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Coronavirus instructions and recommendations at Aalto University

How does the coronavirus affect student admissions at Aalto University?

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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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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Programme highlights

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

Master's Programme in Global Management (including CEMS MIM)

The Global Management (GM) / CEMS programme prepares ambitious students for a career in influential positions in international organisations. A driven student community, close collaboration with CEMS corporate and social partners and an exchange semester provide a strong foundation for students to develop a global mindset and gain leadership skills. Graduates become members of a truly global and lifelong CEMS network comprising over 14,400 alumni and 108 different nationalities, working at some of the world’s leading companies in over 75 countries.

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Master's Programme in Engineering Physics

The studies in Engineering Physics create a basis for technological applications in physics and open the door to a variety of careers in industry, science and research.

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Master's Programme in Visual Communication Design

The Visual Communication Design programme (VCD) is an international learning community committed to investigating new modes of action within visual communication. As a critical response to the contemporary conditions, the studies enable you to reconsider the established notions of graphic design. The programme supports you in rethinking and redefining your own design practice, in order to situate it in wider societal and environmental frameworks. By providing the competence areas of information design, visual narratives, and type & written language, the curriculum encourages you to turn your design practice towards the public and the sustainable, and towards multiple and diverse knowledge domains.

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Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - Data Science

Data science gives you the foundations to become a top-level expert in the modern knowledge society. You will obtain the required skills to solve real-world problems using methods of algorithm design, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical inference, operations research, and optimization.

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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.

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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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Starting Up online course

The open access online course covers the fundamentals of startup entrepreneurship

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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 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.

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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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.

Services

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

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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Aalto Squad Blog

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

Instructions on how to apply

Admission Services

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

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Webinars on degree programmes

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

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Chat with our students

Are you wondering what it is like to study at the Aalto University School of Business? Or what student life is like at Aalto’s vibrant Otaniemi Campus? You can now chat directly with our Unibuddy student ambassadors. Unibuddies are current students who want to help prospective students by sharing their experiences as students at the Aalto University School of Business.

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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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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。

News

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Intensive course looks for sustainable design solutions following COVID-19

Health and Wellbeing Architecture Summer Intensive gathers multi-disciplinary perspectives to create new interventions, designs, and policy recommendations for pandemics.
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New student – are you still looking for an accommodation for autumn term?

Aalto University has reserved a quota of furnished rooms and apartments for international incoming students in co-operation with HOAS (The Foundation for Student Housing in Helsinki Region).
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Get to know us: Doctoral student Pingchao Ke

Having an overseas research experience is very important for every researcher.
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Get to know us: Doctoral student Taina Kalliomäki

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