Very good international student satisfaction
Scandinavian countries scored exceptionally well on international student satisfaction survey made by StudyPortals in 2016. The survey established how international students value European higher education. Tampere University of Applied Sciences was ranked among the top ten Finnish higher education institutions.
Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
TAMK has been awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) which allows TAMK to take part in the European Commission's Erasmus+ Programme for 2014-2020. By accepting this Charter, TAMK is committed to following the basic principles and terms of the Programme as well as the Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS) represented in the ECHE application.
Studies in English and exchanges
Degrees and extension studies
Looking for practical, professional higher education?
TAMK offers a wide repertoire of studies where the language of teaching and learning is English. We offer English-language bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and vocational teacher education. We also provide extension studies for people already in working life who want to expand their professional competence - while networking with other professionals in their field.
Tampere Summer School
Do you want to experience the Finnish white nights, and learn something new about your own field, Tampere and Finland? Take a look at our course selection and join the Tampere Summer School!
Get unforgettable memories and lifelong friendships abroad - not forgetting the boost to your professional skills and know-how. Your exchange studies may consists of courses, a final thesis or project work.
Why not to do your practical training in Finland? TAMK has cloes ties with companies and organizations in the Tampere Region; foreign students are most welcome to do their practical training here.
We have six double degree agreements with foreign universities. With double degree programmes students complete part of their studies at a foreign partner university. When graduating, double degree students get two diplomas, one from TAMK and another from the partner university.
TAMK's international business operations include export of education. We provide education and consulting services to international groups worldwide, both in Tampere and online. TAMK has a special unit - TAMK Global Education - which is responsible for developing and marketing international study programmes for export. Education export provides TAMK and its partners with unlimited opportunities for growth and development in today's rapidly evolving global economy.
Research and development
TAMK takes part in many international R&D and other projects. We also provide services for foreign companies; we can facilitate your company's entry into the Finnish market, or its expansion into markets worldwide. We have outstanding expertise, especially in our four chosen focus areas.
Exchange partners, mobility programmes, and other networks
We have about 350 exchange agreements with foreign universities. We also do a lot of project work with these partner universities. You can find our partner universities in the SoleMOVE system by choosing "TAMK" from the list of institutions and then clicking "Exchange Destinations Abroad and Feedback" from the navigation bar at the top of your screen. Go to SoleMOVE.
Key data sheet
The key data sheet includes the basic information about TAMK for our international partner universities.
TAMK takes part in several mobility programmes, including Erasmus +, Nordplus, North-South-South, First, the China Programme for Educational Cooperation, and Science Without Borders. For more information about these programmes, please visit the Finnish National Agency CIMO and the European Commission.
Membership of international networks
TAMK belongs to the following international networks:
- Advanced Computing Systems Association
- Association Européenne des Conservatoires
- Association for Teacher Education in Europe
- Association of independent producers in Finland
- Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Finlande
- Deutch-Finnische Handelskammer
- EADTU, European Distance Teaching Universities
- Electrical Contractors' Association of Finland
- Erasmus Radiography Group
- European Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools
- European Association of International Education
- European Centre for Women and Technology
- European Federation of Radiographer Societies
- European League of Institutes of the Arts
- European Network of Academic Sports Services
- European Network of Learning and Teaching in Agriculture and Rural Development
- European Network of of Living Labs
- European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education
- Federation of Finnish Enterprises
- Finnish Association for Palliative Care
- Finnips Network for International Programmes
- Finnish Quality Association
- Finnish Service Alliance
- Finnish Society of Forest Science
- Green Care Finland
- Health Africa Development Co-operation Organization
- International Association of Film and Television Schools
- International Association of Schools of Social Work
- International Project Management Association
- KNX Association
- OECD Higher Education Programme
- Opiskelijan Tampere - student network
- PSK Standards Association
- Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences
- Rehabilitation International Finnish Committee
- Summer University of Tampere
- Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Tampere Convention Bureau
- Tampere eLearning Cluster
- Work Efficiency Institute
TAMK student - Be International!
As a TAMK student, you can complete part of the study requirements for your degree in another country. Why not spend a semester (or more) studying at one of TAMK's partner universities. Or you could find a practical training placement anywhere in the world, and earn credit at TAMK for the work you do there.
Teacher and staff exchange
TAMK is active in teacher and staff exchanges, both in-coming and out-going. Furthermore, it is possible to visit TAMK on a bilateral basis, outside any programme; all we need is an Agreement of Mutual Interest. We are happy to receive visitors from companies and other organizations as well. Also, take a look at the International Weeks that we arrange annually.
Read our blogs to find out about international events at TAMK, and see how our exchange students are getting on.
Far Away but Still so Near - Postcards from Around the World Sent by TAMK Students
Each One Teach One - Teaching & learning diaries of TAMK students
Finnish language and culture for foreigners
Ask about our international activities from our international staff. We are happy to help!
We serve students, teachers and partners in all matters concerning TAMK's international cooperation. We are responsible for the administration of student and staff mobility programmes, exchanges, and other international partnerships.
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Fax: +358 3 245 2360
Head of International Services
Ms Kirsi Jokipakka, tel. +358 40 837 3061
At TAMK Global Education Services we offer modern, high quality and innovative education worldwide. Please, contact us for more information!
TAMK Main Campus
Kuntokatu 3, 33520 Tampere
+358 40 733 5650
R&D and Innovation
R&D and Innovation
TAMK Main Campus
Kuntokatu 3, 33520 Tampere
+358 50 401 2168