Whether you are a Finnish or a foreign student, there is something for everyone in the course offerings of Aalto University and its partners! Take part in courses that prepare you for working life, hone your entrepreneurial skills or invest in your well-being.
Practical training is recommended to master students at the School of Engineering.
You can include 1-5 cr of practical training to master’s degree (elective studies). Two weeks of full time work (37,5 – 40 h / week) equals 1 credit point (max 10 weeks=5 cr).
The practical training consists of a work placement in a suitable company or other work community. The tasks should be typical for the later M.Sc work profiles. You are responsible to find the practical training placement by yourself.
On the MyCourses pages of the course ENG-E1010 Practical Training you can find more specific information about the course.
As an Aalto University degree student, you can complete studies also outside your own field of study. Some of the studies require an application while other studies are open for all Aalto students. You can complete either individual courses or a minor outside your own field of study.
The Language Centre provides all Aalto University students the communication and language studies mentioned in the degree regulations. Its goal is to give all students strong language and communication skills in order to succeed in both studies and working life
For international students Language Centre offers teaching in
- English from an advanced level (minimum CEFR B2)
- Finnish and Swedish from the beginners' level
- Intercultural communication
- Speech communication
The Language Centre provides the Aalto University students with individual learning services and support in English and Swedish. Its goal is to support the students' learning processes and offer language services to help students develop their skills in specific areas.
Aalto University offers summer studies in all its fields: business, art and technology. Language studies are also offered. Summer period is May through August.
Read more about possibility to study at summer time here.
Studies in other Finnish Universities
If a student is registered as a degree student at a Finnish university, according to the national flexible study rights agreement (JOO), they are entitled to apply for a fixed term study right for single courses or minors at any other Finnish university. JOO studies should be integrated in the student’s degree at their home university. Bachelor's, master's and doctoral students can apply for the JOO flexible study right. The university can grant a right to study only for studies that are offered to JOO students, and only when the student’s home university has first endorsed the application.
Aalto University is part of the network university FITech ( Finnish Institute of Technology). FITech provides students the opportunity to include courses from other universities into their degrees.
Degree students at Aalto University have the possibility to study at another FITech university. FITech universities are Aalto University, LUT University, Tampere University, University of Jyväskylä, University of Vaasa, University of Oulu, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi.
Read more about FITech studies here: FITech network university
UniPID is a network of Finnish universities that supports interdisciplinary studies and research, as well as societal impact and partnerships of universities related to global sustainable development.
Read more about UniPID network studies and reasearch here.
You will find further information on internship opportunities and grants for Aalto University students on the Aalto JobTeaser (aalto login).
Information for new incoming exchange students.
How to apply for exchange studies?
Application information for incoming exchange students
TECH international internship
Information on international internship and scholarships for students of technology (CHEM, ELEC, ENG, SCI)
Information about internships abroad and grant
Other study opportunities in international university networks
Aalto University has partnerships with a number of universities abroad.
The educational offer of the Unite! alliance