• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


Master's degree in Computer Science gives you an opportunity to change the world. Software is essential part of industry, commerce, healthcare, media, and even art. New innovations are often based on new technologies, such as cloud computing, web, and big data.

In the the Department of Computer Science all master level courses are taught in English. We believe in flexibility: students can build their own study plans consisting of core and specialization courses. The core courses give you a strong foundation in algorithms, computer graphics, machine learning, operating systems, security, user interfaces, web software development, etc. The specialization courses are divided into five tracks.

Career opportunities

Most Computer Science students write their Master’s thesis with salary in industry and continue working in the same company after graduation.

Our recently graduated alumni work in the following companies: Accenture, BetterDoctor, Eficode, Ericsson, Espotel, EXFO, Futuremark, Futurice, Giosg, Jongla, Nitor Creations, Netlight Consulting, Nixu Corporation, Nordea, Palantir Technologies, Planixs, Qualtrics, Reaktor, RedLynx, Seriously Digital Entertainment, Supermetrics & Floweb, Trimble, Tuxera, Vincit, Wolt, ZEF.

Aalto University has a good reputation among the employers both in Finland and abroad.

This Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science programme is offered by Aalto University.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Computational User Interface Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Declarative Programming 
  • Information Security 
  • Machine Learning: Basic Principles 
  • Operating Systems 
  • Principles of Algorithmic Techniques
  • Web Software Development
For more information, please visit programme website.

              Detailed Programme Facts

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:


                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                Book IELTS
              • Minimum required score (Grade C):


                The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

              • Minimum required score:


                The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

              • Minimum required score:


                The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

              Academic Requirements

              In addition to the compulsory application documents, the applicants are requested to provide the following, additional documents:

              • at least one original recommendation letter (preferably academic)
              • course descriptions of courses taken in relevant subject areas (see the subject lists above)
              • work certificates and certificates of other relevant achievements
              • copies of any publications
              • official transcript of records for other university studies which are not included in the mandatory part of the application
              • GRE or GMAT test results, if available

              The application should explain full educational history of the applicant.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                15000 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              Tuition in bachelor's and master's programmes taught in English from August 2017 onwards are subjected to annual fees for non-EU/EEA citizens.

              Living costs for Helsinki

              910 - 1400 EUR/month
              Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


              Prospective students subject to tuition fees are eligible to apply for Aalto University Scholarship.

              StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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              Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.