exchange coordinator. If you are not from a partner university you may apply as a fee-based participant.
Credits: 6 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 2.7.2018
Ending date: 13.7.2018
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 1 200,00 €
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Project Manager Heini-Maari Kemppainen, heini-maari.kemppainen [at] aalto [dot] fi, +358 50 577 2755
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students and partner university students > http://db.aalto.fi. Non-Aalto participants please use the Application form.
 
 
Course name: Summer Boost Technology and Business Models of Autonomous Ships

-- Application period for this course has ended. --
School: School of Engineering
Field of studies: Marine Technology
Target group level: Third study year onwards
Pre-requisites: suitable for students of different backgrounds
Credits: 10 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 4.5.2018
Ending date: 24.8.2018
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: -
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Professor (Associate) Jani Romanoff (jani.romanoff [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info: Apply before 9.4.2018; contact Jani Romanoff (jani.romanoff [at] aalto [dot] fi)
 
 
Course name: Aalto BIM Digital Design and Construction Summer School

-- Application period for this course has ended. --
School: School of Engineering
Field of studies: Civil Engineering
Target group level: Bachelor, master & doctoral
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 4 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 4.6.2018
Ending date: 10.6.2018
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: -
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Vishal Singh (Vishal.Singh [at] aalto [dot] fi (Vishal.Singh@aalto.fi))
 
 
Course name: European School: on Metamaterials
School: School of Electrical Engineering
Field of studies: Electronics and nanotechnologies
Target group level: Doctoral
Pre-requisites: -
Credits: -
Beginning date: 31.8.2018
Ending date: 1.9.2018
Time: Detailed information via contact person.
Price: -
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Prof. Sergei Tretyakov (sergei.tretyakov [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info: http://congress2018.metamorphose-vi.org/


Course name: Doctoral School: on Tunable and Software-Driven Functional Metasurfaces

-- Application period for this course has ended. --
School: School of Electrical Engineering
Field of studies: Electronics and nanotechnologies
Target group level: PhD
Pre-requisites:  More information from contact person
Credits: 1 ECTS credit
Beginning date: 28.6.2018
Ending date: 29.6.2018
Time: 9 am to 5 pm (dinner 7 pm)
Price: -
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Prof. Sergei Tretyakov and Dr. Fu Liu (fu.liu [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: http://School:.metamorphose-vi.org/index.php/component/content/article/8-School:s/65-xxxvii-School:-helsinki-finland
Application deadline: 18.6.2018
 
 
Course name: LC-1112 Online Presentation Skills for Engineers
School: Language Centre
Field of studies: Language Course for Tech students
Target group level: Bachelor
Pre-requisites None:
Credits: 2 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 30.7.2018
Ending date: 7.9.2018
Time:  The course is mostly online with presentation rehearsals on 23.08 from 10-12, 13-15 and final presentations on 06.09 from 9-10:30, 10:30-12.
Price: 30 euros
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Hanna Liisa Hakala (hannaliisa.hakala [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students > MyCourses, WebOodi. Non-Aalto participants please use the Application form.
Application deadline: 23.7.2018.
 

Course name: LC-1114 Communicating Technology
School: Language Centre
Field of studies: Languege course
Target group level: Bachelor
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 8.8.2018
Ending date: 7.9.2018
Time: Wed & Fri 8.30-11.45
Price: 45 eur
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Nanna Qvist (nanna.qvist [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students > MyCourses, WebOodi. Non-Aalto participants please use the Application form.
Application deadline: 23.7.2018.
 
 
Course name: LC-1115 Persuasive Communication
School: Language Centre
Field of studies: Languege course
Target group level: Bachelor
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 6.8.2018
Ending date: 6.9.2018
Time: Mon & Thu 14.30-17.45
Price: 45 eur
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Anya Siddiqi (anya.siddiqi [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students > MyCourses, WebOodi. Non-Aalto participants please use the Application form.
Application deadline: 23.7.2018.
 
 
Course name: LCA-1008 Writing in Art, Design and Architecture
School: Language Centre
Field of studies: Languege course for Art, Design and Architecture students
Target group level: Bachelor
Pre-requisites:  None
Credits: 3 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 6.8.2018
Ending date: 3.9.2018
Time: Mon & Thu 9.00-12.15
Price: 45 eur
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Tommi Kakko (tommi.kakko [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students > MyCourses, WebOodi. Non-Aalto participants please use the Application form.
Application deadline: 23.7.2018.
 
