Aalto University

Introduction
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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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This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Finnish
  • Swedish

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

Master of Arts in Collaborative and Industrial Design

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Helsinki Espoo Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The Master’s programme in Collaborative and Industrial Design (CoID) focuses on design's role in society. It provides skills to work as design entrepreneurs and in a range of roles within industry, business, communities, education and the government. The programme extends industrial design into interaction design, service design, co-design and other emerging fields in which design activities can enhance the quality of the environment and people’s life. Students learn empathic, critical, strategic and technical skills needed in design innovation processes. They are also encouraged to explore novel roles in the design industry. [+]

Interested in expanding industrial design with human-centred approaches, strategic thinking and research? Visit the Collaborative and Industrial Design Programme website coid.aalto.fi for exciting stories about CoID students’ innovative projects, the student community, and more information about the courses and faculty members. Goal of education (Learning outcomes) Content outcomes

The Master’s programme in Collaborative and Industrial Design (CoID) focuses on design's role in society. It provides skills to work as design entrepreneurs and in a range of roles within industry, business, communities, education and the government. The programme extends industrial design into interaction design, service design, co-design and other emerging fields in which design activities can enhance the quality of the environment and people’s life. Students learn empathic, critical, strategic and technical skills needed in design innovation processes. They are also encouraged to explore novel roles in the design industry.... [-]


Master of Arts in Creative Sustainability

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability combines business, architecture, built environment, design, and real estate to help you learn how to create new sustainable solutions. http://acs.aalto.fi [+]

The Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability combines business, architecture, built environment, design, and real estate to help you learn how to create new sustainable solutions. http://acs.aalto.fi Programme overview

Creative Sustainability programme (CS) provides a multidisciplinary learning platform in the fields of architecture, built environment, business and design. It allows students to study and develop solutions to global sustainability concerns such as climate change, resource scarcity, global poverty as well as social and economic inequality.

Global and local challenges call for multidisciplinary approaches and the inter-linkage of environmental, economic, socio-cultural aspects in education. CS programme brings together students who are devoted to develop systemic solutions, work in multidisciplinary teams and challenge themselves with practical learning tasks. The studies offer students opportunities to collaborate with research projects, companies, organisations and students from other disciplines.... [-]


Master of Arts in Photography

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Helsinki Espoo Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Welcome to the Master's Programme in Photography at Aalto University! In The School of Arts, Design and Architecture, theory meets practice. Our programme provides a high-level education, and the studies enable the development of advanced professional competence, expressive skills and theoretical thinking. A strong artistic vision and the ability to think conceptually are the key objectives of the programme. Students develop their artistic and professional skills throughout their own projects and practice. The University is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Our unit is the home of the Helsinki School and the Helsinki Photomedia international research conference. [+]

Welcome to the Master's Programme in Photography at Aalto University! In The School of Arts, Design and Architecture, theory meets practice. Our programme provides a high-level education, and the studies enable the development of advanced professional competence, expressive skills and theoretical thinking. A strong artistic vision and the ability to think conceptually are the key objectives of the programme. Students develop their artistic and professional skills throughout their own projects and practice. The University is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Our unit is the home of the Helsinki School and the Helsinki Photomedia international research conference. Goal of education Content outcomes: The student strengthens his/her expression skills, artistic vision and vocational competence. The student gains a profound understanding of the field of photography and the ability to relate his/her activities to it. Graduates of the Master’s Programme in Photography understand the many different uses and special characteristics of photography and work with the medium in a professional manner. Skill outcomes: The student produces technically and conceptually high-quality photographic expression. The student can use different photography publication processes and platforms. The student is able to network nationally and internationally and present his/her competence to other actors in the field of photography and visual art. Academic skills: The student knows the basics of photography theory. He/she can write academic text and use information sources. He/she knows the trends and methods in photography research and, more broadly, in visual culture research and the related theoretical backgrounds. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

