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Welcome to study at the Aalto University School of Business Mikkeli Campus!

Here you can find some useful information to help you in the beginning of your studies. The Orientation package materials will be made available at the end of this page during the summer.

On Into, you can find information on the degree requirements: degree regulations 2013.

You can find more information on our program from these Into pages for BScBA Students, School of Business, Mikkeli, from our website and from Facebook. Please note that Mikkeli Campus has somewhat different procedures and practices than other programs of Aalto University, and therefore some information is different for the Mikkeli students than for the other Aalto students.

Students accepted to the program will obtain a study right to the Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration, so that

  • the student first completes the Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree at the Mikkeli Campus and
  • after graduating from Mikkeli, the student has an automatic study right to continue their studies in one of the Master’s Programs at the Helsinki Campus.

Checklist for new students

Accept your offer of admission and enroll as an attending student as soon as possible after receiving notification of your admission. Once enrolled, you can submit an application for student housing and financial aid for students. Getting the process started as early as possible helps you avoid peak application times and long waits.

1. Accept your offer of admission*

The Finnish National Board of Education will send a results letter by email at the latest June 28, 2019 to all applicants who have applied in the joint application system of higher education and have given consent for communication regarding student admissions by email. If you have not given consent for that, a paper letter will be sent to you on June 28, 2019 and you will receive it on the week that begins on July 1, 2019.

The results letter contains information on your success in all the areas of specialisation (programs or majors) you applied for (whether you were accepted, put on a waiting list, or rejected) and instructions on accepting the offer of admission.

Please note that Aalto University does not send those accepted a separate acceptance letter by mail; all communication is done via e-mail. To stay informed, make sure to follow up on your My Studyinfo service (Oma Opintopolku) and e-mail.

Applicants in admission groups I-II accepted from the waiting list after June 28, 2019 will be informed of this by e-mail. Please check your e-mail regularly during June 28 – July 31, 2019. The admission process ends when all the admission groups are full or at the latest by July 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (GMT +3:00 hrs).

After receiving the admission offer, please accept it as soon as possible. If possible, primarily accept the study place electronically at the Studyinfo.fi –service (Opintopolku.fi in Finnish) by registering through the Log in –link at the top right hand corner of the front page. In order to log in to the service, you need Finnish internet banking codes, a mobile certificate or an identity card issued by the Finnish police provided with a chip and a reader. You can find instruction on how to accept a study place electronically at Studyinfo.fi.

If you do not have Finnish internet banking codes, a mobile certificate or an identity card issued by the Finnish police provided with a chip and a reader, confirm the study place electronically through the link in your e-mail notification or by sending a confirmation form by post to the Mikkeli study office. You can email a scanned copy of the acceptance form to us but you also need to send us the original form by mail.

Remember that you can accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland

According to the one study place per term provision (Universities Act 558/2009) students may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland during one academic term. Higher education degrees include bachelor’s, master’s, licentiate and doctoral degrees awarded by universities as well as polytechnic degrees. The academic terms run from 1 August to 31 December and 1 January to 31 July. Even if the student postpones the commencement of studies, or interrupts his/her studies, the student cannot accept another study place for a degree program starting in the same academic term.

If you already have a right to study at Aalto University and you wish to accept a new offer of admission

The Aalto University students of business or technology may only have one right to study towards the same degree. Students who accept an offer of admission to education leading to the same degree (for instance, the Master of Science (Technology)), the old right to study will be replaced by the new one. This does not apply to the Aalto University field of art and design.

N.B! Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli campus will ask you to present your original degree certificate and final transcript upon enrolment, so remember to take them with you when you start your studies. Check your Letter of Admission and the attached material for more information.

* For IB and EB graduates of spring 2019, the total points will first be calculated based on their preliminary grades. Thus, the admission is conditional and will be confirmed once the final grades are published. After the final grades have been submitted to Aalto University, the final points will be calculated for the applicant. In case the final score is not enough for direct admission, the admission decision will be changed and the applicant will be placed on the waiting list. The applicant will be informed on this. However, the applicant can still be admitted to the program from the waiting list.

2. Enroll no later than on 30 July 2019

After accepting an offer of admission, you have to enroll either as an attending or non-attending student each academic term. If you fail to do so within the enrolment period, you will forfeit your right to study. In such cases, contact the Mikkeli study office to apply for readmission. The re-registration fee charged for readmission is 35 euros.

Please note that applicants who are required to pay tuition fees cannot enroll for the academic term before the tuition fee has been paid.

