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Get to know the basics of ICT or update your knowledge. Courses are in Finnish, and you can study them online at your own pace.

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

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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? Sign up and start chatting with our Unibuddy students about all things Aalto!

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Aalto Squad

Join the Squad for relaxed virtual coffee sessions or come chat via Unibuddy! The Aalto Squad is here to tell you more about being a student at Aalto! You can also read blog posts on students' experiences at Aalto University and in Finland overall in our More than a degree blog.

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Aalto Squad Blog (external link)

Read blog posts on students' experiences and how it is to study at Aalto University!

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Webinars on degree programmes

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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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Admission Services

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

What could you study at Aalto University?

Programme highlights

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

Master's Programme in Information and Service Management

Master's Programme in Information and Service Management is the most tech-savvy programme at the Aalto University School of Business. The ISM programme shapes students into future leaders of the digital era with a unique combination of leadership, business and technology. ISM provides students with in-depth expertise in developing, managing and leading data-heavy businesses, making graduates highly sought after in the job market.

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Bachelor's Programme in Design

The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious design schools in the world and the leading design school in Northern Europe. The Bachelor’s Programme in Design prepares students for designing future products, services and systems in a creative and critical manner. Design as a concept is no longer linked to purely physical objects but digital experiences and abstract concepts as well, enhancing its power to shape the world. Thus, students are given the freedom to define themselves as designers, each finding their own ways of working and direction when exploring problems, developing solutions and forming opportunities. After completing their diverse bachelor studies, students are admitted the right to continue their studies in one of the five Master’s Programmes available.

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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. Our programme is a unique combination of engineering, business and leadership studies that will empower you to create value and sustained competitive advantage for organisations as a top-tier future leader. 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.

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Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - Chemical Engineering

Do you want to apply mathematics and computational techniques to chemistry, biochemistry, life sciences, and chemical engineering? In the Chemical Engineering major, you have an opportunity to excel in these and many other fields with a solid and modern engineering background which you will get in this programme. This unique combination of skills opens up great future career opportunities in research, applied engineering, or management. A chemical engineer with a responsible mindset can have a huge positive impact to the quality of lives for many, and help to improve environment.

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Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science

The Doctoral Programme in Science is a multidisciplinary programme with a unique combination of science, technology and business. The research done is committed to high standards of international excellence and the aim is to educate doctoral students in different research fields to tackle increasingly complex societal challenges in areas such as energy, environment, health and well-being. The doctoral programme offers a four-year doctoral programme in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science or industrial engineering and management.

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Master's Programme in Collaborative and Industrial Design

Are you interested in learning the strategic and technical skills necessary for design innovation? The Master’s programme in Collaborative and Industrial Design (CoID) focuses on the role of design in society, and prepares you to work as a design entrepreneur and in a range of roles within industry, business, communities, education and the government. The project-based curriculum, multi-disciplinary teamwork and wide alumni network give you an excellent foundation for your future career.

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Virtual Campus Experience

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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How does the coronavirus affect student admissions at Aalto University?

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Information on coronavirus

Information on the effects of coronavirus on activities at Aalto University.

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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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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.

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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Advancing entrepreneurship and innovations in Aalto University

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

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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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Campus

Aalto University's campus in Otaniemi is the home of an innovative community. Explore the campus virtually at virtualtour.aalto.fi.

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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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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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Aalto-Primo customer survey

We would like to hear your opinion. The survey is open until September 3rd.
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School of Business gets high marks from its own students: “Our school helps create a better world”

Aalto University School of Business has reached the second-highest level in the international Positive Impact Rating (PIR) in which students evaluate the activities of their own school in sustainable development and responsibility.
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Professor Stephan Sigg: Communications and Data Science offers a good mix of relevant topics

In this master's programme, students study in two different European universities. Professor Sigg reminds that studying in different environments and countries opens many new doors.
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Students from top universities around the world come together for this summer’s Digital Business Master Class

This summer’s Digital Business Master Class by Aalto University Summer School has been off to a flying start with students from all over the world.
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