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Application for our Master's Programmes is 2 Dec 2019-3 Jan 2020. Find out more about study options and admissions and apply now!

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We have several different opportunities for you to get to know us better. You can join our webinars on degree programmes or meet us in different fairs abroad and in Finland. You can also contact Aalto Squad members who can share their experiences at Aalto University and in Finland or invite our student to your high school to tell about our different fields and studying at Aalto!

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Upcoming webinars on degree programmes

Are you interested in studying at Aalto University? Wanting to hear more about our programmes? Come and join our webinars on degree programmes.

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Aalto University's Admission Services participates on multiple events. From this page you can find most important events.

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Admission Services

Aalto University organises several admissions. On this page you can find instructions for applying to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programmes.

Programme highlights

Aalto University offers a wide variety of master and bachelor level programmes along with post-graduate degrees.

Master's Programme in Economics

The Economics programme prepares students to structure and understand the world through in-depth economic expertise and strong analytical skills, combined with computation and data processing skills. It is meant for students who are fascinated by complex challenges such as climate change, inequality and innovation, and want to address these challenges in an analytical manner. Students have the unique opportunity to be part of Helsinki Graduate School of Economics, formed by Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics, and University of Helsinki, that aims to train the future generation of world-class economists.

School of Business Economics

Master's Programme in New Media - New Media Design and Production

Would you like to explore the exciting opportunities new digital technology opens to communication, interaction and expression – and find a career where you can utilise your creativity? New Media Design and Production is a major subject within the Master’s Programme in New Media, focusing on art and design in interactive media. The education is project-oriented, combining practice with theory. You can focus on dynamic visualisation, art & culture, interaction design and interactive & generative storytelling. The programme is fully taught in English, and your master’s thesis can be written in Finnish, Swedish or English.

Department of Media prototyping

Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management

The Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) programme provides students with the essential skills and entrepreneurial mindset to create and transform technology-based businesses. The programme is a unique combination of engineering, business and leadership studies that empower top-tier future leaders to create value and sustained competitive advantage for organisations. Graduating engineers from the programme are prepared for challenging positions to solve the most complex business problems including crafting strategies, developing daily operations and designing future organisations.

Aalto University / students doing group work / photography Unto Rautio

Master's Programme in International Design Business Management - MSc in Technology (CHEM, ELEC, ENG, SCI)

IDBM is a pioneering and renowned study programme that truly embodies the vision of Aalto by integrating design and technology with global business development. Through transdisciplinary teamwork and real-life business challenges provided by our prominent industry partners, the programme prepares students as the next generation of creative professionals. IDBM is uniquely positioned as the only programme offered in all six schools of Aalto, allowing programme graduates to earn a Master’s degree in either business, design or technology.

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Master's Programme in Urban Studies and Planning, MSc in Architecture

Would you like to work on the future of urban environments? The Aalto - University of Helsinki joint USP programme will enable you to understand and address complex urban development challenges. The programme balances theory and history with training in key methods and skills, as well as experiential learning. You'll gain a broad knowledge of the problems and issues affecting cities, and how to address them in collaborative and concrete working groups.

Urban Studies and Planning

Master's Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions - Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Built Environment

Interested in a career in energy for our society? Want to be involved in the development of rapidly changing energy systems of the future? The Master’s Programme in Advanced Energy Solutions may be the perfect match for you.

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This is Finland

Finland’s excellent reputation in education, combined with a wide range of courses offered in English, makes Finland an attractive study destination for international students. Boasting the largest technology hub of the Nordic countries, Finland is a world leader in information technology, business, design and many other academically centred fields.

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Campus

Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community.

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More study opportunities

Aalto University provides executive-level development services and continuing education in various fields that can help support your lifelong learning as well as update and deepen your expertise. Get a sneak peek of what Aalto has to offer!

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Aalto University Open University

Open University courses are open to everyone regardless of their background or age. Open University offers individual courses in Business, Technology, Languages and Art and Design. Students are admitted to individual courses in the order of registration.

Avonaisen kirjan sivuilla FITech-teksti.

FITech Network University

Study ICT courses for free alongside work. A large selection of courses is available both at beginner level and for experienced ICT professionals.

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Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE)

Aalto EE offers thought provoking executive education and leadership development services globally. Our diverse offering includes customized solutions, degree programs, and open executive programs.

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Starting Up online course

The open access online course covers the fundamentals of startup entrepreneurship

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Get more than a degree

At Aalto University, we know that a world-class education is only part of the experience. We offer a tremendous student life, an international landscape and a thriving community.

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Student life

Aalto has six schools with around 12 000 students and 4000 employees of which close to 400 are professors. Our campus is located in the city of Espoo, in the Greater Helsinki area in Finland. With 40% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing.

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Slush 2017. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto/ Mikko Raskinen

Entrepreneurship and startups

Entrepreneurship infuses everything at Aalto. Whether you’re a student interested in entrepreneurial education or a startup looking for an accelerator – or something in between – join our community!

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International study opportunities

As an Aalto University student, you have excellent opportunities to become more internationally orientated and globally competent during your studies.

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Aalto University in other languages

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Университет Аалто - Aalto University in Russian

Университет Аалто является молодым университетом, но несмотря на это у него долгая история, и ему удалось стать ведущим университетом в своих сферах исследования. Университет Аалто - это в первую очередь сообщество смелых мыслителей, где наука и искусство встречаются с технологиями и экономикой. Мы в Аалто стремимся выявлять и решать большие проблемы общества и строить инновационное будущее!

Aalto University students at campus / photographer: Aino Huovio

阿尔托大学 - Aalto University in Chinese

阿尔托大学是一所既年轻又具有悠久历史的大学,多个学科在世界排名中名列前矛。学校致力于培养勇于思考和创新的人才,鼓励其发现和解决各类社会挑战,并提供多学科的顶尖教育环境。

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Solutions innovated during the Digitalism Challenge course are put into practice

The Finnish Organic Association, Tapola Camphill Organic Farm and Fat Lizard Brewing Co. were very satisfied with the solutions created during the course.
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School of Business alumnus story: Jesús Manuel Castro Félix

Good communication and continuous learning were the most important takeaways for the MIB alumnus.
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Alumnus Jesse Rajala: "ISM has opened up doors I didn't even realise existed"

A fresh graduate of Information and Service Management, Jesse Rajala talks about his studies and gives a few tips to students coming from a University of Applied science background.
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Self-managing workers also have their limits – support needed especially for work organisation and workload management

Award-winning Master's thesis shows that experts' working methods do not support work recovery.
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