Media and Arts

High technology and a sense of community are "in the air" at Mediapolis, and form an excellent setting for studying media. Students can build the foundations of their own professional growth by creating contents for different media in a high-energy environment. Students also have excellent opportunities to establish important contacts with companies operating under the same roof. The best known of the companies which use the Mediapolis facilities is Finland's national public service broadcasting company - YLE

Degree: Bachelor of Culture and Arts

Full-time studies

240 cr (4 years)

Study field: Culture

Tampere, Mediapolis

Application period 9. - 24.1.2018

Begins: August 2018

Tuition fee: 9 800 / academic year
(non-EU/EEA students only)


Study objectives

The focus of the degree programme is to provide up-to-date competences in a continuously changing and growing international media and arts sector. The studies follow three main study paths:

  • Interactive Media
  • Music Production
  • Fine Art

The main study paths are subdivided into study modules, which lead to high professional competences in one or more of the following areas of application: game design and production, emerging media production (VR/AR/MR/XR), motion graphics design, production and content design, music production and music business, song writing, sound design, event production, cultural export, fine art photography, moving image, drawing and painting, animation, entrepreneurship and applied fine art.

The general aim of the studies is that students become professionals who are able to work as experts, developers and entrepreneurs in the field, both in Finland and abroad.

On a more specific level, the  main objectives are that the graduate will

  • become capable of creative innovations and solutions which can be applied in practice.
  • master the media, working methods and technology of her/his speciality.
  • be able to act professionally in the typical communication and interaction situations of the field.
  • be able to design, create and head media and art -related productions, and act as member of a team.
  • acquire the competence to enter both national and international fields of employment as a professional and as an entrepreneur.

Choosing a main subject of field of specialization

The main study paths are Interactive Media, Music Production, and Fine Art.

These are subdivided into study modules (e.g. emerging media production, game academy, music business and event production, sound design, fine art photography, moving image, applied fine art).

You can build your own field of expertise by choosing or combining studies from the range of study options on offer.

Combining studies from more than one study path is possible after the first year. The curriculum also contains large sections and projects which are shared between different study paths and with other related degree programmes in Art, Music and Media. E.g. a one year long Game Academy http://www.gamesacademy.fi/ . Also collaboration with other schools within TAMK, at the University of Tampere University and at the Tampere Technical University will open more options for course selection and projects.

Tuition fees and scholarships

There are no tuition fees for those students who
  • have started their studies before 1st August 2017
  • are citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland
  • have an EU Blue Card
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, Type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, Type P permit
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland

If you are unsure about whether you'd be subject to tuition fees, check the 'Am I required to pay tuition fees?' section on the Studyinfo.fi application site.

From 2017 onwards, the degree carries a tuition fee of EUR 9 800 / academic year for non-EU/EEA students. Applicants must submit relevant documentation together with their application.

In case of negative study permit decision by the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri), students will be reimbursed for fees paid before commencement of studies.

Scholarships

EARLY BIRD -scholarship: If an accepted student confirms the allocated study place within 7 days from the publication of results, their first year tuition fee is reduced by 50%.

Academic award -scholarship: Studies completed at the end of each year, together with a high enough GPA awards students with 25-50% reduction to the following year's tuition fee.

Academic excellence -scholarship: At the time of graduation, students may be eligible for significant Academic Excellence scholarships. These scholarships are governed by the TAMK's R&D Fund. They can be based on final thesis quality, excellence in project work, exceptional practical training success or other grounds set by the Fund.

NB! Fee and scholarship schedule can be found in each programme's "Application" tab at the top of the page.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the degree programme have many challenging, national and international job opportunities in e.g. digital media companies, content production, television, theatre, interactive media, advertising agencies, game houses, record companies, publishing companies, booking agencies, event production companies, recording and mastering studios, art organizations, galleries, and production companies.

