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 7.- 27.1.2015

Begins: August 2015

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

Application instructions: Media and Arts

Bachelor of Culture and Arts, DP in Media and Arts

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 next application period will be 7 - 27 January 2015. 

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. 

1. Check your eligibility

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.

2. Check admission criteria

Read carefully the admission criteria.

3. Submit application

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

4. Submit the pre-task and send the required enclosures

Submit the compulsory pre-task by 27 January 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. The pre-tasks can be found below.

Send the required documents to the Admissions Office of your first-choice UAS by 10 February 2015 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. The list of required documents can be found below.

5. Entrance exam

The invitation letters to the entrance exams will be sent in March 2015.

6. The results of student selection - confirm your study place

The results of student selection for degree programmes starting in autumn 2015 will be published on 1 July 2015. Admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 15 July 2015 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

Check your eligibility

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, Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate examination 
  • vocational college diploma or higher vocational diploma (e.g. in engineering) completed in Finland
  • vocational qualification of at least three years' duration, completed in vocational upper secondary education and training, referred to in the Vocational Education and Training Act (630/98), or earlier corresponding qualification completed in Finland
  • combined education programmes of at least three years' duration, referred to in the Act on Youth-level Education and the Polytechnic Experiment (391/91)
  • vocational qualification in adult education of at least three years' duration, referred to in the Vocational Adult Education Act (631/98) 
  • foreign degree or qualification which gives eligibility for higher education in the awarding country. See the admission requirements for each country here


Competence-based specialist vocational qualification or competence-based further vocational qualification completed in Finland

Those applicants who are applying with competence-based specialist vocational qualification or competence-based further vocational qualification completed in Finland (ammatti-/erikoisammattitutkinto) must have completed their studies 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.

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 periodThese 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 17 July 2015. 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. 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.

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.

Discretionary admission

The degree programme in Media and Arts uses also the discretionary admission and thus you do not need to have the general eligibility in order to apply to this programme. In this case, you fill in the application form during the application period and after filling in the application form, contact TAMK Admissions Office for further instructions. 

English language skill requirements

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. Read more about the English language skills requirements below. 

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.

Check admission criteria

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 2014.

Submit the pre-task by 27 January by 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, 15 or 16 April (one-day exam)
  • Study path of Music Production, 15 or 16 April (one-day exam)
  • Study path of Fine Arts, 15 and 16 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.

Applicants applying with non-Finnish qualification: Send the 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 2015 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 17 July 2015. 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 the original 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 2015 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

 

Copy of official Finnish, Swedish or English translation of the certificate

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 2015 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

Proof of applicant's 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 2015 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). 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.

Make and send pre-task

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.

Pre-task instructions are here:

► The pre-task for Study path of Interactive Media

The pre-task for Study path of Music Production

The pre-task for Study path of Fine Arts


Submit the pre-task by 27 January by 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.

Submit 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 next application period will be 7 - 27 January 2015. 

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. 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.

Entrance exam

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 at 15 to TAMK according the instructions given on the pre-task. If you pass the pre-task, you are invited to the entrance examination.

A 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, 15 or 16 April (one-day examination)
  • Study path of Music Production, 15 or 16 April (one-day examination)
  • Study path of Fine Arts, 15 and 16 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.

Special arrangements in entrance exams

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 speical arrangements at the application. Please enclose the copies of the certificates which indicate the need for special arrangements (e.g. medical certificate).

Application form (word doc)

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 7–27 January 2015, 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 17 March – 9 April 2015, the special arrangement application with appendices has to arrive in the admissions office on 23 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.

Application results - Confirm your study place

Application results for degree programmes starting in autumn 2015 will be published on 1 July 2015.

Admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 15 July 2015 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. 

If the confirmation has not been done by 15 July 2015 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. 

 Application Calendar

Check the application deadlines once more! Click the picture to make it bigger.

Application calendar 2015

Statistics

Statistics for 2014 applications

 

  Intake Primary Applicants Lowest points, Group A Lowest points, Group B
Energy and Environmental
Technology
30 188 42,50 50,00
International Business 60 392 68,75 (only one selection group)  
Media 48 447 70,00 (only one selection group)  

 

Statistics for 2013 applications

 

  Intake Primary Applicants Lowest points, Group A Lowest points, Group B
Environmental Engineering 30 165 52,90 48,50
International Business 40 393 70,00 (only one selection group)  
Media 20 455 67,50 (only one selection group)  
Nursing 16 160 74,50 60,00

 

Statistics for 2012 applications

 

  Intake Primary Applicants Lowest points, Group A Lowest points, Group B
Environmental Engineering 30 151 57,50 54,50
International Business 40 364 73,00 (only one selection group)  
Media 20 225 68,00 (only one selection group)  
Nursing 16 123 87,50 80,00
Tourism 20 288 84,50 78,00

 

Statistics for 2011 applications

 

  Intake Primary Applicants Lowest points, Group A Lowest points, Group B
Environmental Engineering 30 160 56,90 58,00
International Business 40 360 81,60 (only one selection group)  
Media 20 194 70,60 71,00
Nursing 16 134 72,70 56,00
Tourism 20 255 82,60 72,00

 

Transfer students

Transfer students are students who currently study at Finnish university of applied sciences (UAS) and apply to transfer their study rights to equivalent degree programme at another Finnish UAS. Transfer admission is possible from the beginning of either autumn or spring semester.

