Apply to VCD

Applying for a university can be a hassle, but we’re here to walk you through it!

Application period


from:    Dec 15th 2017, 09:00 (GMT+2)

to:          Jan 24th 2018, 15:00 (GMT+2)



Pick your flavor

Visual Narrative or Information Design?


What do you want to do for the next two years? It’s up to you! Don’t worry too much – there’s a chance to mix it up later. Just let us know what you’re into.



Eat your greens

Yes, we know, the boring but necessary paperwork…


• Assemble your documents. Full list of required documents can be found here.


• Pass a language test if needed. See here if it’s required with your background.



Give us a taste!

Next it’s time for the preliminary assignment.


Create an infographic that tells a story about yourself. See full instructions here. It doesn’t matter what background you come from; remember, it’s not only about the way it looks! Prepare it well and give it all you’ve got!




It’s time. Fill in the online application here.


Remember that some documents need to be sent by mail. The postal address and instructions can be found here. Don’t leave it for the last minute!



Brush your teeth…

…for the final interview.


Students selected for the this stage will be notified by March 15, 2018. You don’t have to come to Finland, we are just as happy to meet you online.



Treat yo’self!

Final results of admission will be released on April 6, 2018.


See your name on the list? Congratulations and see you at Aalto University in August for orientation!

Don’t forget that you need to accept the offered study place by May 31, 2018, 15:00 (GMT+2).