Possible job titles include e.g. animator, art director, concept designer, game artist, virtual reality content producer, graphic designer, project manager, producer, UI designer, service designer, web designer, web programmer, artist (Fine Art), art photographer, art director in communal projects, sound designer, song writer, performing artist, live sound and light engineer, event producer, and production manager.

Postgraduate study opportunities

After your Bachelor's degree and three years of work experience you can apply for the Master of Culture and Arts degree programme. The Master's degree awarded by universities of applied sciences is 60-90 credits in scope, and requires 1-2 years of part-time study.

The Master's degree awarded by a university of applied sciences offers the same qualifications for positions in the public administration sector as a master's degree awarded by a university.

Study content

The first year provides a broad perspective on the basic skills needed on each study path. In autumn you will study a wide selection of introduction courses and one basic Finnish language course. In the spring term you will select the first professional studies module of your specialization from your study path. After the first year you will know how to use the essential tools and techniques. Projects included to the spring study module will contain also work with customers.

In the second year you will choose a second specialization module for the autumn term and a third module for the spring. As of second year, you can choose modules from the selection of all study paths. Projects included to the modules will include also working with customers.

During the third year you will deepen and broaden your professional insight into your specialization either by participating in an international study exchange, or by choosing a fourth study module at TAMK. E.g. studying working life competences in our student driven co-operatives is one option. Choosing modules across paths and including studies from all Universities in Tampere cross study selection is possible. In the spring term the syllabus consists of some language studies, free choice studies and practical training.

The fourth year programme for autumn term consists of free choice studies and of studying media analysis and research. In the spring term you will do practical training and produce a bachelor's thesis.

Carve your own study path

Please note that the description of the studies given above is just an example of a study plan. You will have the opportunity to plan your individual study programme with your teacher tutors and your study counsellor. There are many choices and the list of mandatory courses is not long.

You may specialize in a number of fields of expertise:

  • animation
  • applied fine art
  • cultural export
  • drawing and painting
  • emerging media production (VR/AR/MR/XR)
  • emerging media in sound design and music production
  • entrepreneurship
  • event production
  • fine art photography
  • game design and production (Game Academy)
  • live event technology
  • motion graphics design
  • moving image
  • music production and song writing
  • research, development & innovation
  • sound design
  • visual design
  • web and app design
  • working with customers

Structure of studies

The scope of the degree programme is 240 credits in total, consisting of

  • basic and professional studies, 180 cr
  • practical training, 30 cr
  • free-choice studies, 15 cr
  • bachelor's thesis, 15 cr.

To ensure good possibilities for employment, the studies include about five months (30 credits) of practical training. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with more than one work task and working place during the training period. You will get guidance for the practical training from a supervising teacher from TAMK, and the school and the workplace will jointly agree on your working and learning objectives.

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Final project

The final project required for the Bachelor's degree consists of a thesis, an evaluation seminar and a maturity test. The thesis may take the following forms:

  • a media project, development work or a work of art, including a critical written part describing and reflecting on the work and its theoretical background.
  • a written research report.

Internationalization

As a TAMK student you have the opportunity to complete part of your degree abroad in one of TAMK's partner universities, of which we have over 300 in more than 50 countries. The practical training, too, can be done anywhere in the world; you are free to arrange your training placements to suit your own international career plans.  Other means of guaranteeing a truly international and multicultural study experience is to immerse yourself in language studies, peer tutoring for other international students, friend-family activities, and international projects and themed weeks.

Co-operation with other parties

Working with customers is one of the key areas of the studies. During your studies you will learn to create content for customer-based productions. You will also work with customers and/or participate in research and development projects in media and arts -related tasks.

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and the University of Tampere (UTA) will form a joint university community in 2019. The new university complex offers both academic and professional degrees.

Closer cooperation is already pursued by offering all degree students at TAMK, TUT and UTA the possiblity to complement their degree with cross-institutional studies from a joint selection of over 300 courses from autumn 2016 onwards.

