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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 8 - 22 January 2020. 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 -degree. There are also admission groups based on applicants exceptional merits, on applicants performance in Talousguru competition, Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or Datatähti contest (competitions for upper secondary school students in 2020) 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 the spring joint application to higher education. 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 2020) are organized once a year in the Aalto University separate application to the field of business and economics and the transfer student admission is organized in the national transfer student application.

Selection schedule 2020 (Admission group I, Admission group II, Admission based on exceptional merits)

8 Jan 2020 at 8.00

Application period for spring Joint Application to Higher Education starts

22 Jan 2020 at 15.00

Application period for spring Joint Application to Higher Education ends

29 Jan 2020 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 2020 and applicants completing a foreign degree granting eligibility to higher education studies in spring 2020)

14 March 2020 The SAT test / The required SAT tests must be completed at the latest

8 Apr 2020 at 15.00

Deadline for delivering documents proving eligibility (applicants completing an IB, EB or DIA/RP degree in spring 2020)

21 Apr 2020 at 15.00

Deadline for delivering official SAT test results

1 June 2020

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

5 June 2020

Admission results are published at the latest

10 July 2020 at 15.00

Deadline for accepting the offered study place

15 July 2020 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 2020)

31 July 2020 at 15.00

Acceptance from the reserve list ends

 

Selection schedule 2020 (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)

18 March 2020 at 8.00

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

1 April 2020 at 15.00

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

8 Apr 2020 at 15.00

Deadline for delivering documents proving eligibility (applicants completing an IB, EB or DIA/RP degree in spring 2020)

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 2020)

28 June 2020 Admission results are published at the latest

15 July 2020 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 or a foreign degree granting eligibility to higher education studies in spring 2020)

 

Selection schedule 2020 (Transfer student admission)

4 May 2020
at 8.00

Application period for Transfer student admission starts

18 May 2020
at 15.00

Application period for Transfer student admission ends

25 May 2020
at 15.00

Deadline for delivering documents proving eligibility
8 July 2020

Admission results are published at the latest

30 June 2020

Transfer students must have their completed studies registered by this date
15 July 2020
at 15.00

Deadline for accepting the offered study place

More specific timetables for Transfer student admission has been updated 27 September 2019.

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 2020 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) in Finland

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 exceptional merits and grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB-, EB- or RP -degree, or  applicants performance in Talousguru competition, Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or Datatähti contest (competitions for upper secondary school students in 2020). In Transfer student admission the general eligibility requirements 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.

Study options and intake

Currently there is two Bachelor's degree programme 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 spring Joint Application to Higher Education. Exception are admissions based on performance in the Talousguru competition, based on performance in the Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition and in admission based on performance in the Datatähti contest where the application is organized through Aalto University separate application to the field of business and economics and Transfer student admission.   It is currently not possible to apply for studies at Aalto University in the autumn's application period for joint application.

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

The information provided on the application form and its appendices as well as through the student admissions register affect the admissions process. The applicant is responsible for providing accurate information and filling in the application form correctly. Any information that is given ambiguously and that affects the final result will be interpreted to the disadvantage of the applicant. Providing false or misleading information in student admissions may lead to forfeiture of an already obtained right to study or study place. Applicants must read their application instructions carefully. If any instructions are unclear to the applicant, he/she should contact Aalto University Admission Services.

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 exceptional merits and grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB-, EB- or RP -degree, or applicants performance in Talousguru competition, Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or Datatähti contest (competitions for upper secondary school students in 2020) 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 results for the spring Joint Application to Higher Education are published in the Studyinfo service by 5 June 2020 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.

The results for the Aalto University separate application to the field of business and economics are published in the Studyinfo service by 27 May 2020 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.

The results for the transfer student admission are published in the Studyinfo service by 28 June 2020 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.

Contact information

Tel. +358 40 353 8105

E-mail: [email protected]

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