In Admission Group I, admission is based on the grades obtained in the Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB, EB or DIA/RP diplomas. If you have in addition to the IB, EB, or DIA/RP diploma taken any subject tests in the Finnish Matriculation examination, the best combination score is considered.
To be considered in Admission Group I, you must fulfill the following minimum requirements:
- Minimum grade of M (magna cum laude) in the advanced mathematics test or
- Minimum grade E (eximia cum laude approbatur) in the basic mathematics test.
This requirement applies also to applicants with an IB, EB or RP/DIA diploma.
Calculating the scores
In the Finnish matriculation examination or IB/EB/DIA/RP diploma a total of four subjects are scored:
- mother tongue
- mathematics (advanced or basic syllabus)
- the language for which the applicant receives the highest points and
- out of the remaining subjects, the subject for which the applicant receives the highest points.
The order of admission is determined by the total score calculated based on grades in the matriculation examination (or IB/EB/DIA/RP diploma). The total score is calculated according to the scoring tables below.
When two or more applicants receive the same total score, their ranking is based on their grades in individual subjects, considered in the following order:
1. the applicant with the most points for the mathematics grade
2. the applicant with the most points for the mother tongue grade
3. the applicant with the most points for the advanced language (Language A) grade
4. the applicant with the most points for the subject most advantageous to him or her out of all the remaining subjects.
If the score is still tied after all the rules above have been applied, all applicants with the same score are admitted, even if this means exceeding the original number of student places available.
A Finnish as a Second Language or Swedish as a Second Language test taken instead of the mother tongue test in the Finnish matriculation examination is regarded equivalent to the mother tongue test. If applicant has taken two mother tongue level exams, the other (better performing) will be calculated as a mother tongue and the other as an advanced language. Each subject will only be considered once, so for applicants who have taken tests of different levels in the same subject (for instance, basic and advanced mathematics), the grade for which the applicant receives the most points is considered. The applicants cannot receive points for Finnish matriculation exams tests in the subjects of humanities and natural sciences (reaali) taken before 2006.
The points of applicants who finish their IB diploma in the spring 2024 are calculated based on their Candidate Predicted Grades. The points of applicants who finish their EB examination in the spring 2024 are calculated based on the official predicted grades. If you are accepted based on predicted grades, the selection is conditional until you submit an official certificate of the final grades to Aalto University. If the points calculated based on the final grades are lower than the points calculated based on the predicted grades, your admission offer may be revoked. If your final score is higher than the predicted grades or preliminary marks, you may be admitted to a study option for which the predicted score had been insufficient.
All possible national changes to the scoring tables will be taken into consideration.
If an applicant admitted in admissions group I renounces his or her student place, the applicant ranked next in the same category, after any tied scores have been resolved, will be admitted. At the discretion of the university, the applicant ranked next in the same category, after any tied scores have been resolved, may be admitted to replace a student who has enrolled as non-attending.