Contact Us

In matters pertaining to study content or other academic matters, please contact Student Counsellor Ms Kirsi-Marja Uimonen.

With questions about the national joint application system or the transfer application process, please contact the Admissions Office. The contact information can be found on the "Application" tab.

Curriculum

Application instructions

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Application step-by-step

  • Check your eligibility for the degree programme of your choice.
  • Prepare and send the pre-task by the deadline and/or read the pre-reading material.
  • Apply via Studyinfo.fi portal during 9 - 24 January 2018 (3 pm Finnish time). 
  • Link to the electronic application form will be at the bottom of this page during the application period. 
  • Send requested attachments by post or e-mail.
  • Take part in the online interview or entrance exam.
  • Accept the offered study place.
  • Join the TAMK community!


Check your eligibility All Bachelor's degrees

Eligibility for this degree programme is given by the general eligibility for Bachelor's degrees in universities of applied sciences in Finland.

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General eligibility | Qualifications to be completed in academic year 2017/2018 | Refugee or refugee-like situation

General eligibility

Eligibility for this degree programme is given by the general eligibility for Bachelor's degrees in universities of applied sciences in Finland listed below:

• upper secondary education or matriculation examination completed in Finland
• foreign degree or qualification which gives eligibility for higher education in the awarding country
• International Baccalaureate (IB), Reifeprüfung (RP) or European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma
• upper secondary vocational qualification with 120 credit units or equivalent previous vocational qualification with minimum 80 credit units completed in Finland
• post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma completed in Finland
• upper secondary, further or specialist vocational qualification as a competence-based qualification or equivalent previous qualification completed in Finland

Sufficient English language skills are also required for degree programmes conducted in English. English language skills are tested during the admissions process (entrance exam and/or interview).

Qualifications to be completed in academic year 2017/2018

Students graduating during academic year 2017/2018 can submit certificate copies as follows.

At application stage (qualifications outside of Finland): submit a document in English or Finnish (or authorized translation into English or Finnish) from your institution stating that you have graduated or will graduate by the end of the academic year 2017/2018. This document must be dated, signed and stamped by the institution. The document must be sent to TAMK Admissions Office by 7 February 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest. 

All admitted applicants (regardless of the country of the educational background) must send the photocopy of the final school certificate to TAMK Admissions Office by 10 July 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest.

This deadline does not concern those academic year 2017-2018 graduates, whose photocopy of the final diploma cannot be submitted by the given deadline due to delays by the authorities granting the final diploma. These admitted applicants can be given an another deadline for delivering the copy of the final diploma by request of the applicant. 

However, academic year 2017-2018 graduates have to submit a document from the educational institution or instant in question stating that the applicant has graduated/passed the final exams by 10 July 2018. Any study offers, admittance or acceptance is conditional until the copy of the final certificate has arrived to TAMK Admissions Office.

Furthermore, student selection is conditional until TAMK has checked the admitted students' original certificates. TAMK may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the original certificates by the deadline or if you have given false information.

If your degree certificate is in other language than English, Finnish or Swedish, you also have to send a photocopy of its' certified translation. The translation has to be in English, Finnish or Swedish, has to be made by authorized translator and must include translator's signature and stamp.

Refugee or refugee-like situation

A person with refugee status or an asylum seeker may apply and be accepted to study in education just as any other eligible citizen of Finland or any other country.

It the applicant is a refugee, has status comparable to a refugee or is an asylum seeker and therefore cannot thus verify his/her previous degree with relevant documentation, the higher education institution may invite the applicant to the entrance exam or submit the application for academic assessment. The higher education institution of the degree programme will use the report requested from the applicant as basis for making the decision on whether the documentation on the previous degree is sufficient.

The applicant must have a decision by the authorities concerning his or her status (decision on asylum or residence permit on the basis of protection). 


Read admission criteria carefully Bachelor of Culture and Arts, DP in Media and Arts

Admission criteria gives you details of how the selections are made in this degree programme.

