Care to change the society, develop an innovation – or a whole new industry? Get started by signing up for one of the courses at Aalto Summer 2019. Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business.
Summer is an inspiring time when people step outside of their usual roles and open their minds for new ideas. Whether you are a university student or a working professional looking to update your understanding on business, art, design or technology, we have something for you at Aalto Summer!
Aalto Summer offers a sneak peek of Aalto multidisciplinary education. We welcome students from all around the world to come and join us on our beautiful campus. Aalto Summer with even more possibilities will be available next year as the Aalto Summer 2020 is already in the making. Information will be published in autumn 2019. Stay tuned!
Here we have collected information on courses that are open for both Aalto and non-Aalto participants. Majority of the courses carry a fee for non-Aalto participants. If you are an Aalto student, please check Into for additional summer study possibilities.
Important: The latest and updated information is always on the course website, so please make sure to check it for further information and details. Contact information is available on the course website, so if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
Please note that the course registration/application may close before the registration deadline if the course is full.
Aalto University Information Technology Program (ITP) brings students together from diverse backgrounds and all around the world to solve digital business problems. ITP enables students to combine business, design and technological perspectives, making it an ever-changing and valuable education module. ITP prepares students for a future of data-driven and evidence-based decision making in the digital economy.
Discover the advantages of digital trends, emerging technologies, business design thinking and data-driven business, while enjoying the nightless summer nights, sauna with locals, beautiful beaches, buzzing start-up scene and Nordic superfoods in Finland's innovation capital Espoo.
An intensive learning experience for professionals and graduate students in the field of transportation and urban planning: lectures, workshops and site visits.
Are you an MA- or a PhD-student with some background or interest in fashion and a desire to gain more informed perspectives on fashion? Or are you a professional working in the field in need of updating your knowledge? If so, we invite you to join the first-ever Aalto Fashion Studies Seminar ‘Fashion – Places and Spaces’ organized by Aalto University, the leading Finnish university in fashion design.
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EIT Digital Summer School on Aalto campus: Disrupting Retail - Digitalisation, Growth, and User Engagement
The EIT Digital Summer Schools welcome all university and industry participants who want to get hands-on experience of digital technology-based business development.
Aalto University Open University
Open University courses are open to everyone regardless of their background or age. Open University offers individual courses in Business, Technology, Languages and Art and Design. Students are admitted to individual courses in the order of registration.
Aalto Summer students must organize their own accommodation. We have collected some suggestions below, also for short term accommodation needs.
Please bear in mind that accommodation options are on short supply during the summer months, so book as early as you can and make sure you have somewhere to stay before you arrive.
Many of the Aalto Summer courses organize social programme and excursions to local places of interest for their students. Please check the course website for more information.
Aalto Summer courses are held on the Otaniemi campus, Espoo, unless otherwise indicated. Otaniemi is located about 10 kilometers from central Helsinki and easily accessible by metro or bus. Aalto University metro station is located in the heart of the campus. Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) https://www.hsl.fi/en has information on tickets, timetables and a journey planner.
Registration & Prices
Students from outside Aalto University are welcome to apply for Aalto Summer courses. The course prices can be found on the course website. Aalto students study free of charge.
Aalto Summer Disclaimer, Code of Conduct and Privacy Note
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on Aalto Summer website is accurate and up to date. However, the University cannot guarantee the delivery of courses and services without modification, discontinuation or replacement in all circumstances, and therefore reserves the right to make changes without prior notification.
Students are personally responsible for obtaining necessary travel documents such as visa (non-EU nationalities). Aalto University can provide a letter of invitation for visa for admitted students. Students are obliged to have a travel insurance covering the whole period while they are travelling and studying in Aalto Summer. Aalto University does not have an insurance covering damages caused by student. Students are responsible for organizing their own accommodation but Aalto provides information on suitable services and alternatives.
Aalto University has a Code of Conduct to ensure safe, ethical and respectful conduct for everyone at Aalto, including Aalto Summer participants.
Take a look at the Privacy notice of Aalto Summer that gives students information on how their personal data is processed and the rights that they have to their own personal data in Aalto University.
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.
Degree students at Aalto University are, for the most part, responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Aalto University offers support and useful tips for students who are looking for housing.