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titleSchools of Technology: School of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, School of Science

Application instructions

The online application opens one month before the application deadline. The link to the application will be sent to nominated students only. When you have received the email with instructions and the link to our online application, please follow the procedure below.

It's important that you only fill out and submit one online application form. If there is a problem with the form or you notice that you've made a mistake when filling it out, please contact us. Do not submit a new application.

Required documents

You must attach the following documents to the online application. Please prepare them before starting to fill out the online application form.

  1. Official transcript of records in English (i.e. a list of all courses you have completed. Note: If you are a Master's student include your transcript of records for your Bachelor's degree as well.)
  2. Preliminary Study plan or Learning Agreement approved by your home institution.
    - Erasmus+ students should use the Erasmus+ Learning Agreement form provided by their home university
    - All other exchange students can use this study plan form.
  3. English language certificate: an official test certificate (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL), or a statement by an English language teacher or other professor stating that you have the required level of English skills (equivalent to at least B2 on the CEFR scale) to study in your subject area.
  4. Curriculum Vitae

Study Plan or Learning Agreement:
Please read Studies-pages before making your study plan. At least 2/3 of the courses selected must be from the same field of study. The Study Plan/Learning Agreement is preliminary and it will be accepted and checked only in the School you have applied to. It's important to write also the course codes in the Study Plan/Learning Agreement.

Application deadlines for the academic year





  • April 30: Applications for the full academic year or for the autumn term
  • October 15: Applications for the spring term 2020 only

In April you can apply for the next academic year or for the autumn term. In September/October you can apply only for the following spring term.

Please note that applications that arrive late or are incomplete after the deadlines will be rejected.

The admission process

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1. Contact your home university's international office for information on your university's internal admission requirements, deadlines and the application procedure. Your home university nominates the candidates for exchange to Aalto University by sending a nomination email to the Aalto School they have an agreement with.

2. Fill in the online application form and submit it by the deadline with all the required documents attached.

3. Your Learning Agreement/Study Plan will be checked only in the Aalto school that you have applied to. You may be asked to make changes in your Learning Agreement/Study Plan.

4. The electronic acceptance (or rejection) letter will be sent to you by email. With the admission decision you will receive some useful pre-arrival material. Information about the application result will be sent to you within one and a half month after the application deadline. If you have not received any information from us by that time, please contact the exchange coordinator at the Aalto school you applied to.

6. When you have received the admission letter, please inform the coordinator at your home university about the decision (follow the instructions of your home university).