Please note that there are two separate applications to the degree programme in Media and Arts: TAMK Direct Application and the joint national application.

There are also two separate electronic application forms. The application period for both applications is same: 9 - 24 January 2018 (3 pm Finnish time). 

Applicants who apply with a qualification completed outside of Finland must apply via TAMK Direct Application and fill in the application form of TAMK Direct Application.

Applicants who apply with a qualification completed in Finland must apply via the joint national application and fill in the application form of the joint national application. 

The admission criteria is exactly the same for both applications. 

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Admission criteria | Selection between applicants with equal points

Admission criteria of DP in Media and Arts

Applicants are ranked and admitted based on the points from the online interview. It is possible to score 100 points from the interview. A minimum of 50 points is required for admission. Applicant who scores less than 50 points cannot be admitted to TAMK.

Applicants will be invited to online interview based on the quality of their pre-task. 120 applicants with highest pre-task scores will be invited to the interview. The pre-task must be submitted by 24 January 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) to TAMK according the instructions given on the pre-task.

Online interviews will be arranged between 20 - 23 February 2018

Selection between applicants with equal points

If two or more applicants earn the same points, they will be ranked on the following bases:

  1. online interview points
  2. order of preference

If the admission points are still tied after ranking applicants based on the above-mentioned criteria, the application system will automatically draw the order.


Prepare and submit pre-task Bachelor of Culture and Arts, DP in Media and Arts

Applicants have to prepare and submit a pre-task by 24 January 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest. 

Please note that you have to choose your study path and only submit ONE pre-task.

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Submit FIRST the official online application and THEN ONE of the following pre-tasks by 24 January 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest. Follow the instructions given on the pre-task. Please note to submit all the required sections.

Music Production Pre-task   /  Interactive Media Pre-task   /  Fine Art Pre-task

Please note the following:

  • Choose your study path and submit only ONE pre-task.
  • Pre-task is graded out of max 100 points.
  • Minimum of 20 points are required in order for the pre-task to be accepted. 
  • If you qualify, you will be invited to the online interview (maximum of 120 applicants with highest pre-task scores will be invited).
  • If invited, you will be sent a link to a virtual meeting room via Adobe Connect.
  • The given interview time slot cannot be changed.
  • You are responsible for having a working internet connection.

Submit online application All Bachelor's and Master's degrees

The electronic application form is available during the application period 9 - 24 January 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) in the Studyinfo.fi portal.

Please note that in the Studyinfo.fi portal, your e-mail address is only valid for filling out one application. You cannot fill out additional applications with the same e-mail address.

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Online application | Order of preference and scholarships

Online application

The electronic application form is available during the application period 9 - 24 January 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) in the Finnish national application portal

Note that your e-mail address is only valid for filling out one application. You cannot fill out additional applications with one e-mail address.

Please note that the order of preference is binding and it cannot be changed after the application period ends. You can be admitted only one study place. The application system will offer a study place which is highest on your order of preference, and to which you have received enough admission points in order to be admitted.

Order of preference and scholarships

You may apply to other universities or UAS's in Finland in the joint application. Please note that you must mark the order of preference on your application, and the order is binding. This means that you cannot accept a place from your third choice if you are accepted to your first or second choice.

Non-EU/EEA citizens: If you wish to qualify for the Early Bird -scholarship at TAMK, you must have TAMK as your first choice and you must accept the offered study place within 7 days from the time that student selection results are published.

 


Send required enclosures Bachelor of Culture and Arts, DP in Media and Arts

Send the required documents to TAMK Admissions Office by 7 February 2018 (3 pm Finnish time). The list of required documents can be found below. Required documents can be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.

Please do not send the documents before you have filled in the application form and gotten your application number.

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Required enclosures | Copy of secondary school certificate | Qualifications to be completed in academic year 2017/2018  | Copy of citizenship/residence status document

Required enclosures

In order to demonstrate their eligibility to apply to Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, applicants who are applying with qualification completed outside of Finland, must send required documents to the TAMK Admissions Office by 7 February 2018 (3 pm Finnish time).

