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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 4 - 18 January 2023. 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 the spring joint application to higher education.

In addition, you can apply to the Bachelor’s Programme in Economics based on performance in Talousguru competition, Finnish National High School Mathematics Competition or Datatähti contest (application period in March) or as a transfer student (application period in May).

More information on admission based on performance in competitions for upper secondary school students in Finland (Studyinfo.fi)

More information on transfer student admission (aalto.fi)

 

Selection schedule 2023 (Admission group I, Admission group II)

4 Jan 2023 at 8am

Application period starts

18 Jan 2023 at 3pm

Application period ends

25 Jan 2023 at 3pm

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

Deadline for submitting documents proving eligibility (e.g. predicted grades or preliminary grades for applicants completing an IB, EB or DIA/RP 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 degree granting eligibility (Finnish vocational qualifications)

14 July 2023 at pm

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)

14 July 2023 at 3pm

Deadline for accepting the offered study place

1 Aug 2023 at 3pm

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 

  • 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 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) 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)

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 Bachelor's Programme in Economics is based on either grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB-, EB- or RP -degree or SAT test results.

Study options and intake 2023

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.

  Admission Group  Total intake
Economics    Admission Group I     35
  Admission Group II 10

 

You can also find the Bachelor's Programme in Economics in the Studyinfo service

How to apply?

Admissions to Bachelor studies in English are organized through the national Studyinfo service. You can submit an application only during the application period 4 to 18 Jan 2023. You can also find all study options available at Aalto University at 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)

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).

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 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

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. 

 

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

Contact information

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

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