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TAMK Student's Handbook

Educational Leadership - information for new students


Congratulations – you have been selected in the next intake! You are warmly welcome to join the TAMK community and start building your future. This page has information, guidelines and schedules, which help you in getting started. Please read these instructions carefully.

This page was updated on 8 June 2022.

Start of studies

Studies start with some pretasks early August 2022. More information will be provided through the 2022 cohort Facebook page and by 8 August 2022 by e-mail.

The first mandatory intensive week will be held face-to-face at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, TAMK Main Campus, address: Kuntokatu 3, 33520 Tampere, Finland. It will take place from the 15 August to 19 August 2022. Each day will start at 9.00 am and end at 5.00 pm with some breaks in between. Please reserve these dates fully and organise your travel and accommodation accordingly.

Kindly also note that on Saturday, the 20th of August there will be a “MELposium”, the 2nd day of the global get-together for all MEL alumni and current students. You are also welcome to attend this part if you wish, but this is voluntary. More information will follow.


MEL Intensive Week 1, 15 - 19 August 2022, TAMK Main Campus

The mandatory intensive weeks are the best way to get started. You will hear about our services, meet with everyone in your study group and get to know each other, talk to the key people in building your future: your colleagues and the teaching and other staff of TAMK.


Original certificate verification

Student selection is always conditional until the original school leaving certificates, previous degrees and diplomas and work certificates have been compared with the ones sent in the application stage. Please take your original certificates with you in the intensive week in August.


Facebook group & TUNI user account

You're welcome to join the Facebook group for the 2022 cohort at 22MEL

In order to access all TUNI electronic services, you will need to activate your Tuni-account. Please carefully follow these instructions in TUNI IT Handbook.

After activating your user account, you will need to set up multifactor authentication of your user account by linking your account to your mobile phone. See the instructions and follow them carefully.

IMPORTANT! If you are an international student, and you do not have the Finnish electronic banking credentials, you need a one-time access code to the service.

Students without Finnish online banking codes: To give you remote access we must verify your identity before you can receive a username and a password. Contact TAMK Social Counsellor by email (socialcounsellor.tamk [at] tuni.firel=" noopener" target="_blank") to activate your TUNI account. Be prepared to have a 15-minute Zoom video call on Monday-Friday at 8:00-16:00 Finnish time. Also have your passport or national ID ready to identify yourself.


Curriculum & credit transfer for prior Master's studies

Take a closer look at your curriculum to better understand your study and learning goals. The individual descriptions of courses include methods, teachers, timing of the course within the academic year, evaluation criteria and exam types.

This information is especially important if you wish to transfer credits for some previously completed Master-level courses, since you need to propose the substitution and discuss the matter with the head of the programme or with your study counsellor. If you have questions about credit transfer, it’s best to book a meeting time or to send email ahead of time to avoid the rush during orientation.


Contact information

Heads of Progamme, Dr Päivi Mayor (paivi.mayor [at] tuni.firel=" noopener" target="_blank") and Mr Mark Curcher (mark.curcher [at] tuni.firel=" noopener" target="_blank")

  • on vacation until 8 August         

Student Counsellor, Senior Lecturer Mr Janne Hopeela (janne.hopeela [at] tuni.firel=" noopener" target="_blank")

  • on vacation until 9 August
  • you can book a meeting with Student Counsellor Janne Hopeela after 9 August.

Study Affairs Coordinator, Ms Mervi Vainikainen (mervi.vainikainen [at] tuni.firel=" noopener" target="_blank")

  • on vacation 30 June -  26 July and 1 - 2 August
  • out of office always on Fridays

TAMK Welcome Team, welcome.tamk [at]


Published: 2.4.2019
Updated: 8.6.2022