International joint degree programmes

At the heart of Aalto University is a student-centred culture that encourages people to passionately learn new things. Below are the possibilities that Aalto University offers for those interested in international joint degree programmes. Please note that the following programmes have separate application periods and admission procedures than the rest of the Master's Programmes offered by Aalto University.

What is a double degree programme?

Double degree programmes are two-year Master’s programmes in English, where you study at two universities and graduate from both. You can study, for example, one year at a European partner university and the other at Aalto, and graduate with two Master of Science degrees. The Master’s thesis is submitted jointly at both universities. The majority of the programmes offer scholarships for all nationalities. In other words: you get two degree certificates, international experience and possibly some extra financial support in one package and with one degree’s workload.

The application periods of these programmes usually take place much earlier than in other Master’s programmes at Aalto – some of them have application deadlines as early as in November of the year prior to admission. A Bachelor’s degree from relevant field is a general admission criterion, but students on their final year of Bachelor studies can apply if the degree will be completed by end of July of the admission year. Aalto cooperates with universities in over ten different European countries in double degree programmes. In Addition, there are programmes with possibility for double degree, but without compulsory mobility. In a few programmes it is also possible to graduate or write the Master’s thesis at a partner institution outside Europe. Please read more about the programmes offered in your field below!

 

Fees and Scholarships

The Finnish Parliament has decided to impose tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens who are studying towards Bachelor's or Master's degree in languages other than Finnish or Swedish. The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that. The tuition fee is 15 000 € per academic year for degree programmes leading to a master’s degree. International joint degree programmes have their own tuition fees and scholarship schemes, please read more from programmes' web pages.

With the introduction of tuition fees, a scholarship programme will be introduced to support students who participate in a fee-charging degree programme. At Aalto University, the scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The decisions on the scholarships are made on the basis of the academic merits of the students selected to study the programmes.

In the international joint degree programmes that have a programme fee, the student pays the yearly fee to the programme consortium regardless of the university where s/he studies. Programmes that have programme fees (will be updated later):

Students who study in the international joint degree programmes that do not have programme fees, will pay tuition fees in accordance with Aalto University's tuition fee policy. Aalto university's tuition fee will be charged during the semesters the student studies at Aalto. A tuition fee waiver from Aalto University is given during the semesters the student studies at other partner universities within the programme consortium. This policy applies for the Nordic Master programmes.

More information about who need to pay the tuition fees and scholarships can be found on Fees and Scholarships web page.

 

Nordic Master Programmes

The Aalto University Schools of Science and Technology participate in Nordic Five Tech alliance. The N5T university alliance is in the process of developing a number of joint M.Sc. programmes. The programmes are defined within N5T areas of expertise and within fields where the universities involved have a strong capacity and a long-standing tradition within research and education. These programmes are taught completely in English.

The application has to be made to the university which is responsible for the specific programme. The application process and deadlines may vary for the different programmes. Make sure that you read carefully the information specified on each programme description.
When you apply you must include a motivational letter.

More information regarding the application process to these programmes is available on the programme's own web pages which you can access by cliking the name of the programme on the list below.

Programme:

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Cold Climate Engineering

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Environmental Engineering

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Innovative and Sustainable Energy Engineering

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Maritime Engineering

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Polymer Technology

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Erasmus Mundus Programme

The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. It supports European top-quality Masters Courses and provides EU-funded scholarships for third country nationals participating in these Masters Courses.

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Space Science and Technology (SpaceMaster)

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Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO)

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Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability

Master's Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (EIT Raw Materials) is a programme organized together by Grenoble Institut Polytechnique (France), Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), University of Bordeaux (France), University of Liege (Belgium) and Aalto University. The programme and the application process is coordinated by Grenoble Institut Polytechnique. The programme has a proramme fee. For more information, please see the programme website.

Programme:

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Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (EIT Raw Materials)

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Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems

Master's Programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) is presently a cooperation between the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH), Politecnico di Torino (PoliTo), Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands (TUE), Technical University of Catalonia in Spain (UPC), Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal (IST), AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland (AGH), and Aalto University. SELECT is part of the InnoEnergy Sustainable Energy master school. It is a two-year Master's programme including compulsory mobility for the students.

Programme:

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Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT)

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European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program

European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program (EMMEP) is a Master's degree program organized in international cooperation between five Europe's leading universities in Mining and Resource Engineering: Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands), Aalto University (Finland), RWTH Aachen University (Germany), Miskolc University (Hungary), and Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland). Aalto University School of Engineering participates in the study track of European Mining Course (EMC) and Aalto University School of Chemical Technology takes part in the European Mineral Engineering Course (EMEC) study track. EMMEP and admission to the program is coordinated by TU Delft.

Programme:

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European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program

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EIT Digital Master School

Master’s Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) is a two-year programme in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries, building a curriculum of technical courses combined with innovation and entrepreneurship studies. Aalto University offers six majors in the programme, in cooperation with a dozen other high quality technical universities in Europe. The application period takes place yearly from November to April. Scholarships are available to all nationalities.

Programme:

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Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School)

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Other double degree possibilities

School of Business

Aalto University School of Business has double degree agreements with:

  • University of Queensland Business School, Australia (for Management and International Business students)
  • University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, USA (for Management and International Business students)
  • ESADE Business School, Spain (for IDBM students)
  • University of Cologne, Germany (for students of Finance, Marketing or Information and Service Management)

Within these agreements students in the master’s programmes have the opportunity of completing a double degree parallel to their home degree during two academic years, one spent at home and one at the host university. A student graduating from the double degree programme will have two official Master’s degrees.

Applicants need to first apply and be admitted in the Master's admissions of the School of Business before they can apply for the international double degree programmes as students of Aalto University School of Business. There is a separate application process for double degrees. The process takes place after the student is admitted to Master’s degree, during the first year of the studies. For more information, please see Double Degree Programmes at the Into portal for Aalto students (into.aalto.fi).

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