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

The application period for Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology will be organised 4 - 18 January 2023. Applicants are selected to complete the degrees Bachelor and Master of Science in Technology. Admission is based on either the SAT or the ACT test results or grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB, EB or DIA/RP diploma.

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Selection schedule

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

Selection schedule 2023

4 Jan 2023 at 8am (GMT +2:00)

Application period starts 
18 Jan 2023 at 3pm (GMT +2:00)

Application period ends 

25 Jan 2023 at 3pm (GMT +2:00)

Deadline for submitting documents proving the applicant’s liability to pay tuition fees or exemption from tuition fees 

AND

Deadline for submitting documents proving eligibility (applicants who have graduated before spring 2023 and applicants completing a foreign qualification granting eligibility to higher education studies in spring 2023)

6 Apr 2023 at 3pm (GMT +3:00)

Deadline for submitting documents proving eligibility (e.g. predicted grades or preliminary grades, applicants completing an IB, EB or DIA diploma in spring 2023)

1 May 2023

Deadline for the official SAT or ACT test results to arrive directly from the test organizer 

2 June 2023

Admission results are published at the latest 

9 June 2023

Deadline for completing the education granting eligibility (Finnish vocational qualifications)

14 July 2023 at 3pm (GMT +3:00)

Deadline for accepting the offered study place

14 July 2023 at 3pm (GMT +3:00)

Deadline for submitting the final diploma or certificate of final grades (applicants completing an IB or EB diploma or a foreign qualification granting eligibility to higher education studies in spring 2023)

1 August 2023 at 3pm (GMT +3:00)

Acceptance from the reserve list 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 2023 one of the following qualifications:

  • Finnish matriculation examination
  • International Baccalaureate diploma (IB), completed in an accredited IB school
    More information (ibo.org)
  • European Baccalaureate examination (EB), completed in an accredited EB school 
    More information (eursc.eu)
  • Deutsches Internationales Abitur diploma (DIA) or Reifeprüfung diploma (RP) in Finland
    More information (dsh.fi)
  • Upper secondary education completed outside Finland (general or vocational), e.g. a high school diploma. The qualification must give eligibility to university-level studies in the country in question.  
  • A Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification, further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification as set in the Vocational Education Act (531/2017)
  • Advanced International Certificate of Education diploma (AICE)

Additionally eligible to apply are

  • applicants who have been granted the right to study in a university in Finland  

  • applicants who have a higher education degree completed in Finland (or an equivalent, at minimum a bachelor level degree completed abroad) 

Please note that any high school diploma awarded abroad does not qualify for International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) and any European high school diploma does not qualify for European Baccalaureate Diploma (EB). Both International Baccalaureate and European Baccalaureate are special programmes and only students that have studied at a school that participates in the International Baccalaureate or the European Baccalaureate programmes can be awarded an IB or EB Diploma (see the links above). 

Admission to the Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology is based either on the grades obtained in the Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB, EB or DIA/RP diploma or on the SAT or the ACT test results. 

  • In Admission Group I admission is based on the grades obtained in the Finnish matriculation examination, IB, EB or DIA/RP diplomas. 
  • In Admission Group II admission is based on the SAT or the ACT test results.

Study options and intake

Currently there is one Bachelor's degree programme available in English in the field of Science and Technology. There are five study options available in the Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology in the spring 2023.

Study option Admission Group I Admission Group II    Total intake Studyinfo
Chemical Engineering 14 21 35 Studyinfo.fi
Computational Engineering    16 24 40 Studyinfo.fi
Data Science 12 18 30 Studyinfo.fi
Digital Systems and Design   18 27 45 Studyinfo.fi
Quantum Technology 14 21 35 Studyinfo.fi

How to apply?

Admissions to the Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology are organized through the national spring joint application to higher education. The application period is 4 - 18 Jan 2023. You can submit an application only during the application period at the Studyinfo service. 

In the joint application to higher education, you can apply to a maximum of six (6) study options with one application form. You do not have to place the study options in order of preference, and you may be offered more than one study place. 

How to apply in joint application to higher education (studyinfo.fi)

Please note that you can only accept one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland in education that begins in the same academic term (one study place per term provision). This rule applies to all higher education. 

More information on the one study place per term provision (studyinfo.fi)

You can also find all study options available at Aalto University at Studyinfo.fi.

Admission process

Admission to the Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology is based on either the grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB, EB or DIA/RP diplomas or the SAT/ACT test results. In Admission Group I admission is based on the grades obtained in the Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB, EB or DIA/RP diplomas. In Admission Group II admission is based on the SAT/ACT test results.

If you meet the minimum requirements for both admission groups you can be considered in both Admission Group I and Admission Group II. You are not required to choose which admission group you are applying in, since all applicants are automatically considered in both admission groups.

Required application documents

Required application documents must be uploaded to the online application form by the given deadlines. All applicants must fulfill the general eligibility requirements for higher education by providing the required documents. 

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 make changes to the application form only 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 and from the degree-specific instructions below. 

Instructions on how to apply (studyinfo.fi)

Language requirements

The language of instruction in the Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology is English, so all students are expected to have sufficient language skills to be able to study in English. You are not required to submit a separate language test result.

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 are published in the Studyinfo service by 2 June 2023. You can check your results by logging in to the My Studyinfo-service. An electronic results letter is also sent to all applicants via email. 

Accepting your study place offer

If you have been admitted to a study programme, you will receive a notification of this to your email. You must accept the offer of admission by the given deadline, or you will lose your offer. You can accept only one offer of admission per academic term. Accepting an offer of admission is a binding choice, and you cannot cancel or change your choice later. When you accept an offer of admission, all your other admission offers will be cancelled automatically. 

Important information about accepting your study place offer and enrolment can be found at Studyinfo.

Contact information

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

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