The required documents are:

  • photocopy of original secondary school certificate
  • graduates of 2017/2018 can also deliver document in English or Finnish from your school stating that you have graduated or will graduate by the end of the academic year 2017/2018
  • photocopy of citizenship or residence status document (i.e. passport ID page, separate ID document or Finnish residence permit)
  • photocopy of authorised translation of the documents stated above into English, Finnish or Swedish, if the original is not in one of these languages. The translation has to be done by authorised translator and it has to include the translator's signature and stamp.

Student selection is conditional until TAMK has checked the admitted students' original school certificates. TAMK may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the original certificates by the deadline or if you have given false information.

Required document copies can be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.

The e-mail address is: attachments(at)tamk.fi

The post address is:

TAMK Admissions Office
Kuntokatu 3
33520 TAMPERE
FINLAND

Please do not send the documents before you have filled in the application form and gotten your application number.

Copy of secondary school certificate

The document must be issued by an official institution (governmental or otherwise authorized) and must be signed, stamped and dated accordingly. The applicant's details must be recognizable on the document, and the document may not be altered in any way.

TAMK reserves the right to verify any said documents from the issuing organisation and will withold declaring eligibility until further clarification is received from a realiable source.

Deadline to reach TAMK Admissions Office7 February 2018 (3 pm Finnish time).

 Qualifications to be completed in academic year 2017/2018

Students graduating during academic year 2017/2018 can submit certificate copies as follows.

At application stage (qualifications outside of Finland): submit a document in English or Finnish (or authorized translation into English or Finnish) from your institution stating that you have graduated or will graduate by the end of the academic year 2017/2018. This document must be dated, signed and stamped by the institution. The document must be sent to TAMK Admissions Office by 7 February 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest. 

All admitted applicants (regardless of the country of the educational background) have to send the final school certificate copies to TAMK Admissions Office by 10 July 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest.

This deadline does not concern those academic year 2017-2018 graduates, whose final diploma cannot be submitted by the given deadline due to delays by the authorities granting the final diploma. These admitted applicants can be given an another deadline for delivering the final diploma by request of the applicant. 

However, academic year 2017-2018 graduates have to submit a document from the educational institution/instant in question stating that the applicant has graduated/passed the final exams by 10 July 2018. Any study offers, admittance or acceptance is conditional until the copy of the final certificate has arrived to TAMK Admissions Office.

Copy of citizenship/residence status document

All applicants must send a copy of one of the following documents to establish their citizenship and/or residence status. This pertains to the legislation on tuition fees for those accepted students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland or holders of certain residence status in Finland.

All submitted documents must be ones carrying a photograph, so they can also be used to establish identity. The copy must be fully legible and the photo must be identifiable.

Send at least one of the following:

  • Passport ID page or ID card of EU/EEA/Switzerland which states citizenship
  • Passport ID page (all other citizenships)
  • EU Blue Card
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • Type A permit (continuous residence permit in Finland)
  • Type P permit (permanent residence permit in Finland)
  • Type P-EU permit (EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence in Finland)

For non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: In case you hold a residence permit, send that copy instead of passport copy, as it will also exempt you from payment of tuition fees.

Deadline to reach TAMK Admissions Office: 7 February 2018 (by 3pm Finnish time)


Apply for special arrangements (only if needed) Bachelor of Culture and Arts, DP in Media and Arts

If you have special needs which should be taken into account when arranging your online interview, please fill in the application form and deliver it with the other required enclosures to TAMK Admissions Offce by 7 February 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest.

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If you have special needs which should be taken into account when arranging your online interview, please fill in the application form and send it with the other required enclosures to TAMK Admissions Offce by 7 February 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest.

You need to describe your special needs and the grounds for special arrangements in the application. Please enclose all relevant copies (e.g. medical certificate).

