This course offers a starting point for learning about studying at Finnish universities. The course offers societal-, organisational-, and individual-level perspectives on Finnish student life as well as practical know-how for studying in Finland.
Events and resources for admitted bachelors students
Join & watch recordings of webinars for all admitted students
Meet our staff and students in webinars organised for newly admitted students. In the webinars we help you with the questions you might have before starting your studies at Aalto. Browse the upcoming webinars and sign up below! Here you will also find the recordings of the webinars that have already been held.
With this webinar we want to warmly welcome you to the Aalto community! In the webinar the president of Aalto, Ilkka Niemelä, gave his welcome and we went through everything we have planned to make your journey to Aalto University as easy as possible.
Do you want to start your studies at Aalto but don't know where to start with finding a place to live? In this webinar specialists from Aalto University Student Union (AYY) and Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS) explain the different housing options for Aalto students and help you get started!
What does working life in Finland look like? What kind of support does Aalto offer regarding employability, job search, career planning and entrepreneurship? In this webinar Niina from Aalto's career services, Career Design Lab, shares a lot of useful information. Three international Aalto alumni also share their experiences.
Are you liable to pay tuition fees and still have some questions about them? In this webinar, tuition fee specialist Aino guides you through the practicalities regarding tuition fees and answers questions from the Q&A.
With this webinar we want to warmly welcome you to Finland! In the webinar you can hear more about our beautiful country and all the things that make it a great place to study. We'll help you get settled!
What are those weird clothes and hats the students are wearing in all the pictures? What is Wappu? A guild? A mursu? With this webinar by Aalto University Student Union (AYY), we want to warmly welcome you to the student community of Aalto. In the webinar student representatives from AYY will give you a deep-dive into the unique student culture in Finland and Aalto, and explain what to expect from the coming months!
Connect with other newly admitted students
Can't wait to meet the people you'll be studying with? Network with fellow newly admitted students by joining Goin' Connect. Chat with students coming to the same programme, find people from different countries, and get to know people who share your interests.
You can find more information and the invitation link to join the platform in your email!
Connect with current Aalto students
Do you have questions that only an Aalto student can answer? Our Aalto Squad student ambassadors are ready to chat with you about their own experiences and all things Aalto! Join them in their coffee sessions each Friday or chat with them on Unibuddy! You can also read about their experiences in their blog posts.
Are you wondering what it is like to study at Aalto? Come chat with our students about all things Aalto on Unibuddy chat platform.
Blogposts by Aalto Squad student ambassadors. Read all about student life and studies at Aalto University!
Other events and relevant resources
In addition to Aalto University, other service providers also provide support for new students relocating to Finland and the Helsinki capital region. Below you can find a list of helpful resources!
- 24 August: Newcomer Information Session for Incoming International Students by International House Helsinki
- Study and Work – Start Building your Future in Finland event, event recording
Stay connected on social media
Virtual Campus Experience
Explore Aalto University’s campus from anywhere in the world! Our digital guides introduce you to our learning facilities, laboratories, workshops, service spots and outdoor spaces. Experience the tour on desktop, mobile or with VR headset.
Start preparing for your studies and career in Finland
In this course, we will look at how to navigate Finnish working life and how to build a career. We explore working life in Finland from societal, organisational and individual perspectives.
Want to learn Finnish?
To enroll in the Survival Finnish Online course before you have your Aalto login, click the link below and on the page, click login in the top right corner to create a new account and use the enrolment key SurFi23.
Information and tips on learning Finnish in and out of the classroom
Learn to greet and introduce yourself! Learn numerals, food and shopping vocabulary, days of the week, times and other central expressions of time, work and university-related vocabulary, places and expressions of location.