International students

Welcome to Aalto University

Why choose Aalto University as your exchange destination? Information on Aalto University and Aalto schools, check also the videos below.

Studying at Aalto University is a challenging and exciting opportunity to enrich your academic knowledge and professional skills. Aalto University welcomes nearly 1000 exchange students a year. Exchange studies are based on exchange agreements. Your home university can provide you further information on your exchange possibilities at Aalto University.

Aalto University was founded in 2010 as Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki were merged. Today, Aalto University consists of six schools with nearly 20 000 students in total. The main campus is located in Otaniemi in Espoo, Finland. One campus is in a city of Mikkeli.

What makes Aalto University unique?

At Aalto University, we believe that the future of education exists at the crossroads of science, technology, business and art. We combine knowledge from different disciplines to identify and solve complex challenges, and to educate future visionaries and experts. The university emphasizes importance of multidisciplinary teaching and learning and has introduced Aalto cross-school courses and University wide studies (UWS). There are diverse opportunities available for all students to get involved in cross-disciplinary activities, project and courses in order to learn design thinking and gain insight to working in multidisciplinary teams. Focusing on student learning the university supports diverse student initiatives.

Accesible Aalto

Aalto University strives towards being an accessible, safe and healthy university where research, teaching and services are accessible for all. Recognising and removing barriers is an on-going process requiring everyone’s input. The shared aim is an equal and enabling environment for studies, research and artistic activities. Read more about accesible Aalto, accessiblity on campus and individual study arrangements

Schools of Aalto University

Virtual Tour of Otaniemi Campus

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Virtual Campus Experience (external link)

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