The practical aspects of your stay in the Nordic countries depend on the rules that apply in each country. Generally you should check what applies for each of the two countries that you will be studying in, as well as for each of the two universities.
Before your studies
Generally EU/EEA citizens do not need a residence permit for the Nordic countries. For details, please check the regulations of each of the two countries that you will be studying in.
Please check what rules apply at each of the two universities that you will be studying at.
The process of getting student accommodation differs depending on each participating university. Please check what rules apply for each of the two universities that you will be studying at.
- All admission letters + information package (also for second year students) are send in the beginning of April by mail.
Chalmers and KTH
- The admissions letter will be sent online through the application portal. First year students will receive the First notification of Selection Results in the end of March and second year students will receive a letter in April. Please note that the admissions letter will only be sent online through the application portal.
- First year students will receive a letter in the end of March and second year students will receive a letter in April. DTU will contact second year students in the spring to arrange their transfer to DTU. Please note that the admissions letter will only be sent online through the application portal.
- Admission letters are sent out by e-mail in late March for first year students. For second year students, admission letters are sent out in late April/ early May.
New students should personally enroll to Aalto University in the beginning of autumn semester during the orientation week. Enrolment is made in Study Service desk at appropriate Aalto School.
All admitted students are expected to attend the mandatory enrolment at Chalmers. In addition to the mandatory registration session, you will meet your new classmates and the coordinator responsible for your master's programme on a start-up meeting.
All admitted students must attend the mandatory enrolment at KTH. In addition to the mandatory registration session, you will meet your new classmates and the coordinator responsible for your master's programme at a start-up meeting.
We organize an orientation/ welcome programme for all new international students the week before studies start. This programme is not mandatory, but we strongly encourage all students to attend as they will get a lot of useful information during this week and also get to meet their fellow students.
The entire application process at DTU is digitalized. This means that the applicants need to upload scanned copies of all relevant documentation to the DTU Application Portal
Course registration Aalto
Students may need to sign up for lectures, assignments and exams separately in the registration system Weboodi. The credits obtained from a course include lectures, exercises and the individual work the students do for a course.
Course registration Chalmers
You will already be registered for the mandatory courses after the enrolment.
If you are supposed to choose elective courses please send your course selection to the administrative coordinator.
Course registration NTNU
Students enrolled in a Nordic 5Tech-programme will be automatically registered for mandatory courses, but they have to register for electives by 15 September on our online system studentweb. Information will be given during the orientation programme.
Course registration DTU
Students will need to register online through the DTU Intranet called CampusNet.
A detailed guide on how to sign up for courses is found in the menu “File Sharing.” As soon as students have received their DTU student number and password, they can log on CampusNet.
Aalto will send the second year student acceptance letter, confirmation letter (acceptance of study place) info package including information about accommodation and Welcome guide during April.
Students of year 2 will receive information from the university during the Spring term of year 1. Please send your course selection to the administrative coordinator.
Please send your course selection to the administrative coordinator of your programme.
Admission letters are sent out in late April to students who will start their second year at NTNU with information about housing and orientation programme. The student does not have to apply for credit transfer, but we need a transcript with the results from the first year so that the relevant Faculty can register the courses into NTNU’s system. As transcripts often are not ready until late summer/ early Autumn, the registration process should be done in the Autumn semester. The transcript from the first year should should be sent out to the second year university by 1 October in the third semester.
As a second year student you will be contacted by DTU in March regarding the registration process and how to apply for accommodation.
The universities handle the credit transfer from year 1 to year 2.
For issues related to credit transfer you need to contact the coordinator of your programme to make sure that the credits are transferred without any unnecessary delay.
The double master degree includes a 30 ECTS thesis work at the second year university under co-supervision from both institutions to ensure integration of the programme components.
Students at Aalto School of Engineering starts to apply for thesis topic after they have earned 60 ECTS. Students read carefully the Master´s thesis guideline before they start.
For thesis work please contact your programme coordinator.
For thesis work you need to contact your programme coordinator.
The thesis must be registered in NTNU’s database called DAIM.
For thesis work you need to contact your programme coordinator.
After your studies
How to get your Diploma
Aalto School of Engineering students apply for Master´s degree after finishing all their studies.
Aalto School of Science students apply for Master´s degree
Aalto School of Chemical Technology apply for Master´s degree
Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture apply for Master´s degree
After completing your studies you have to apply for your degree diploma. Apply in this way.
All courses must be completed before submitting your application. You must attach a certified copy of your Bachelor’s degree. Please note that this is not applicable if you already have presented a complete Bachelor’s degree when applying for admission. In addition you must attach a transcript of records from the partner university when applying. You must apply for your degree to receive a degree certificate. You may submit your application online and the ordinary processing time is 6-8 weeks. Please read the information on the website before applying.
After the courses from the first year has been registered and all course and thesis have been graded, a diploma will be sent to the student’s address. Students do not need to apply for a diploma. Please note that after the thesis has been submitted, it might take up tp three months before the grade for the thesis is registered. Only then can the diploma be issued.
Graduates will receive their Diploma automatically 4-8 weeks after the thesis defense.
Graduating Aalto School of Engineering students can either join the graduation ceremony which are held 6 times a year or pick up the certificate from Student service desk after the ceremony date. Graduates may authorize the School to mail the degree certificate to them. Please note that degree certificates are mailed outside Finland only in special situations.
- Aalto School of Science students
- Aalto School of Chemical Technology
- Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Chalmers holds two graduation ceremonies each year to honour the graduating students who have received their degrees from Chalmers.
The KTH graduation ceremony is held twice in May and twice in December for newly graduated architects, masters of science in engineering and master's degree holders from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology.
There is no official graduation ceremony at NTNU.
Graduates are invited to a graduation ceremony in October or March depending on when they graduate. Students will be contacted directly regarding the registration.