Media and Arts

The focus of the full-time degree programme is to provide up-to-date competences in a continuously changing and growing international media and arts sector.

Degree: Bachelor of Culture and Arts

Full-time studies

240 cr (4 years)

Study field: Culture

Tampere, Mediapolis

48 study places

Application period for English Bachelor's 8. – 27.1.2016

Begins: August 2016

Study programme: Bachelor of Culture and Arts, DP in Media and Arts


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: web design and services, game design, 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, 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.

Language of instruction

The language of the degree programme is English.

Study contents

The first year provides a broad perspective on  the basic skills needed on each study path. In the spring term you will select the first module of your specialization. After the first year you will know how to use the essential tools and techniques.

In the second year you will gain hands-on experience by working with customers. You will also study international networked media culture and English language. In the spring you will choose your second module and learn to use the professional production techniques which are central to your selected specialization (choosing modules across paths is possible).

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 third study module at TAMK. (Choosing modules across paths is possible.) In the spring term the syllabus consists of international art and media studies, working with customers, and practical training.

The fourth year  programme consists of studying media analysis and research. You may choose free-choice studies or one more module on top of studying basic research methods. In the spring term you will do practical training and produce a bachelor's thesis.

Make your own path

Please notice 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 teacher tutors and a student counsellor.

You may specialize in a number of fields of expertise:

  • visual design
  • motion graphics design
  • web design
  • game design
  • song writing
  • music production
  • sound design
  • event production
  • live event technology
  • moving image
  • fine art photography 
  • applied fine art
  • drawing and painting
  • animation
  • cultural export
  • research, development & innovation
  • working with customers 
  • entrepreneurship.

Combining studies from more than one main or subsidiary study path is possible. 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.

Field of specialization

The main study paths are Interactive Media, Music Production, and Fine Art. These are subdivided into study modules (e.g. game and web design, music business and event production, 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. Choosing studies from more than one main or subsidiary study path is also possible. The curriculum also contains large sections and projects which are shared between study paths and with other related degree programmes in Art, Music and Media.

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.

Read more from Study Guide.

Final project

The final project required for the bachelor's degree consists of the 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.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the degree programme have many challenging, national and international job opportunities in e.g. television, theatre, interactive media, digital media companies, content production, 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: animator, art director, concept designer, game artist, graphic designer, project manager, producer, UI 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.

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.

Cooperation

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.

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.

Contact information

Head of Degree Programme, Mr Timo Kivikangas, firstname.lastname@tamk.fi, tel. +358 40 869 8840

Study Counsellor, Ms Kirsi-Marja Uimonen, firstname.lastname@tamk.fi, tel. +358 503 119 773

How to apply in brief

Applying to TAMK's English Bachelor's degree programmes is possible only once in a year. Application period is always in January and the studies begin in August.

The application period is 8 - 27 January 2016. 

The electronic application form is available during the application period at www.studyinfo.fi.

There is a joint application form for studies conducted in English, Finnish and Swedish. The same form is used to apply to studies organised as daytime studies as well as evening- or part time studies. All TAMK's Bachelor's degree programmes are organised as daytime studies.

Application instructions step by step

Media and Arts (Bachelor of Culture and Arts, DP in Media and Arts)

Please find the detailed application instructions below. The instructions are listed in chronological order, so you can proceed step by step. Please note you should read all the sections carefully to be able to apply.

Some of the instructions concern all TAMK's Bachelor's degrees, some only this degree programme. The instructions marked with the text "All Bachelor's degrees" are the same for all Bachelor's degrees: thus, if you apply for more than one degree programmes at TAMK, you only have to read them once.


Check your eligibility and English language skills requirements All Bachelor's degrees

Eligibility for the degree programme is given by the general eligibility for Bachelor's degrees in universities of applied sciences in Finland. Sufficient English language skills are required for degree programmes conducted in English. Non EU/EEA-applicants applying with non-Finnish qualifications, must also provide proofs of English language skills already when applying. Show more

General eligibility | Qualification completed outside of Finland | Refugee or refugee-like situation | English language skills requirements | Discretionary admission

General eligibility for Bachelor's degrees

Eligibility for the degree programme is given by the general eligibility for Bachelor's degrees in universities of applied sciences in Finland. Sufficient English language skills are also required for degree programmes conducted in English.