Application form

If you do not send the application in time, TAMK has no responsibility to make any special arrangements. If the need for special arrangements arises or is discovered between the end of the application period (24 January 2018) and the scheduled online interview (20 - 23 February 2018), you must deliver the special arrangement application without delay to TAMK Admissions Office.

The special arrangement decision only applies to one application round.


Online interview Bachelor of Culture and Arts, DP in Media and Arts

Invitations to online interviews will be sent by e-mail in mid-February 2018. Based on the quality of the pre-task, 120 best-performing applicants will be invited to online interview. 

The online interview will be arranged between 20 - 23 February 2018.

Please note that interviews will be arranged during office hours Finnish time!

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Based on the quality of the pre-task, 120 best-performing applicants will be invited to online interview. 

It is possible to score maximum of 100 points from the pre-task. Minimum of 20 points are required in order for the pre-task to be accepted.

The online interview is tied together with the pre-task and will test applicants' motivation and suitability to the field of study. Applicants will be alloted a time between 20 - 23 February 2018 and must be prepared to be interviewed (i.e. have a computer with microphone and camera available) at the time given.

Please note that interviews will be arranged during office hours Finnish time!


Results of student selection - Confirm your study place Bachelor of Culture and Arts, DP in Media and Arts

The results of student selection for August 2018 intake will be published at two different times.

Results for TAMK Direct Application which is meant for applicants applying with a qualification completed OUTSIDE of Finland, are published around 15 March 2018.

Results for the Finnish joint national application which is meant for applicants applying with a qualification completed IN Finland, are published on 7 May 2018 at the earliest and on 28 June 2018 at the latest.

All admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 10 July 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest.

Non-EU/EEA students: To qualify for the Early Bird -scholarship you must have TAMK as your first choice institution in Finland and accept the offered study place within 7 days!

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Results | Confirm the offered study place | Original certificates | One study place | Enroll for studies | Appeals

Results

Results for August 2018 intake will be published in two different times.

Results for TAMK Direct Application which is meant for applicants applying with a qualification completed OUTSIDE of Finland, are published around 15 March 2018.

Results for the Finnish joint national application which is meant for applicants applying with a qualification completed IN Finland, are published on 7 May 2018 at the earliest and on 28 June 2018 at the latest.

All applicants

  • See their results by logging in to Studyinfo.fi portal
  • Receive an e-mail/a letter stating their result and points 
  • Admitted applicants receive also a notice of admittance by e-mail

Confirm the offered study place in time

Admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 10 July 2018 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest by logging into Studyinfo.fi portal or by filling in TAMK's own eForm. If the confirmation has not been done by the set date and time, the applicant will lose the offered study place.

Non-EU/EEA students: To qualify for the Early Bird -scholarship you must have TAMK as your first choice institution in Finland and accept the offered study place within 7 days!

Confirmation of the study place is binding and cannot be altered or cancelled.

If you are later admitted from the waiting list, you have 10 days of time to confirm your study place. Please read your e-mail regularly in order to receive the possible admittance e-mail in time. The final day of admittance is 31 July 2018.

Original certificates

The original certificates will be checked at the beginning of the studies. Student admission is conditional until TAMK has checked the admitted students' original school certificates at the beginning of the studies.

Original certificate delivery instructions are given in the admission letter. TAMK may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the original certificates by the set date or if you have given false information.

One study place

You can only accept one study place among Bachelor's/Master's degrees in Finland starting during the same academic semester (1 Aug-31 Dec/1 Jan-31 Jul). Although you register as absent or quit your studies, you cannot accept another study place during the same academic semester.

Applicants who are accepted to the degree programme which they placed in highest place in the order of preference on the application form, cannot anymore at confirmation stage choose a study place from lower preference options. 

This is a national policy to ensure that as many applicants as possible get a new study place annually.