Enrolment as an attending student

 Additional information on enrolment as an attending student

Once you have accepted an offer of admission, enroll as an attending student at Aalto University and pay the membership fee of the Aalto University student union (AYY) electronically in the national enrolment service OILI. The link to OILI will be activated when you have accepted the study place on Stydyinfo.fi (and paid the tuition fee, if that is requested from you). To ensure you do not miss any orientation sessions or tutor groups, you should enroll as soon as possible, but no later than on 30 July 2019.

More information on the AYY student membership fee is available here.

Enrolment as a non-attending student

 Additional information on enrolment as a non-attending student

You can enroll as a non-attending student in your first year of study only on grounds referred to in the Universities Act (Yliopistolaki 558/2009, Section 39), i.e. if you are:

  • currently performing military service referred to in the Conscription Act (Asevelvollisuuslaki 1438/2007), the Non-Military Service Act (Siviilipalveluslaki 1446/2007) or the Act on Voluntary Military Service for Women (Laki naisten vapaaehtoisesta asepalveluksesta 194/1995). Please note that military service being performed in other countries than Finland is not an acceptable reason for enrolment as a non-attending student;
  • on maternity, paternity or parental leave; or
  • unable to start your studies due to personal illness or injury.

If your non-attendance for permissible reasons is scheduled between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020, you can enroll as a non-attending student for the whole academic year.

Please make sure to submit your application for enrolment as a non-attending student no later than on 30 July 2019 to the study office in Mikkeli. For detailed guidelines, see the application form (pdf).

Military service, non-military service or other long period of non-attendance

 Additional information

Students who have accepted an offer of admission in 2018 or earlier

Because you have already accepted your study place in 2018 or earlier, the instructions on 1. Accept your offer of admission do not concern you. However, other instructions on this webpage are relevant to you. During the summer, Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus will send you information on starting your studies either by e-mail or mail. You should also contact the student services to find out about starting your studies: bscba-mikkeli@aalto.fi.

Remember to read your Aalto e-mail address! If you have not activated your Aalto e-mail yet, do it now.

New students admitted in 2019

If you plan to enroll as a non-attending student in your first year of study, accept the offer of admission and submit a certificate for your reasons for the non-attendance to your school (see guidelines). Please note that non-attendance is only allowed for specific reasons defined in legislation.

  • If you enroll as non-attending for the whole academic year, follow up on these pages in summer 2020 for up-to-date information on starting your studies in 2020–2021.

Please note that the best option for students who are unable to start their studies in the beginning of the academic year is to start their studies in the beginning of the next academic year. This recommendation is based on the normative order of studies as well as on the experience from previous years.

Changing the attendance status

 Additional information on changing the attendance status

Changing the attendance status from non-attending to attending student

If you wish to change your attendance status from non-attending to attending student, please contact the Mikkeli Study Office (studyoffice-mikkeli@aalto.fi) for further instructions.

Changing the attendance status from attending student to non-attending student

Changing your attendance status from attending to non-attending student is only possible during the enrolment period. Please visit the Mikkeli Study Office during the enrolment period to register the change and to have the sticker on your student card replaced/removed. If you have any questions, please contact the Mikkeli Study Office (studyoffice-mikkeli@aalto.fi).

As a non-attending student, you can apply for a refund of the AYY student union membership fee. Please fill in the relevant form found on the AYY website and submit it to AYY with the required attachments by the given deadline. AYY will pay the membership fees for the terms in question into your bank account in the month following the deadline.

Please note that the enrolment period may end before the deadline for applying for a refund of the AYY membership fee.

3. Apply for a residence permit or prepare for registering your residence

If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen and you are planning to stay longer than three months in Finland, you need to apply for a student residence permit in your country of origin before arriving in Finland. Read more on How to submit an application for the residence permit or visit the Finnish Immigration Service’s website at www.migri.fi/studying_in_finland

If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you must register your residence at the Finnish Immigration Services. You should submit the application within three months of the date of entry into Finland. Further information is available at http://www.migri.fi/eu_registration

Both the student residency permit and the residency registration can be done at the Finnish Immigration Service’s EnterFinland online service.

4. Apply for student housing

Once you have enrolled as an attending student, you can start looking for an apartment. In Mikkeli, student housing is offered by the Mikkeli Student Housing Ltd, MOAS. Most student apartments are either single room apartments or shared apartments within easy walking distance to the campus. These shared apartments are cheaper and usually easier to get than private housing.

Searching private housing from the open market requires more work but it is also possible. A local newspaper, Länsi-Savo, is a good place to look for available apartments or to place your own ad on the paper.

5. Apply for financial aid for students

The right of non-Finnish citizens to receive student financial aid from the State is decided on a case-by-case basis. A description of the right to receive student financial aid is available on the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (KELA) website.  

The majority of Finnish students finance their studies with the state-funded financial aid for students distributed by Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland. For details, see the Kela website.

