Aalto University Summer School

Undergraduate summer courses

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

We strive to create an international and multidisciplinary atmosphere in all our courses. We believe that letting students work together in applying 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 undergraduate-level courses for summer 2023


Data Analytics

A huge amout of data is created everyday – and the pace is only getting faster. This summer course teaches students how to collect, store and handle data for analytics efficiently and ethically and conduct simple analysis, as well as visualising and interpreting data.

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Digital Service Design

Digital services are becoming more and more present in our everyday lives. The summer course Digital Service Design offers insights into the key principles of user-centred service design, and how to utlize them both in theory and practice.

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Basics of Cybersecurity

The bachelor’s level summer course Basics of Cybersecurity focuses on an overall understanding of cybersecurity and network security, including different types of current threats and solutions, as well as the evaluation of technological solutions.

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Introduction to Virtual Reality

Virtual reality lets us create environments fit for any simulated interaction. During this course, students learn how software applications and game engines are used to build immersive multisensory experiences.

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Game Design

This multidisciplinary course brings together the technical and artistic aspects of game design. The students will learn different approaches to game development, prototyping skills and practices from the industry.

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Self-Leadership is a hands-on routine and time management summer course that creates a framework for personal growth by providing a toolkit for structuring time, your habits and how to work smarter, not harder.

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Creativity in Business

Creative skills are in demand in modern work life. The students will learn creative techniques and new ways of working on common goals during this course.

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Circular Economy

Sustainable development requires a fundamental shift in how resources are used, and the transition will have fundamental implications. The students will learn how circular business models are designed and how they provide value to the customer.

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Undergraduate summer school schedule 2023

  Session 1 (24.7.- 4.8.2023) Session 2 (7.-18.8.2023)
  Week 1-2 Week 3-4
AM Block A Block C
PM Block B Block D


Students can choose one course from each block, with a maximum of four courses.

More details about the different blocks are coming soon!

 Laura Kitinoja

Laura Kitinoja

Program Director
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Graduate summer courses

We offer multidisciplinary academic summer courses for students with a completed bachelor's degree.

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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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