The general eligibility to apply for Bachelor's degree programmes in Finnish universities of applied sciences is given by:

  • upper secondary education or matriculation examination completed in Finland
  • International Baccalaureate (IB), Reifeprüfung (RP) or European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma
  • upper secondary vocational qualification with a scope of 120 credit units or an equivalent previous vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit unit 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 an equivalent previous qualification completed in Finland; or
  • foreign degree or qualification which gives eligibility for higher education in the awarding country. See the admission requirements for each country here

Qualification completed outside of Finland

Those applicants who are applying with qualification completed outside of Finland must have completed their studies by the end of the application period. They must have their final qualification certificate ready (dated, signed and stamped) by the end of the application period. These applicants must provide copy of the original certificate to the admissions office of first-choice UAS by the end of the application period.

If applicant who is applying with qualification completed outside of Finland is an EU/EEA-citizen, she/he can apply if the qualification will be completed by 15 July 2016. If such applicant is admitted to Finnish UAS, the offered study place is conditional until the UAS has checked the final certificate.

Universities of Applied Sciences accept only final certificates awarded by national and regional bodies who have the right to grant educational certificates. Various other documents such as "Testimonials", "Statements of Results", "Examination Results" or "Result Slips" are not considered as official certificates and as such, those will not be accepted. Note that if you have scratch card, it is advisable to attach the card to your certificate.

The attachments must be sent by post or email. After the first-choice UAS has received the required documents, the UAS will decide on the applicant's eligibility for all application options.

Refugee or refugee-like situation

If the applicant is a refugee or in refugee-like situation and the qualifications cannot be proven through documentary evidence, the UAS can consider whether the applicant can be invited to the entrance exam even if the UAS does not use discretionary admission. The applicant must prove the refugee status by reference to a decision made by competent authority.

English language skills requirements

An applicant who is applying with non-Finnish qualification and is not EU/EEA-citizen, must provide proof of English language skills to the admissions office of first-choice UAS by 10 February 2016 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

Following English language certificates/qualifications are accepted:

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Pearson Test of English
  • Cambridge ESOL (CPE) or (CAE)
  • National Certificate of Language Proficiency
  • International Baccalaureate examination Reifeprüfung  or European Baccalaureate examination in advanced level English
  • Upper secondary level school education in English completed in (qualifications completed outside these countries will not be accepted): Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree completed in English in one of the following (qualifications completed outside these countries will not be accepted): Countries in European Union or European Economic Area, United Stated, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Read more about the English language skills requirements in the section "Send the required enclosures". Please notice that most of the certificates have a certain minimum requirement and validity to be accepted as a proof of English language skills.

From applicants who are applying with qualification completed in Finland or who are EU/EEA-citizens, proof of English language skills is not required in order to be eligible to apply.

Discretionary admission

Universities of applied sciences can use discretionary admission based on their own decision. If the university of applied sciences uses discretionary admission, you may be invited to the entrance examination even if you do not have the required prior education.

In discretionary admission, you have to submit the requested documents to the admissions office of the university of applied sciences by the given deadline. Those applying through discretionary admission participate in the student admission as other applicants.

TAMK uses discretionary admission in the following study programmes:

  • Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Media and Arts
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering

When applying for Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Media and Arts, please fill in the application form and submit the pre-task by 27 January at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. Invitation to the entrance examination is based on the pre-task.

When applying for Bachelor of Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering, please fill in the application form during the application period. In addition you have to submit a motivation letter and copies of relevant documents (the latest transcript and confirmation from your school on the graduation date/the copy of your secondary school certificate, official translation of it and any language certificate you have, even if it is expired or the score is too low) to TAMK Admissions Office by 10 February at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

In the motivation letter, you should include following information:

  • Why you are applying to degree programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering? Do you have previous experience from this field? What is your educational background? Have you taken any English language test? If you have, what is the result? If you have not taken any English language test, evaluate your English skills informally.

In addition you can share all the information about yourself you think is necessary to tell.


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

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Admission criteria | Selection between applicants with equal points

Admission criteria of DP in Media and Arts

Applicants for the degree programme in Media and Arts are ranked and admitted based on the number of entrance exam points. The maximum number of entrance exam points is 100.

Applicants will be invited to the entrance exam based on the quality of their pre-task. The pre-task is evaluated on the scale pass/fail. The pre-task will be published on this website in December 2015.

Submit the pre-task by 27 January at 15.00 Finnish time to TAMK according the instructions given on the pre-task. If you pass the pre-task, you will be invited to the entrance exam.

The entrance exam takes place at TAMK as follows:

  • Study path of Interactive Media, 13 or 14 April (one-day exam)
  • Study path of Music Production, 13 or 14 April (one-day exam)
  • Study path of Fine Arts, 13 and 14 April (two-day exam)

Student admission is conditional until TAMK has checked the admitted applicants' school certificates at the beginning of the studies. Instructions on how to deliver the required certificates are given in the admission letter. TAMK may withdraw the admission if applicant does not deliver the certificates by the set date or if he/she has given false information on the application form.

