Expand your knowledge without degree education

At Aalto, you get more than a degree. Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. Join our multidisciplinary community and find your own path!

You can take courses even without being enrolled in a degree programme. Aalto's Lifewide Learning offers a wide range of individual courses and study modules in science, arts, technology and economics. Learn more and enrol!

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Learn more about our study fields

Our students have a freedom to choose courses from three fields, technology, arts and business, or focus on specialising in one area. Regardless of the field, everything we do from researching to studying is guided by fostering creativity, promoting entrepreneurial mindset and shaping a more sustainable future.

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Get a degree in engineering, technology or science

Studying engineering and technology at Aalto University opens doors for many different work paths for the future. Learn more about the diverse study opportunities.

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Get a degree in arts, design and architecture

We educate the next generation of filmmakers, designers, artists and art educators, photographers, architects and researchers to impact society through their creative work and research.

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Get a degree in Business

School of Business works for better business and a better society by educating future leaders and through impactful research, long-term partnerships and societal engagement. We offer Bachelor's level business studies as well as Master's level business studies and Doctoral programmes.

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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.

Instructions on how to apply

Scholarships and Tuition Fees

Bachelor's and Master's programmes have a tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens. Prospective students subject to tuition fees can apply for Aalto University Scholarship.

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Do you want to hear more about studying at Aalto University in Finland?

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 chat with Aalto Squad members who are ready to share their experiences in Aalto and Finland. You can also invite our student to your high school to tell about our different fields and studying at Aalto!

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What studying at Aalto really looks like

Read and watch real stories from Aalto students and alumni on student life at Aalto, social impact, interesting projects and unique career paths.

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Chat with Aalto students

Are you wondering what it is like to study at Aalto University? Or what student life is like at Aalto’s vibrant Otaniemi Campus or at the Mikkeli Unit? Come chat with our students about all things Aalto!

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Services for students

Find useful information on student services, benefits and student organisations.

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Webinars on degree programmes

What do the studies really consist of in our degree programmes and study options? Join our webinars and ask directly from the programme heads!

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Do you want to study at Aalto University? Come meet us!

On this page you will find information on upcoming events, fairs and webinars. You can meet Aalto University students and staffnthroughout the year.

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More than the degree | Aalto Blogs (external link)

Blogposts by Aalto Squad student ambassadors. Read all about student life and studies at Aalto University!

Stay up to date!

Do you want to hear more about admissions and student life at Aalto University? By subscribing to our newsletter you'll get the latest information every month and hear about different student projects and opportunities.

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Choose the beautiful Aalto campus and Finland

Finland scores high in international comparisons in education, safety and quality of life. As a place to study and live, it's hard to beat! The beautiful Aalto campus locates next to the sea and nature reserves, yet within excellent connections in the capital area. Learn more about our campus and country!

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Virtual Campus Experience (external link)

Explore Aalto University’s campus from anywhere in the world! Our digital guides, an Aalto University student and an assistant professor, introduce you to our learning facilities, laboratories, workshops, service spots and outdoor spaces. The tour can be experienced on desktop, mobile or VR headset.

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Studying on the Aalto campus

Aalto's main campus is an ideal environment for living, studying and leisure. Find out what our beautiful Otaniemi campus has to offer to its student community.

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Get to know Finland and Aalto

Finland’s excellent reputation in education, combined with a wide range of courses offered in English, makes Finland and Aalto University an attractive study destination for international students.

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Get more than a degree

At Aalto, we know that a world-class education is only a part of the whole study experience. We offer unique multidisciplinary opportunities, an international landscape and a vibrant community.

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Rankings

Aalto University has improved markedly in rankings specific to science, art, technology and business. We also place high in ranking lists comparing young universities.

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Internationalisation 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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Advancing entrepreneurship and innovations

Behind Aalto's entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem are both student-led entrepreneurial activities and the university's own research and innovation hubs.

More study opportunities

Aalto University provides executive-level development services and continuing education in various fields. These 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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Lifewide Learning (external link)

This website is dedicated to Aalto University’s lifewide learning solutions.

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Aalto University Summer School

Aalto University Summer School offers high quality academic summer courses and programs at Aalto University.

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Aalto University Junior

Aalto University Junior is art, science, technology and entrepreneurship for children, young people and teachers - to support teaching, personal joy and a source of enthusiasm.

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!

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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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