International Joint Programmes

One tool for internationalisation of teaching and learning is development of joint programmes together with international partner universities or university consortia. In 2020-2021 Aalto has over 20 international joint programmes on master level.
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Joint programme is a generic term for an international degree programme developed and provided by two or several higher education institutions in cooperation and after completion of which the student is awarded one or more degree certificates. Joint programmes are either joint degree programmes or double (dual) degree programmes. Joint degree programmes are programmes of high level of integration and joint programme structure with international partners. Double (dual) degree programmes are, as a rule, bilateral programmes developed for a particular master programme and offered as a study option for students of that programme.

Aalto has adopted general guidelines for planning and implementation of joint programmes in master level (2015). Likewise, guidelines for doctoral level collaboration and joint supervision of thesis have been adopted (2013).

There are some external funding instruments available for joint programme development. Calls for proposals are published separately and include detailed information and instructions. Relevant funding instruments include programmes such as Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordplus and Nordic Master Programme, as well as European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) and European Institute of Innovation and Technology's (EIT) programmes.


  • School of Arts, Design and Architecture: Iiris Kauppila
  • School of Business: Pia Lahti
  • School of Chemical Engineering: Pekka Tolvanen
  • School of Electrical Engineering: Anita Bisi
  • School of Engineering: Saara Sokolnicki
  • School of Science: Eija Kujanpää
  • Joint services: Toni Kaila

International Joint Degree Programmes

Aalto University offers international joint degree programmes at master-level together with its partner universities in over 20 countries. These programmes have separate application periods and admission procedures from the rest of the master's programmes offered by Aalto University.

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Joint programme governance and management

Guidance for good practices in managing joint degree programmes and drafting a joint programme governance model.

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