Academic awards

The academic award can be applied by all students in the Aalto University School of Business, who have graduated and received excellent remarks (graded as 5) from their thesis. Recipients must have participated in student organization activities during their study years.

The application period for Academic Awards in 2018 is now open. Apply by filling the form below by 12th of January 2018 12 a.m.

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Every successful application will result into an automatically generated email to the email address you have provided in the form.

Application announcement

The Foundation for Business Students in Aalto University (KY Foundation) announces the application period open for Academic Awards.

The Academic Awards are granted for Master’s Theses that have received an excellent grade. In 2018 the Academic Awards are granted to theses registered in 2017, which form a part of an MSc (Econ.) degree.

Academic awards

Academic Awards can be granted to students who have completed their Master’s Theses at the School of Business. The Master’s thesis must have been registered in 2017 and its grade must be 5. In the year 2018, three (3) awards can be given out, and the award can only be received once. The award cannot be given out to a student who has previously received an Academic Award from the Student Union of the Helsinki School of Economics. The amount of each award is EUR 1,500.

The criteria for awarding the Academic Award are:
1. The grade received for the Master’s thesis
2. Activity in the student unions and/or student clubs
3. The applicant’s success in his/her studies

Any active role or duty in the student union or in a club, the KY association, a student organization or a subcommittee can be considered as activity in the student union. The second and third criteria are applied only if the applicants appear equally meritorious based on the first and second criterion, respectively.

Instructions for applicants

The application period for the Academic Awards starts on Friday, December 15th 2017 and closes on Friday, January 12th 2018 at 12 a.m.

The transcript must be official and either original or a certified copy of the original.

Each applicant will be informed about the decisions personally.

For more information, please contact the managing director of KY Foundation at