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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.

About 22,500 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 300 doctoral studies. In addition, 1,500 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.

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 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 2023, Tampere University was the second most popular university in Finland in terms of the number of primary applicants. On average, there were four priority applicants for every study place.

As in previous years, the most popular study options measured by the number of primary applicants were the degree programmes in business studies, medicine, and psychology. The programmes in class teacher training, administrative sciences and social research also attracted a wide interest.

In autumn 2023, more than 3,300 new students started studying in Tampere University’s Finnish-language programmes while more than 1,000 applicants were admitted to the English-language programmes.



Student numbers

Tampere University is the second largest university in Finland with its 22,000 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 150 medical and dental specialists also graduate annually.