Ready for the summer of your life?

The application period is open! 🌞 The application period for this summer is 1 February- 31 May 2024. 

Aalto University Summer School offers multidisciplinary academic courses and programs for the summer teaching period. Choose between various cutting-edge courses, experience future-led learning, expand your international networks and make next summer an unforgettable experience at Aalto University.

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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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Discover our most recent courses

We have launched new courses during the application period. Check them out!

Game Design (July)

This multidisciplinary course combines game design's artistic and technical aspects, contemporary game development and prototyping.

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Radical Creativity

Dive into the ambiguous concept of radical creativity! Explore its many levels to find out what it means to you in the context of your personal identity, in relation to others, and within complex societal challenges.

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For incoming students

Congratulations on securing your place on a course! Now that you've got that sorted, it's time to start planning your travel arrangements.

Join us for the official summer school trips and events to explore the region with ease and plan your accommodation, budget and travel documents. 

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Extracurricular programme and social events

Get to know your coursemates and Finland through engaging extracurricular activities and social events organised by the Summer School team.

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Travel arrangements for Summer School students

Learn about the guidelines for visa application and budgeting for your stay during the summer course.

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News Highlights

Discover the inspiration you need to prepare for summer by exploring the experiences of previous summer school participants.

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The Aalto University Summer School application period opens for summer 2024

Aalto University Summer School launched its most extensive course offering yet for the upcoming summer.

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Aalto University Summer School welcomes more students than ever in the summer of 2023

More than 530 applications were submitted during the application period.

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Summer school teacher interview: The Data Visualisation summer course equips you with the must-have tools for communication in a data-scentric world

This August, Aalto University Summer School offers a course on Data Visualisation that deep-dives into visualisation methods, digital tools, and principles of storytelling. Course instructor Dr. Tomi Kauppinen, Head of Aalto Online Learning at Aalto University, shares his thoughts on why data visualisation is such an important skill in your toolkit today.

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Summer School alum story: Embracing sustainability and diverse perspectives in the Circular Economy course

The Circular Economy course taught Dominika Kwasková new perspectives in both the business world and in working with a diverse group.

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Summer School alum story: "Nordic Biomaterials is ideal for getting inspiration and new ideas for projects"

Nordic Biomaterials by CHEMARTS inspires students to combine design and material science for new cellulose-driven concepts and ideas.

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Summer School Alum Story: Toward personal growth and intrinsic motivation in the Self Leadership course

Summer School alum Christina Malikiosi reflects on her experience Self Leadership course, including personal growth and motivational factors.

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Learn more about the Otaniemi campus and Finland

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Experience Finland through Summer School

Gain new friends and experience the best Finnish summer has to offer.

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Campus

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

Explore the campus virtually at virtualtour.aalto.fi.

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Travel arrangements for Summer School students

Learn about the guidelines for visa application and budgeting for your stay during the summer course.

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We will get back to you as soon as possible! At the office from Monday to Friday.

Our latest news

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Summer School teacher interview: Radical Creativity is a human capacity rather than a super talent

Get to know Natalia Villaman and Ricardo Dutra – the teachers behind the Radical Creativity summer course by Aalto University Summer School.
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“We consider our students as active agents of transformation” Get to know the teachers behind the Sustainable Cities and Societies summer course

Explore why the course Susiatiabble Cities and Societies by Aalto University Summer School is one of the most critical topics right now.
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Summer School Teacher Interview: "Human-centered UX design places people at the forefront of technological advancements."

Learn how to design human-centered solutions in the Human-Centered UX Design course by Aalto University Summer School.
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Summer school teacher interview: The Data Visualisation summer course equips you with the must-have tools for communication in a data-scentric world

This August, Aalto University Summer School offers a course on Data Visualisation that deep-dives into visualisation methods, digital tools, and principles of storytelling. Course instructor Dr. Tomi Kauppinen, Head of Aalto Online Learning at Aalto University, shares his thoughts on why data visualisation is such an important skill in your toolkit today.

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