Aalto University Exchange
About the Program
As one of the largest and leading business schools in Finland, Aalto University offers students interested in business a unique Nordic experience. Located in Mikkeli, Finland, Aalto University is a newly formed university, blending the combined 300-year history of three highly regarded universities: Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology, and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Established in 2010 when these three top-tiered universities merged, Aalto University is located two hours outside of Helsinki in Europe’s largest Lakeland district. Aalto is a modern European university and also Finland’s leading school for business. A semester at this institution speaks to those that love the outdoors and seek an opportunity to experience the natural offerings of northern Europe.
Aalto University would academically appeal to those majoring in: Business (AACSB-accredited), Economics, International Studies, and International Business. For more information about studying in Finland, visit: Student Guide.
Areas of Study and Academics
Aalto School of Economics is an AACSB Accredited school. This means that business majors and minors should be able to find coursework that will apply towards their degree at UD. Many times, the faculty at Aalto are visiting professors from around the world who bring their expertise and knowledge to the education provided in Finland.
A few things to note when looking at courses:
- Please pay attention to the semester each course is offered
- European schools have a different credit system than we do. Please keep in mind that 2 ECTS = 1 US credit. Therefore you will need to have a minimum of 24 ECTS to be considered full time at UD while you are studying in France.
To look into the Aalto campus, as well as the surrounding area, please click on the logo below to be directed to a video of campus.
- Students must be in sophomore standing
- Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing - both at the time their application is being processed and at time of departure
Students will be required to participate in a pre-departure orientation in the semester prior to their program participation.
Pre-departure is MANDATORY for all accepted participants and will be held either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon (subject to change).
Dates and times will be announced within your application as they are scheduled.
Cost and Refund Policy
Students will be responsible for UD Tuition (billed by UD), as well as the room, board, and travel costs associated with this program (arranged independently). Most financial aid will apply to the semester budget for each student.
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