Applications to exchange universities
After Aalto University has selected a student as a candidate to an exchange university, the student's information will be sent to the host university (=nomination).
The host university will then send the student information regarding their own application process, usually by e-mail. For those applying for exchange in the spring term the application instructions are typically sent in the autumn term. Please check your Aalto email regularly, including the junk mail. Note that you are responsible for filling in the application on time.
The host institution makes the final decision on acceptance. Exchange universities normally send an acceptance letter or acceptance package to all selected students, either directly to the student or through the Learning Services.
Documents to be returned
You will receive instructions by email on what documents you will need to return to Aalto University prior to your exchange, before the first part of your scholarship can be paid. The documents and other requirements vary depending on your exchange programme (bilateral, Erasmus).
Enrolling as an attending student to Aalto while on exchange
You have to have the “attending” status at Aalto University while on exchange. You are completing studies for your Aalto degree, even though you are not physically present.
Take part in departure orientation
Aalto University organizes a departure orientation that is highly recommended for students. It is usually held in April-May.
Orientation for exchange students for the academic year 2019-2020 was organized on Thursday 25 of April. The event was held in Finnish. More information available in Finnish.