School of Electrical Engineering

Congratulations! You have just been admitted to Master's Programme in Communications and Data Science at Aalto University.

Cover letter for admitted students in Master's Programme in Communications and Data Science (CoDaS) at School of Electrical Engineering in 2024.
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Your application made an impression on us and we would like to warmly welcome you as a member of the Aalto community. You will be in excellent company as Aalto is ranked 9th in the world in the QS ranking of universities under 50 years. We will ensure you get the best possible learning experience with personal academic advising, extensive student wellbeing services and an active student community. We very much look forward to seeing younext autumn.

At Aalto, we believe in the power of curiosity. We encourage our students to explore the unknown and learn and do things in a whole new way – together, breaking boundaries. We’ll do our best to make sure you have all the information you need and answer all your questions about starting your studies here. Our contact information can be found at the end of this letter.

Welcome to CoDaS programme!

Codas is an international joint degree programme, which means the students study their first year in one university and continue their second year in another university. You will be studying your first year at Aalto University and on your second year, you will continue studies in one of the following universities: Grenoble INP Graduate schools of Engineering and Management at Université Grenoble Alpes (France), Técnico Lisboa at Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (Spain), or Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany). 

After completing the programme, you will graduate and get the degree from both Universities you have studied in. The programme is an unique opportunity to study and live in two European cities and to graduate with a double degree for a field with a high level of employability! 

New student checklist

Please, take a good look to go over the following steps. Please find more detailed information from Aalto Student Guide.

  1. Accept Your Admission Offer. For scholarship holders, please accept the offer at the latest within 13 days of recieving the offer. Your individual acceptance deadline will be listed in your Welcome Letter. For self-funding students, please accept the offer by 31 May 2024. You will also receive an e-mail with personal link to portal after receiving your Letter of Admission. Click the link and follow the instructions to accept the admission offer. You can enroll as an attending student from the same link (see step 5.).
  2. Apply for residence permit (non-EU/non-EEA Citizens) or register your residence (EU/EEA Citizens). If you need to apply for residence permit, please start the process as soon as possible.
  3. Return the signed Student Agreement document and/or pay the programme fee if applicable. The Student Agreement document must be returned at the latest by 31 May 2024.
  4. Submit certified (attested) hard copy documents by 16 August 2024 at 15.00 (3 pm, GMT +3). Please submit the documents as soon as possible to confirm your study place. More information here.
  5. Enroll as an attending student to Aalto University by 31 July 2024. If your admission offer is conditional, you can enroll at the university after the condition has been fulfilled and the admission is not conditional anymore. Please note that you may be subject to several conditions. The conditions are stated in your admission letter.
  6. Apply for student accommodation.
  7. Organize your travel to Finland and prepare to start your studies with orientation on week 35 (the week beginning on 26 August).
  8. Activate your Aalto user account. You can activate your Aalto user account in July at the earliest after you have enrolled for the academic year and received an activation email for your Aalto user account.
  9. Complete Aalto Pre-Orientation 2024-2025 online (the link to the material will be provided later; access requires activation of your Aalto user account).
  10. Apply for a student card.
  11. Pay the health care fee for students in higher education by 15 November.
  12. Get ready for your studies.

Detailed instructions for these steps and more information for new students is available at Aalto Student Guide.

Communication before the orientation in the autumn

Follow your email! We will send you newsletters during the spring and the summer to remind you of important matters and to provide you with more information about the orientation programme and the start of studies. You will be assigned a peer-student tutor, who will contact you during the summer. Please remember to notify us if you change your email address. In the meanwhile, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. You can find the contact information below.

Our Contact Information

Study Coordinator Ella Lankinen (she/her)
E-mail: [email protected] 
Telephone: +358 50 473 6696

Study Coordinator Alex Hetrick (she/her)
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +358 50 461 1551 

Note that July is holiday season in Finland, please contact [email protected] if you have urgent questions during that time.

Student Services
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
PO Box 15500
FI-00760 AALTO

Visiting address:
Maarintie 8, Espoo

Welcome to Aalto University, let's stay in touch!

Flavie Ailhaud on a boat.

Student Flavie Ailhaud enjoys Aalto's flexible course selection and Finnish nature

Communications and Data Science student spent her first year at Grenoble and now she is studying the second year at Aalto University

Two students walking on Aalto University campus with green trees and a red, tiled building in the background.

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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