Welcome to TAMK! On this page we have collected all the essential material that you will need when starting your bachelor's or master's degree at TAMK.

International applicants:

A letter stating the results will be sent by email to every applicant. An email with information on beginning of studies will be sent to those admitted in transfer application or in separate application via Open UAS Path. (NB! remember to see the junk email too as the email may by mistake be directed there)

Fee-paying students only: With your Conditional Offer Letter you will receive instructions on how to make the first tuition fee payment. You will also receive instructions on how to accept the offered place and how to register as an enrolled student. After completing these steps, you will receive your Acceptance Letter with scholarship information with which you can apply for a study permit to Finland.

Finnish applicants:

You can see your own situation by logging in to My Studyinfo service. Please note that this service requires a Finnish online banking codes, Finnish mobile certificate or an identity card provided by Finnish police provided with a chip and a reader.

A letter stating the results will be sent by email to every applicant. An email with information on beginning of studies will be sent to those admitted in transfer application or in separate application via Open UAS Path. (NB! remember to see the junk email too as the email may by mistake be directed there)

All admitted students

All admitted students must complete the following steps in order to become a TAMK student and to begin their studies in the academic year 2017-2018:

1. Confirm the offered study place

TAMK Direct Application

You are free to accept your study place as soon as you have received the email notification. Please note that confirmation is binding, and after confirmation at TAMK you cannot accept another study place starting in 2017-2018 that you may receive later.

Fee-paying students only: Please note that waiting for a study place from elsewhere may result in not being eligible for the Early Bird scholarship (accepting the offered place within 7 days).

 

National joint application

Applicants who have applied to many degree programmes and many higher education institutions across Finland through the joint application system can wait until all admission results have been published before confirming a study place. Please note that confirmation is binding, and after confirmation you cannot accept another study place starting in 2017-2018.

Fee-paying students only: Please note that waiting for a study place from elsewhere may result in not being eligible for the Early Bird scholarship (accepting the offered place within 7 days).

 

Deadlines for accepting / declining

All offered study places must be accepted / declined by 14 July 2017 at 3 pm Finnish time at the latest by logging into the My Studyinfo service or by completing TAMK's eForm (link sent by email to the admitted applicants). If confirmation is not received by the due date, you will forfeit the offered study place at TAMK. Confirmation of the study place is binding and cannot be altered or cancelled.

 

Stand-in queue / reserve places

If you are admitted from the reserve places, you have two weeks to confirm your study place. Please check your email regularly. The final day of admittance from the reserve places is 14 August 2017.

 

Transfer Application and Open Path Application

Applicants admitted via Transfer Application or Open Path Application must confirm their study place by 31 July 2017 at 3 pm Finnish time at the latest by logging into the My Studyinfo service or by completing TAMK's eForm (link sent by email to the admitted applicants).

2. Register as present or absent

When accepting the offered study place, you must also register as present or absent for the first year by logging into the My Studyinfo service or by completing TAMK's eForm (link sent by email to the admitted applicants).

According to the Polytechnics Act, a first-year student may register as absent for the academic year for the following reasons only:

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

2) maternity, paternity or parental leave;

3) incapacitation due to personal illness or injury.

If you register as absent, you must provide TAMK the documentation for the legal grounds for your absence by

  • TAMK Direct Application and Joint National Application: 14 July 2017 by 3 pm Finnish time or within 14 days after the student selection result have been published
  • Separate application via Open Path Application: 31 July 2017 by 3 pm Finnish time

Note! A student admitted via transfer application cannot register as absent.

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.

 

3. Prepare for certification check

TAMK Direct Application

All admitted students, who have not delivered copies when applying, must deliver copies of the final certificates (school and possible employment certificates) used when applying to TAMK Admissions Office by 14 July 2017 at 3 pm Finnish time at the latest or within 14 days after the student selection result have been published.

Student admission is conditional until TAMK has checked the admitted students' original school and employment certificates at the beginning of the studies. TAMK may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the certificates for inspection or if you have given false information.

All fees paid up until that point (tuition fees, registration fees, student union membership etc.) are non-refundable in case of intentional malpractice or giving false information.

