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Become a Game Changer

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. 

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Get more than a degree.

At Aalto University we know that a world-class education is only part of the experience. We offer a tremendous student life, a stunning campus and a thriving community.

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Technology, art and business meet.

Our greatest strengths are the Aalto community and an open atmosphere that inspires everyone to break boundaries. Students from different fields get to work in their dream teams, and form relationships and networks that last even after they have completed their studies.
 

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Internationality.

Our campus is very international, and so is our wide network of partner universities. This provides extensive exchange, internship and project opportunities.

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Strong student-led start-up scene.

As soon as you start at Aalto, you get to participate in interesting and practical business projects. Getting hands-on, challenge based learning opportunities within a bustling start-up scene.

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A unique setting.

The constantly developing Otaniemi campus supports our vision of building an innovative society. It acts as an engine for innovation, with which companies, start-ups and technology parks surrounding the university are becoming linked more and more closely.

Programme highlights

Aalto University offers a wide variety of master and bachelor level programmes along with post-graduate degrees.

Master's Programme in Visual Communication Design

Visual Communication is changing rapidly. Design thinking now includes new forms such as story-telling, experiences, and data visualization. Our programme represents an expanded trans-media discipline of communication and expression. When it comes to stories, many creatives have them: Graphic Designers, Authors, Animators, Graphic Novelists, and Children’s Book Illustrators. Be an explorer who uses visuals to create compelling original content in our Visual Narrative concentration. Likewise, the demand for well-designed infographics is expanding. Our concentration in Information Design has applications far beyond the traditional design professions. Apply now to make data-driven messages that sing.

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Master's Programme in Global Management (including CEMS MIM)

The Global Management programme with CEMS Master’s in International Management grows agile, reflective and responsible decision-makers who embrace change. Students learn to identify and harness opportunities and solve challenges in a rapidly transforming global business environment.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Machine Learning, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning is one of the strong points of Aalto University. This solid education in modern computational data analysis gives you excellent opportunities for a career in research institutions or in the private sector in the rapidly developing fields of machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence.

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Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering

We empower students follow their interests in the field of mechanical engineering and become experts with versatile skillsets.

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Student life

Aalto has six schools with around 12 000 students and 4000 employees of which close to 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. With 37% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing.

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This is how you do it

Sometime the application process can feel daunting. Here are some quick tips to make the most of the process, if you have any additional questions don't hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help.

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Find out more

Of course, first you want to know everything about Aalto. Familiarise yourself with the university’s study options by reading all the facts on our website, but be also sure to check out our videos on Youtube and follow our Snapchat accountFacebook and Instagram

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Reach out

We realise your situation may be different or you might not be clear on every part of the application process. If you have specific questions or concerns that can’t be found on the website, please write to [email protected]. We are here for you and have lots of insight and advice.

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Take one step at a time

Someone said that an application is initial proof of your ability to follow instructions. So, don’t panic, take your time and choose what to apply for. Read carefully. Understand the application instructions and admission requirements. Follow the application deadlines.

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Cross your fingers

This can be a gruelling time. Accepted students will receive a letter of admission. If you are accepted, register by the set deadline. Read through all the material you receive and enroll. Good luck!

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This is Finland

Finland’s excellent reputation in education, combined with a wide range of courses offered in English, makes Finland an attractive study destination for international students. Boasting the largest technology hub of the Nordic countries, Finland is a world leader in information technology, business, design and many other academically centred fields.


Aalto University Open University

Open University courses are open to everyone regardless of their background or age. Open University offers individual courses in Business, Technology, Languages and Art and Design. Students are admitted to individual courses in the order of registration.

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