 
Course name: LCA-1009 Talking Art, Design and Architecture
School: Language Centre
Field of studies: Languege course for Art, Design and Architecture students
Target group level: Bachelor
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS credits
Beginning date: 6.8.18
Ending date: 3.9.18
Time: Mon & Thu 12.30-15.45
Price: 45 eur
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Maurice Forget (maurice.forget [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: Aalto students > MyCourses, WebOodi. Non-Aalto participants please use the Application form.
Application deadline: 23.7.2018.

 

OPEN UNIVERSITY (incl. School of Business Summer Studies)


Open University courses are open to everyone regardless of their background or age. Open University offers individual courses in Business, Technology and  Art and Design. Read more about e.g. registration and fees at the Open University website.

Course name: Open University, A21A00410 Yritysvastuu ja -etiikka, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Management, Philosophy
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 22.5.18
Ending date: 7.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 45 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.54471128923
 
 
Course name: Open University, A21C00300 Henkilöstöjohtaminen, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Management
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 4.6.18
Ending date: 20.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.23911598169
 
 
Course name: Open University, A21E03050 Inside Work Cultures, book exam, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Management
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 26.6.18
Ending date: 16.8.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 30 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.76318888724
 
 
Course name: Open University, 26E03600 Introduction to Management and International Business, book exam, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Management
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 3.5.18
Ending date: 30.8.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 30 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.39237954449
 
 
Course name: Open University, Ako-E3010 Johtaminen ja johtajuus, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Management
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 5 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 7.5.18
Ending date: 19.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 75 €.
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.61393483393
 
 
Course name: Open University,  A21A00110 Johtamisen perusteet, online course, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Management
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 op
Beginning date: 12.6.18
Ending date: 20.8.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person:
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.39682604242
 
 
Course name: Open University, A26E03400 People Management in Multinational Organizations, evening course, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Management
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 22.5.18
Ending date: 19.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.330730344410
 
 
Course name: Open University, A21C00400 Projektityö ja - johtaminen, Summer 2018
School OTHER
Field of studies: Management
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 9.8.18
Ending date: 1.9.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.94915339397
 
 
Course name: Open University, A21E06050 Responsibility Management, book exam, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Management
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 12.6.18
Ending date: 12.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 30 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.16116167376
 
 
Course name: Open University, A22C00100 Kirjanpito, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Accounting
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 16.5.18
Ending date: 15.8.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.87249519981
 
 
Course name: Open University, A22A00110 Laskentatoimen perusteet, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Accounting
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 15.5.18
Ending date: 14.8.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.54651147735
 
 
Course name: Open University,  A35A00310 Tuotantotalouden perusteet, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Logistics
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 1.6.18
Ending date: 1.9.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.77950414035
 
 
Course name: Open University, A23C510 Integrated Marketing Communications, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Marketing
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 15.5.18
Ending date: 7.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.95228045084
 
 
Course name: Open University, A23C60050 Markkinatutkimus, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Marketing
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 14.5.18
Ending date: 15.8.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.49438430842
 
 
Course name: Open University, A23A00110 Markkinoinnin perusteet, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Marketing
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 7.5.18
Ending date: 18.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.76176345494
 
 
Course name: Open University, AMUO-C3006 Basics of Service Design (May-June), Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Desing
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 2 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 8.5.18
Ending date: 19.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 30 €.
Language of instruction English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.54071546987
 
 
Course name: Open University, AARTS-A0201 Käsivarapiirustus, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Arts
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 2.5.18
Ending date: 5.9.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €.
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.64660541638
 
 
Course name: Open University, A31A00110 Taloustieteen perusteet, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Economics
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 2.5.18
Ending date: 20.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €.
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.86252048227
 
 
Course name: Open University, A25C00100 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Entrepreneurship
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 22.5.18
Ending date: 18.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.61145534238
 
 
Course name: Open University, A32C060 Verotuksen perusteet, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Business Law
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 20.8.18
Ending date: 30.8.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.80438576334
 
