Welcome to Tampere!

TAMK Global Education - For new students

Welcome to study with us, we are so excited to have you! On this page, you can find all the information you need to prepare for your studies.

Please note

The contents of this page regard only the international student groups coming to Tampere through the TAMK Global Education department. The new student information for individual international students can be found here.

Any questions?

If you have any questions througout the process, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Our contact information

To Do list for new students

Here is a list of the things you need to do before arriving at TAMK

1. Confirm the offered study place by sending an e-mail to renata.brito [at] tuni.fi

2. Start immigration procedures >>

3. Prepare for original document check and accreditation >>

4. Activate your tuni account to be able to use the IT Services >>

5. Join the students’ union Tamko and get your student card >>

In addition, you are warmly welcome to join our communities online. We have a Facebook group exclusively for international students at TAMK. In the group, you can get to know other international stundet's and get tips from those who have already studied in Finland for some time.

Studying in TAMK

BYOD – bring your own device

TAMK is a BYOD (bring your own device) institution. This means that there is only a limited number of common use computers on campus. Our classrooms have been furnished with extra power sources for you to be able to charge your own device.


When you start your degree programme, you receive a curriculum to follow for your whole 1 – 4.5 years of studies (depending on your degree). Some courses are mandatory, some are optional. You may also include in your personal study plan some self-imposed university-level courses completed in other institutions.

Independence and individuality

Most students at TAMK are over 18 years old, and as such, are considered adults. Most Finns live on their own by the time they start university studies. We therefore expect you to take responsibility for your life and your studies. This does not mean that you are on your own. Remember, we offer many types of support throughout your studies.

Informal but confidential

Relationships between students and teachers are very informal. You can even call your teachers by their first names. This means that teachers may surprise you by asking about your private life and share your joys and sorrows quite openly. Finns respect privacy, so if you confide in them, your secret is safe.

You will be expected to participate actively in class – ask questions, comment, and interrupt. State your case and argue your point of view. We’re looking for independent thinkers who choose their own path. We will even help you carve out your very own path, just in case you make those bold choices no-one has made before.



Finns are very strict about cheating and fraud, and this is no different in universities. If you cheat in exams or in written assignments, there is no room for negotiations. You are removed from the exam room immediately and your course is failed. There is a fair hearing and a process that’s followed set by the National Advisory Board on Research Ethics. The matter is never taken lightly and may result in a temporary dismissal.

TAMK uses plagiarism prevention programmes frequently on written assignments. All final thesis will go through plagiarism analysis.