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 that uses visuals to create compelling original content in our concentration in Visual Narrative. Likewise, the demand for well-designed infographics is expanding. Our concentration in Information Design has applications far beyond the traditional design professions. Apply to make data-driven messages that sing. [+]

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 that uses visuals to create compelling original content in our concentration in Visual Narrative. Likewise, the demand for well-designed infographics is expanding. Our concentration in Information Design has applications far beyond the traditional design professions. Apply to make data-driven messages that sing. Learning outcomes ... [-]

MSc

Master's Programme in International Design Business Management

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The Master's Programme in International Design Business Management helps you become a future creative professional in integrating design and technology with global business development. [+]

The Master's Programme in International Design Business Management helps you become a future creative professional in integrating design and technology with global business development.

The multi-disciplinary International Design Business Management (IDBM) programme produces drivers of change and innovation to lead initiatives and undertake new business ventures within global environments.

The programme embraces design more broadly as a method, mindset and competitive advantage by focusing on product, service and business design, technology and innovation management.

Programme overview: multidisciplinary community and challenge-based learning

The International Design Business Management (IDBM) programme is a joint teaching and research platform of all Aalto University schools.... [-]


Master of Science in Architecture

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Architecture is a field of technology and art. Architecture teaching combines knowledge-based professional material and artistic understanding and expression skills. The current nature of the education develops the student's scientific and artistic thinking relating to the construction of a socially responsible and sustainable future. [+]

Architecture is a field of technology and art. Architecture teaching combines knowledge-based professional material and artistic understanding and expression skills. An architect must be able to see problems from many different directions, which is the reason for the broad-based nature of the degree in architecture. The current nature of the education develops the student's scientific and artistic thinking relating to the construction of a socially responsible and sustainable future. Goal of education

The learning outcomes are based on the regulations of the EU directive that applies to pursue the professional activities of an architect (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications). According to the directive, an architectural degree meets the expectations of the construction industry and also enables a career outside Finland.... [-]


Master of Science in Automation and Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary programme providing graduates with the ability to work in and between a wide variety of fields - ranging from traditional Electrical Engineering and Energy sectors to Biomedical Engineering, Control Engineering and Robotics. Drawing from extensive research in mathematical and natural sciences, the curriculum is flexible and allows each student to study a unique combination of courses to suit his/her own interests. [+]

The Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary programme providing graduates with the ability to work in and between a wide variety of fields - ranging from traditional Electrical Engineering and Energy sectors to Biomedical Engineering, Control Engineering and Robotics. Drawing from extensive research in mathematical and natural sciences, the curriculum is flexible and allows each student to study a unique combination of courses to suit his/her own interests.

The key themes in the programme are renewable energies and sustainability, e.g. energy efficiency and intelligent transportation systems; distributed and networked systems, e.g. smart grid, smart living environment, safety and security in distributed/networked systems; sensing and perceiving the environment, e.g. microsensors, machine perception; transition from automation to autonomy; and personal healthcare.... [-]


Master of Science in Building Technology

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The Master's Programme in Building Technology offers comprehensive academic and professional education in a variety of disciplines within civil and structural engineering. [+]

The Master's Programme in Building Technology offers comprehensive academic and professional education in a variety of disciplines within civil and structural engineering.

Civil engineering plays a key role in creating safe and healthy built environments, which are essential elements of everyday life and well-being. Combining the global needs for energy efficiency and sustainability with the characteristics of a good living environment requires theoretical understanding, professional skills and a broad perspective.

The Master’s Programme in Building Technology deals with the design, construction, use and maintenance of civil engineering structures, such as buildings and bridges. With its four main topics – structural engineering, building performance, construction management and mineral-based materials – the programme offers knowledge and skills necessary for future careers in industry, research, education or government bodies. Based on your individual choices, you may specialise in topics like building energy use, building services technology, repair and maintenance, indoor air quality and fire safety engineering.... [-]


Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

A Master's degree in Computer Science gives you the power to change the world. Computing is the technology that is transforming our future, and Computer Science is its foundation. Software pervades industry, commerce, healthcare, media, and even art. Disruptive computing technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchains, cloud computing and the web lead to revolutionary innovations, and pushing the boundaries of computation gives rise to fascinating scientific challenges. [+]

Study an all-around degree in Computer Science and get the opportunity to influence the future!

