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Aalto University's strong desire to encourage and enable more and more students to seize the opportunities offered by exchange studies to develop the skills needed in working life is reflected in the new principles of Aalto's international student exchange, improved in cooperation with Aalto students. Principles, terminology and guidelines have been harmonized and clarified between schools, the thresholds for applying for exchanges have been lowered and equality between applicants has been further improved.

The new principles will take effect on August 1, 2021 and will be applied for the first time in the application period for Japan in the schools of technology in November 2021 for the academic year 2022-2023 for exchange applicants. 

Here are few highlights: 

The main selection criterion in all fields will be called study success index (formerly the indicator). The calculation of the index will continue to take into account the student's credits and average in relation to the semesters of attendance, but the exact calculation method will be confirmed as soon as possible after the change of the study information system at the beginning of the academic year 2021-2022. 

These reforms apply to student exchanges for undergraduate students at Aalto University (bachelor's and / or master's degree students and, in the case of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS), also doctoral students). The principles are followed in the International Business program of the School of Economics (Mikkeli campus) and the CEMS program, where applicable. 

Aalto University's new principles for international student exchange in its entirety will be published in English in August.

You can also ask your school's exchange coordinator for more information. Contact information here.