Requesting rectification to the 2023 student admissions to master’s programmes
The purpose of the written rectification request procedure is to allow applicants to appeal against the admission decision on the grounds of a possible error in the decision-making.
The purpose of the written rectification request procedure is to allow applicants to appeal against Aalto University’s student admission decisions on the grounds of a possible error in the decision-making, and thereby have an erroneous decision corrected.
An admission decision may only be rectified if Aalto University has made an error in the admission procedure and the error in question entitles the applicant to have the admission decision rectified.
The procedure is not intended to be used as a tool for requesting feedback or additional information on the admissions results.
You may appeal against the admission decision within 14 days of the publication of the admission results. The admission results will be published on 29 March 2023.
All rectification requests sent to Aalto University before this date will be returned to sender.
Aalto University must receive your rectification request by the deadline mentioned below. The university will not process rectification requests received after the deadline.
Your request for rectification has to contain the following information:
- the study option (or study options) that the rectification request concerns
- the decision you wish to have rectified
- a description of how you want the university to rectify its decision
- the grounds for your rectification request
- your contact information (full name, email address)
- written authorisation to your representative, if you use a representative
You cannot submit any new documents to support your rectification request.
Aalto University makes admission decisions, and the decisions on the rectification requests, based on the following information: information the applicant has delivered within the application period and by the deadline for submitting the application documents, namely 9 January 2023; and if the applicant has been requested to provide the university with supplementary information, the information that the applicant has delivered by the deadline stated in the request.
If the admission procedure has multiple stages, the admission decision may be partly based on an interview or a preliminary assignment, too.
Decisions on scholarships are final and cannot be appealed against.
The admission results for Aalto University’s master’s programmes will be published on 29 March 2023.
All requests for rectification of admission decisions must be delivered to the University Registry before 15.00 (3 pm) local time on 12 April 2023, either to the Registry’s email address [email protected] or by post to its postal address: Aalto University, Registry, P.O. Box 11000, 00076 Aalto, Finland.
Use the following words as the email subject line: Rectification request, 2023 master’s admissions.
Frequently asked questions
An admission decision may only be rectified if Aalto University has made an error in the admission procedure and the error entitles the applicant to have the admission decision rectified.
Student admissions are based on admissions criteria which are decided by Aalto University.
Rectification requests will not be approved by the university if the rectification in question would go against the admissions criteria. If your application does not fulfil the eligibility criteria defined in the university’s admissions criteria (for example in the area of language skills), you cannot be admitted to Aalto University.
Applicants are admitted to Aalto University on the grounds of the application documents and information they have provided in accordance with the university’s instructions by the given deadlines. The responsibility for following the instructions and meeting the deadlines lies with the applicant.
If you have not followed the university’s instructions or if you have missed a deadline, this is not an error on Aalto University’s part.
In your rectification request, specify what decision you want to have rectified, how and on what grounds.
In your rectification request, you must demonstrate that the university has made an error.
If the rectification request is based on grounds other than an actual error made by the university, the university will not consider such grounds.
The list below contains examples of grounds that are irrelevant and therefore should not be used to justify a rectification request:
- ‘I am highly motivated to study at this master’s programme at Aalto University.’
- ‘I forgot to attach a document to my application or I added the wrong file.’
- ‘Although Aalto University did not accept the documents I presented as proof of my English proficiency, my English skills are very good.’
- ‘I do not understand the reason why my application was rejected.’
- ‘My rectification request contains additional information that was not included in my application.’
(E.g. an updated transcript of records, course content descriptions, additional information about the grading scale used by my university, or information on personal health or other circumstances that have affected the duration of the studies or grades.)
Aalto University will process all rectification requests in about 1–2 months. All rectification requests will be processed as swiftly as possible.
Academic evaluators will reconsider your application and draw up a written statement on your rectification request. After they have given the written statement, your rectification request will be forwarded to the dean of the school in question. The dean will make an official decision on whether your rectification request will be approved or rejected.
After your rectification request has been processed, you will be informed of the result by email.
If you wish to have further information about the evaluation of your application at the study option, please contact the Aalto School of your study option after the admission results have been published (after 29 March 2023). The feedback contact details for each study option will be published before the admission results are published.
Do not request rectification simply to get feedback or additional information on the admissions results.