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Finland: Helsinki - Aalto University, School of Business (Semester Exchange)
Helsinki, Finland (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Program Cost,
To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
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Restrictions: USD applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 03/11/2015
03/11/2015 TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates will be announced shortly. Students should anticipate arriving in late August and the term will end just before the Christmas holiday. Arrival date is subject to change based on Exchange Student Orientation Schedule.

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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: None GPA: 2.75
Internships: No Disciplines offered: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing
Accomodations: Residence halls, Shared apartments off-campus Program Advisor: Ali Droster -
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:


FINLAND: Helsinki

Aalto University: School of Business

Semester Exchange Program



Finland is the sixth largest country in Europe, but with 5.3 million people the population density is low. There are still large areas of untouched nature and hundreds of thousands of lakes: 10% of Finland is covered by water and 70% by forests. But Finland is much more than a nature wonderland; it is a high-tech country and best known for the world's leading mobile phone company, Nokia.

Helsinki is the northernmost capital of the EU and together with its surrounding cities Espoo and Vantaa, a home to about 1 million people. In the capital region modern architecture and commercial districts are in harmony with parks and nature.

The Finnish climate is variable with its four distinct seasons: the fall foliage with infinite colors; snow and freezing temperatures in the winter; magnificent spring when nature awakes after the darkness and cold and of course, the never-ending days turning into white nights in the summer.

Students will directly enroll at Aalto University: School of Business (formerly Helsinki School of Economics), the largest and leading business university in Finland. The School of Business has earned the "triple crown" accreditation AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Start exploring what your semester abroad in Helsinki could be via the Exchange Student Handbook!
Campus is located in the central area of Helsinki, about a 5 minute walk away from the city center with the beach and tourist attractions nearby. The three main buildings, where classes are held, are all within a walking distance. Bus and tram stops are right outside the school. The Office of Study and Registrar, International Relations Office, IT HelpDesk, copy machines, student cafeterias, self-study facilities, computer labs, language studios, small gym and other sports facilities are located in the three campus buildings.
Additional information can be found at the Aalto University School of Business website and on the Aalto University FACT SHEET 2015-2016.pdf


Courses are offered in the following subjects: Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems Science, International Business, Logistics, Management Science, Marketing, Management, Qualitative Methods, Technology Management and Policy.

Check out the courses offered during your tentative semester abroad! Fall and Spring semester course offerings are typically announced the June prior to the start of the academic year. Planning ahead? Great! Review the courses offered this academic year to gauge what may be offered during your term abroad.

View the Course Catalog for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year.

When selecting courses for a term abroad, please be sure to select from courses marked as BSc, the European designation for bachelor's level courses. Aalto University also uses a level indication for each course. Please only consider courses listed as Level A, Level C, or Level D.

Students are advised to select five primary courses plus five alternatives. Be sure to review the pre-approved course list below to see which classes are already scheduled to transfer back to USD.
If there is a course you are interested in not listed on the pre-approved list, please contact Ali Droster,

Grades awarded during a semester at Aalto University will be transferred back to USD and applied to the student's overall GPA. Please reference the FINLAND_Grading_Equivalencies.pdf to understand how grades are converted.


For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link corresponding to the term you plan to study abroad.

Student apartments typically consist of 3-5 bedrooms, a shared living room, kitchen and bathroom(s). Rent varies between 190-510 euros per month, depending on the location and the number of tenants. Student apartments are situated around the Helsinki area. Students should budget approximately 400-800 euros per month for housing, transportation, food and other daily necessities.
The university provides students with the use of PCs, email, and printing and library services. Healthcare services are provided by the Student Health Service (medical and dental).
An orientation day is organized for all incoming international students at the beginning of each semester. Each exchange student is paired up with a local student, who will act as a personal tutor. The tutoring service is arranged in cooperation with the Student Union.

The student union organizes many leisure time activities from parties to field trips and sports and culture.




To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)