Orientation and the Opening of the academic year
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.
Students of Aalto University are all invited to celebrate the opening of the academic year on Wednesday 7 September 2018.
Take the key data systems for students in use
Study guides explain your study options
From the study guide of your programme 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. In the study guide you'll find also instructions to take care of study affairs and contact information for your programme.
In the International students section you'll find specific information about arrival and settling in, studying at Aalto and Living in Finland. Please find also information about Tuition fees and scholarships.
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
MyCourses (mycourses.aalto.fi) is a system, where you can find work spaces and home page of each course. You can also browse the courses is MyCourses.
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 After admission to Master's 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, an extensive selection of e-books and other library services via Aalto University Learning Centre
- 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
The university is committed to providing accessible studies and services and equal working and study environment for everyone.
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
Public transportation and campuses
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.
In the study guide of your programme you'll find the contact information for your programmes staff.