Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology

Starting your studies

Congratulations on your admission, and welcome to study at Aalto University! On this page you will find the orientation programme and instructions for starting your studies.

Prepare for your bachelor’s studies:

  1. Follow the instructions for new students on this page, on the page Bachelor students and, if applicable, on the page International Students.
  2. Carefully read through the newsletters emailed to new students during the spring and summer.
  3. Activate your Aalto IT user account in July. 
  4. After you have activated your Aalto IT account, complete the preorientation on MyCourses learning platform (link to be added).
  5. Reserve time for events during the orientation week.
  6. The orientation week is organized between 26 August – 30 August 2024. The official orientation programme, organised by the university, is held during office hours. There are multiple events and gatherings organised by student tutors in the evenings as well.
  7. Participate in the orientation events.
  8. Start your studies: first courses will begin on 2 September 2024.

    Participating in the orientation is an important part of starting your studies at Aalto. During the orientation you will become familiar with studying and student life, your courses, study environment and university practices. You will also receive information about services available to you, and get to know your fellow students, tutors, staff, and faculty.

    Attending the orientation events and activities is highly recommended for all new students.

Orientation week

The orientation week will take place from August 26 to August 30, 2024. The orientation week programme arranged by the university will take place at the Otaniemi campus in Espoo. You can find the campus maps and addresses for further guidance at the bottom of the page. 

Orientation week programme will be updated here closer to the date.

Support for starting your studies

Frequently asked questions

Opiskelijan oppaan kuvituskuvaa

Bachelors students

Information for new bachelors students

New students
Student guide illustration, international students

International students

This section of the Student Guide helps with tasks that new international bachelor's and master's degree as well as exchange students need to take care of after admission, especially if you are moving to Finland for the first time. The section should be read along with the general instructions for new bachelor's, master's and exchange students. Also included is further information about living in Finland when you are settling in.

International students

Campus maps, addresses and opening hours in Otaniemi

Here you will also find restaurants, the map, the Aalto Space mobile app, access control - all practical information on one page! You can also visit the campus virtually.

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