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The application period is open until May 31st, 2023.

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Self-Leadership is a hands-on routine and time management summer course that creates a framework for personal growth by providing a toolkit for structuring time, your habits and how to work smarter, not harder.

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Leading transformation

Leading Transformation combines personal growth, influencing others, developing creative thinking skills and creating value.

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Undergraduate summer courses

We offer multidisciplinary academic summer courses for undergraduate students.

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Graduate summer courses

We offer multidisciplinary academic summer courses for students and professionals with completed undergraduate degrees.

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The best way to spend a summer

Aalto University Summer School offers multidisciplinary academic courses and programs for the summer teaching period. We want our students to experience the best of Finnish summer and gain international networks while studying disruptive course topics through future-led teaching and challenge-based learning.

The courses and programs are organised at Aalto University's Otaniemi campus, a 10-minute metro ride from Helsinki.

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Machine learning course by Aalto University Summer School and Unite! kicks off with 60 students

The Human-Centered Machine Learning summer course allows students from all over Europe to come together in an international setting at Aalto University.

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Top 10 things to do in Helsinki during your summer course at Aalto University

Aalto University Summer School suggests 10 things to do in Helsinki during the summer.

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“The Scandinavian way of teaching and learning appeals to me – it’s all about collective well-being”

Aalto University Summer School alumna and Global Brand Communications Lead at adidas Margo Camus combined her passion for sustainability and fashion and created the career she always wanted.

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‘Finland and Aalto have given me a whole new view on digital business’

International students experienced the Finnish spring and deepened their knowledge of digital business at the Aalto University Summer School’s Digital Business course in March.

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Nordic Biomaterials with CHEMARTS – a crucial course for future-changers

The Aalto University Summer School course Nordic Biomaterials in collaboration with CHEMARTS gathered students from Sweden, the USA, Germany, Norway and Belgium for a summer course on campus for the first time since the pandemic.

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My experience at Aalto University as an international student and an employee

After one month of work, our Program Assistant Ayse at Aalto University Summer School shares her experiences.


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Experience Finland through Summer School

Fun social program is a key part of the Aalto University Summer School experience.

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Why summers in Finland are magical

Midsummer, midnight sun and a fresh mindset. Finland provides students with the perfect setting for summer relaxation
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Try the different forms that games can take in the Game Design summer course

Edward Morrell describes it as a crash course in the many ways game design can be utilised as a creative and rewarding medium.
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Use your full creative potential in the Introduction to Virtual Reality summer course

The interview with the Virtual Reality summer course teacher Gautam Vishwanath sheds light on what the course will look like.
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Thrive in a hectic world with the Self-Leadership summer course

Aalto University Summer School's Self-Leadership course empowers students with essential skills to navigate and flourish in a dynamic world.
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