Enroll for studies

When accepting the study place, you have to also register as present or absent to your studies at TAMK in Studyinfo.fi portal or by TAMK's own eForm.

According to Finnish legislations, first-year student may register as absent for the first academic year for the following reasons only:

1) Finnish military service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995);

2) maternity, paternity or parental leave;

3) the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury.

If you register as absent, you must prove the legal grounds for your absence. TAMK requires you to present these documents by 10 July 2018 (3 pm Finnish time). Documents must be delivered to TAMK Admissions Office.

If you register as absent in your first academic year, but fail to deliver sufficient clarification regarding the grounds for your absence within the deadline, you will lose your right to study.

Appeals

If you believe that there has been a mistake in the student selection or the set admission criteria have not been applied correctly, you can submit a written request for rectification of the student selection decision addressed to TAMK Board of Examiners within 14 days after the student selection results have been published.

Always check the admission criteria of the programme first and contact to TAMK Admissions Office before writing the request. If the issue cannot be solved by the admissions officials, you are advised to submit a written request for rectification.

Tuition fees and scholarships


Tuition fees and scholarships (non-EU/EEA students only) All Bachelor's and Master's degrees

Finnish higher education institutions must by law charge tuition fees from degree students coming from outside the EU/EEA countries. Tuition fees and scholarship schemes vary between universities in Finland and even programmes within one university.

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Schedule for Bachelor's degrees  | Schedule for Master's degrees

TAMK has set the following tuition fees for non-EU/EEA degree students:

  • 9 800 € for bachelor-level studies / academic year
  • 10 800 € for master-level studies / academic year

Students with a long-term/permanent residence permit or immediate family members to a citizen or a long-term/permanent residence permit holder are exempted from tuition fees. Exemption of each applicant will be determined individually based on the required application enclosures.

For more information, please see Studyinfo.fi: Am I required to pay tuition fees?

In case of negative study permit decision by the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri), students will be reimbursed for fees paid before commencement of studies.

Fee schedule and scholarships for Bachelor's degrees

FIRST YEAR PAYMENTS

3 March
- 31 May

4 900 € must be received by TAMK.

(Extended deadline 10 July for those waiting for joint application results from other universities.)

1ST INSTALLMENT

(NB! Early Bird -scholarship below)

31 August 4 900 € must be received by TAMK.

2ND INSTALLMENT

(Excluding those that have been awarded Early Bird -scholarship)

Early Bird scholarship

If accepted student confirms the study place within 7 days from the publication of results, their first year tuition fee is reduced by 50%. This requires payment when accepting the offer!

This is realized by exclusion from 2nd installment to be paid in August.

 

 

SECOND YEAR PAYMENTS

31 March
- 31 May  

Registration for present or absent for the next academic year.

 
31 May

4 900 € must be received by TAMK.

1ST INSTALLMENT
15 August

Studies from previous academic year and/or summer must be in the student register.

 
31 August  4 900 € must be received by TAMK.

2ND INSTALLMENT

(Excluding those that have been awarded Academic Award -scholarship.)

Academic Award - scholarship

Studies completed ≥ 60 credits and GPA ≥ 4.0: second year tuition fee is reduced by 50%.
This is realized by exclusion from 2nd installment to be paid in August.

Studies completed ≥ 60 credits and GPA ≥ 3.0: second year tuition fee is reduced by 25%.
This is realized by reduced billing for 2nd installment to be paid in August.

 

THIRD YEAR PAYMENTS

31 March
- 31May    

Registration for present or absent for the next academic year.

 
31 May

4 900 € must be received by TAMK.

1ST INSTALLMENT
15 August 

Studies from previous academic year and/or summer must be in the student register.

 
31 August  4 900 € must be received by TAMK.

2ND INSTALLMENT

(Excluding those that have been awarded Academic Award - scholarship.)

Academic award - scholarship

Studies completed ≥ 120 credits and GPA ≥ 4.0: third year tuition fee is reduced by 50%.
This is realized by exclusion from 2nd installment to be paid in August.