Adult Education Allowance is an allowance granted by the Education Fund on certain conditions to students who have already been employed before starting their studies. In some cases, adult students may also finance their studies with their unemployment benefit; for additional information, see the website of TE services (employment services).

6. Tuition fees and scholarships

Applicants will receive information in their acceptance letter on whether or not they need to pay tuition fees. Possible scholarship decisions will be informed on at the same time.

More information on the tuition fee and scholarship process can be found on Aalto University’s webpage

7. Activate your Aalto IT account

The Aalto IT account credentials are used to login to all Aalto services. Once you have activated your IT account, you will have access to, e.g. the Aalto e-mail, which is the primary information channel used by the university and which you are expected to read. Activate your account as soon as possible.

You can activate your account at password.aalto.fi with your internet bank identifiers or with an electronic ID (HST) card. If electronic activation is not possible, you will be given the Aalto IT account credentials during the orientation week.  

You can activate the Aalto University IT account once you have enrolled as an attending student for the academic year 2019–2020. The table below shows the timetable for activation.

Enrolment completed no later than on

Account activation possible no sooner than

July 30, 2019

August 1, 2019

August 12, 2019

August 14, 2019

If you have accepted an offer of admission in 2018 or earlier, you can activate your IT account right away.

8. Apply for a student card

The student card is proof of your student status, and it is the simplest way to get student discounts, for example at the university restaurants and public transportation as well as student health care services. The sticker on the card verifies that you have paid the student union membership fee and are entitled to student benefits in the academic year indicated on the sticker.

For additional information on how to apply for a student card, please go to the AYY site.

Before you have been issued a student card, a stamped certificate of attendance, which will be given to you during the orientation week, serves as a temporary student card.

9. Familiarize yourself with the orientation materials for new students

Orientation week will take place from August 26 – September 1, 2019. Please note that participation to the orientation week is mandatory during August 26-30, 2019. In addition the student organization Probba organizes activities every evening of the week and during the weekend on August 31 - September 1, 2019. Part of the o-week program is required for the Orientation to University Studies course (1 cr). In case you cannot arrive in Mikkeli on time for the orientation week, please contact us by email to negotiate about the issue: bscba-mikkeli@aalto.fi. The first business course Global Business Environment will begin on Monday, September 2, 2019 with mandatory attendance.

Course schedules

As a part of your orientation, you will be assigned a student tutor in early August, who will help you with practical matters. You can contact your tutor with any questions you might have.

10. Pre-test possibility for Computer Applications tests

The Computer Applications sessions (organized during during Aug 26 – Oct 15, 2019) are a mandatory part of the Orientation to University Studies course. These sessions include 7 lectures on Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as a test session. The purpose of the test is to evaluate if the student knows how to use these three softwares on a sufficient level.  The students can use 45 minutes on each part of the test (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Both notes and guidebooks are allowed. In order to pass the test, at least 90% of the tasks in all the three parts of the test must be performed correctly.

The students can participate in the pre-test session on the Orientation Week Monday, August 26, 2019, if they think they already have the necessary skills to pass one, two or all the three parts of the final test without participating in the teaching sessions. Please note that the students will get to know if they are in group BScBA19A or 19B on orientation week Monday.

The students need to participate only in the teaching sessions for those parts (Word, Excel, Power Point) they did not pass in the pre-test.

You can find more information on the course and the pre-test requirements from the document available here at latest in early August.

11. Get to know the contents of the studies and your school

To get off to a swift start with your studies, you should familiarize yourself with the contents of your studies and other practicalities during the summer. During your studies, the university provides you with services that support you both in your studies and life management. You will find information regarding studying in Mikkeli and student services on Into.

In addition, the student organization of the BScBA students Probba organizes events throughout the academic year.

The Mikkeli Campus is located in the center of Mikkeli on Lönnrotinkatu 5 (see map below). The travel time to Helsinki is approximately 2.5 hours by car. You can look for public transportations options on the websites of VR (train tickets) and Matkahuolto (long-distance bus tickets).

The duration of your studies is limited to seven academic years as an attending student if you are pursuing both a bachelor’s and master’s degree or to four academic years as an attending student if you are pursuing only a bachelor’s degree at Aalto University. You can also enroll as a non-attending student for some terms without them being counted towards the duration of your studies. For additional information, please refer to Into.

Contact information

Aalto University School of Business
Mikkeli Campus / Study Office

Lönnrotinkatu 5
50100 Mikkeli



tel.: +358 50 438 9837 (Monday – Friday, during 8.00 – 16.00, GMT +3:00 hrs)

Orientation package

Information on the beginning of studies in Mikkeli and useful links

Information for foreign degree students

Health Insurance for international students