Aalto University Summer School

Graduate summer courses

We offer multidisciplinary academic summer courses for students with completed undergraduate degrees. Deep-dive into current cutting-edge topics, update your knowledge, gain international networks and get a taste of Aalto University's world-class and challenge-based learning methods this summer.
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Aalto University Summer School's graduate-level summer courses have something to offer for everyone. The courses are tailor-made for students, lifewide learners and working professionals with a completed bachelor's degree from any discipline or nationality.

We strive to create an international and multidisciplinary atmosphere in all our courses. At Summer School, we believe that letting students work together to apply their new skills leads to the best learning experiences. At the same time, students are taught by top faculty and experts from Aalto University with the latest learning methods that are strongly aligned with work-life.

Explore our selection of graduate-level courses for summer 2024

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Sustainable Cities and Societies

Whether you're an aspiring urban planner, environmental advocate, or simply passionate about building a better world, the Sustainable Cities and Societies summer course is your gateway to understanding and contributing to the sustainable cities movement.

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Radical Creativity

Dive into the ambiguous concept of radical creativity! Explore its many levels to find out what it means to you in the context of your personal identity, in relation to others, and within complex societal challenges.

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Nordic Biomaterials

The use of materials today is not sustainable for the environment. Learn how to create new concepts for sustainable material development by combining design, technology and natural materials science

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Human-Centered UX Design

Human-centered user experience design places people at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring that products and services meet their needs and preferences. In an increasingly digital world, prioritizing human-centric design enhances usability and contributes to the overall well-being and inclusivity of society. This course will focus on developing the skills necessary to understand the user experience and integrate it into design projects.

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Data Visualisation

Data visualisation enables us to process information faster, work more efficiently, and increase productivity. This summer course allows students to critically analyse data visualisations and use them as part of storytelling in presentations and argumentations.

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Digital Business

Digital Business is a challenge-based course focusing on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. During the intensive course, students work in international teams to plan digital solutions for real business cases from partnering companies.

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Entrepreneurship for Engineers

This summer course is designed to equip aspiring scientists, engineers or working professionals with the essential knowledge and skills of business and entrepreneurship in the age of digitalisation and artificial intelligence.

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Undergraduate summer courses

We offer multidisciplinary academic summer courses for undergraduate students.

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Extracurricular programme and social events

Get to know your coursemates and Finland through engaging extracurricular activities and social events organised by the Summer School team.

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Information for Summer School Applicants

Application guidelines and information about tuition fees at Aalto University Summer School.

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Read experiences from Summer School alumni

Nidhi ja muita Digital Business -opiskelijoita istumassa yhdessä luokkahuoneessa

Summer School alum story: Pursuing digital business excellence in a diverse learning environment

Summer school’s Digital Business course concludes, enriching participants with digital business skills and cultural experiences.

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Summer School alum story: "Nordic Biomaterials is ideal for getting inspiration and new ideas for projects"

Nordic Biomaterials by CHEMARTS inspires students to combine design and material science for new cellulose-driven concepts and ideas.


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