Selection between applicants with equal points

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

  1. order of preference
  2. entrance examination points

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


Make and send pre-task Bachelor of Culture and Arts, DP in Media and Arts

Every applicant of TAMK's Media and Arts has to make and return a pre-task of one of the study paths by 27 January 2016. Pre-task instructions will be published here at the beginning of December 2015. Only part of the applicants who have returned the pre-task will be invited to the entrance exam.

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Applicants will be invited to the entrance exam based on the quality of their pre-task. The pre-task is evaluated on the scale pass/fail.

Submit the official online application AND the pre-task by 27 January 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time to TAMK. Follow the instructions given on the pre-task. Please note to submit all the sections. If you pass the pre-task, you will be invited to the entrance exam.


Submit online application and pay possible application fee All Bachelor's degrees

The electronic application form is available during the application period 8 - 27 January 2016 at www.studyinfo.fi.

Please note that applicants whose eligibility to apply is based on a qualification completed outside the educational systems of the countries in EU/EEA area or Switzerland are required to pay an application fee of 100 €.  If you don't pay the application fee, your application will not be processed.

Note also that your e-mail address is only valid for filling out one application. You cannot fill out additional applications with one e-mail address. The e-mail address will be attached also to your possible application fee.

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Online application | Application fee

Online application

Applying to TAMK's English Bachelor's degree programmes is possible only once in a year. Application period is always in January and the studies begin in August.

The application period is 8 - 27 January 2016

The electronic application form is available during the application period at www.studyinfo.fi.

There is a joint application form for studies conducted in English, Finnish and Swedish. The same form is used to apply to studies organised as daytime studies as well as evening- or part time studies. All TAMK's Bachelor's degree programmes are organised as daytime studies. 

In the new joint application of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences and Universities, you can choose a maximum of six application options in order of preference. You can fill out only one application in joint application spring 2016. Please 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 joint 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.

Application fee

Applicants to Finnish higher education institutions (polytechnics/Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) and universities) whose eligibility to apply is based on a qualification completed outside the educational systems of the countries in EU/EEA area or Switzerland are required to pay an application processing fee of 100€. The application processing fee is independent of the applicant's home country. This means that also a Finnish applicant may be required to pay the fee.

Because an applicant can have many qualifications that provide a competence to apply and these qualifications can be from different study levels, it is taken into consideration to which level of studies an applicant is applying for (for Bachelor's level programme with upper secondary education diploma or for master's level programme with Bachelor's degree certificate).

The application fee payment can only be made electronically through the Studyinfo.fi service. An applicant who is liable for payment must pay the application fee in order for the application to be processed.

The application fee payment can only be made with

  • a credit card (Visa, Visa debit, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Mastercard debit)
  • personal bank identifiers of Finnish banks.

The payment will not be returned even if the applicant is not accepted to any of the study programmes that he or she has applied to. The payment can be returned only if it has been faultily collected.


Send required enclosures All Bachelor's degrees

This section concerns only the applicants, who are applying with non-Finnish qualification.

Send the required documents to the Admissions Office of your first-choice UAS by 10 February 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. The list of required documents can be found below. Required documents can be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.

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Required enclosures | Copy of secondary school certificate | Copy of the authorised translation | Proof of English language skills

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 Admissions Office of their first-choice UAS by 10 February 2016 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

The required documents are:

  • photocopy of the original secondary school certificate
  • photocopy of official English, Finnish or Swedish translation of the certificate, if the original certificate is not written in one of these languages. The translation must be done by authorised translator and it must have authorised translator's signature and stamp.
  • proof of English language skills

Universities of Applied Sciences accept only final certificates awarded by national and regional bodies who have the right to grant educational certificates. Various other documents such as "Testimonials", "Statements of Results", "Examination Results" or "Result Slips" are not considered as official certificates and as such, those will not be accepted. Note that if you have scratch card, it is advisable to attach the card to your certificate.

The attachments must be sent by post. Scanned or faxed copies are not accepted. After the first-choice UAS has received the required documents, the UAS will decide on the applicant's eligibility for all application options.

Note: If applicant who is applying with qualification completed outside of Finland is an EU/EEA-citizen, she/he can apply if the qualification will be completed by 15 July 2016. If such applicant is admitted to Finnish UAS, the offered study place is conditional until the UAS has checked the final certificate.

