Aalto University Summer School

Aalto University Summer School

Experience arts, business and technology all on one campus. Get started at Aalto University Summer School.

Aalto University Otaniemi Campus in Summer / Photo by Aalto University, Mikko Raskinen

Course and program highlights

Entrepreneurship summer course: Creating Multidimensional Experiences (Online)

Learn to create immersive experiences in a multidisciplinary team of international students, working online but together towards a sustainable future.

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Health and Wellbeing Architecture Summer Intensive 2020 (Online)

The Health and Wellbeing Architecture Summer Intensive offers graduate students, doctoral students, practicing architects, healthcare planners, healthcare practitioners and international guests an opportunity to come together and deepen their competencies in the field of design for health and wellbeing.


Finnish 1 (3 ECTS)

Learn the basics of Finnish

Students at Finnish class

Get to Know Finland (1 ECTS)

Learn the main characteristics of the Finnish way of life and culture, and are able to talk about them as well as have basic knowledge about Finnish nature, history and society.


News Highlights

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Digital Business Master Class jump-starts entirely online

Intense deep-dive to challenge-based learning is more popular than ever, all online for the first time

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5G Hack the Mall empowers next generation of innovation

Otaniemi is the international inspiration hub on everything 5G this summer

Students learn about the startup ecosystem in a workshop

Apply now for the Aalto Ventures Program online summer course

Aalto Ventures Program offers you an online summer course, where participants from around the world come together to create multidimensional experiences. During three weeks of intensive teamwork, you will go from an idea to a validated sustainable business concept, learn by doing, and get to know and understand the startup culture. Throughout the course, you will be working efficiently in an internationally distributed team and using various digital, interactive tools, which will ensure a valuable and enjoyable learning process.

19 students posing with smiles at the School of Business rooftop terrace.

Agile transition to online learning in Digital Business Master Class

During the intensive course, students from Aalto and the School of Business’s partner universities deep-dived into different aspects of digital business and completed five projects for partnering companies. A successful mid-course transition to virtual teaching inspired an online version of the course for summer 2020.

A male student sits in a red armchair and gazes into the distance with a Mac laptop on his lap

Preparing for multiple scenarios in challenge-based online teaching

Experiences and thoughts on adaptability and online learning from Aalto University’s staff who manage challenge-based learning programs.

Group photo from the intensive summer course Creating multidimensional experiences 2019

Creating multidimensional experiences with UN's SDGs

Creating multidimensional experiences is a 3-week-long intensive bootcamp during which students learn to create competitive business concepts that solve some of the biggest global challenges. This year, UN's SDGs are being incorporated into the teaching.


The best way to spend a summer

Aalto University Summer School offers high-quality academic courses and programs for the summer teaching period. The courses and programs are organised at Aalto University's Otaniemi campus, located within a 10-minute metro ride from Helsinki. With a range of subjects, Aalto University Summer School and the Otaniemi campus have something to offer for everyone this summer.

The application period for Aalto University Summer School 2020 courses and programs is now open. Choose a course or a program and apply now!

Learn more about the Otaniemi campus and Finland


Podcasting from Aalto Summer School these podcasts are made for you to get to know Finland better. Thank you for listening!

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Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community.

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This is Finland

Finland’s excellent reputation in education, combined with a wide range of courses offered in English, makes Finland an attractive study destination for international students. Boasting the largest technology hub of the Nordic countries, Finland is a world leader in information technology, business, design and many other academically centred fields.

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Enjoying coffee and doughnut at the Hakaniemi Market Square

Custom programs

Aalto University Summer School helps you build custom programs for your students visiting Aalto University. Together we can design courses and programs that best fit your students' needs. Aalto University has a lot to offer during the summer semester.

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Meet the team

The Aalto Summer School team is here to help both students and faculty in building memorable academic experiences on Otaniemi campus.

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