Support for Studying

On this page, you can find support services for students

Guidance and support

Starting Point

A general student service point at Otakaari 1, room Y199a

Otakaari 1

Contact information for Learning Services

Contact information for Learning Services

Student guide illustration, supporting your studies

Studies and student services in Swedish

Information about studies and student services in Swedish

Student guide illustration, other studies

Starting Point of Wellbeing

The Starting Point of Wellbeing offers students easy access to counselling and advice on matters of well-being and study ability. The services available to you include drop-in (no reservation) advising/counselling sessions, peer support groups, and online materials. You can also make an appointment to receive individual counselling.

Logo of Starting Point of Wellbeing

Where to get guidance and support?

Guidance and support for study planning, study wellbeing, and career reflections for Aalto students.

Student guide illustration, supporting your studies

Study Skills

Study skills consist of a number of areas, such as the management of study methods, self-management, acting in a community and regulation of personal emotions. Study skills are something you can learn, and these pages include ideas for developing your skills as well as links for sources of additional information.


Individual study arrangements

Each Aalto student has a right to receive reasonable individual study arrangements for medical reasons. A medical reason may be dyslexia, a sensory impairment, mental health condition or learning difficulty. Individual study arrangements should not be seen as a reason to stop aiming for the set learning outcomes. Instead, they are a way of supporting the student in attaining the learning outcomes.

Examples of individual study arrangements include additional time for examinations (1 hour at Aalto), a private space or computer for examinations, or adjusted schedules.

Aallon uudet opiskelijat luennolla

Individual counselling by study and career counselling psychologists

Aalto’s study and career counselling psychologists offer online and on-campus individual counselling to Aalto students. You can drop in at the Starting Point of Wellbeing for individual counselling without an appointment.

Other services and resources

Housing for students

Learn more about accommodation for both short and long-term stay in Finland.

Aalto University campus in the autumn

Financial aid

Students have the possibility of receiving financial aid to ensure at least a subsistence income during their time of studies.

Student guide illustration, financing your studies

IT services for students

IT Services (ITS) provides many services for students eg. email, computer classrooms, campus wifi, printing services.

IT Service Desk

Learning Centre

Welcome! We offer you excellent library services, expert services and study and work spaces.

Photo from the K-floor of the Harald Herlin Learning Centre, students working at desks.

Resource guides ( (external link)

Support for faculty and students making theses by discipline and in general related to information retrieval, publication and information resources.

Learning Centre graphics

Publications and theses (external link)

Our publication archive consists of doctoral dissertations, Master's and Bachelor's theses, research articles and seminar reports, among others.

Aalto University/ALL-CELL

Combining an athletic career with studying at Aalto

Aalto University is committed to helping students belonging to the Metropolitan Area Sports Academy Urhea combine studies with sports and to considering the particular needs and challenges of a career in competitive sports.

Below you will find additional information on Aalto University’s support for student-athletes. The support is contingent upon the student’s Urhea membership. If you have been a member of Urhea before beginning your studies at Aalto, you must notify Urhea of your change of study place to have Aalto University notified of your membership. Please contact Urhea to change your details or check with the Urhea contact person of your Aalto school whether your name is already on the university’s list of Urhea members. See the bottom of the page for contact details.

Student guide illustration, supporting your studies

Health and support

If you need urgent medical care, contact your health centre or emergency service for your municipality. In requiring care immediately, go to the nearest emergency facility or call the emergency number (112) for help.

Finnish Student Health Service FSHS (external link)

FSHS provides student health services for those studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at a university.

Ylioppilaiden terveydenhoitosäätiö YTHS

Security – Procedures for emergencies and disruptions

On this page, instructions for exceptional situations and information about safety, preparedness and contingency plans. AaltoAPUA helpline 050 46 46 462.


Statutory insurance for students

Accidents and damages during study.

Student guide illustration, supporting your studies

Support in cases of harassment

Support in cases of harassment for students

Student guide illustration, supporting your studies

Sports services

UniSport (external link)

UniSport serves you at five locations: the City Centre, Kumpula, Meilahti, Otaniemi and Töölö.

Unisport logo

AYY's sports services (external link)

Sports associations offer their members a wide variety of sports from orienteering to diving and from horseback riding to skiing.

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Otaniemi sports park (external link)

Otaniemi sports park, one of Espoos sports parks, is situated on Otaniemi campus.

Otaniemi track and field urheilukenttä, Otaniemen urheilupuisto by Mikko Raskinen

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