Aalto University School of Business


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Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland and one of the top schools in Europe. It was the first business school in the Nordic countries to have received all three labels of excellence from the world’s leading business school accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Aalto ranks among the Top 200 universities in the world.

The Töölö Campus has excellent transport connections to Helsinki city centre. Come to Finland and experience the fairytale-like snowy winters, the northern lights, the beautiful archipelago and the amazing midnight sunlight in summer!

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) January–May
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–December

View Aalto University's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Aalto University has resources to help get the most out of your exchange:


Aalto University School of Business has 3 campuses:

  • Otaniemi campus - main campus (undergraduate)
  • Mikkeli campus
  • Töölö campus (postgraduate)

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Aalto University School of Business.

Find courses

Search Aalto University's course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Undergraduate courses in English
Postgraduate courses in English

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Business information systems
Business administration
Business information systems
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


Similar to the other European metropolises, affordable housing in the Helsinki region is limited and competitive. The spring term is easier when it comes of finding accommodation. Therefore it is highly recommended that exchange students favour the spring term if possible.

The university cannot accommodate all students, so students should also search for private accommodation. Aalto University provides guidance to incoming students to help find suitable housing while studying in Helsinki.

Cost of living

The University of Aalto provides practical information about budgeting and the cost of living in Helsinki.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Aalto University School of Business is offering 2 x €1,000 scholarships to UQ students who are accepted for a full semester exchange.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries are required to have valid health insurance already at the time when applying for the residence permit for Finland. This is a compulsory requirement for obtaining a residence permit for studies lasting more the three months. Aalto does not provide health insurance for foreign students, however, does have information to help students organise suitable insurance.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Embassy of Finland for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.