 
Course name: Open University, A32C26000 Yhtiöjuridiikka, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Business Law
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 
Ending date: 
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.66240420985
 
 
Course name: Open University, A32A00130 Yritysjuridiikan perusteet, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Business Law
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 14.5.18
Ending date: 23.5.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.27534026326
 
 
Course name: Open University, A61A00200 Business Communication Skills, Summer 2018
School OTHER
Field of studies: English Business Communication
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 7.5.18
Ending date: 4.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 45 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.20409575246
 
 
Course name: Open University, A71C03000 Digitaalinen viestintä ja media, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Business Communication
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 30.7.18
Ending date: 29.8.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.79346589454
 
 
Course name: Open University,  A71C01000 Management Communication, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: English Business Communication
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 21.5.18
Ending date: 13.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.44442535306

 
Course name: Open University, A71A00300 Viestintä ja projektinhallinta, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Business Communication
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 6 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 16.8.18
Ending date: 11.9.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 90 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.79537469151
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-2001 Espanja 1 - työelämän espanjaa (alkeet), Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Spain
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 9.4.18
Ending date: 9.5.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 45 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact: person 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.87414250032
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-2012 Espanja 2 - työelämän espanjaa, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Spain
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 15.5.18
Ending date: 12.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 45 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.52539673385
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-2231 Espanja 3a - liike-elämän espanjaa, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Spain
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 13.8.18
Ending date: 10.9.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 45 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.39450032758
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-0330 Johtamisviestintä L, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Speech Communication
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 28.5.18
Ending date: 18.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 45 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.27696527962
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-0224 Neuvottelutaito, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Speech Communication
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 2 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 1.8.18
Ending date: 3.9.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 30 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.93569799765
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALCB-5800 Ruotsinkielinen yritysviestintä 1, August, group 1, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Swedish
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 22.5.18
Ending date: 18.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 45 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Swedish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.84500211853
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALCB-5800 Ruotsinkielinen yritysviestintä 1, August, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Swedish
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 1.8.18
Ending date: 22.8.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 45 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Swedish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.19617723598
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-6112 Liike-elämän saksaa: 1b, Summer 2018
School OTHER
Field of studies: German
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 3 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 21.5.18
Ending date: 5.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 45 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: Finnish
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://opintopolku.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.712821417710
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-7311 Finnish 1A, evening course, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Finnish
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 2 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 14.5.18
Ending date: 20.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 30 €. There are free places for Aalto University School ofBusiness degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.77846683447
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-7312 Finnish 1B, evening course, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Finnish
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 2 ECTS cr
Beginning date: August
Ending date: Early September
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 30 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.72230329285
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-7321 Finnish 2A, evening course, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Finnish
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 2 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 14.5.18
Ending date: 20.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 30 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.19612941724
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-7322 Finnish 2B, evening course, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Finnish
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 2 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 30.7.18
Ending date: 5.9.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 30 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.995835360010
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-7331 Finnish 3A, evening course, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Finnish
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 2 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 15.5.18
Ending date: 21.6.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 30 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.43253376008
 
 
Course name: Open University, ALC-7332 Finnish 3B, evening course, Summer 2018
School: OTHER
Field of studies: Finnish
Target group level: Anyone
Pre-requisites: None
Credits: 2 ECTS cr
Beginning date: 13.8.18
Ending date: 6.9.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: 30 €. There are free places for Aalto University School of Business degree students. http://avoin.aalto.fi/en/courses/summer_business/
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: 
Link to more info: https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/koulutus/1.2.246.562.17.579523622010
 

 

COURSES FOR AALTO STUDENTS


Below are some of the pickings. Please go to Into to see all of the summer courses offered exclusively for Aalto students!

