English bachelor’s programmes attract both international and Finnish applicants

The number of applications to Aalto University’s English-taught bachelor’s programmes grew by 20%
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The application period for Aalto University’s bachelor’s programmes that are taught in English ended 18 January 2023. Aalto received a total of 8 763 applications, which indicates a 20% growth compared to the previous year. The number of applicants was 4 962. The field of art and design received 621 applications, business and economics 2706 applications, and science and technology 5 436 applications. Growth was also seen in the recently ended application period to master’s programmes that attracted a record number of applications.  

In this application to English bachelor’s programmes, Aalto received applications from 134 countries. 66% of the applications came from international applicants who completed their previous degree outside Finland.  

‘At Aalto University, we continuously develop our teaching and research based on feedback and foresight information. It’s great to see that the programmes we offer are of interest to international applicants as well as Finnish applicants. Many thanks to all who applied!’, says Vice President for Education Petri Suomala

In the field of art and design, the Bachelor’s Programme in Design received 621 applications. In business and economics, the Bachelor’s Programme in Economics and in International Business received 1 477 and 1 229 applications, respectively. The latter programme operates in Mikkeli. Of the five study options taught in English in the field of science and technology, Chemical Engineering received 755 applications, Computational Engineering 1 285, Data Science 1 722, Digital Systems and Design 958, and Quantum Technology 716 applications.  

The recently ended application period was organised for the English-taught bachelor’s programmes that start in autumn 2023. The results of the admissions will be published 2 June 2023 at the latest. The next application period for bachelor’s programmes in Finnish and Swedish runs 15–30 March 2023. 

Did you apply for an Aalto’s bachelor’s programme taught in English? We would love to hear why you chose Aalto and how was your experience of the application process. Please give us your feedback by answering this survey by 31 January 2023!   

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