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TAMK Student's Handbook

Official transcript of records for exchange students

Tampere University and TAMK

You can download an electronically signed and verified Transcript of records from PAKKI. For more information, please see Transcript of records. By request, the Transcript can be send to your email by Student Services, Student Mobility. To get the official transcript sent to your home address in your home country after the exchange period, you must inform Student Services, Student Mobility (incoming.tamk [at] before you leave TAMK. If you are missing credits/grades, please contact the teacher responsible for the course unit.

If you have already received all your credits and grades, you can also collect your official transcript by visiting the Student Services, Student Mobility before you leave.

Please note that all courses for which you have registered will appear on your transcript. TAMK's official grading scale is 1-5, other grades (such as more detailed grades in the 100-point scale in the student's home university) cannot be provided. For more information, please contact the Student Services, Student Mobility.

Credits and grades

One Finnish credit is equivalent to one ECTS credit. ECTS is a credit system designed to make it easier for students to transfer credits within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). For more information, please see the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

  • 1 ECTS credit = about 27 hours of work
  • 1 ECTS credit = 1 opintopiste, abbreviation: op (in Finnish)

ECTS credits reflect the course workload in relation to the workload of a full academic year, consisting of lectures, practical work, seminars, independent study (in a library, laboratory and at home), examinations and other assessment activities. In ECTS, 60 credits (1,600 hours) represent a full workload for one academic year (30 ECTS credits per semester).

TAMK uses a grading scale from 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest grade. Some courses may be assessed on a scale of pass/fail basis (in Finnish: HYV/HYL).

TAMK grade ECTS grade Definition
5 A Excellent, in Finnish erinomainen
4 B Very good, in Finnish kiitettävä
3 C Good, in Finnish hyvä
2 D Satisfactory, in Finnish tyydyttävä
1 E Sufficient, in Finnish välttävä
0 F Fail, in Finnish hylätty
S   Pass, in Finnish hyväksytty


Published: 26.6.2019
Updated: 4.4.2022