Aalto Summer School

Aalto Summer School

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

The best way to spend a summer

Aalto 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 Summer School and the Otaniemi campus have something to offer for everyone this summer.

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


Course and program highlights

Information Technology Program (ITP)

Complete 24 ECTS over the summer, solve real-life digital business challenges, and gain a unique skillset in information technologies, digital platforms or service design. Aalto ITP is an international and multi-disciplinary summer program taught at the School of Business.

Information Technology Program (ITP)

Digital Business Master Class (Summer 2020)

Digital Business Master Class (6 ECTS) is a challenge-based course with a focus on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. During the course, students work in international teams to plan digital solutions for real cases from partner companies.

Students with bicycles in Otaniemi

Aalto Ventures Program Summer Course - Creating Multidimensional Experiences

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

Group of students jumping in the air

Aalto University Summer School on Transportation

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

Otaniemi park

Learn more about the Otaniemi campus and Finland


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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News Highlights

Sunny terrace of Oodi library

Aalto Summer School COVID-19 update

Currently, all summer courses and programs are scheduled unless there is a change in Aalto University’s policy regarding on-site teaching during the summer semester.

Adam Lim, AVP summer school 2019 student from SUTD taking a picture.

CME alumnus Adam Lim: ‘I wish we’d had more time together!’

AVP summer school alumnus Adam from SUTD Singapore University of Technology & Design shares his experiences attending Creating Multidimensional Experiences last summer.


Aalto Summer School offers summer studies for all learners

Aalto Summer School promises an exciting summer full of unforgettable academic experiences and lively social activities. The Otaniemi campus is the perfect summer destination for students and lifelong learners alike.

Four students standing in front of VR headquarters.

A team of Aalto students created an extensive ecosystem vision for VR

The aim of the collaboration between VR and ITP was to help VR utilise platforms and ecosystems in their future.

Tyler Spring standing in a harbour at sunset, smiling.

DBMC Alumnus Tyler Spring: ‘The course is an experience you won’t forget’

Tyler Spring attended the Digital Business Master Class in July 2019, and has successfully translated the course insights into positive changes at his work.

Orion drone delivery

Student teams consulted Orion on the implementation of drone delivery for pharmaceutical products

The project was a collaboration between ITP and Orion which resulted in Finland's first pharmaceutical drone delivery flight.



Enjoying coffee and doughnut at the Hakaniemi Market Square

Custom programmes

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

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Girls in Suomenlinna, photo credit: Helsinki Marketing

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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