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Aalto University accepts 1126 applicants for master's studies

A total of 3 355 people applied for master's degree studies during the application period that ended on the 15th of January.
Aalto University. Photo: Aino Huovio

A total of 3 355 people applied for master's degree studies during the application period that ended on the 15th of January. Of these, 1126 new students were selected. The admission results have been published on 29 March 2016. The number of applicants declined by about 6 % from the previous year.

Of the applicants 44,8 % had a Finnish higher education degree. As was the case in previous years, the greatest numbers of applicants with foreign degrees were from China, India, Pakistan, Great Britain and the United States. All in all, applications came from 99 different countries.

In 2016, the majority of the master’s programmes and their main subjects are offered in English. The School of Engineering was the last of Aalto University’s Schools to renew their master’s programmes.

Number of applicants

Applicants for master's programmes

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Business and economics

575

548

296

492

1 311

901

Art and design

987

1 144

935

1 141

1 043

962

Science and technology (incl. architecture)

1793

1 886

1 858

1 807

1 669

1 687

Total

3 355

3 577

3 089

3 440

4 023

3 550

In the field of business and economics, the number of applicants increased by appx. 5 %. The majority of applicants applied on the basis of a Finnish higher education degree. About a fourth of the applicants applied on the basis of a higher education degree completed outside of Finland. The most popular target programmes were Yritysjuridiikka (Business law, available only in Finnish) as well as Management and International Business, and Information and Service Management.

In the field of art and design, the total number of applicants declined by 13,6 %. 38,3 % of the applicants applied on the basis of a Finnish higher education. Most of the applicants applied with a foreign degree and the top countries were China, Great Britain, the United States and India. The most popular target programmes were Product and Spatial Design and New Media Design and Production.

In the field of science and technology, the total number of applicants declined by 5 %, but the number of applicants with a Finnish higher education degree increased by 17 %. As was the case in previous years, the greatest number of applicants came from Finnish higher education institutions, as well as from India, China, and Pakistan. The most popular target programmes were Automation and Electrical Engineering, Computer, Communication and Information Sciences programme’s Computer Science major, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, and Master’s programme in Architecture.

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