 

Course name: Networked Partnering and Product Innovation – NEPPI Pilot
School: School of Electrical Engineering
Field of studies: Internet of Things, Concept Design, Business Modeling, Value Chains, subcontracting, altenative economies
Target group level: Master
Pre-requisites:  None
Credits: 5 credits
Beginning date: 4.6.18
Ending date: 13.7.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: -
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Salu Ylirisku (salu.ylirisku [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: http://neppi.aalto.fi
 
 
Course name: Networked Partnering and Product Innovation Technology – NEPPI Tech Pilot
School: School of Electrical Engineering
Field of studies: Internet of Things software and hardware prototyping, subcontracting
Target group level: Master
Pre-requisites:  Documented studies in either embedded programming, electronic circuit design, or server / web software design
Credits: 5 credits
Beginning date: 4.6.18
Ending date: 31.8.18
Time: Detailed information via below link/contact person.
Price: -
Language of instruction: English
Contact person: Salu Ylirisku (salu.ylirisku [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: http://neppi.aalto.fi
 
 
Course name: LCA-5703 Vi skriver och talar om konst på svenska
School: Language center
Field of studies: Arts students
Target group level: Bachelor
Pre-requisites: none
Credits: 3 credits
Beginning date: 28.5.2018
Ending date: 20.6.2018
Time: Mon 14.30-17.00; Wed 14.30-17.00
Price: -
Language of instruction: Swedish
Contact person: Stina Niemi (stina.niemi [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: My Courses
 
 
Course name: LC-5410 Svenska inom teknik
School: Language Centre
Field of studies: Chem/Sci/Elec/Eng students
Target group level: Bachelor
Pre-requisites: none
Credits: 3 credits
Beginning date: 29.5.2018
Ending date: 28.6.2018
Time: Tue 16.00-18.15; Thu 16-18.15
Price: -
Language of instruction: Swedish
Contact person: Stina Niemi (stina.niemi [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Link to more info / apply: My Courses

Summer exams for Aalto students
Aalto teachers organise opportunities to take various exams during the summer months. Please read the instructions for students at into.fi. The information is available in three languages: "Kesätentit" / "Sommartentamina" / "Summer exams"

Summer Schools available for Aalto students
There are some Summer Schools organised by partner universities and other institutions, which offer studies for Aalto Students. Please read more at into.fi, (the last of seven drop lists): FI / SV / EN

 

 

Services

 

Aalto Summer aims to provide an easy transition to student life in Finland. All international students are warmly welcome and we offer help from your first arrival to finding accommodation and making new friends with a lively social programme. We are happy to answer all enquiries from airport pick-ups to tips on using public transport and making the most of your time at Aalto via: summer [at] aalto [dot] fi (summer@aalto.fi.)

 

Accommodation

 

Aalto Summer students must organize their own accommodation. All options introduced on this page are fully furnished and include basic amenities such as WiFi, water, electricity, dishes, pots and pans unless otherwise stated in the description. Check from the website of the service provider if you need to bring your own bed sheets and towels.

Please note also that accommodation options are on short supply during the summer months, so book as early as you can and make sure you have somewhere to stay before you arrive.

Stay in Forenom

All Forenom hostels (forenom.com) introduced here provide fully furnished rooms with shared kitchens, laundry rooms, common living areas and single-sex bathrooms. The university has negotiated special prices for Aalto Summer students. If you’re interested in staying in Forenom, take a look at the guide on choosing a suitable Forenom hostel and email our contact person henna.tuominen [at] forenom [dot] com (henna.tuominen@forenom.com) to make a booking.

Forenom Hostel Espoo Kivenlahti
Forenom Kivenlahti is about 35-minute bus travel away from the campus area. There is no direct Metro link to Otaniemi, and you need to reserve around one hour travel time to reach the campus in the morning (a bus from the hostel to Matinkylä metro station and then a metro to the Aalto University).

Forenom Hostel Helsinki Pitäjänmäki

Forenom Pitäjänmäki is in Helsinki, but quite far away from the city centre. It takes about 20-30 minutes by bus (line number 550) to get to Otaniemi campus

 

Stay in Helsinki centrum

If you're planning on spending a lot of time in Helsinki city, here are some good options for you.

Hostel Domus Academica

Hostel Domus Academica (hostelacademica.fi) is located in central Helsinki, close to Kamppi metro station and within a walking distance from the city’s main attractions. If you stay less than a month, you must pay the market price. If you stay over a month, Hostel Domus Academica recommends to contact hostel.academica [at] hyy [dot] fi for a special price (which is fixed around 40 euros per night on the studios for the summer months).

Hostel Erottajanpuisto

Hostel Erottajanpuisto (hostel-erottajanpuisto.hotels-helsinki-fi.com) is located in Punavuori, Helsinki, close to Kamppi metro station, and within wealking distance from the city’s main attractions. Rooms, prices and availability vary, please check the website for specific information.

