International partnership networks
Erasmus+ programme generally funds European exchanges.
Erasmus+ exchange agreements are usually made for a specific field of study. The Aalto University schools of technology also have some common Erasmus+ exchange destinations covering all engineering fields.
A student going on Erasmus+ exchange commits to complying not only with the principles of student exchange of Aalto University, but also with the rules and regulations of the Erasmus+ programme. Accepting the Erasmus+ scholarship means that the student commits to submitting the required Erasmus+ documents and completing the Erasmus+ survey and OLS language test, for example.
CEMS, The Global Alliance in Management Education, is a strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies. Currently, 30 world-class academic institutions collaborate together with over 70 corporate and social partners to offer international, postgraduate students a unique blend of high quality education and professional experience.
Over the years, CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM)has been consistently ranked among the top Master’s in Management programs in the world by the Financial Times. Aalto University School of Business is the only member of this prestigious alliance in Finland. The MIM curriculum has been jointly designed by the CEMS Schools and CEMS Corporate and Social Partners.
Qualified Aalto University students have the opportunity to enroll in the CEMS MIM program in parallel to their MSc degree at the School of Business or other Aalto schools. CEMS MIM is a one-year program that consists of specific CEMS courses, seminars, a semester-long business project, workshops in career related skills, languages, an exchange semester at another CEMS University, and an international internship. The School of Business students include the CEMS MIM term abroad in their MSc curriculum as the International Study Module minor. It is often possible to also use other CEMS elements simultaneously towards the 'home' MSc. After successful completion of the requirements of both programs students will graduate with two diplomas - MSc from Aalto and CEMS MIM.
SCI students and CEMS exchange
Students of the School of Science who are planning to apply for CEMS-exchange are entitled to apply for a free mover scholarship (1500e / semester or 2500e / academic year) if CEMS exchange studies are accepted for their degree in technology at the School of Science. Aalto University only supports full-time exchange studies that are part of a student's degree. To apply for the free mover scholarship, the student must get the CEMS exchange course plan accepted and signed by the Planning Officer or Study Coordinator and professor of the student’s major (not the CEMS coordinator), who both will ensure that the CEMS studies fit into the student's degree. If a student completes CEMS studies in addition to his or her own degree as an extracurricular study, it is not possible to award an exchange grant. For more information, you can contact [email protected].
CEMS Programme Manager Liisa Kotilainen, [email protected]
CEMS Programme Manager Arja Sahlberg, [email protected]
CIRRUS is a network for Nordic and Baltic arts and design universities. The network is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers Nordplus Higher Education – programme. The network has been established in 1990 thus being one of the oldest and most active networks of the Nordplus-programme. The network is enabling student exchange between the partner universities and arranging international intensive courses and summer schools. You can find the CIRRUS-exchange destinations from the ARTS exchange destination database.
CIRRUS is also providing scholarships for short and long exchange periods and internships abroad. Aalto will complement the CIRRUS scholarship if it is less than Aalto’s own exchange scholarship. The scholarship is granted by Aalto University. Students applying for a long exchange period do not have to apply for the CIRRUS grant. More information: long exchange period scholarships [email protected]. Short exchange period scholarships: [email protected].
CLUSTER is a European network of top universities of technology. Aalto University has several Cluster Dual Master double degree programmes that include an integrated mobility period abroad.
Aalto students apply for exchange in CLUSTER universities either through the Nordtek or Erasmus programmes.
EDDA Norden is a network for Nordic and Baltic higher education institutions providing art education. It is funded by the Nordplus programme. The purpose of the network is to develop and promote the collaboration between higher education institutions in art education.
EDDA Norden is also providing scholarships for short and long exchange periods and internships abroad. The EDDA exchange destinations can be found from ARTS exchange destinations database. Aalto will complement the EDDA scholarship if it is less than Aalto’s own exchange scholarship. The scholarship is granted by Aalto University. Students applying for a long exchange period do not have to apply for the EDDA grant separately. More information: Long exchange period scholarships [email protected]. Short exchange period scholarships: [email protected].
Magalhães is a network of European, Latin American and Caribbean universities in the field of science, technology and engineering created to promote and support graduate student exchanges between the member universities. Aalto University schools of engineering and technology have bilateral student exchange agreements with some of the network's member institutions.
NBAA is a network for Nordic and Baltic architecture schools. Members of the network are higher education institutions from Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
Nordic Five Tech (N5T) is an exclusive, strategic alliance of the five leading technical universities DTU in Denmark, Aalto in Finland, NTNU in Norway and KTH and Chalmers in Sweden.
The Nordic Five Tech universities have very high academic standards and are amongst the top international technical universities. The universities provide excellent opportunities for students to pursue their specific academic interest. By pooling resources through the Nordic Five Tech collaboration, we are able to offer world-class facilities in the respective universities’ areas of excellence.
Engineering students at Aalto can apply for exchange to any of the Nordic Five Tech universities according to the regular exchange application periods at Aalto: in January (main application round for the next academic year) and in September secondary application round for the next spring term).
Engineering students at Aalto will have a new exchange opportunity in battery technology from the autumn term 2024, namely N5T Extended Campus Programme in Batteries. The student can go on exchange in a N5T country and study 2. year master's studies at the host university: 15 ECTS in battery technology and 15 ECTS free electives during the autumn term. During the spring term the student can complete the master's thesis at the host university as well, or return to Aalto for writing the thesis.
- N5T Extended Campus Programme in Batteries course lists
- Exchange application periods and instructions
Joint Nordic Master’s programmes
The Nordic Five Tech alliance offers a number of joint Master’s programmes. All programmes are taught in English and are open to students with a relevant Bachelor's degree.
Through the joint Master’s programmes students have the opportunity to pursue their specific academic interests in areas where the Nordic Five Tech universities have a strong capacity, expertise, and long standing tradition within research and education. Study tracks are predefined in order to utilize the unique strengths of each of the universities. When students graduate, they receive a Master’s degree from the two attended universities.
Nordic Five Tech and PhD-studies
A number of joint projects have been launched to support the vision of N5T as an extended campus. One of them is this joint PhD course database. PhD course database has been created to increase mobility for our PhD students within the five Nordic universities and further strengthen the alliance by encouraging more research cooperation.
Joint PhD course database
The Nordic Five Tech alliance collaborates on PhD education to encourage the use of the cumulative research devices of the Nordic Five Tech universities and stimulate mobility for PhD students. The joint PhD course database enables PhD students at each Nordic Five Tech university to access courses at the other universities.
If you are a PhD student at one of the five N5T universities, you do not have to pay for participating in courses registered in this database. Please note that the database also includes non-technical PhD courses.
Nordplus is the Nordic Council of Ministers' programme in the area of lifelong learning. It forms a network of Nordic and Baltic Universities. Nordtek is a network of the Rectors and Deans of the Technical Universities in the five Nordic countries.
Nordplus and Nordtek also offer scholarships. The procedure is the same as in Erasmus+ scholarships: Aalto University compliments the Nordtek/Nordplus scholarship in case it does not amount upto the sum of the Aalto University exchange scholarship. Students do not need to apply separately for the Nordtek/Nordplus scholarship. Selected students will be informed about the scholarship after the exchange application round.
Aalto University School of Business is part of PIM (Partnership in International Management) network. PIM is a consortium of leading international business schools founded in 1973. Each member institution represents the highest degree of excellence in the fields of business administration and management, demonstrates leadership in their geographic region and delivers an MBA or a graduate-equivalent degree in management.