A Master's degree in Computer Science gives you the power to change the world. Computing is the technology that is transforming our future, and Computer Science is its foundation. Software pervades industry, commerce, healthcare, media, and even art. Disruptive computing technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchains, cloud computing and the web lead to revolutionary innovations, and pushing the boundaries of computation gives rise to fascinating scientific challenges.

In the Department of Computer Science, all master level courses are taught in English. We believe in flexibility: students can build their own study plans consisting of core and specialization courses. The core courses give you a strong foundation in algorithms, computer graphics, machine learning, operating systems, security, user interfaces, web software development, etc. The specialization courses are divided into five tracks.... [-]


Master of Science in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Machine Learning, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

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. [+]

Do you want to build the future of intelligent machines?

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.

The methods of machine learning and data mining are applicable and needed in a wide variety of fields ranging from process industry to data science. Recent spearhead application areas include

bioinformatics, computational astrophysics, biology, and medicine, interactive technologies, information retrieval, information visualization, neuroinformatics, and social-network analysis. ... [-]

Master of Science in Electronics and Nanotechnology

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The programme offers you fundamental knowledge in the following areas: micro- and nanosciences, micro- and nanoelectronic circuit design, advanced materials and photonics, radio science, and space science & technology. In this programme, you approach engineering studies from both industrial and scientific perspectives. You can be theoretically oriented or direct your studies more towards practical applications. [+]

Are you curious how modern wireless devices work and why the wireless connection is getting faster and faster? Would you like to know how to integrate radio-frequency circuits and antennas into smallest wireless sensors, e.g., for the "Internet of Things", for satellite-based earth or space observation, or for implantable medical devices? Perhaps you are also interested in nanofabrication methods, solar panels, or radio propagation and electromagnetics in basic research?

Master's Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology answers to all these questions and more. The programme offers you fundamental knowledge in the following areas: micro- and nanosciences, micro- and nanoelectronic circuit design, advanced materials and photonics, radio science, and space science & technology. In this programme, you approach engineering studies from both industrial and scientific perspectives. You can be theoretically oriented or direct your studies more towards practical applications.... [-]


Master of Science in Geoinformatics

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Geoinformatics is a multidisciplinary field that combines technical, mathematical, computational and visual knowledge. You will learn the state-of-the-art methods for acquiring, processing and utilising geographic data. [+]

Geoinformatics engineers are always present when crucial decisions in our society are being made. This degree is an excellent choice if you want to deal with global challenges such as climate change, security and urban development, or if you dream of creating advanced mobile applications.

Geoinformatics is an integral part of our everyday lives. Use your mobile device and it constantly wants to know your whereabouts. Check the weather forecast or switch on your car navigation device, and the location is again the keyword. Shoot aerial video with your drone or jump into virtual or augmented reality – once again, you encounter geoinformatics.

Geoinformatics engineers are the ones who measure and analyse big data. They know how to visualise complex geospatial problems and turn them into beautiful maps, infographics and applications. They understand the spatial dimensions of Earth as well as its full complexity as a living, moving and changing the planet.... [-]


Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Master’s Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) educates engineers who can develop and lead businesses with an entrepreneurial mindset. The programme combines engineering with economic and human fundamentals to create value and efficiency. IEM studies explore the foundations of business and engineering processes and inspire a systemic, solution-oriented engineering mindset to develop business. [+]

Focus on proactive problem solving and learn to utilize your engineering mindset in developing a business!

Master’s Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) educates engineers who can develop and lead businesses with an entrepreneurial mindset. The programme combines engineering with economic and human fundamentals to create value and efficiency. IEM studies explore the foundations of business and engineering processes and inspire a systemic, solution-oriented engineering mindset to develop business.

