International Mobility Services
Hervanta campus, Kampusareena building
International Mobility Services at Tampere University are responsible for coordinating international student mobility as well as trainee, teacher and staff mobility in the Erasmus+ programme. The team provides guidance, advice, marketing and service development for international mobility. The team also governs grant programmes, mobility grants as well as organises tutoring for international exchange students and coordinates Tampere Summer School, which is organised every year.
Tampere University welcomes around 1 000 exchange students yearly. We have around 550 bilateral agreements covering both student and staff exchanges.
We offer a range of support services and a Welcome Week for all incoming exchange students. Our staff and international student tutors introduce new exchange students to the services and practicalities of studying at our University and support them throughout their exchange period. All incoming exchange students are expected to prepare a preliminary study plan before their arrival based on our curriculum.
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.
Tampere University is an active and attractive partner university locally, nationally and internationally. The University is known for its excellence in teaching and research and it collaborates with hundreds of universities and organisations worldwide. The university offers its students and staff a wide variety of opportunities for internationalisation. Our international community includes students and staff from more than 80 countries.
Tampere University takes part in several mobility programmes, including:
- Erasmus +
- QSEP of the BCI
- Global Engineering
- the Asia Programme
- HEI ICI
See our bilateral agreements: