Universities in Tampere

Almost every fifth person you come across in Tampere is a student

Being part of such a big community brings many benefits, from affordable student housing to student discounts in stores, restaurants, local transport and much more. In addition to the universities presented in section Universities in Tampere, all the Finnish policemen are educated in Tampere, since the only Police university college of Finland is located here. The Police university college is Finland’s only police education facility, a centre of expertise in police education, research and development. The University College also organises graduate courses and continuing education.

With a strong history in secondary vocational training dating all the way back to the 1890’s, Tampere offers education from log house building to hotel receptionist training at Tampere Vocational College Tredu. Nowadays there are approximately 12 500 basic vocational qualification students, 1800 further qualification students, 1200 specialist qualification students. Tredu offers some of its courses also in English.

Tampere Adult Education Centre, TAKK, is a multisectoral vocational educator and working life developer. Annually, there are over 13 000 adult students, and the number of employees is around 240. TAKK provides vocational education in Finnish, so the  student has to have a sufficient knowledge of the Finnish language. Education, operations and learning environments are developed in close cooperation with working life and companies.

Studying in Tampere

Finnish universities are corporations under public law and they are financed primarily through the state budget. Finnish credits are ECTS compatible, meaning that one Finnish credit corresponds to one ECTS credit. The average workload per academic year is 1,600 hours, which corresponds to 60 credits. The three higher education institutions, the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and the Tampere University of Applied Sciences  merged in January 2019 to form a unique Tampere university community, named Tampere University. UTA and TUT merged into one, and TAMK is closely connected with the new university foundation. Detailed information on the programmes, applicationa, research and more can be found at the Tampere University’s website.

For general information, check out also Study in Finland www-site.

Studying in Tampere is one of the best decisions you could ever make. Whether you are looking to pursue professional goals or your academic vision, we have the right place for you!

At the Tampere University, technology and social sciences come together in a unique way. The research groups and projects conduct multidisciplinary research across institutional boundaries.

Tampere University has seven faculties:

What makes this a completely unique hub of knowledge and community is the addition of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) through majority shareholding. Information on Bachelor’s and Master’s Studies in English at TAMK can be found here.

The co-operation brings together about 40 000 students, researchers and staff  members to form Tampere University community. TAMK welcomes 2,600 and Tampere University 3,000 new students each year!

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Students of the universities continue their studies seamlessly in their original degree programmes and graduate from the new Tampere University. Students enrolled in the University of Applied Sciences remain in their cohort and will graduate from Tampere University of Applied Sciences. All students can tailor their studies with supplemental courses from within the community. Companies, surrounding society and NGO’s are essential partners and resource for learning and will guarantee a living, evolving field for applied and highest level of research.

What all this brings forth in the future is a completely new type of graduate – an individual with global solutions and problem-solving skills from both the academic and professional fields.


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