Welcome to Aalto University

Be a Game Changer. Do you want to create something unique? Change the society, develop a new innovation – or a whole new industry?

At Aalto University, we believe in curiosity and we encourage our students to explore the unknown and do things in a totally new way. We offer the highest level of education in business, art and design, architecture, and technology in Finland.

Freedom to Choose

Aalto University degrees get you going for a successful career. In Helsinki and on the adjacent Otaniemi campus, Master’s and Doctoral Programs draw talented academics from all over the world. Students get hefty discounts in transport, lodging, and dining. Except for the joint programs, Aalto University charges no tuition fees.

Aalto University School of Business is the first business school in the Nordic countries to have received all three labels of excellence from the world’s leading business school accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This Triple Crown status is an honour held by only a few business schools worldwide.

Freedom to Do

From the beginning of your studies, you will get to participate in interesting projects and hone your practical skills. The blossoming startup scene and initiatives like Aalto Design Factory help our students generate real businesses out of their dreams and ideas. Under the tutelage of several distinguished scholars, you can also enter the realm of research and strive for the best. Freedom to Move Aalto University has extensive partnerships with over 400 universities worldwide. For example, the School of Business has exchange programs with some of the best business schools in the world. International doctoral and post-doc researchers, teachers and summer schools are a strong testimony to our opportunities.

Aalto University Schools

  • School of Arts, Design and Architecture
  • School of Business
  • School of Chemical Technology
  • School of Electrical Engineering
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Science

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for Bachelor and Master programmes taught in English from 1 August 2017 onwards are subject to annual fees for non-EU/EEA citizens. Programmes taught in Finnish or Swedish are free of charge for all students.

The tuition fees range from EUR 12 000 to EUR 15 000 per academic year depending on the programme:

  • EUR 12 000 per academic year for the International Business BScBA degree programme;
  • EUR 15 000 per academic year for study options leading to a master's degree.

International joint degree programmes have their own tuition fees and scholarship schemes. For more information, please visit the programmes' webpage: http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/education/international_double_degree_programmes/

Scholarships

There are several ways to fund your studies at Aalto University. Prospective non-EU/EEA students applying to Aalto University Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes as well as Nordic Master programmes are eligible to apply for scholarships awarded from the Aalto University Scholarship programme. Certain international joint degree programmes have their own tuition fees and scholarship schemes. There are also some possibilities to apply for a scholarship outside Aalto University.

Aalto University Scholarship Programme

Aalto University Scholarship programme seeks to recognize talented non-EU/EEA students across the world by awarding academic excellence. Scholarships may cover 50% or 100% of the tuition fee. The number of scholarships awarded is limited and depends on the budget available to the programme.

Aalto University is also building an incentive scholarship system in which an additional waiver will be rewarded to students who have made good progress in their studies.

Applicants apply for the scholarships at the same time they apply for their preferred study options with the same application form. The scholarship decision is given together with the admission decision. The decisions on the awarded scholarships are made on the basis of the academic merits of the students selected to study in the programmes.

At the moment, Aalto University does not offer any scholarships to cover living costs in Finland. Students are expected to cover all living expenses (app. EUR 800 per month) and other study-related costs from their own financial resources. Scholarship recipients must still be able to fund their living costs, as per the requirements of the Finnish Immigration Service. Students who were selected during the application period 2016 to English-taught bachelor’s or master’s programmes will not be required to pay tuition fees and cannot apply for scholarships.

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Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Finnish
  • Swedish

This school also offers:

BSc

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Do you want to apply mathematics and computational techniques to chemistry, biochemistry, life sciences, and chemical engineering? In the Chemical Engineering major, you ... [+]

Study objectives

In the Chemical engineering major in Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology, students learn the basic skills and knowledge required for a transition from an oil-based to a sustainable society. Utilizing natural resources is vital for a sustainable way of living and will be crucial for future economic growth, as it will provide also new business opportunities

The focus of the major is on biotechnology and biomaterials, complementing the strong basics in mathematics and programming obtained in the basic studies. Harnessing the tools offered by chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology and engineering the major introduces how bio-based “thinking” will help in finding novel solutions to make this world more sustainable and create innovative products and solutions for applications ranging from construction materials and textiles to biofuels and medicine.... [-]

Finland Espoo
August 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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Do you want to know how things work? Are you interested in simulating the physical world using computers? Come study Computational Engineering at Aalto! ... [+]

Study objectives

Engineers and scientists are now relying heavily on computational simulation techniques to develop new technologies and shape the world we live in. Ships, geothermal power plants, wind turbines and biomedical devices are a few examples of products where computer models are used to predict how new design ideas will behave in reality. The Computational Engineering major will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to understand, use and develop these computational tools, preparing you to make accurate predictions regarding complex physical problems.