The distinctive feature of IEM at Aalto University is its focus on strategic and entrepreneurial leadership in business development, complementing the approaches of classical industrial engineering on developing processes and complex systems. This combination emphasizes the focus on the capability to solve the right problems right, i.e. identify needs, define problems accordingly, and solve them effectively.... [-]


Master of Science in Life Science Technologies

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies offers a multidisciplinary curriculum focusing on important aspects of current biomedical research, covering fields such as biological data analysis and modelling, advanced biomaterials and bioelectronics, biomedical engineering and neuroscience. The programme draws on fundamental and applied knowledge on these fields and is closely linked to research conducted in the participating schools and departments. [+]

Where Life Sciences meet Technology

Technological innovations have become an essential part of modern healthcare, well-being and bioeconomy. Therefore, both in academic research and industry there is an increasing need for people who can deal with today's increasingly complex biomedical problems.

Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies offers a multidisciplinary curriculum focusing on important aspects of current biomedical research, covering fields such as biological data analysis and modelling, advanced biomaterials and bioelectronics, biomedical engineering and neuroscience. The programme draws on fundamental and applied knowledge on these fields and is closely linked to research conducted in the participating schools and departments.... [-]


Master of Science in Management and International Business

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (MIB) is a flexible programme that gives you the opportunity to create a unique professional profile based on your interests. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (MIB) is a flexible programme that gives you the opportunity to create a unique professional profile based on your interests. Follow your passion, become a game changer

Would you like to be one of the future game changers who

Generates innovative strategies for global markets? Creates inspiring workplaces? Empowers people in multi-cultural business environments? Communicates effectively in changing organisational contexts? Leads the way towards a more sustainable future?

If yes, the Master’s Programme in Management and International Business (MIB) is for you!

The MIB Programme gives you current management and leadership skills combined with a holistic understanding of business that enable you to tackle the challenges posed by the rapidly changing digitalised environment. We offer you an international and interactive study environment where you can develop yourself into a highly capable professional with widely applicable knowledge. In our challenge based courses, we work closely with diverse organisations and business people offering you the latest insights as well as live cases to solve.... [-]


Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering empowers students to follow their interests in the field and become experts with versatile skillsets. [+]

The Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering empowers students to follow their interests in the field and become experts with versatile skillsets.

Today's society relies on mechanical engineering for effective and safe solutions everywhere. The field covers a wide range of activities and technology sectors, from energy and transportation to medical devices and environmental protection. There is no shortage of tasks, challenges, and opportunities where mechanical engineers create innovative solutions. Mechanical engineering applies to everything from the smallest components to the largest assemblies, resulting in a persistent demand for mechanical engineering expertise.

Study programme ... [-]

Master of Science in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering

Campus Full time September 2019 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The Master’s Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering focuses on the future challenges of sustainable built environments and tackles topical global megatrends, such as urbanisation and the need for greener cities. The defining characteristic of the programme is its emphasis on a wide range of perspectives, from people’s daily lives and mobility to the kind of large-scale strategic and systemic thinking that is necessary for shaping the built environment. [+]

Cities are becoming increasingly dynamic, complex and fragmented, while demands increase for their liveability, sustainability, competitiveness and attractiveness.

New demands for cities require new skills in systemic understanding, problem-solving and integrative planning and policy-making beyond sectorial boundaries.

The Master’s Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering focuses on the future challenges of sustainable built environments and tackles topical global megatrends, such as urbanisation and the need for greener cities. The defining characteristic of the programme is its emphasis on a wide range of perspectives, from people’s daily lives and mobility to the kind of large-scale strategic and systemic thinking that is necessary for shaping the built environment.... [-]


Videos

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.

Contact

Aalto University

Address Otakaari 1 B
02150 Espoo, Finland
Website http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/
Phone +358 9 47001

Address Helsinki, Finland