The address of TAMK's Admissions Office is as follows:

TAMK Admissions Office
Kuntokatu 3
33520 TAMPERE
FINLAND

Copy of secondary school certificate

Applicants who are applying with qualification completed outside of Finland must send a photocopy of their original secondary school certificate to the Admissions Office of their first-choice UAS by 10 February 2016 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

Copy of the authorised translation 

Applicants who are applying with qualification completed outside of Finland, must send a photocopy of official English, Finnish or Swedish translation of their original secondary school certificate, if the original certificate is not written in one of these languages. The translation must be done by authorised translator and it must have authorised translator's signature and stamp. The copy must be at Admissions Office of their first-choice UAS by 10 February 2016 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

Proof of English language skills

Applicants who are applying with qualification completed outside of Finland and are not EU/EAA-citizens, must send a proof of their English language skills to the Admissions Office of their first-choice UAS by 10 February 2016 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

Following English language certificates/qualifications are accepted:

  • IELTS ► ielts.org
    Minimum score requirement: academic level 6.0
    Test result is valid for 2 years only.
    Result must be valid at least until the first day of the application period.
     
  • TOEFL ► ets.org/toefl
    Minimum score requirement: 550 paper-based test or 79-80 internet -based test 
    Test result is valid for 2 years only.
    Result must be valid at least until the first day of the application period.
    Results are accepted only if they are delivered directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This may take up to 6 weeks. 
    TAMK's TOEFL code is 0561.   
     
  • Pearson Test of English ► pearsonpte.com
    Minimum score requirement: general test level 4 or Academic 51  
    Test result is valid for 2 years only.
    Result must be valid at least until the first day of the application period.
     
  • Cambridge ESOL ► cambridgeesol.org
    Minimum requirement is Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) level C 
    Test result is valid for 2 years only.
    Result must be valid at least until the first day of the application period.
     
  • National Certificate of Language Proficiency ► oph.fi
    Minimum requirement is skills level 4 in English in all parts (oral skills, reading comprehension and writing)
     
  • International Baccalaureate examination minimum grade 4; Reifeprüfung examination minimum grade 7 or European Baccalaureate examination minimum grade 6, in advanced level English
     
  • Upper secondary level school education in English completed in (qualifications completed outside these countries will not be accepted): Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
     
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree completed in English in one of the following (qualifications completed outside these countries will not be accepted): Countries in European Union or European Economic Area, United Stated, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Note that only the abovementioned certificates/qualifications will be considered. Other certificates/qualifications will not be considered under any circumstances.

In some UAS's and/or degree programmes applicants must take part in compulsory English language test as a part of the entrance exam even if the applicant has provided the required language certificate. In TAMK such degree programmes are the degree programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering and the degree programme in International Business.


Apply for special arrangements in entrance exams All Bachelor's degrees

If you need special arrangements in order to participate in the entrance exam, please fill in the application form and deliver it with the appendices to TAMK's Admission Offce by 10 February 2016.

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If you need special arrangements in order to participate in the entrance exam, please fill in the application form and deliver it with the appendices to TAMK's Admission Offce by the deadline given at the form.

You need to specify the need and the grounds for applying the special arrangements at the application. Please enclose the copies of the certificates which indicate the need for special arrangements (e.g. medical certificate).

Application form

If the need for special arrangements already exists during the application period, you have to deliver the special arrangement application to the higher education institution as follows:

  • In degree programmes with application period on 8–27 January 2016, the special arrangement application with appendices has to arrive in the admissions office on 10 February at 15.00 at the latest.
  • In degree programmes with application period on 16 March – 6 April 2016, the special arrangement application with appendices has to arrive in the admissions office on 20 April at 15.00 at the latest.

If you do not deliver the application in time, Tampere University of Applied Sciences has no responsibility to arrange the needed special arrangements.

If the need for special arrangements arises or is discovered between the end of the application period and entrance examination date, you have to deliver the special arrangement application without delay to the higher education institutions whose entrance examinations you intend to participate.

The special arrangement decision only applies to the one specified entrance examination.


Participate in entrance exam Bachelor of Culture and Arts, DP in Media and Arts

The invitation letters to the entrance exams will be sent in the middle of March 2016. If you pass the pre-task, you are invited to the entrance examination. The entrance exams take place in the middle of April 2016. Show more

Applicants will be invited to the entrance exam based on the quality of their pre-task. 

The pre-task is evaluated on the scale pass/fail. The pre-tasks can be found above.

Submit the pre-task by 27 January 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time to TAMK according the instructions given on the pre-task. If you pass the pre-task, you are invited to the entrance examination.

Another preliminary assignment is sent with the entrance exam invitation. You have to submit the assignment at the entrance examination.

