These intructions are for students starting their studies in autumn 2017 or spring 2018.
Instructions for autumn 2018 and spring 2019 are updated in spring 2018.
Find your school
The school in which you are admitted as a student will guide and advice you in your studies. It is best to deal with all matters relating to your studies with the student services of your own school (or the coordinator of your programme), but of course you may ask general advice from any student service of any school. Please note, however, that the school practices will vary on a wide range of issues and that therefore you should always use the forms and procedures of your own school unless otherwise specified.
Check your Letter of Admission into which programme (and which major, if applicable) you are admitted to. In the list below you will find the schools that host the different programmes and majors.
Note that all programmes in the table below are Master's degree programmes. The only English Bachelor´s degree programme is International Business in Mikkeli.
|School||Programme (and major)|
|School of Arts, Design and Architecture |
|School of Business |
|School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM)|
|School of Electrical Engineering |
|School of Engineering |
|School of Science|
Aalto University organises orientation for new students in the beginning of the autumn semester (for exchange students also in January). All new students are strongly advised to fully participate in the orientation.
The orientation includes important information on studies and practical matters, as well as useful information on living in Finland for international students. It is a good opportunity to get to know the relevant people and places, meet other students and learn about the student services available to you. You will also meet your tutors and have a chance to discuss any issues you may have about starting your studies at Aalto.
For further details of the orientation, please visit the new students’ website of your own school:
Remember to read the Welcome Guide for new international students! Most of this information is available also there.
Take the key data systems for students in use
Study guides explain your study options
From the study guides you can find all the relevant information for planning your studies. These include the curriculum of your programme, information on the degree structure and content, descriptions of the available choices and list of courses included in each major and minor..
Oodi is the record of your studies
WebOodi (oodi.aalto.fi) is the student information system, where you can view your personal details, make a personal study plan (HOPS), register for courses and examinations and order a transcript of records. WebOodi also includes important course information, such as the content, timetable and teaching location for each course.
The university uses the contact details you have provided in WebOodi for all communication, and therefore it is important that you keep them up to date at all times.
MyCourses collects the online workspaces of the courses
Into is the news and communication channel for students
Each School has it's own site in Into and it is highly recommnded to follow it. You can find it via "Bachelor and Master's students" in the upper menu.
Register for your Aalto email
WebMail (mail.aalto.fi) is the Aalto email service. You can access your Aalto mail when you have activated the Aalto IT account in August. For further information, please visit the following page: or Getting started with your studies
Your Aalto email is the first point of contact between you and the university, so it is crucial to read it regularly. You can, however, forward the emails sent to your Aalto e-mail to another mailbox if you wish.
Support for day-to-day activities and help in difficult situations
While a student at Aalto, the university provides a wide range of services that support your studies and day-to-day activities. The relevant links to student support services are listed below.
For study advice, please contact the student services of your school.
Some other useful services of the university:
- Read more about Aalto University IT services for students
- You can access the course books and an extensive selection of e-books via Aalto University Library
- The compulsory and elective language studies included in the degree are organised by the Aalto University Language Centre
- The Psychology Service offers help and support in terms of your mental welfare, time management and study skills
Specific workshops are organized for study skills and related issues
Aalto University Career Services offers you information and training in job hunting, recruitment events, jobs and internships and much more.
Well-being and health
More information on student organisations is available in the Welcome Guide.
Public transportation and campuses
More information about public transportation in the Welcome Guide.