For the 9th time Aalto students had the opportunity to apply for the Stanford Summer International Honors Program IHP. We received 71 applications, and as before, a high level of motivation and high academic achievement were featured in nearly all the applications.

Number of applications by Aalto School were: ARTS 9, BIZ 19, CHEM 5, ELEC 7, ENG 7, SCI 24.

The selection process was the same as before; the preliminary selection was made by the Aalto Schools, and based on that 17 candidates were invited for an interview. Three group interviews were organized on February 11 and 13 in Otaniemi.

The final selection was based on motivation and vision, academic performance, group working skills and relevance of the preliminary study plan. Excellent English language skills and a strong academic recommendation were also required. The interviews were an essential part of the selection process. Besides, the student’s ability to represent Aalto at Stanford affected the final decision.

Given the high academic standard and excellent motivation letters, the final selection was again very challenging: all of the students we interviewed were worthy candidates for the SSIHP program.

The selected students for the Stanford IHP 2019 are:
Heidi Kulmala, ARTS (Bachelor's Programme in Arts, Design and Architecture, Design)
Taika Nummi, BIZ (Bachelor's Programme in Business, Management)
Joakim Kattelus, CHEM (Bachelor's Programme in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Chemical Technology)
Konsta Holopainen, ELEC (Bachelor's Programme in Electrical Engineering, Bioinformation Technology)
Sakari Huhtanen, ENG (Bachelor’s programme in Engineering, Energy and Environmental Technology)
Frans Lehmusvaara, SCI (Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology, Computer Science)

You can read more about past participants' experiences from the blog: Summer Sessions at Stanford 2014-2018.