Throughout your studies, you will develop your skills in applied mathematics and become familiar with the most common theories in physics, mechanics and engineering. You will learn to use some of the most popular engineering software packages, and develop your programming skills by implementing algorithms to solve design problems.... [-]

Finland Espoo
August 2019
English,Finnish
Full-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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Are you fascinated by quantum physics? Do you want to create real-world applications? Come to study Quantum Technology at Aalto University! ... [+]

Study objectives

The Quantum Technology major takes you to the forefront of the ongoing quantum revolution in computation, communication, sensing, and simulation. Novel devices will outperform current technologies by exploiting quantum mechanical phenomena. Future quantum computers will solve problems that are not tractable with existing hardware and algorithms. Quantum communication will use unbreakable encryption schemes. The Quantum Technology major provides you with the skills to become a global leader in this emerging industry and the growing field of engineering.

Quantum technology is a multi-disciplinary field that crosses the traditional boundaries between nanophysics, computer science, and electrical engineering.... [-]

Finland Espoo
August 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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Digital Systems and Design educates specialists in various fields of digital systems. This major gives you competence in engineering design, as well as project planning a ... [+]

Study objectives

Digital Systems and Design educates specialists in various fields of digital systems. This major gives you competence in engineering design, as well as project planning and management, employing tools from embedded systems, control theory, and signal processing.

The major covers interdisciplinary topics from electrical engineering and automation, computer science, communication science, information science, and electronics. Through these studies, you will gain expertise in a range of techniques covering mathematics, modeling and analysis of signals and systems, and electronics.

You will be proficient in the modeling and analysis of systems and have a good foundation in the broad field of computer networks. You will also gain professional experience through tailored industry projects and entrepreneurship training.... [-]

Finland Espoo
August 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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Data science gives you the foundations to become a top-level expert in the modern knowledge society. You will obtain the required skills to solve real-world problems usin ... [+]

Study objectives

Data science gives you the foundations to become a top-level expert in the modern knowledge society. You will obtain the required skills to solve real-world problems using methods of algorithm design, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical inference, operations research, and optimization.

Data science is one of the majors in the Aalto Bachelor’s Programme in Science and Technology available in English. It is a multidisciplinary field focusing on the study of scientific methods used to extract knowledge from data and build models that cope with complex problems. It employs techniques and theories drawn from the broad areas of mathematics, statistics, information sciences, and computer science.... [-]

Finland Espoo
August 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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Bachelor

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The Aalto Bachelor’s programme in Design is an international degree programme to prepare you for a future working creatively with physical and digital media while buildin ... [+]

Study objectives

Are you looking to shape tomorrow’s society and the design of 21st-century products, services and systems? The Aalto Bachelor’s programme in Design is an international degree programme to prepare you for a future working creatively with physical and digital media while building a rich portfolio of work addressing commercial and societal challenges and developments in the private, public and cultural sector. In preparing for life after graduation, you will also have an opportunity to carve out an identity and locate a professional niche for yourself as a designer, either working with clients independently as a design consultant or as a member of a team within a larger organisation.... [-]

Finland Espoo
August 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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Are you dreaming of an international career as a business consultant, a marketing manager, a CEO, an entrepreneur or a researcher or do you want to be an innovative leade ... [+]

Are you dreaming of an international career as a business consultant, a marketing manager, a CEO, an entrepreneur or a researcher or do you want to be an innovative leader in your field? Are you interested in completing a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration in English in one of the most highly ranked business schools in Europe?

Study objectives

The Bachelor's Programme in International Business (BScBA Programme) at the Aalto University Mikkeli Campus offers an excellent education at the leading business school in Finland, which was first in the Nordic region to achieve triple-crown accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA). Comprehensive teaching methods, international business studies, co-operation with local and international companies, and an exchange period on the third-year of studies at a foreign partner university, provide a solid foundation for working in demanding and international business environments around the world.... [-]

Finland Mikkeli
September 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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New Bachelor’s Programme in Economics gives you the tools to understand and change the world. ... [+]

Study objectives

What is the most efficient way to fight climate change? How do international trade and migration affect global inequality? What is the best way to promote innovation? How can we design institutions that provide resilience against shocks such as financial crises? At Aalto Bachelor’s Programme in Economics, you will learn to systematically address questions like these – and many others.

Economics is a social science building on rigorous theoretical models and careful data analysis. You will study formal modeling, empirical methods and institutions at the leading center for economic research in Finland. Our professors are internationally renowned scholars, who have worked in some of the best universities around the world and have extensive experience in advising governments, private companies and non-governmental organizations. The program also includes studies in mathematics and programming at the Aalto University School of Science.... [-]

Finland Espoo
August 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
Read more in English

Aalto University has gained reputation as a mecca of Scandinavian design education. The students have succeeded well in international fashion competitions and work as designers in fashion houses around the world.

Are you interested in a career in the game industry? Then, Aalto University is the right choice for you. You will learn about game design, production, and technology using a project-oriented, hands-on with minds-on approach.

The world population is growing exponentially while the natural resources are decreasing. Therefore, sustainable material development at low cost and minimum environmental impact will be the only way to warrant human wellbeing.

What happens when students of technology, business, arts and design bang their heads together and start to collaborate? This video gives a glimpse of the energetic atmosphere at Product Design Gala 2015.

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