TAMK Global Education - For new students - Nursing
If you have any questions througout the process, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Getting started with your studies
The beginning of the studies
The beginning of studies for the next cohort is not yet set, as it is dependable on the speed of visa issuing. The date, time and place will be informed to you once this is arranged.
On the first day, please remember to bring with you your official ID and your original certificates for verification. Please also check the vaccination and tuberculosis documentation below.
Take a closer look at your curriculum to better understand your study and learning goals.
This information is especially important if you wish to accredit some previously completed higher education courses, since you need to propose the substitution and discuss the matter with your study counsellor during orientation. If you have questions about accreditation, it’s best to send email ahead of time to avoid the rush during orientation.
Orientation days are not only mandatory for all students, but also the best way to get started. You will see and hear about our facilities and services, meet with everyone in your study group and get to know each other, talk to the key people in building your future: the head of your programme, your tutor teacher, other lecturers, your study counsellor, TAMK social counsellor, student union members and many more.
Report of earlier studies
Once you are settled in Finland and start your studying, you can make an appointment with your study counsellor to discuss accreditation from your previous studies. Please take all documentation from your previous education institution that proves them.
Vaccination and tuberculosis risk
Since professional studies at TAMK start from the very beginning of the degree, you should prepare for your first clinical placements in the field. And since you are migrating to Finland, you will need to complete a Tuberculosis self-evaluation and provide our student health care information on your current vaccination coverage. If there is a need to supplement your vaccinations, this should ideally be done before leaving from your home country.
A student participating in practical work training in the work activity units of social services and health care must be protected against measles and chickenpox either by vaccination or through past infection, and those who attend infants should be protected against pertussis (Whooping Cough) by vaccination. In addition, annual influenza vaccinations are required for which you will receive instructions during your study period. (Infectious Diseases Act 1227/2016 Section 48§). The required vaccines are free of charge for students of social and health care.
The students in social and health care have, in the course of their studies, the opportunity to obtain the hepatitis B vaccine free of charge.
Information about the appointment times for seasonal influenza, hepatitis B and chickenpox vaccinations will be provided during the study year.
If you have any questions about vaccinations during your studies, you can contact Student Health Care or your local coordinator.