Students of another Finnish UAS may be accepted as transfer students if they have valid right to study, and have completed enough studies at their current UAS to demonstrate seriousness of purpose. Students can apply for transfer to TAMK only to complete the same degree / title in same or equivalent degree programme. Transfer students can be accepted only if there are free study places in this degree programme in TAMK.

University students and students of foreign higher education institutions cannot be accepted as transfer students. Only way for these students to get a study place from TAMK is to apply normally via the joint national application system.

Admission criteria for transfer students:

  • there must be free study places in the student group (degree programme and year) which the applicant wishes to join
  • applicant must fulfill the admission criteria of the degree programme 
  • applicant must have completed enough studies at the current UAS, considering the time spent studying there (in practice this means minimum of 45 credits per study year)
  • it must be possible for the applicant to complete the studies within the remaining time for which the applicant's study right is valid
  • the studies completed at the current UAS must be accreditable in accordance with the curriculum of the degree programme concerned

Admission is also affected by

  • applicant´s succes in the studies at the current UAS (course grades)
  • presented grounds for the transfer

In TAMK, the decision about accepting the transfer application will also be affected by a personal interview with the applicant. The applications are processed within the degree programmes.

The vice president in charge of degree-awarding education makes the final decision regarding acceptance of transfer students. Transfer applications are processed in two months after the application period has ended. Accepted transfer students have to resign from the initial university of applied sciences.

Note! The degree programme in International Business accepts transfer students only once a year, from the beginning of autumn semester. Applicants cannot apply for transfer to the degree programme of International Business for the spring semester.

Application instructions

If the applicant wishes to transfer from beginning of autumn semester, the application and required attachments must arrive to TAMK admissions office by 30 April. If the applicant wishes to transfer from beginning of spring semester, the application and required attachments must arrive by 15 November.

The transfer application to the degree programmes conducted in English is made by using English online application form. The application form must be printed and sent by post to TAMK Admissions Office. Following documents must be attached to the printed application form:

  • up-to-date transcript of records, signed and stamped by current UAS
  • up-to-date certificate of enrollment with attendance record, signed and stamped by current UAS
  • declaration of completed but not assessed courses, signed and stamped by current UAS (teacher tutor, study councellor or the head of the degree programme)

On the application form, applicant must declare the exact estimated amount of credits to be completed by the requested transfer.

Open the online TRANSFER APPLICATION FORM here

The applications which arrive in time are processed within two months after spring's application period has ended and within one month after autumn's application period has ended.

The printed and signed transfer application form and required attachments must be sent to TAMK Admissions Office to following address:

Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Admissions Office
Kuntokatu 3
33520 Tampere

Duration of study rights

The study right of transfer students are deemed to have begun when they accepted the study place in the first UAS in which they were enrolled. Thus, the students have to complete their studies within the remaining time for which their right to study is valid.

Transfer students have to proceed with their studies at TAMK according to the schedule of the study group which they join.

Health requirements

This applies only to the field of Social Services and Health (in TAMK: the degree programme in Nursing). Applicant must consider whether his/her health condition enables his/her successful practical studies and work placement. Those applying to the field of Social Services and Health must take into consideration that:

  • both studying and working in the profession requires good mental health
  • the field is not suitable for person who uses illegal drugs or misuses alcohol or pharmaceuticals
  • musculoskeletal diseases, chronic dermatological diseases and allergies can become a health issue during studies or later in professional life
  • blood-borne diseases can limit placement in professional life
  • University of Applied Sciences can request that the student provides his/her criminal records extract before his/her work placement, if the work placement tasks include working with children

Applicant is required to give relevant information about his/her health and send it to the UAS. This applies also for information about possible earlier revoked study places.

Previous revoked study places

This applies only to the field of Social Services and Health (in TAMK: the degree programme in Nursing). This field has safety requirements that deal with working with minors, patients and customers. Therefore, student can lose the study place, if the student has not disclosed information about his/her earlier revoked study place based on abovementioned safety requirements in application form, or the student has on repeated instances seriously endangered the health or safety of others.

On the transfer application form, mark yes if your study place in Finland has been revoked earlier due to
   1. your health issues have prevented your studies or
   2.  you have on repeated instances seriously endangered the health or safety of others.

If you answer yes to any of these questions, attach a declaration of these issues to the transfer application. 

Note! Mark yes only in abovementioned cases. If you have cancelled study place yourself, or your study place has been revoked due to issues such as missing attachments, mark no.

Questions?

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.
 
The Admissions Office is open mainly on Mon - Thur between 9.30 and 14.30 (Finnish time) and on Fridays between 10.00 and 14.30 (Finnish time).

TAMK Admissions Office
Kuntokatu 3
33520 TAMPERE
FINLAND

admissions@tamk.fi

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

Exceptions to the opening hours

The Admissions Office is closed
Wed 11 March between 10.45 - 12.30
Wed 1st April from 11.45 ->
Fri 1st May
Wed 6 May
Wed 13 May from 11.45 ->
Thur 14 May


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