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Applying to master’s programmes

The admissions to the two-year master’s programmes at Aalto University are organised once a year. The application period for studies beginning in the autumn of 2022 runs from 1 December 2021 to 3 January 2022.
Aalto University Master students

Admissions timeline

The application period for master’s programmes runs once a year. The application period for studies beginning in the autumn of 2022 runs from 1 December 2021 to 3 January 2022 (3 pm, GMT +2).

1 December 2021 at 9.00
(9 am, GMT +2)
Application period starts and online application form opens
3 January 2022 at 15.00
(3 pm, GMT +2)
Application period ends and online application form closes
10 January 2022 at 15.00 
(3 pm, GMT +2)
Deadline for application documents to be uploaded to application form
January-March 2022 Eligible applications undergo evaluation by study option staff
29 March 2022 Admissions results published
20 April 2022 at 15.00
(3 pm, GMT +3)
Deadline for accepting the offer of admission (study place)
26 May 2022 at 15.00
(3 pm, GMT +3)
Deadline for officially certified study certificates (applicants admitted in March and applicants admitted off the waiting list in April)
10 June 2022 Deadline for admitting applicants off the waiting list
31 July 2022 Deadline for graduation for applicants who applied with an incomplete degree
17 August 2022 at 15.00
(3 pm, GMT +3)

Deadline for a certified copy of the degree certificate to arrive at Admission Services (for applicants conditionally admitted with an incomplete degree)

Deadline for the results of the National Language Proficiency Certificate test to arrive at Admission Services (study options in Finnish/Swedish)

Deadline for officially certified study certificates for applicants admitted off the waiting list in May or June

August–September 2022 Studies begin with the orientation week

Study options

Aalto University provides education in three fields of education: art and design, business and economics, and technology and engineering. The master’s degrees granted are

  • in the field of art and design: Master of Arts (Art and Design),
  • in the field of business and economics: Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration),
  • in the field of technology and engineering: Master of Science (Technology), Master of Science (Architecture) or Master of Science (Landscape Architecture).

All Aalto University study options are presented on the Study options page. You can filter your search results by field of education, level of degree and language of instruction. To go to the study option’s web page, please select the study option from the list. On the study option's page, you will find detailed information on the studies, language of instruction and admissions criteria for the study option.

You may apply to a maximum of two study options.

Who can apply

How to apply?

The application period for studies beginning in the autumn of 2022 runs from 1 December 2021 to 3 January 2022 (at 15.00, GMT +2).

You may apply to a maximum of two study options. One applicant can have only one application form, do not fill in several forms. You can apply to one or two study options with one application form.

The application consists of an electronic application form, a set of required application documents and possibly study-option-specific application documents. Read the instructions for required application documents carefully.

Fill in the online application form in the Studyinfo.fi system during the application period. You can edit your application form within the application period. Application period ends on 3 January 2022 (at 15.00, GMT +2).

All application documents must be uploaded to your application form before 10 January 2022 at 15.00 (GMT +2). This deadline also applies to official English language test scores and GMAT or GRE test scores. The deadline cannot be extended. Documents submitted after the deadline will not be considered in any circumstances; the final deadline is the same for all applicants.

Admission Services reviews your application and the required documents for the general eligibility requirements. Only eligible applications proceed to the study options for evaluation. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Application and the required application documents

The application consists of the electronic application form, the obligatory application documents and study-option-specific application documents, if any. If a study option requires study-option-specific documents, they are listed on the web page of the study option.

You can fill in the application form only during the application period, from 1 December 2021 at 9.00 to 3 January 2022 at 15.00 (GMT +2). Read the application instructions and the study-option-specific evaluation criteria carefully before filling in the application form.

The deadline for the application documents is 10 January 2022 at 15.00 (GMT +2). All documents have to be uploaded to the online application form before the deadline. Documents received after the deadline are not considered. If an obligatory application document is not submitted as required by the deadline, the application will be rejected as incomplete. We recommend uploading all the documents as early as possible.

Carefully scan the original documents and save them in colour PDF format. Scan the documents in the correct orientation so that a horizontal document is displayed horizontally, and a vertical document is displayed vertically. Name the files as instructed (e.g. Transcript-lastname-firstname).

Upload each document separately to the correct attachment section on your application form. It is the applicant’s responsibility to upload the right documents to the correct sections.

OBLIGATORY DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED TO THE APPLICATION FORM (in PDF format)

  1. Scanned colour copy of the original Bachelor’s degree certificate*. Name the file according to format: Degree-certificate-lastname-firstname.
    *This document requirement does not apply to applicants with an incomplete degree. If your degree is unfinished at the application phase, leave the upload attachment section for degree certificate blank. The degree must be completed by 31 July 2022.
  2. Scanned colour copy of the original official transcript of study records.
    Name the file according to format: Transcript-lastname-firstname.
  3. If your degree certificate and the official transcript of records are not in Finnish, Swedish or English, scanned colour copies of authorised translations. The instructions for authorised translations are below (see "Translations"). Name the file according to format: Translation-transcript-lastname.

