Master's Programme in Mathematics and Operations Research

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 master’s studies:

  1. Follow instructions for new students on page New Master's students and this page.
  2. Read carefully newsletters emailed to new students during summer.
  3. Activate your Aalto IT user account in July.
  4. After you have activated your Aalto IT Account, complete the preorientation in the MyCourses learning platform.
  5. Reserve time for events during orientation week.
  6. The orientation week is organized 28 August – 3 September 2023. The official orientation programme, organised by the university, is held during office hours. There are many events and gatherings organised by student tutors in the evenings as well.
  7. Participate in orientation events.
  8. Start your studies: first courses begin on 4 September 2023. You will receive detailed instructions for creating your study plan in August.

Participating in the orientation is an important part of starting your studies at Aalto. During the orientation you become familiar with studying and student life, your courses, study environment and university practices. You 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. However, if you cannot attend, please inform your planning officer and read the information provided on these pages.

Orientation week

Orientation week takes place between 28.8. - 3.9. 

Support for starting your studies

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