- Awards and labels
- Studies in English and exchanges
- Global education
- Research and development
- Exchange and strategic partners
- Outgoing student and trainee exchange
- Teacher and staff exchange
- TAMK Ambassadors
- More information and contacts
The international dimension of TAMK's operations is one of the elements that strengthens the appeal and competitiveness of the Tampere region. Investigate our international operations in all their variety!
European Commission awards and labels
TAMK has been awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) which allows TAMK to take part in the European Commission's Erasmus+ Programme for 2014-2020. By accepting this Charter, TAMK is committed to following the basic principles and terms of the Programme as well as the Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS) represented in the ECHE application.
TAMK has also been awarded a Diploma Supplement Label 2013 - 2016 by the European Commission.
Very good international student satisfaction
Scandinavian countries scored exceptionally well on international student satisfaction survey made by StudyPortals in 2016. The survey established how international students value European higher education. Tampere University of Applied Sciences was ranked among the top ten Finnish higher education institutions.
Degrees and extension studies
Looking for practical, professional higher education?
TAMK offers a wide repertoire of studies where the language of teaching and learning is English. We offer English-language bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and vocational teacher education. We also provide extension studies for people already in working life who want to expand their professional competence - while networking with other professionals in their field.
Double and joint degrees
We have five double or joint degree agreements with foreign universities. With double and joint degree programmes students complete part of their studies at a foreign partner university. After graduating, double degree students get two diplomas, one from TAMK and another from the partner university.
TAMK's international business operations include export of education. We provide education and consulting services to international groups worldwide, both in Tampere and online. TAMK has a special unit - TAMK Global Education - which is responsible for developing and marketing international study programmes for export. Education export provides TAMK and its partners with unlimited opportunities for growth and development in today's rapidly evolving global economy.
Research and development
TAMK takes part in many international R&D and other projects. We also provide services for foreign companies; we can facilitate your company's entry into the Finnish market, or its expansion into markets worldwide. We have outstanding expertise, especially in our four chosen focus areas.
Exchange partners and mobility programmes
We have about 350 exchange agreements with foreign universities. We also do a lot of project work with these partner universities. You can find our partner universities in the SoleMOVE system by choosing "TAMK" from the list of institutions and then clicking "Exchange Destinations Abroad and Feedback" from the navigation bar at the top of your screen. Go to SoleMOVE.
TAMK takes part in several mobility programmes, including Erasmus +, Nordplus, North-South-South, First, the China Programme for Educational Cooperation, and Science Without Borders. For more information about these programmes, please visit the Finnish National Agency CIMO and the European Commission. The mobility programmes TAMK takes part in can be found at TAMK's Project Search.
International strategic partners
The cooperation with Groningen focuses on the field of culture whereas the cooperation with Munich mainly takes place in social sciences, business and administration as well as technology. TAMK has a five-year strategic partnership agreement with both the universities of applied sciences on education, R&D&I, operational comparison, and joint development.
Be curious – go abroad!
As a TAMK student, you can complete part of the study requirements for your degree in another country. Why not spend a semester (or more) studying at one of TAMK's partner universities. Or you could find a practical training placement anywhere in the world, and earn credit at TAMK for the work you do there.
Teacher and staff exchange
TAMK is active in teacher and staff exchanges, both in-coming and out-going. Furthermore, it is possible to visit TAMK on a bilateral basis, outside any programme; all we need is an Agreement of Mutual Interest. We are happy to receive visitors from companies and other organizations as well. Also, take a look at the International Weeks that we arrange annually.
The ambassadors of Tampere University of Applied Sciences are official student representatives for visitors and events. TAMK Ambassadors come from various degree programmes and national backgrounds, allowing them to showcase the TAMK student experience from many different viewpoints and create a truly international experience for visitors.