Incoming Exchange Students


Welcome to the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture! 

Students studying at exchange partner universities of Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto ARTS) can apply for exchange studies at Aalto ARTS.

You should apply to the Aalto ARTS department / field of study with which your home university has an agreement. Please first contact the international office at your home institution to discuss your possibilities and eligibility. Your home university will nominate the candidates for exchange.

Once your home institution has approved your participation and sent us an official nomination, you can start the application process.

Application procedure shortly

Application will take place through an online application system. You can fill in the online application form and submit it by the deadline with all the required documents attached. After the closing date the departments will evaluate the applications and once the decisions have been made, Aalto ARTS Learning Services will inform all applicants of the results. See more at "Application information".

Bilateral agreements

New partners: agreements between ARTS and partner university should be valid before the application period starts. New negotiations with partners are not possible during the application period. New partners should be approved by the degree programme and agreements will be made only on bilateral basis. Students are able to apply only to the degree programme mentioned at the agreement.

Accepted Exchange Students

The Arrival Information contains information for new exchange students prior and during arrival to Finland. Aalto University's Welcome guide for International Students holds an extensive collection of important and useful information for new students. You can turn to these pages for more information also after you have arrived in Finland.