Eurohostel

Eurohostel (eurohostel.eu) is located in Katajanokka, Helsinki, with a 20 minute walk to the University of Helsinki metro station. The cheapest room for one person is around 39,10 euros per night, and a two-person dormitory is around 23,10 euros per night for one person. Eurohostel provides a 10% discount for students.

 

Options further away from Helsinki centrum

All of the options introduced here are quite far away from the Otaniemi campus area – some even an hour travel away.

Cheapsleep Helsinki

Cheapsleep (cheapsleep.fi) is a hostel located in Vallila, Helsinki, about 3 kilometres from the city centre and about 1,5 kilometres from the nearest metro station (Sörnäinen). Cheapsleep is a dormitory hostel. Their room prices and availability vary, so take a look at the price for your stay on their websites.

Unihome Pihlajamäki

Unihome Pihlajamäki (unihome.fi) is located in Pihlajamäki, Helsinki, about 10 kilometres from the city centre. The Unihome complex is owned by the University of Helsinki and only accommodates students. The price range is 390-565 euros/month.

Latokartano Village Summer Housing

Latokartano Village Summer Housing (latokartanonyokyla.fi) rooms are located in Viikki, University of Helsinki’s campus area, about 10 kilometres away from the city centre. The rooms available during summer are single-occupancy rooms in shared apartments and they are furnished. There are no dishes, pans or pots provided. During the summer, the rent for small single rooms are between

215-240 euros/calendar month and for large single rooms 245-290 euros/calendar month. Please note that you also pay a deposit. You can rent bedding (10 euros/month) and sheets (10 euros/month). The application for booking a room needs to be done early.

AnttiKorppi Student House

AnttiKorppi Student House (anttikorppi.com) is located in Koskela, Helsinki, about 6,5 kilometres away from the city centre. The rooms are single-occupancy rooms in shared apartments. The rooms cost around 420 euros/month. Note that there is no wifi in the house – the internet connection only works with a cable.

 

If you need any further advice on your accommodation options, please do not hesitate to contact us at summer [at] aalto [dot] fi (summer@aalto.fi.)

 

Social Programme


August will be our busiest Aalto Summer month during which the Social Programme will be most lively. We will begin the Social program with a welcoming evening and continue with BBQ's, doing summer sports and experiencing the Finnish cottage life, for example. In addition, excursions to local attractions and places of interest will be made. Some events are free of charge and some will be available for a fee covering direct costs such as admission prices. More information on the Social Program will be provided in a welcoming letter that will be sent to all Aalto Summer participants.

 

Public Transport

 

Aalto Summer courses are held on the Otaniemi campus, Espoo, which is located about 10 kilometres from central Helsinki and easily accessible by Metro or a bus. Aalto University metro station is located in the heart of Otaniemi and there is a direct line between Central Railway Station (Rautatientori) and Kamppi metro stations (in central Helsinki), with travel time around 10-15 minutes, trains leaving every few minutes.

When you travel between cities (e.g. Helsinki and Espoo), you need to buy a regional ticket, which is always more expensive than a one-zone ticket. You need this ticket to travel between Otaniemi campus and Helsinki. That's also something you should keep in mind when finding accommodation.

 

Single tickets

To move around with metro, buses and trams, you need a public transport ticket from Helsinki Region Transport (HSL). You can buy single tickets from stations each time you take a metro, or from the driver if you travel by bus (please note that buses accept cash only). However, if you travel a lot it is worth considering a day or value ticket. The price for a single ticket from the station or bus driver is:

  • 3,20 euros if you travel in one city only (for example Helsinki, Espoo or Vantaa)
  • 5,50 euros if you move between cities, eg. Helsinki and Espoo

 

Day tickets

A cheaper option to consider if you plan to move around a lot or your accommodation is in Helsinki, are HSL day tickets. They allow you to travel as much as you like for the duration of the ticket. Here are the prices for a regional ticket, which lets you travel between Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa as much as you like:

  • 1 day - 14,00€
  • 2 days - 21,00€
  • 3 days - 28,00€
  • 4 days - 35,00€
  • 5 days - 42,00€
  • 6 days - 49,00€
  • 7 days - 56,00€

If you stay for a short period of time and would like to travel around occasionally, take a look at the value ticket options below.

