Degree students at Aalto University are, for the most part, responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Aalto University offers support and useful tips for students who are looking for housing.
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Studying on the Aalto campus
The Aalto campus locates in Otaniemi, in the city of Espoo. Otaniemi is home to a lively community, and it could be even described as a small town with its excellent services from study hubs to restaurants and cafes, stores and sports facilities. The location is a perfect balance of vivid city life and nature: hop on a metro and travel to the heart of Helsinki in less than 15 minutes or head to the neighbouring nature reserve to catch some fresh air.
Unlike all the other study options offered at Aalto, The Bachelor’s Programme in International Business is offered in Mikkeli. Since the Mikkeli campus is much smaller than the main campus, it’s home to a tight-knit community, known for its “Mikkeli Spirit”, which also welcomes new students to the programme with open arms.
Living and free time
Being a student in Otaniemi is a holistic experience since it’s possible to live, study, work and spend your free time all in the same treasure trove dedicated to students, academic life and a unique startup ecosystem. There’s even a term for never needing to leave Otaniemi – “otaantuminen”, becoming one with Otaniemi!
AYY represents approximately 14,000 Aalto University students of arts, design, business and technology. AYY advocates for its members and offers them student apartments and services.
Aalto University offers versatile and high-quality facilities for different kinds of events. More than 100 spaces are available and they are located on the Otaniemi campus.
Along with a well-equipped gym and versatile exercise rooms, UniSport offers a wide selection of ball sports, group training classes as well as massage and personal training services. Student's best training buddy is the UniSport Training Card, which students can purchase at a lowered price.
Shopping center A Bloc is the beating heart and the main meeting place of the Otaniemi campus with its restaurants, cafés and other services. Finland's most innovative shopping center is located in connection with the Aalto University metro station.
Renewed shopping centre A Blanc on the edge of Alvarinaukio is the second service concentration on the campus. A Blanc offers local services to support everyday life, as well as meeting places with restaurants, stores and office space.
Navigating around the campus
Aalto offers various spaces for teaching, studying and free time purposes. Take a virtual tour to deep dive into the campus or check out the maps to find information on specific spaces.
Explore Aalto University’s campus from anywhere in the world! Our digital guides, an Aalto University student and an assistant professor, introduce you to our learning facilities, laboratories, workshops, service spots and outdoor spaces. The tour can be experienced on desktop, mobile or VR headset.
Here you will also find restaurants, the Aalto Space mobile app, access control - all practical information on one page! You can also visit the campus virtually.
Chat with Aalto students
Are you wondering what it is like to study at Aalto University? Or what student life is like at Aalto’s vibrant Otaniemi Campus or at the Mikkeli Unit? Come chat with our students about all things Aalto!
Get to know Finland and Aalto
Finland’s excellent reputation in education, combined with a wide range of courses offered in English, makes Finland and Aalto University an attractive study destination for international students.
The building, to be built at the heart of the campus, will be implemented as a joint effort by student organisations and the university.
Entrepreneurial buzz, just a click away – virtual tour and other top picks from the Aalto startup community
The entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem tour allows users to experience our university's entrepreneurial buzz from anywhere.
Omnia Makerspace was launched in startup hub A Grid’s first floor opposite Restaurant Factory in April 2019. Since then, the space has evolved from an empty basement into a flourishing workspace where students and startups collide.