The entrance exam takes place at TAMK as follows:

  • Study path of Interactive Media, 13 or 14 April (one-day examination)
  • Study path of Music Production, 13 or 14 April (one-day examination)
  • Study path of Fine Arts, 13 and 14 April (two-day examination)

The entrance exam tests the applicant's motivation and suitability to the field. The exam consists of the preliminary assignment, examination assignments and an interview. It is possible to have a maximum of 60 points on the assignments and 40 points on the interview. The maximum entrance exam points are 100. Each part of the exam has to be passed. A minimum of 50 points are required for admission.

Only the entrance exam completed at TAMK is accepted. It is not possible to complete the entrance exam abroad. The entrance exam results are only valid for the one specific joint application.

Applying for Visa, applicants outside Finland

Applicants who are coming to Finland for an entrance exam may have to obtain a Tourist Visa from the Finnish Embassy in or closest to their home country prior to arriving in Finland. If there is no Finnish Embassy in the country concerned, applicants should contact the closest Finnish Embassy, which may be in a neighbouring country. More information can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Note that an invitation to an entrance exam does not guarantee that you will get a Tourist Visa. The Embassy will take all matters in your application into consideration and make the decision independently.


Results of student selection - Confirm your study place All Bachelor's degrees

The results of student selection for degree programmes starting in autumn 2016 will be published by 1 July 2016. Admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 15 July 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. Show more

Results | Confirm the offered study place | Copies of final certificates | One study place | Enroll for studies | Appeals

Results

Application results for degree programmes starting in autumn 2016 will be published by 1 July 2016.

All applicants

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

Confirm the offered study place in time

Admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 15 July 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest by logging in to Studyinfo.fi or by TAMK's own e-form.

If the confirmation has not been done by 15 July 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time, the applicant will lose the offered study place.

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

Applicants who have applied to many options in joint application system should wait until all admission results have been published before confirming a study place. This is because only one study place per semester can be accepted from the higher education degree programmes in Finnish joint application system. Once all results have been published, the applicant may decide which offered study place he/she wants to accept, and then confirm the study place only from this UAS or university.

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. 

If you will be admitted from the reserve places, you will have two weeks of time to confirm your study place. Please read your email regularly for getting the possible admittance email in time. The final day of admittance is 15 August 2016.

Copies of final certificates

All admitted students must deliver copies of the final certificates used when applying to TAMK by 15 July 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. The original certificates will be checked at the beginning of the studies.

Student admission is conditional until TAMK has checked the admitted students' school certificates at the beginning of the studies. Certificate delivery instructions are given in the admission letter. TAMK may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the certificates by the set date or if you have given false information.

One study place

You can accept only one study place among Bachelor's/Master's Degrees in Finland starting during the same academic year (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 year.

The meaning of this rule is that as many as possible gets a new study place yearly.

Enroll for studies

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

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 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. Tampere University of Applied Sciences requires you to present documents by July the 15th, 2015 at 15.00 Finnish time. Documents must be delivered to Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Admissions Office.

If you register as absent in your first academic year, but fail to deliver upon request sufficient clarification regarding the grounds for your absence within the deadline specified by the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, you will lose your right to study.

Appeals

If you believe that there has been a mistake in the student selection and the admission criteria have not been applied correctly, you can do a written request for rectification within 14 days after the student selection results have been published, i.e. by 15 July 2016 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

Always check the admission criteria of the programme first and contact to the Admissions Office before writing the request. If the issue cannot be solved by this, you can make a written, individualized request for rectification of the student selection decision addressed to Board of Examiners of Tampere University of Applied Sciences before the deadline.

Contact us

TAMK's Admissions Office offers help to those applicants who are applying to TAMK via the national joint application system or the transfer application process.

NOTE: The Admissions Office is open Mon-Fri between 10.00 - 13.00 (Finnish time).

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

tel. +358 3 245 2395
fax +358 3 245 2396

Exceptions to the opening hours:

The Admissions Office is closed:

November:

  • Wed - Thu 4 - 5 Nov

December:

  • Wed 2 Dec
  • Thu 10 Dec
  • Thu 24 Dec

January

  • Fri 1 Jan
  • Wed 6 Jan

Apply!

Click the button below and you will land on the page of this degree programme at Studyinfo website. There you can fill in the application form during the application period.

Before arriving in Finland

If you are admitted to TAMK, there are several formalities you must take care of before arriving to Finland: residence permit, finances, health insurance, etc. Note also that you are required to arrange your accommodation yourself.

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Before arriving in Finland

When studies begin

Your studies will begin with orientation days. There you will get useful information about studying at TAMK and starting your degree programme. Also, if you have earned study credits elsewhere, it should be transferred to your TAMK degree at the beginning of your studies.

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When studies begin

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.