 

Value tickets and season tickets

You may also consider getting a travel card from HSL, which you either load with the value of your choice (10 - 50 euros) or seasonal ticket and simply show to the card machine on the bus or at the gate for metro. You can get the card from all R-kiosks and HSL service points (there’s a service point at both Kamppi and Rautatientori stations in Helsinki). A new card costs 5 euros. Here are the options:

  • Get a value ticket card for visitors, each single ticket is
    • 2,18 euros if you move in one city
    • 4,20 euros if you move between Helsinki and Espoo
  • Get a season ticket card for visitors
    • Load it up with time (at least 2 weeks) and move as much as you like the whole time
    • a 14-day season ticket for adults for example is 87,40 euros and a 30-day 167,40 euros if you move between Helsinki and Espoo during that time

 

Registration & Prices
 

Students from outside Aalto University are welcome to apply for Aalto Summer courses. The prices mentioned in the course list apply to those who do not currently have a degree study right at Aalto or are not at Aalto for an ongoing student exchange.

Please send your Application Form to summer [at] aalto [dot] fi or by regular mail to Aalto Summer, Learning Services, attn. Sini Luostarinen, PO Box 11110, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland.

If you apply for a course and you are accepted, you will receive an e-mail informing of acceptance. In addition you will receive an invoice. Once you have paid the invoice an invitation letter will be sent to you and the embassy, which you have detailed in your Application Form if you need to apply for a visa.

If you need to cancel, these are the applicable cancellation terms:

  • cancelling up to 60 days before the beginning of the course: 90% refund (Aalto University will deduct 10 % of each course fee as a service and bank cost fee)
  • cancelling up to 30 days before the beginning of the course: 50 % refund
  • cancelling less than 30 days before the beginning of the course: no refund, unless the cancellation was caused by denied entry visa, in which case you need to send a copy of the refusal letter.

 

Aalto Summer Disclaimer, Code of Contact and Privacy Note

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on Aalto Summer website and application forms is accurate and up to date. However, the University cannot guarantee the delivery of courses and services without modification, discontinuation or replacement in all circumstances, and therefore reserves the right to make changes without prior notification.

Students are personally responsible for obtaining necessary travel documents such as visa (non-EU nationalities). Aalto can provide a letter of invitation for visa for admitted students. Students are obliged to have a travel insurance covering the whole period while they are travelling and studying in Aalto Summer. Aalto University does not have an insurance covering damages caused by student.

Students are responsible for organizing their own accommodation but Aalto provides information on suitable services and alternatives.

Aalto University has a Code of Conduct to ensure safe, ethical and respectful conduct of everyone at Aalto, including Aalto Summer participants.

Take a look at the Privacy notice of Aalto Summer that gives students information on how their personal data is processed and the rights that they have to their own personal data in Aalto University.

We look forward to welcoming you to Aalto and will be happy to answer any further enquiries you may have at this point. You can always email us at: summer [at] aalto [dot] fi (summer@aalto.fi.)

 

FAQ & Contact

 

FAQ

I am a degree student at Aalto. Do I need to pay for the Aalto Summer courses?
No, you don't, with the exception of Open University summer courses. Please read more at the Open University website.

When are the Aalto Summer courses taking place?
Some courses start as early as May but most Aalto Summer courses take place in August.

When is the deadline for registering or applying for courses?
The application deadlines are mentioned in the course details. In general the deadline is approximately one month before the start of the course. The sooner you register the better your chances of securing a place.

I am a high school. Can I participate in the Aalto Summer courses?
Yes, you can apply for the courses which are marked as open to anyone and which list no pre-requisites. Aalto Summer is a great way to get a taste of studies at Aalto!

I am a working professional. Can I still apply for an Aalto Summer course?
Yes, you can apply for the courses which are marked as open to anyone and where you fulfil the mentioned pre-requisites. Aalto Summer is a great way to update your knowledge base and be inspired by new experiences!

Does Aalto Summer offer language courses?
You can apply to the language and communication courses, but the number of places for students coming from outside Aalto is limited. When you apply, we will inform you promptly whether indeed we can offer you a place.

