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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 7 - 20 January 2021. Applicants are selected to complete the degrees Bachelor and Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration. Admission is based on either SAT 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 2021) 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 2021 (Admission group I, Admission group II)

7 Jan 2021 at 8.00

Application period starts

20 Jan 2021 at 15.00

Application period ends

27 Jan 2021 at 15.00

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

AND

Deadline for delivering documents proving eligibility (applicants who have graduated before spring 2021 and applicants completing a foreign degree granting eligibility to higher education studies in spring 2021)

13 March 2021

The SAT test / The required SAT tests must be completed at the latest

7 Apr 2021 at 15.00

Deadline for delivering documents proving eligibility (applicants completing an IB, EB or DIA/RP degree in spring 2021)

20 Apr 2021 at 15.00

Deadline for delivering official SAT test results

4 June 2021

Admission results are published at the latest

18 June 2021

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

16 July 2021 at 15.00

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 2021)

16 July 2021 at 15.00

Deadline for accepting the offered study place

2 August 2021 at 15.00

Acceptance from the reserve list ends

Selection schedule 2021 (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)

17 March 2021 at 8.00

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

31 March 2021 at 15.00

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

7 Apr 2021 at 15.00

Deadline for delivering documents proving eligibility (applicants completing an IB, EB or DIA/RP degree in spring 2021)

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 2021)

AND

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

31 May 2021 Admission results are published at the latest

16 July 2021 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-degree in spring 2021)

 

Selection schedule 2021 (Transfer student admission)

3 May 2021
at 8.00

Application period for Transfer student admission starts

17 May 2021
at 15.00

Application period for Transfer student admission ends

24 May 2021
at 15.00

Deadline for delivering documents proving eligibility

AND

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

30 June 2021

Transfer students must have their completed studies registered by this date

9 July 2021 Admission results are published at the latest
16 July 2021
at 15.00
Deadline for delivering a transcript of records for the studies that were incomplete at the time of applying
16 July 2021
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 2021 one of the following degrees:

  • Finnish matriculation examination
  • International Baccalaureate degree (IB)
  • European Baccalaureate degree (EB)
  • Deutsches Internationales Abitur degree (DIA) or Reifeprüfung degree (RP) in Finland
  • A degree or qualification 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)
  • Advanced International Certificate of Education -degree (AICE)

Additionally you are considered eligible if you

  • have been granted the right to study in a university in Finland
  • 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 2021). In Transfer student admission the general eligibility requirement for higher education is not required.

Applicants with a right to study only for a Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) at the Aalto University School of Business cannot be admitted through the processes described in this document. In addition, applicants with an existing right to study towards both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at the Aalto University School of Business cannot be admitted to the bachelor’s programme for which he or she already has a valid right to study.

A student can only have one valid study right for the degrees Bachelor and Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) at the School of Business. If an applicant who already has a study right at the School of Business is accepted to a new study option, the existing study right will be cancelled when the new study right begins.

Study options and intake

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

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 7 - 20 Jan 2021.

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 17 - 31 March 2021.

Application period for transfer student admission is 3 - 17 May 2021.

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 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 2021) 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.

 

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 4 June 2021 at the latest. 

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 31 May 2021 at the latest. 

The results for the transfer student admission are published in the Studyinfo service by 9 July 2021 at the latest.

You can check the results by logging in to the My Studyinfo-service.

Contact information

Tel. +358 40 353 8105

E-mail: [email protected]

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