Master's degree students only: If you are still accruing the required 36 months of relevant work experience between admission and start of your studies, remember to bring an updated document for inspection upon starting your studies.

 

National joint application

All admitted students must deliver copies of the final certificates (school and possible employment certificates) used when applying to TAMK Admissions Office by 14 July 2017 at 3 pm Finnish time at the latest or within 14 days after the student selection result have been published. 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 and employment certificates at the beginning of the studies. TAMK may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the certificates for inspection or if you have given false information.

All fees paid up until that point (tuition fees, registration fees, student union membership etc.) are non-refundable in case of intentional malpractice or giving false information.

 

Transfer Application and Open Path Application

All students admitted via Transfer Application or Open Path Application must submit an up-to-date transcript of records by 10 August 2017 at 3 pm at the latest to TAMK Admissions Office.

 

Submit all documentation to:

attachments(at)tamk.fi

Or by post:

TAMK Admissions Office
Kuntokatu 3
FI-33520 Tampere, FINLAND

4. Read degree-specific instructions

Scroll down and find the degree-specific instructions. There you can find e.g. the beginning date of your enrollment group as well as the programme of the orientation days when they are published.

 

5. Get familiar with TAMK and oriented to campus services

TAMK has four campuses in the city of Tampere.

TAMK's biggest campus is the Main Campus in the Kauppi area of Tampere.  There are 8000 people studying and working every day in the Main Campus. Smaller campuses are located three smaller towns in the surrounding Tampere Region.

All TAMK campuses have modern study facilities. Versatile learning environments support learning in different study phases: we have high-grade libraries, well-equipped laboratories, studios, auditoriums, IT classrooms, and facilities for group work and self-study. All students get free access to the internet and they can use computer classrooms freely.

See more about our Campuses

Later on in the spring you will receive your access codes with restricted access to TAMK services in order for you to familiarize yourself with the services on offer at TAMK. You will also receive a few newsletters along the way, reminding you of the steps along the way to preparing for the start of your studies.

Take a look at the Orientation to studies videos in our Study Guide.

6. Join the Student Union Tamko and get your student card

All students of TAMK are free to join Tamko, the Students' Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Members of Tamko receive a national student card, which entitles them to all national and local student benefits, KELA meal subsidy in student restaurants all over Finland as well as benefits in Tamko's events and services.

Tutoring in TAMK is organised by Tamko - The student union trains all tutors in TAMK.

Students' Union Tamko offers TAMK students a wide variety of services and activities - from sports to festivity. The most important task of Tamko is representing students within TAMK while promoting the educational and social interests of students.

Tamko supports dozens of different student clubs and associations at TAMK. One of the most active is the Club International Tampere (CLINT), which organizes a number of activities for foreign and internationally-minded Finnish students. For a very reasonable price, Tamko and CLINT also rent out Survival Kits for new arrivals. The kit contains basic items such as kitchen utensils and bed linen.

See Tamko's Student's Guide

Apply for membership online!

Welcome to a lively bunch of more than 6500 members!

 

 

International students

Coming to TAMK and perhaps to Finland for the first time requires courage and independence. This does not meant that you do not need or want support with certain new things. At TAMK we are committed to making your transition and acclimatization as smooth as possible.

In our Studying and Living -section we have listed some of the most important things about

  • Finances and formalities for new students from abroad
  • Studying at TAMK - facilities and study mentality combined
  • On-campus and off-campus services for students
  • FAQ from students to students

 

Greetings from Social Counsellor

"Hello international students! Coming to Finland brings many challenges into your life. We have many ways to help you." Mirja Onduso is a social counsellor dedicated to assist students from abroad with any and all issues while at TAMK.

Watch the video

Social Counsellor Mirja Onduso

Facebook group

Join the Facebook group for international degree students of TAMK.

Join the group

Degree-specific instructions

Questions?

We hope you found what you were looking for in our website or study guide!

If, however, you have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have assembled a TAMK Welcome Team of different specialists (study secretary, international coordinator and social cousellor) to best answer your questions at: welcome(at)tamk.fi 

We look forward to guiding you through the myriad of issues at the start of your studies and hope to see you all in person at the start of your studies!