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Finland: Aalto University

Established in 1911, the Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland and ranks among the best in Europe. The School provides students with a multidisciplinary, international learning experience. The focus is on teaching through real life challenges, real cases, consultancy projects and internships, in close cooperation with the business community and the rest of society. The School of Business is a community of 2,700 students and 103 faculty members with approximately 600 international students a year.

Multidisciplinary learning is not only a facet of student life at Aalto, but is also appreciated throughout Helsinki and greater Finland. With nearly 100 new university startups launched annually, innovation and entrepreneurship are key components of life at Aalto. The university also develops and promotes art-based activities across disciplines, knowledge frameworks and communities.

Helsinki, the capital of Finland with a population of over 600,000, is located on the shore of southern Finland. Ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, Helsinki offers rich cultural heritage and a wide array of recreational activities. Islands, forests, and other outdoor pursuits are all within easy reach of the city center.


  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Language Prerequisite: none
  • Class during program (min): Junior
  • Language of Instruction: English

Application Dates

Fall 2020:
Applications open: Nov. 1, 2019
Application deadline: Feb. 20, 2020
Notifications begin: Mar. 6, 2020

Spring 2021 Round 1:
Round 1 applications open: Mar. 1, 2020
Round 1 application deadline: Apr. 9, 2020
Round 1 notifications begin: Jun. 2020

Spring 2021 Round 2:
Round 2 applications open: Mar. 1, 2020
Round 2 application deadline: Sep. 2020
Round 2 notifications begin: Sep. 2020

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