Admission to Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Design, Bachelor and Master of Arts (3 yrs + 2 yrs)

The application period for Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Design is organised 9 - 23 January 2019 for studies starting in autumn 2019. Applicants are selected to complete the degrees Bachelor and Master of Arts.
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Selection schedule

The admissions to Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Design are organised once a year in the spring joint application to higher education.

Selection schedule 2019

19 Dec 2018

Preliminary assignments are published

9 Jan 2019 at 8:00 (8 am GMT +2:00)

First application period for spring joint application starts

23 Jan 2019 at 15:00  (3 pm, GMT +2:00)

First application period for spring joint application ends

30 Jan 2019 at 15.00  (3 pm, GMT +2:00)

Deadline for submitting the preliminary assignments (all applicants)

Deadline for delivering documents proving the applicant’s liability to pay tuition fees (all applicants)

Deadline for delivering documents proving eligibility (applicants who have graduated before spring 2019 and applicants completing a foreign degree granting eligibility to higher education studies in spring 2019)

Deadline for delivering information on grades (applicants completing a Finnish vocational degree in spring 2019)

13 March 2019

Results of preliminary assignments are sent to applicants

Intake assignments are sent to applicants

26 March 2019 at 15.00 ((3 pm, GMT +2:00)

Deadline for submitting the intake assignments

Deadline for delivering official language test results

10 Apr 2019 at 15.00 (3 pm, GMT +3:00)

Deadline for delivering documents proving eligibility (e.g. predicted grades or preliminary grades, applicants completing an IB-, EB- or RP-/DIA-degree in spring 2019)

Deadline for delivering information on grades (e.g. most recent school certificate or jaksotodistus, applicants completing a Finnish matriculation examination in spring 2019)

18 Apr 2019

Invitations to interviews are sent to applicants at the latest

24-29 Apr 2019

Interviews

24 May 2019

Admission results are published at the latest

6 June 2019 at 15.00  (3 pm, GMT +3:00)

Deadline for delivering documents proving eligibility (applicants completing a Finnish vocational degree in spring 2019)

8 July 2019 at 15.00 (3 pm, GMT +3:00)

Deadline for accepting the offered study place for applicants accepted by 28.6.2019

12 July 2019 at 15.00 (3 pm, GMT +3:00)

Deadline for delivering the final diploma or certificate of final grades (applicants completing an IB- or EB-degree or a foreign degree granting eligibility to higher education studies in spring 2019)

31 July 2019 at 15.00 (3 pm, GMT +3:00)

Acceptance from the reserve list in the spring joint application ends

Who can apply?

All applicants must fulfill the general eligibility requirements for higher education. You are eligible to apply if you have completed, or will complete during spring 2019, one of the following degrees:

  • Finnish matriculation examination
  • International Baccalaureate degree (IB)
  • European Baccalaureate degree (EB)
  • Reifeprüfung degree (RP) or Deutsches Internationales Abitur degree (DIA) in Finland
  • A degree completed outside Finland that in the awarding country gives eligibility for university studies
  • A Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification, further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification as set in the Vocational Education Act (531/2017)

Study options and intake

Currently there is one Bachelor's degree programme available in English in the field of Arts and Design at Aalto University. 20 new students will be selected to Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Design in the spring joint application 2019.

More information on the programme (aalto.fi)

Programme at Studyinfo (studyinfo.fi)

Please note! You can only apply to one study option leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree at Aalto University in the spring joint application 2019. If you apply to the study option Design in the first application period of spring joint application, you will not be able to apply to the study options available in Finnish in the field of art and design at Aalto University in the second application period of spring. The selection of study options is binding and cannot be changed after the application period has ended.

How to apply?

Admissions to Bachelor studies in English are organised in the spring national joint application to higher education. It is currently not possible to apply for studies at Aalto University in the autumn's application period for joint application.

Applications are submitted in the national Studyinfo-service. You can also find all study options available at Aalto University at Studyinfo.

Studyinfo.fi

Please note! You can only apply to one study option leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree at Aalto University in the spring joint application 2019. If you apply to the study option Design in the first application period of spring joint application, you will not be able to apply to the study options available in Finnish in the field of art and design at Aalto University in the second application period of spring. The selection of study options is binding and cannot be changed after the application period has ended.

Admission process

Admission to Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Design consists of several stages. The admission is based on preliminary assignments, intake assignments and interviews. 

The preliminary assignments are evaluated Pass/Fail. Only applicants who pass the preliminary assignments will be invited to the next stages of the admission process. Both the intake assignments and interviews are evaluated on the scale of 0-50, so the maximum total score is 100 points. The applicants are ranked based on their total score from the intake assignments and interviews. Some applicants can be screened out after each stage.

Required application documents

Required application documents must be delivered by the given deadlines.

Application documents are uploaded to the online application form in the Studyinfo service, preferably as PDF files. After you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email. You can modify your application and upload documents to your application in the My Studyinfo service. If you cannot log in to the My Studyinfo service, you can modify your application and upload documents to your application via the link included in the confirmation email. You can only make changes to the application form during the application period. After the application period has ended, you can upload and modify your application documents until the document-specific deadlines. You can see the document-specific deadlines on the application form. (Updated 17 DEC 2018)

Instructions on how to apply (studyinfo.fi)

Language requirements

The language of instruction in the Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Design is English, so all applicants are required to prove sufficient language skills to be able to study in English. No language test is required from applicants who have been educated or completed a university degree in English in an EU/EEA country or in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand. Proficiency in English language can be proved with a grade in the Finnish Matriculation examination, IB, EB or RP/DIA degree or with an official language test result.

Please note, that the deadline for delivering the official language test result to Aalto University is 26 March 2019 at 15.00 (3 pm, GMT +2:00).

Proving language proficiency in English

Tuition fees and scholarships

There is a tuition fee for students who are not citizens of the member states of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), or Switzerland. Tuition fees are charged in programmes taught in English.

Admission results

The admission results for Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Design are published in the Studyinfo service on 24 May 2019 at the latest. You can check the results by logging in to the My Studyinfo-service. An electronic results letter is also sent to all applicants after all results for the joint application for spring 2019 are published (after 28.6.2019).

More information on admission results of joint application (studyinfo.fi)

Contact information

Contact information and opening hours for Aalto University Admission Services can be found at the Contact information page.

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