We encourage all our students to seek international experiences and go on exchange during their studies at Tampere University. The majority of our students go on exchange while working towards their bachelor’s and/or master’s degree, but doctoral students are also eligible for exchange depending on their doctoral programme and preferred destination.
We offer our students a broad range of international exchange opportunities. Hundreds of exchange destinations are available for our students all over the world. They can apply for exchange either through student exchange programmes or on the basis of bilateral collaboration agreements signed between partner institutions. The most important student exchange programmes are Erasmus+ (funded by the EU), Nordplus (funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers) and the US-based International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP).
Most of our students fund their exchange period with student financial aid provided by Kela and a scholarship awarded by Tampere University. Outgoing students who are guardians of underage children may apply for an additional family allowance. Also a disability supplement is available. Credits earned earn while on exchange are counted towards student's Tampere University degree as fully as possible.