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Key information on education at Tampere University

The education Tampere University provides is based on the latest scientific knowledge and active interaction with society and working life. The profile fields of education are technology, health and society, and their novel multidisciplinary combinations.

More than 21,500 degree students study at our seven faculties. Over 85% of them are studying for a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. Non-degree studies are annually taken up by some 11,000 people.

Every year, approximately 3,500 new students begin bachelor’s or master’s degree programmes and some 350 doctoral studies. In addition, 1,600 participate in medical specialist training.

Our students annually complete some 4,000 degrees in ten fields of education. About a third of the degrees are completed in engineering and technology and about a fourth in social sciences.

Annual Review of Tampere University 2021

Our faculties offer education in ten fields:

  • Humanities
  • Education
  • Business studies, administrative sciences, and law
  • Natural sciences
  • Medicine
  • Arts and culture
  • Engineering and technology
  • Health and welfare
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Social sciences

A multidisciplinary and attractive educator

Tampere University offers education in nearly all fields of education defined by the Ministry of Education and Culture, in seven faculties and in more than a hundred degree programmes. English-language tuition is provided by nearly 70 degree programmes. The most up-to-date information on our education provision cand be found on the home pages of the faculties and units.

Applicant numbers

In the joint application round of 2021, Tampere University was the third most popular university in Finland. On average, four primary applicants applied for each place of study. The most popular fields were psychology, logopedics, public health, medicine, business studies, journalism, class teacher training, social work and nursing.

Student numbers

Tampere University is the second largest university in Finland with its 21,500 degree and doctoral students. The university also offers other study opportunities, for example, professional further education and Open University studies. International students comprise some 10% of the student population. 


Annually some 4,000 degrees are completed at Tampere University, which makes it the runner-up in national comparison. The most degrees are completed in the fields of engineering and technology and social sciences. Tampere University produces nearly a third of all engineering and technology degrees in Finland. Approximately 160 medical and dental specialists also graduate annually.

Degrees of Tampere University (powerBI)