Other studies

Planning the exchange

School-specific instructions for planning the exchange and the studies to be completed during the exchange.
Selection criteria and terms of exchange
Exchange application instructions

What are exchange studies?

Exchange studies are integrated in your degree at Aalto University. The duration of the exchange is from 3 months to 12 months. You can go on exchange for a semester (all schools) or an academic year (ARTS, CHEM, ELEC, ENG, SCI). It is recommended to take courses for your minor or elective studies. It may be possible to take courses for your major as well, provided you find equivalent courses at the host university and your programme approves. In most of Aalto’s programmes, you can go on exchange during both Bachelor and Master’s studies. Please check the best time for exchange studies with your study programme. While abroad, you will study full time and advance in your studies as planned. Exchange studies should not delay your graduation.

 

Planning the exchange

Start planning the exchange well in advance. This will give you time to consider your destination carefully and acquire the needed language skills and possible language certificates. You should consider things like which university has the most interesting courses, which language skills would advance your career, would you prefer to immerse yourself in the culture of a faraway land, or strengthen your experience of Europe or where could the best possibilities for networking or hobbies possibly be. Choose a host university that has lots of suitable courses. In case you cannot access all the planned courses, you will have others to choose from. By careful planning, you will ensure smooth credit transfer after your return. In order to receive the exchange study grant, you should perform your studies as planned.

Please ensure that you can integrate all the courses in your Aalto degree!

School-specific instructions for planning the exchange

Below you will find information about exchange studies in general, as well as planning your exchange studies, different criteria for the studies to be completed and making your study plan.

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Student guide illustration, exchange studies

Selection criteria and terms of exchange

Information about the terms of exchange.

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Student guide illustration, exchange studies

Funding for exchange studies

Information about exchange scholarships.

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Student guide illustration, exchange studies

Before the exchange

A check list for outgoing students.

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Exchange studies
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