Other studies

Before the exchange

Once you have been accepted to exchange, you must return all the necessary documents, enroll as an attending student, participate in the departure orientation, and make travel arrangements.

After you have been selected by Aalto University

After Aalto University has selected you for exchange, your information will be sent to the host university. This is called a nomination.

After the nomination either Aalto University orthe host university will send you information regarding their own application process, usually by e-mail. Please check your Aalto email regularly, including the junk mail. Most of the exchange universities also have application instructions in their www-sites. Note that you are responsible for filling in the application on time.

You are officially accepted to the exchange destination once you receive an acceptance letter from your host university.

Documents to return before the exchange

You will receive instructions by email on what documents you will need to return to Aalto University prior to your exchange, before the first part of your scholarship can be paid. The documents and other requirements may vary depending on your exchange programme (bilateral, Erasmus or other).

Enrolling as an attending student

You have to have the “attending” status at Aalto University while on exchange. You are completing studies as a part of your Aalto degree, even though you are not physically present. Please note that you must also pay for the FSHS membership fee for the period you are on exchange. 

Departure orientation

Aalto University organizes a departure orientation for all outgoing exchange students. The orientation is arranged twice per year. We highly recommend attending the orientation – you’ll receive all the practical tips and instructions at once.

You can find the materials of the latest departure orientation below.

Other travel arrangements

Documents to all schools

School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS)

School of Business (BIZ)

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Planning the exchange

Instructions for planning the exchange.

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Funding for exchange studies

Information about exchange scholarships.

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During the exchange

Important things during the exchange.

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Exchange studies
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