Aalto University Summer School 2021

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Aalto University Summer School courses for 2021 have been published and the application period is open.

We offer four graduate-level intensive courses over summer 2021. Students working towards a master’s degree and professionals with an undergraduate degree are warmly welcome to apply.

Our course topics this year include entrepreneurship, digital business, carbon-neutral construction and wellbeing architecture, as well as sustainable biomaterials. All courses are worth 6 ECTS and include a two-week intensive period, as well as pre- or post-assignments. There are both online and on-campus options available.


Don’t forget to register for our recently launched free open online course on the changing landscape on work: Future of Work Open Online Course

We have already sent you an email regarding the details and links for these courses. Find our digital brochure here!

We are also open to discuss tailor-made courses and programs that best fit your students' needs. Read more about custom programs here.


In addition to short summer school courses, we offer the 3-month-long summer minor Information Technology Program (ITP), worth 24 ECTS. ITP accepts applications from students with over 60 ECTS completed in their bachelor’s degree as the minimum requirement. Please see the ITP website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for each course is 1400€ (incl. VAT 24%), with the exception of the Information Technology Program. The courses which are taught on campus will have an additional program fee of 200-300€ (incl. VAT 24%) depending on the material fees and social program. If your university has an exchange agreement with Aalto University, your non-nominated students are eligible for a -50% discount of the tuition fee. This discount applies for all partner school students and for all courses offered.

Application timeline

The deadlines for applications are slightly different between the courses and the deadlines are mentioned on each course page. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible, since we have rolling admissions and offer places to students during the application period.

Digital brochure

Read more about the courses and our challenge-based approach in the Aalto University Summer School digital brochure. We are also open to discussing custom courses for your university’s students, so please reach out to us if you are interested in a customised learning experience!

Aalto University
Publication date: 
Tuesday, 13 April 2021