Transfer application

Students may apply for transfer to a bachelor’s programme or study option if they hold a right to study towards a bachelor’s and master's degree at another Finnish higher education institution or towards a different degree at Aalto University.
Aalto University students at campus / photographer: Aino Huovio

Students should apply for transfer during their first year of study with consideration to absences permitted by law. Transfer applicants must have a valid right to study and be registered as either an attending or non-attending student at the higher education institution from which they are trans-ferring. The right to study to be transferred must be clearly expressed in the application phase.

The new right to study enters into force on 1 August. The former right to study will expire at the end of the term preceding the transfer, on 31 July.

The right to study granted to the transfer applicant will be of equivalent level with the one that made the applicant eligible for transfer. As the rights to study granted at Aalto University cover both bachelor’s and master’s degrees (no rights are granted for pursuing only a bachelor’s de-gree), the transfer application procedure is not an option for applicants with a right to study towards only a bachelor’s degree (e.g. from a Finnish university of applied sciences).

The minimum requirements for transfer to a bachelor’s programme or study option are defined by the school academic affairs committees and may include all or some of the following criteria:studies completed in a specific subject:

  • studies completed in a specific subject;
  • a minimum credit requirement for a specific subject;
  • academic performance, e.g. average grade (calculated either for one subject or for all studies)
  • requirements for the progress of studies, for instance, completing studies in target time or earning a certain number of credits per academic terms attended. When assessing the progress of studies, the reasons accepted as grounds for granting extension to the right to study (e.g. voluntary military service or conscription, maternity or paternity leaves or pa-rental leave or illness) must be considered as permissible reasons for delay.
  • If needed, the skill level and motivation of the student may be assessed with the help of existing entrance examination procedures, documents or tasks (e.g. portfolio, interview). 

Note! Only programme available in english in transfer application at the moment is Bachelor's Programme in International Business (Mikkeli) and Master's Programme in Economics and Business Administration (Otaniemi)

Transfer application is organized in Studyinfo as a separate application.  Application period is 2 – 16.5.2019.
Results for transfer application will be published same time as the results for the joint application (latest on June 28 2019).

Field of Technology

Aalto University’s general procedures concerning applications by transfer students are defined in Aalto’s general admissions criteria. Students should apply for transfer during their first year of study with consideration to absences permitted by law.

The evaluation of students applying for transfer to an Aalto University school of technology (in an engineering field) may be based on the applicant’s academic performance (grade point average), the number of completed credits and terms in which the student was registered as attending, the remaining study time and number of transferable credits. A first-year student must complete at least 55 credits of studies by the end of July with a grade point average of at least 3.5, which can be transferred towards the basic or major studies of the degree. 

The School will specify more detailed assessment criteria for the study options as necessary.

Changing degree programmes between Aalto University schools of technology (in an engineering field) during the bachelor’s stage occurs in connection with transfer applications according to the same assessment criteria. When changing degree programmes credits are transferred towards the degree, not only towards the basic or major studies of the degree.

The school will set other detailed criteria as necessary on the admission of transfer students into its degree programmes.

Field of Art and Design

Aalto University’s general procedures concerning applications by transfer students are defined in Aalto’s general admissions criteria. Students should apply for transfer during their first year of study with consideration to absences permitted by law.

To apply for transfer student status in the field of arts, the applicant must have

· earned at least 45 credits in the on-going academic year by the end of June
· earned by the end of June, at least 45 credits that count towards the Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) degree.
· a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

The required application materials are a transcript of records, portfolio and a motivation letter.

The admissions procedure may have one or two stages.

In a one-stage procedure, the applicant is assessed only on the basis of the transcript of records, portfolio and motivation letter. In a two-stage procedure, the first stage consists of the selection committee reviewing the transcript of records, portfolio and motivation letter. After this review, a select number of applicants are invited to the second stage, which may be only an interview or contain additional entrance examination assignments.

Field of Business and Econimics

Aalto University’s general procedures concerning applications by transfer students are defined in Aalto’s general admissions criteria. Students should apply for transfer during their first year of study with consideration to absences permitted by law.

Students are eligible to apply as transfer students to education leading to a Bachelor’s of Science (Economics and Business Administration) degree if they: have the right to study towards a bachelor’s and a master's degree in a Finnish university; have completed at least 60 cr of university-level studies included in the BSc (Econ. and Bus. Admin.) degree and corresponding in content to the courses (of 4 cr each) of the Fundamentals of Business Knowledge study module; and have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree in the programme from which they are transferring.

The Fundamentals of Business Knowledge study module consists of the following courses:

Course
Johtamisen perusteet OR Introduction to Management
Laskentatoimen perusteet OR Principles of Accounting
Markkinoinnin perusteet OR Introduction to Marketing
Rahoituksen perusteet OR Principles of Finance
Taloustieteen perusteet OR Principles of Economics
Yritysjuridiikan perusteet OR Introduction to Business Law

 

The applicant’s cumulative grade point average must be at least 4.25 (on a scale of 1–5). The studies required for eligibility must be completed by 30.6.2019.

Eligible applicants will be ranked on the basis of their weighted grade point average for all of the study credits considered in the application process. In the event of a tied score, the applicant who has completed the most credits will be selected. If the situation is still a tie, all of the applicants with the same number of credits will be approved.

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