Aalto University

Exchange Semester (Fall/Spring): Fall

Academic Year: 2016/2017


Chosen Electives (name)

Meet the Stage: Public Speaking and Interaction Skills

Consumer Culture        

Global Strategy

ICT-enabled business process reengeneering


Main differences compared to Nova SBE teaching methods

Pretty similar in terms of teaching methods, but there is no grader but a co-professor


Is the local CEMS Club active?

Yes, very active


Available options for accommodation and suggestions

There are two organisations, AYY and HOAS. If you get an apartment here (apply as early as possible, first

come first serve basis), you can manage to get very centrally located, good accommodation for a good price.

On the private market, however, accommodation can be very expensive


Approximate cost of accommodation

It varies largely, in between 250 and 700 Euros


Total cost of living (per month)



Transportation cost

Very cheap. As a student in Finland you get a lot of subsidies, also for transportation. I myself paid around 70

Euros for my entire semester once.


Meal cost

Going out for dinner is almost unaffordable. It is very, very easy to spend 50 euros or more on a single dinner.

Fins usually meet and cook together, or go to Fast food places for some cheap food.

If you cook yourself it is all affordable.



Most amazing semester! I didn’t want to go at first, but now in retrospect I would not exchange it for any other place in the list. Fins are really crazy people, and the student association is very active (and very rich, they have around 30million Euros in assets). If you can choose, take the winter semester. Yes, it will be cold, but it is really interesting and you get to go to the arctic circle and most importantly, join the Mursujaisket day. What it is? Well... you’ll find out ;)