Aalto Summer

Aalto Summer

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!

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


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.

APV Summer School 2018

Aalto Ventures Program Summer Course - Creating Multidimensional Experiences

A unique summer course organized by AVP and Flow Festival!

Information Technology Program (ITP)

Information Technology Program (ITP)

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.

School of Business
Students riding bikes in front of the Aalto University Väre building, photo by Unto Rautio

Digital Business Master Class

Digital Business Master Class is a project-based course with a focus on digital technologies as tools for building businesses.

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Otaniemi park

Aalto University Summer School on Transportation

An intensive learning experience for professionals and graduate students in the field of transportation and urban planning: lectures, workshops and site visits.

Aalto Fashion Studies Seminar 2019

Aalto Fashion Studies Seminar: Fashion – Places and Spaces (5 ECTS-credits)

This exciting new course provides a unique focus on fashion and Helsinki.


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7th Science Factory: TMS–EEG Summer School and Workshop

The Science Factory aims at continuing to enhance the interaction and discussion within the international TMS–EEG community.

Water Laboratory

Emerging Micropollutants Removal from Wastewater

A Hands-on International Summer School

Department of Built Environment
EIT Digital Summer School

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.

Summer courses available!
Wide Open Uni

Practical Information


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.

Social Programme

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. 

Public transportation

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.

Useful links


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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Dipoli Kaleva Image: Tuomas Uusheimo / Aalto University


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


Housing for students

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.



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