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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Although we are a relatively young university of applied sciences (the new TAMK was formed in 2010), our education goes over 100 years back. It all started from the first four classes of engineers and has later branched out to cover fields from nursing and biomedical laboratory science all the way to music production, hotel and restaurant management, and international business.

What are the admissions criteria?

Students apply using the joint application form on studyinfo.fi between January 10th and January 25th. Since a high school diploma is technically needed to apply, students who are in their final year of high school should check with the school to see if they could be considered for discretionary admission (which basically means that the school allows you to apply for provisional consideration).  Applicants from non-anglophone countries need to submit English proficiency test scores, and all applicants need to include a photocopy of their passport. Entrance exams for Finnish UAS programs are held in April of each year.  There are several locations worldwide for the entrance exams, though some programs/schools require that the exam be taken in Finland.  Some programs allow SAT scores to substitute for the entrance exam.  

What is student life like?

The campus is a nearly 24/7 experience – your days will not only consist of lectures and essays. Students work in small groups in the library or the Open Lab or Y-campus facilities, choosing the best time for co-creation and collective sharing. TAMK campuses have restaurants and cafés that offer meals from breakfast to dinner for a very affordable price (e.g. lunch is 2,60 € for a full meal) thanks to the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, which subsidizes student cafeterias. SportUni provides high-quality, versatile, and equal sports services for university students and personnel in the Tampere region. You can use three campuses' services for just one fee (68-78 € / year). Unipol Sport's services are open to all 35 000 TAMK, TUT, and UTA students and the universities’ 4 500 employees. All personnel, postgraduate students, and students registered as the present can use the services throughout the year. Tamko is the Students' Union for all TAMK students. The Finnish Students' Unions are recognized and regulated by the law of the Universities of Applied Sciences. The basic task of Tamko is to represent the students within the TAMK administration and to improve their studies as well as social conditions. Tamko also organizes tutoring, sports services, and other leisure activities.

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Housing options.

In Tampere there are several student housing associations, which handle all incoming students from all over Finland and abroad. Students can choose to share a flat to save costs (rent approx. 300€/month/person). The rent includes electricity, hot water, and the use of sauna and laundry facilities. The rooms assigned to new foreign students are usually furnished with a bed, a mattress, a table, and a chair. Most flats have an Internet connection, and the usage fee is often included in the rent. If you get an unfurnished room, TAMK's social counsellor can help you acquire basic furniture after you arrive in Tampere.

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