Institution name

Aalto University


Espoo, Helsinki, Finland

Semester dates

Semester 1 (Spring Semester): January - May
Semester 2 (Autumn Semester): September - December

Academic calendar

Discipline area

Design only. 

Note: Swinburne students can only choose select Masters Design courses due to our exchange agreement with Aalto.

Important notes to consider

This is a competitive destination. Students need to put careful consideration into their second and third preference.

Students applying to Aalto University should have flexilibity with their units as final registration to courses at Aalto take place right before the start of studies. Therefore you might have to change your study plan once you will start your studies and get more information on the current course availability.

Most courses lectured in English are on Master level. Advanced Bachelor level (3rd or 4th year) students may apply to study the Master level programmes.

Courses available for exchange students

There are limited courses taught in English. Swinburne students may only choose to study the following courses:

  • Master's Programme in Design - Collaborative and Industrial Design (Master)
  • Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability (ARTS) (Master)
  • Master's Programme in International Design Business Management (ARTS) (Master)
  • Master's Programme in Art and Media - New Media (Master)
  • Master's Programme in Art and Media - Visual Communication Design (Master)
  • Master’s programme in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Architecture - Interior Architecture (Master) 

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Credit equivalence

50 CP = 30 ECTS
37.5 CP = 22.5 ECTS
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Aalto University does not itself own any student dormitories nor has housing services to offer. Aalto University has an agreement with HOAS for providing a number of furnished rooms for incoming exchange students. However, Aalto University cannot guarantee housing for all exchange students. Visit the accommodation page for more information. 

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Check out the Aalto University website for more information for incoming exchange students.