Below you will find instructions for applying. In case you have any further questions, read the FAQ first and if you cannot find an answer to your question, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The content of this page has been updated on 18 March 2020 as SECCLO’s 2nd application round is now organized fully online due to exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus. Please note also the extension to the English language test deadline.
Follow these six steps during the SECCLO admission process. Note that you can complete the first two steps before our application period begins.
See below for further information on each step.
Before you begin the application process, check your compliance with our admission requirements.
If an English language test is required from you and you have not taken the test yet, book a seat for it immediately. Applications without a valid English test result are not eligible and will not be processed further.
Start collecting your application documents.
You can find a link to our online application form below.
In the online application form, you will be asked about:
In addition, you will be asked to upload the following application documents to the application portal:
The online application form will close on our 2nd round application deadline, 30 April 2020 at 3 pm (GMT +3). Be sure to submit your online application before that. Check the application carefully before submitting it as it is not possible to return to edit it afterwards.
The application portal supports the following file formats: .pdf, .png, .jpg and .jpeg, out of which .pdf is preferred especially for educational documents (degree certificates and transcript of records). For the educational documents, we ask you to scan either the original documents or their officially attested copies.
Be sure to include all pages of documents that contain any type of text/writing, even if it is on a back page. This is especially important for educational documents. For passports, the page with your personal data (name, date of birth, citizenship) is sufficient. Make sure that everything in the document is visible and readable on the scan.
All documents that are in the same category (for example, a transcripts of records that has four pages) should be scanned into ONE file. Please do not make a separate file for each page.
SECCLO application platform requires a modern browser. We recommend the latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as these browsers ensure the best performance and security. The application platform also supports Apple Safari 10+ and the latest version of Microsoft Edge 40+. With these browsers, however, you may encounter performance issues and occasional glitches.
Supported browsers are: Google Chrome 56+, Mozilla Firefox 52+, Apple Safari 10+, Microsoft Edge 40+.
If an official English language test result is required from you (see Admission requirements -> Requirements concerning English language skills), how you should submit the test result for verification depends on the test taken.
Applicants who have taken the IELTS test should upload a copy of the score report to the application portal so that we can verify the result electronically. If you receive your IELTS score after you have submitted your online application, please send a scanned copy of your test result by email to email@example.com.
For more information on the IELTS tests, please see the IELTS website (ielts.org).
Applicants who have taken the TOEFL test need to ask for the official score report to be sent directly to Aalto University as soon as the score is available. Please make sure to use Aalto University’s institutional reporting code 7364. No department code is needed i.e. you can choose any of the department codes. Only the official score report submitted by ETS is accepted.
If the TOEFL IBT score delivery request has been made before the application has been submitted, the applicants are asked to give their TOEFL Registration ID number (16 digits, e.g. 00000000xxxxxxxx). The SECCLO Admissions Office have the possibility to verify scores which have been reported with Aalto University’s institutional code 7364 in an online verification system provided by the testing authorities. The scores can be accessed in approximately 1-2 weeks after the delivery order has been made.
For more information on how to deliver TOEFL results, please see the ETS website (ets.org).
If you have taken the C1 Advanced (former Certificate of Advanced English, CAE) or C2 Proficiency (former Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, CPE) exam, upload a copy of your language certificate to our application portal and mark your exam ID number (e.g. ABC123456) and secret number (e.g. 1234) on the certificate. The exam results after 2005 can be verified electronically, but the exam ID number and secret number are required for verification.
Applicants who take the PTE A test can deliver their score to Aalto University once they have signed in to the PTE account on the test organiser’s website. The scores can be sent to an unlimited number of institutions free of charge. The test organiser will send an email to confirm that the scores have been sent. Note that according to PTE, it takes up to 48 hours for scores to be sent to institutions.
For more information on how to deliver your PTE results, please see the PTE Academic website (pearsonpte.com).
The deadline for the English language test result has been extended to 29 May 2020 at 3 pm (GMT +3). No further extensions will be given.
Please note that in the 2nd application round for the 2020 student intake, we will evaluate applications as soon as they become eligible. You should therefore submit your language test result for verification as soon as possible to get the selection result sooner.
The SECCLO Admissions Office at Aalto University will check your online application and its attachments when you submit it. Submitted online applications are checked in order of arrival.
After this eligibility check, SECCLO Admission Office will send you an e-mail with one of the following messages:
Be sure to follow your e-mail during this time! You should, however, also make sure that you have followed all of our instructions before you submit the application.
The academic evaluation means that the academic staff of all six consortium universities will evaluate the eligible SECCLO applications, and make the final selection and scholarship decisions. In the 2nd application round for the 2020 student intake, we will evaluate applications as soon as they become eligible. The last selection results will be published approximately 2-3 weeks after our application deadline, but some applicants will receive their selection results already earlier.
We will inform you about the selection result first by e-mail. The admission letters and all other practical instructions will be sent to the selected students soon after.
Good luck during the admission process!