European Mining Course

Starting your studies

The studies of the academic year 2024-2025 start during the orientation week from 26 August to 30 August 2024. The program will be updated on this page in the summer of 2024.

Participation in the orientation week is very important for the smooth start of the studies. During the week, you will meet your fellow students and teachers for the first time, socialize at events organized by guilds, receive support for course selections and study systems, as well as have the opportunity to handle official matters related to daily life.

Orientation week programme 26 August - 30 August 2024

Monday 26 August
Welcome to the School of Engineering!
Place: Lecture hall AS2 in TUAS-building (Maarintie 8)

09.45-10.15 Breakfast at TUAS Restaurant

10.15-11.15 Dean's welcome

11.15-12.15 Study essentials, Working life in Finland

12.15-13.15 Lunch break

13.15-14.00 Scientific writing, Why is Intercultural Communication important to engineering students?

14.00-15.00 Study skills and group work skills

15.00-16.00 AYY and ENG Guilds

Tuesday 27 August 
Introduction to your own Master's programme

Scroll down the page and check time and place for programme info.

Wednesday 28 August
Introduction to your own Master's programme

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Thursday 29 August 

09.00 –10.00 Information for tuition-fee-liable students (Otakaari 4, lecture hall 326)

  • Note: This is for Master's students who are liable for tuition fees in Aalto inhouse programmes (not double degree / joint master students). The information concerns students who have a scholarship, who pay the tuition fee, or who are exempted from fees based on a residence permit.

10.00-15.00 Aalto Welcome Fair in Undergraduate Center (Otakaari 1), main lobby

14.30-15.30 Better Study Life lecture in Undergraduate Center (Otakaari 1), lecture hall Aalto

Friday 30 August

09.00-12.00 Personal study plan and Q&A in Otakaari 4 (EIT students: Introduction to Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, place to be confirmed)

12.00-14.00 Teekkari life presentation in Undergraduate Center (Otakaari 1), lecture hall Aalto 

Pre-Orientation 2024-25

Aalto Pre-Orientation materials aims to help you get settled in our university and ease the start of studies. These materials focus on information and services relevant to all new students in our university, and you can return to the materials later on. You will receive more precise information and guidance related to your own study programme during the orientation week.

Your student tutor will contact you in August. Your contact information will be given to your tutor. Tutors are senior students who help new students during orientation week and at the beginning oftheir studies. Each new student is assigned a student tutor who has completed tutoring training.Tutoring is carried out in cooperation with tutors, University personnel and student organizations.Each major has their own tutors, who introduce students to the campus, student organizationactivities (KIK, IK and MK Guilds) and student life in general.

Orientation week 2024 - European Mining Course programme

Programme will be updated during summer

Tuesday 27 August 

10:00 - 16:00 Introduction to EMC Courses, personnel, and practicalities of student life
Rakentajanaukio 4, room 309 (R9) 

Wednesday 28 August

Excursion to Sandvik Tampere. Schedule TBC

For new students

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International Joint Master's programmes

Congratulations on your admission to Aalto University! The information on this page concerns students admitted to the following international joint programmes (double or triple degree):

Nordic Master Programmes
Erasmus Mundus Programmes
EIT Programmes
Other double degree programmes (SpaceMaster, CoDaS, EMC)

New students
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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

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