Can I take more than one course at the same time?
Yes you can, but please check the scheduling for overlaps. If you are not sure about the workload (or scheduling), you can always contact us at summer [at] aalto [dot] fi. E.g. the entrepreneurship courses in August are scheduled in a way which allows you to participate in all three courses.

Will I receive a diploma at the end of the Aalto Summer course?
You will get a diploma and a transcript of records at the end of the course, or in case that is not possible, a hard copy will be mailed to you in the coming weeks.

Can Aalto help me obtain a visa?
Once you have been accepted to a course and you have paid the course fee (if the course is a fee based) we will send you an invitation along with the letter of acceptance. If you need a visa, please remember to send a copy of your passport when you are applying. If for some reason you cannot get a visa, we will give you a 90% refund (we deduct 10 % as a service & bank cost fee).

Does Aalto offer scholarships for the Aalto Summer?
Sorry, as a general rule we unfortunately have no scholarships to offer, unless the course information states otherwise. If you are a student at one of our Partner Universities, your own university may be able to offer you a travel grant. If this applies to you, please contact your international office.

Where are the Aalto Summer courses held?
Aalto Summer courses are held in various parts of the Otaniemi campus, in Espoo. You are connected to Helsinki by the metro and even the airport is only 17 km away. There is some accommodation alternatives also in Otaniemi, but more variety and availability nearby, in other parts of Espoo and in Helsinki too.

Where do the other students come from and how many of us are there in a typical course?
Many of the courses have about 20-30 participants (more precise info in the detailed course information) and there will most probably be participants from Finland, other European countries and e.g. from Korea, China and India. We welcome participants from all over the world!

Will I be greeted by someone at the airport?
If you are e.g. travelling to Finland for the first time and you would be more comfortable having someone greet you, just drop us a line at summer [at] aalto [dot] fi or mention this in your Application Form. If you are utilizing the Forenom accommodation deal, you can also include an additional service to your package and you will not only get an airport transfer but also be introduced to the services close to your accommodation (grocery store, public transfer, pharmacy etc.).

My university has an exchange agreement with the Aalto. Do I still have to pay the full Aalto Summer course fee?
The Aalto Summer fees apply to all participants not studying at Aalto either towards a degree. If you are studying at Aalto as an exchange student either in spring or autumn 2018, the fee does not apply to you.

Do I need to have travel insurance?
Yes. Please be sure to purchase travel insurance from your permanent place of residence, before you travel. If you are an EU/EEA citizen or resident, you may take advantage of the European Health Insurance Card, which you need to get before you travel. Please be aware of its limitations, e.g. that it does not cover private healthcare costs.

Do I need my own laptop?
You will get more out of the courses if you have your own laptop, but there are PC labs available for you to use. Otaniemi offers great wifi service free of charge! Aalto Summer participants also get a visitor IT account which means you have plenty of information resources at your disposal.

Is there wifi on campus and in the accommodation facilities?
Otaniemi offers you great wifi service free of charge, and almost all forms of accommodation have free wifi, whether it is Airbnb, Forenom or a hotel.

What is the language of instruction?
The language of instruction in all of the fee-based courses is English. If you are not proficient in English, you may not get a passing grade! You need to understand spoken and written English, and you need to be able to express your thoughts in English, in order to truly participate in the course. Please note that there are a few courses for Aalto students only which are held in Swedish.

Do I need to speak some Finnish to “survive” in Finland?
You will find that many if not most local people speak English, although the variety of accents may be diverse.

Do I get student discounts in Student Café’s or buses and metros?
Aalto Summer students may be eligible for a student discount in public transport if they meet certain criteria (See public transport website https://www.hsl.fi/en). Please fill in the application form and go to Starting Point to get a stamp and signature from Aalto.

Do you need a copy of my passport?
Yes. Please send us a scanned copy of your passport if you are from outside the EU/EEA and you require a visa to enter Finland.

Does Aalto have a Code of Conduct?
We do indeed have a Code of Conduct and all Aalto Summer participants need to follow it.

I have special needs. Can you cater to my needs?
Please describe any special needs (e.g. regarding logistics, accommodation and food) in your Application Form. We will do our best to make your participation possible.

 

Contact:

Mervi Rantanen, Manager 
Sini Luostarinen, Aalto Summer Coordinator
summer [at] aalto [dot] fi

 

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