Get an unforgettable study experience at Aalto
Aalto University International Programs offers universities the opportunity to collaborate through international customised short-term study programs and study tours during all semesters in Otaniemi campus. We offer courses and programs for high school, bachelor's and master's level students.
We design the study program together with you to ensure that the program is fully fit for your students' needs. Each program is designed and tailor-made with relevant content, faculty and learning methods. We offer both on-campus and online options for added flexibility.
‘Staff at Aalto University delivered top-notch communication and support to the International Program collaboration with UNIST. It was fantastic to work with them – right from the first meeting, we felt certain that Aalto University has ample experience in proposing, coordinating, and managing short-term international programs. We knew we were in good hands.’ DaYon Shim from Center of International Affairs at UNIST
'We knew we were in good hands' – International Programs hosted students from South Korea in customised study program
Aalto University International Programs invited engineering students from UNIST university in South Korea for a short-term study program in Digital Business, Advanced Technologies and Innovation.
Special features and benefits
Challenge-based learning is an approach used to bring work-life relevance to teaching and learning. Challenges from companies, public sector and society are integrated deeply into the teaching and learning through collaboration with real-life partners. Challenge-based learning is a call for action for students and partners to collaborate with current themes.
Learning environments - whether physical or virtual - are designed purposefully for each course. Virtual learning environments typically include platforms which are already familiar to students and widely used in work-life.
As part of the program, we offer an optional challenge-based team project alongside the lectures to deepen the learning experience.
During the project, the students understand the essentials of sustainable entrepreneurship, learn how to identify target audience, explore potential solutions to the key problems identified and learn how to leverage connections and build a support network for their project plan. The students are encouraged to explore out-of-the-box thinking and incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to the project combining design, business and technology elements in the project deliverable.
All lectures are taught by experienced Aalto University faculty or industry specialist within their fields for the students to get a high-quality academic experience.
Every customised program has its own dedicated Program Coordinator that is present with the student group during their stay to make sure that communication is flowing and that all students feel safe and get the most out of their stay.
What we offer
- Customised short-term programs and study tours for 1-4 weeks during all semesters including expert lectures and workshops according to your requested theme
- For high school, Bachelor's or Master's level students
- Study content designed together with you in the areas of art, design, business, entrepreneurship, innovation, technology or engineering
- Official Aalto University course certificate
- Optional challenge-based project connecting students with local industries and society
- Tailored cultural excursions and social program
- Support with accommodation and travel
- Optional weekend excursions to, for example, Lapland, Tallinn or Stockholm.
Common course topics
Aalto University International Programs offer future-led and challenge-based learning experiences in some of today's most crucial topics led and taught by Aalto University faculty and industry specialists. We can design a custom program for your students within course topics like:
- Technology Innovation
- Service Design and Customer Experience
- Wellbeing Architecture
- Climate Change
- Sustainable Biomaterial Science
- Digital Business Strategies
- Leadership in the Digital Age
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning