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Admission to the Bachelor’s Programme in Economics, Bachelor and Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (3 + 2 years)

The application period for Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Economics (taught in English) will be organised 5 - 19 January 2022. Applicants are selected to complete the degrees Bachelor and Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration. Admission is based on either SAT/ACT test results or grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB, EB or RP/DIA degree. There are also admission groups based on applicants performance in Talousguru competition, Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or Datatähti contest as well as transfer student admission.
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Selection schedule

The admissions to Bachelor's Programme in Economics are organized once a year in January. In exception admission based on applicants performance in Talousguru competition, Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or Datatähti contest (competitions for upper secondary school students in 2022) are organized once a year in the Aalto University separate application to the field of business and economics in March and the transfer student admission is organized in the national transfer student application in May.

Selection schedule 2022 (Admission group I, Admission group II)

5 Jan 2022 at 8.00

Application period starts

19 Jan 2022 at 15.00

Application period ends

26 Jan 2022 at 15.00

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

AND 

Deadline for submitting documents proving eligibility (applicants who have graduated before spring 2022 and applicants completing a foreign qualification granting eligibility to higher education studies in spring 2022) 

6 Apr 2022 at 15.00

Deadline for submitting documents proving eligibility (applicants completing an IB, EB or DIA/RP diploma in spring 2022)

1 May 2022

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

3 June 2022

Admission results are published at the latest

10 June 2022

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

15 July 2022 at 15.00

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 2022)

15 July 2022 at 15.00

Deadline for accepting the offered study place

2 August 2022 at 15.00

Acceptance from the reserve list ends

 

Selection schedule 2022 (Admission based on performance in the Talousguru competition, Admission based on performance in the Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition, Admission based on performance in the Datatähti contest)

16 March 2022 at 8.00

Application period for Aalto University separate application to the field of business and economics starts

30 March 2022 at 15.00

Application period for Aalto University separate application to the field of business and economics ends

6 Apr 2022 at 15.00

Deadline for delivering documents proving eligibility (applicants completing an IB, EB or DIA/RP diploma in spring 2022)

AND

Deadline for delivering documents proving success in Talousguru competition, Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or Datatähti contest (competitions for upper secondary school students in 2022)

AND

Deadline for delivering documents proving the applicant’s liability to pay tuition fees

30 May 2022 Admission results are published at the latest

15 July 2022 at 15.00

Deadline for accepting the offered study place

AND

Deadline for delivering the final diploma or certificate of final grades (applicants completing an IB or EB diploma in spring 2022)

 

Selection schedule 2022 (Transfer student admission)

2 May 2022
at 8.00

Application period for Transfer student admission starts

16 May 2022
at 15.00

Application period for Transfer student admission ends

23 May 2022
at 15.00

Deadline for delivering application documents

30 June 2022

Transfer students must have their completed studies registered by this date

8 July 2022 Admission results are published at the latest
15 July 2022
at 15.00
Deadline for delivering a transcript of records for the studies that were incomplete at the time of applying
15 July 2022
at 15.00

Deadline for accepting the offered study place

 

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 2022 one of the following qualifications: 

  • Finnish matriculation examination 

  • International Baccalaureate diploma (IB), completed in an accredited IB school 

  • European Baccalaureate examination (EB), completed in an accredited EB school 

  • Deutsches Internationales Abitur diploma (DIA) or Reifeprüfung diploma (RP) in Finland 

  • Upper secondary education completed outside Finland (general or vocational), e.g. a high school diploma. The qualification has to 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) in Finland 

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) 

Admission to the Bachelor's Programme in Economics is based on either grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB-, EB- or RP -degree or SAT test results. In addition, admission can also be based on applicants performance in Talousguru competition, Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or Datatähti contest (competitions for upper secondary school students in 2022). In Transfer student admission the general eligibility requirement for higher education is not required.

Study options and intake

Currently there are two Bachelor's degree programmes with study options available in English at Aalto University School of Business: Economics (Otaniemi campus) and International Business (Mikkeli Campus). More information on the Bachelor's programme in International Business can be found here.

The intake numbers for 2022 will be updated on this page later.

How to apply?

Admissions to Bachelor studies in English are organized through the national Studyinfo service. The application can be submitted only during the application period. You can also find all study options available at Aalto University at Studyinfo.fi.

Application period for admission groups I and II is 5 - 19 Jan 2022.

Application period for admissions based on performance in the Talousguru competition, in the Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or in the Datatähti contest is 16 - 30 March 2022.

Application period for transfer student admission is 2 - 16 May 2022.

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).

Admission process

Admission to the Bachelor's Programme in Economics is based on either grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB-, EB- or RP -degree (Admission group I) or SAT or ACT test results (Admission group II). In addition, admission can also be based on applicants performance in Talousguru competition, Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or Datatähti contest (competitions for upper secondary school students in 2022) or in Transfer student admission.

An applicant who meets the minimum requirements for both admission groups (Admission groups I and II) can be considered in both Admission Group I and Admission Group II. The applicant is not required to choose which admission group (Admission groups I and II) he/she applies in, since all applicants are automatically considered in both admission groups (Admission groups I and II).

Required application documents

Required application documents must be uploaded to the online application form by the given deadlines. All applicants are required to prove their eligibility 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

Language requirements

The language of instruction in the Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Economics 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, in Admission Group II the SAT or ACT test result is sufficient proof of language proficiency. 

 

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 Admission Groups I and II are published in the Studyinfo service by 3 June 2022 at the latest. You can check the results by logging in to Studyinfo service. An electronic results letter is also sent to all applicants via email.

The admission results for admissions based on performance in the Talousguru competition, in the Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or in the Datatähti contest are published in the Studyinfo service by 30 May 2022 at the latest. You can check the results by logging in to the My Studyinfo-service.

The results for the transfer student admission are published in the Studyinfo service by 8 July 2022 at the latest. You can check the results by logging in to the My Studyinfo-service. 

Contact information

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

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Bachelor's Programme in Economics

The Economics programme is for analytical students who are fascinated by complex challenges such as climate change, global inequality and financial instability. We are looking for analytically minded and intellectually curious students who share our passion for understanding how societies work. We offer world-class training that combines analytical, computation and data processing skills that are high in demand and open the door to a wide range of careers.

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