Aalto Summer Research - Science/Schulich Only

The Aalto Science Institute (AScI) internship programme offers undergraduate BSc students the opportunity to participate first-hand in topical research, to interact with the premier research groups at Aalto University, and to network in an international environment.

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Application information

Application status



Summer 2022 applications

Apply from November 1, 2021 to January 10, 2022

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

Summer 2023 applications

Open November 1, 2022

Program details

AScI interns are usually hired for three months, and the typical training period is from 1 June until 31 August.

  1. Costs

    AScI internship students will receive a minimum salary 1510€ per month. The salary is sufficient to cover living costs, for example student accommodation.

  2. Funding

    participating students can apply for a Research Grant worth $3000 (deadline mid-February each year). Students who have applied for the program are encouraged to submit an application for the research grant even though you will not know your placement outcome before the grant deadline. Grants will be confirmed after placement.  

Aalto University Student Union (AYY) offers housing through AYY HOUSING.

Important information:

  • Apartments and rooms are located on the Otaniemi campus area where all the AScI interns are located
  • Rental contracts can only be made for fixed term for three months: 1st June- 31st August and it cannot be terminated.
  • Rooms are not furnished. Furniture can be rented from a private service provider.

This research program is open to regular, full-time undergraduate students in any faculty of at the University of Calgary, who will have completed at least 2 full years at the post-secondary level by the time of placement. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (B) over their past 10 courses.

Please note: The Aalto research program does not have pre-negotiated spots for University of Calgary students. Admission to this program is competitive and placement cannot be guaranteed. Placement notifications will go out in early March. 

AScI activities for internship students

  • "Get to know Finland" course: this course is offered for AScI interns in June.
  • AScI seminar for interns: in August, AScI will organise a joint event for all internship students. The interns will present the scientific results of their summer work for supervisors, resident AScI academics and other students.

Have questions?

Global Learning 101

Please watch this short YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

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Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The exchange advisor for this program is: Kathryn Bauer

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.