  4. If you have, in addition to a Bachelor's degree, another higher education degree you wish to be taken into consideration in admissions, scanned colour copies of degree certificate and official transcript of records. If documents are not in Finnish, Swedish or English, scanned colour copies of authorised translations are required as well. Upload the documents to "Other Higher Education Degree" section of the application form.
  5. Copy of a valid passport or an official government-issued identification card with photo and information on citizenship. Upload a copy of the personal information page of the passport only (not all pages). Name the file according to format: Passport-lastname-firstname. Upload the document to the section "Tuition fees, exemptions and scholarships".
  6. Proof of language proficiency in the language of instruction of the study option. See the accepted language tests, other accepted methods of demonstrating language skills and document instructions at Language requirements in Master's admissions.
  7. Portfolio (electronic). All study options in the field of art and design, architecture and landscape architecture (except for two study options: 'Game Design and Development' and 'Sound in New Media') require an electronic portfolio in PDF-format by 10 January 2022 at 15.00 (GMT +2). Maximum file size in the application form is 1 GB. Smaller file sizes (under 100 MB) are recommended. Name the file according to format: Portfolio-lastname-firstname. If your portfolio contains password protected video links, include the password(s) in your portfolio. If a portfolio is not uploaded to the online application form by the deadline, the application will be rejected. Check the web page of your study option for instructions on the portfolio, additional instructions cannot be given. If you apply to two study options that require a portfolio, make sure to upload the portfolio for both study options (in the section "Study-option-specific documents" on the application form).
  8. GMAT or GRE test (business and economics). GMAT or GRE scores for applicants to School of Business study options in admission group 2 and for all applicants to the study option of Finance. See submission instructions: GMAT and GRE test.
  9. If you are exempted from the tuition fee based on your residence permit, submit copies of both the front and back sides of your residence permit card in Finland. See the residence permit types that exempt from tuition fees at Scholarships and Tuition Fees page. The fee-exempting residence permit must be valid at the beginning of the academic year i.e., 1 August 2022. Name the file according to format: Residence-permit-lastname-firstname.

 

STUDY-OPTION-SPECIFIC DOCUMENTS

The study options may require study-option-specific documents, e.g. motivation letter, CV, certificates of employment or references. Any study-option-specific documents are specified on the web page of the study option. Do not submit any extra documents. If your study option does not require for instance references, do not submit them. Extra documents are not taken into account in evaluation and they slow down the processing of your application.

Upload each document separately to your online application form in colour PDF format. Pay attention to upload the documents to the correct section as there are two upload sections: one for your first study option and another for your possible second study option. If you apply only to one study option, do not upload any documents to the second study option field. In addition to the obligatory documents, evaluators can only see the documents uploaded to the section corresponding their study option (first or second), so carefully upload the correct study-option-specific documents for each study option. It is the applicant’s responsibility to upload the right documents to the correct sections.

Name the file(s) according to format: Name of document-lastname-firstname (e.g. CV-lastname-firstname). Maximum file size in the application form is 1 GB. Smaller file sizes (under 100 MB) are recommended.

While failure to submit study-option-specific documents (except portfolio) does not affect the applicant’s general eligibility, it may affect the evaluation done by the study option. Any questions regarding study-option-specific documents should be addressed to the study options. For contact details, see the web page of the study option. However, as a rule, all instructions for the study-option-specific documents are given on the study option website and additional instructions are not given. Interpretation of the given instructions is at the applicants’ discretion.

Instructions for

Tuition fees

In Finland, tuition fees are collected from students who are citizens of countries other than those of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. Tuition fees apply to degree programmes taught in English.

Contact details

The best way to contact Aalto University Admission Services is by email ([email protected]) or telephone (+358 2944 29290). See the opening hours of the telephone service at Admission Services Contact information page. If your email concerns a specific study option, mention the study option in your message.

If you have questions about the evaluation criteria or studies, please contact the study option in question directly. The contact information for study options can be found at the bottom of their webpages and on the Into portal (see ‘Contact’, the last item on the navigation bar of the programme pages).

Postal address:
Aalto University Admission Services
P.O. BOX 11110
FI-00076 AALTO
Finland

Street address:
Aalto University Admission Services
Otakaari 1
FI-02150 Espoo
Finland

(Floor 1, Room Y199)

Other useful information

Language requirements in Master's admissions

The language of instruction at Aalto University is Finnish, Swedish or English. In order to be eligible to apply, applicants are required to be proficient in the language of instruction of the study option, and demonstrate their proficiency by passing a language test, when necessary. The language test scores must meet the minimum requirements set by Aalto University.

Aalto University students, photo by Unto Rautio

Certified hard copy documents after admission results

Applicants admitted in the Master's admissions must submit certified hard copy documents after the admission results have been published.

Aalto University students on campus. Photo by Unto Raitio.

GMAT and GRE exams

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required for School of Business study options.

Aalto University School of Business students

Scholarships and Tuition Fees

Bachelor's and Master's programmes have a tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens. Prospective students subject to tuition fees can apply for Aalto University Scholarship.

Aalto University students / photographer: Aino Huovio
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