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[Finland] Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University 
[Finnish] Aalto-yliopisto 

Multi-Departmental Agreements 
Partner Affiliation: School of Arts, Design and Architecture 

Aalto University was established in 2010 as a result of the merger of three universities: Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Aalto University is named after the leading Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto.  

The University of Art and Design in Helsinki, founded in 1871, was the predecessor of Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture, which has an inter-departmental exchange agreement with the School of Design and Graduate School of Design. It is one of the leading research institutions in Finland and is world-renowned in the field of “industrial design”. 

The School of Art, Design and Architecture has five majors: Film, TV and Scenography, Media, Design, Architecture and Arts, with a strong interdisciplinary approach to innovation education. The building was renovated in 2018 and is now accessible by subway from the central station. The School of Engineering conducted a problem-based learning educational program in collaboration with domestic companies at the Design Factory (TKK). 

Updated October 2020 

Name of University and DepartmentSchool of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University
Department Available for Student ExchangeSCHOOL OF ARTS, DESIGN AND ARCHTECTURE
Exchange ProgramsThe final registration to courses takes place after you have arrived, and therefore you might have to change your study plan once you start your studies.
Semester/Academic Calendar
autumn term
-Orientation : 6 – 10 September, 2021
-Period 1 : 13 September – 29 October, 2021
-Period 2 : 1 November – 17 December, 2021
Nomination(Deadline)Required(15 Mar. -15 Apr. , 2021)
Application Deadline
for Host University(Partner University)
15 March -15 April
Application Deadline
at Home University(School of Design, Kyushu University)
15 March
Semester/Academic Calendar
Spring term
-Period 3 : 10 January – 25 February,2022
-Period 4 : 28 February – 14 April,2022
-Period 5 : 19 April – 3 June, 2022
Nomination(Deadline)Required(15 Sept.- 15 Oct. ,2021)
Application Deadline
for Host University(Partner University)
15 September- 15 October
Application Deadline
at Home University(School of Design, Kyushu University)
15September
Application ProcedureSubmit a 400-word summary of the following information to Professor Hirai via e-mail.(hirai@design.kyushu-u.ac.jp)-Desired period of exchange study (6months or 1 year)-Reason for applying-English proficiency (self-evaluation or score if available)*Please be sure to contact Prof. Hirai at least one month before the deadline so that the situation will change due to the COVID-19.
Language Proficiency(English)
RemarksUndergraduate: Finnish
Graduate: English
Number of Exchange Students5
Department and Professors in Charge(Professors with “(*)” is primary in charge)<Department of Design Strategy>
-(*)Professor HIRAI Yasuyuki
E-mail of Professors(@design.)-Prof. HIRAI : hirai@