Studies completed ≥ 120 credits and GPA ≥ 3.0: third year tuition fee is reduced by 25%.
This is realized by reduced billing for 2nd installment to be paid in August.

 

FOURTH YEAR PAYMENTS

31 March   
 - 31 May 

Registration for present or absent for the next academic year.

 
31 May 

2 450 € (3.5-year programme) must be received by TAMK.

or

4 900 € (4-year programme) must be received by TAMK.

1ST INSTALLMENT
15 August 

Studies from previous academic year and/or summer must be in the student register.

 
31 August

2 450 € (3.5-year programme) must be received by TAMK.

or

4 900 € (4-year programme) must be received by TAMK.

2ND INSTALLMENT

(Excluding those that have been awarded the Academic Award -scholarship)

Academic award -scholarship

Studies completed ≥ 180 credits and GPA ≥ 4.0: fourth year tuition fee is reduced by 50%. This is realized by exclusion from 2nd installment to be paid in August.

Studies completed ≥ 180 credits and GPA ≥ 3.0: fourth year tuition fee is reduced by 25%. This is realized by reduced billing for 2nd installment to be paid in August.

 
Academic excellence -scholarships

At the time of graduation, students may be eligible for significant Academic Excellence scholarships. These scholarships are governed by TAMK's R&D Fund.

Scholarships can be based on final thesis quality, excellence in project work, exceptional practical training success or other grounds set by the Fund.

 

 

Fee schedule and scholarships for Master's degrees

FIRST YEAR PAYMENTS

3 March
- 31 May

5 400 € must be received by TAMK.

(Extended deadline 10 July for those waiting for joint application results from other universities.)

1ST INSTALLMENT

(NB! Early Bird -scholarship below)

31 August 5 400 € must be received by TAMK.

2ND INSTALLMENT

(Excluding those that have been awarded  Early Bird -scholarship)

Early bird scholarship

If accepted student confirms the study place within 7 days from the publication of results, their first year tuition fee is reduced by 50%. This requires payment when accepting the offer! 

This is realized by exclusion from 2nd installment to be paid in August.

 

 

SECOND YEAR PAYMENTS

31 May 

2 700 € (1.5-year programme) must be received by TAMK

or

5 400 € (2-year programme) must be received by TAMK.

1ST INSTALLMENT
15 August 

Studies from previous academic year and/or summer must be in the student register.

 
31 August

2 700 € (1.5-year programme) must be received by TAMK

or

5 400 € (2-year programme) must be received by TAMK.

2ND INSTALLMENT

(Excluding those that have been awarded Academic Award -scholarship)

Academic award -scholarship

Studies completed ≥ 60 credits and GPA ≥ 4.0: second year tuition fee is reduced by 50%.
This is realized by exclusion from 2nd installment to be paid in August.

Studies completed ≥ 60 credits and GPA ≥ 3.0: second year tuition fee is reduced by 25%.
This is realized by reduced billing for 2nd installment to be paid in August.

 
Academic excellence -scholarships

At the time of graduation, students may be eligible for significant Academic Excellence scholarships. These scholarships are governed by the TAMK's R&D Fund.

Scholarships can be based on final thesis quality, excellence in project work, exceptional practical training success or other grounds set by the Fund.

 

 

Apply!

Application form will be open between 9 - 24 January 2018 (3 pm Finnish time).

Contact us

TAMK's Admissions Office assists applicants with questions about the application system and processes.

Open Mon-Fri between 10.00 - 13.00 (Finnish time)

Exceptional opening hours:

  • Thu 8.2. closed


TAMK Admissions Office

Kuntokatu 33520
TAMPERE, FINLAND
admissions(a)tamk.fi

tel. +358 3 245 2395
 

Curriculum

The curriculum describes the thread and competence development objectives of your studies. It includes the study modules and courses of the degree programme. The curriculum contents are developed based on working life and student feedback.