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TAMK Student's Handbook

International Business - 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 31 May 2022. This page info will be updated on 12 August. Please come back then to check the latest info.


Start of studies

The orientation studies start for all new International Business (IB) students in TAMK Main Campus, at the address Kuntokatu 3, Tampere, on Tuesday 23 August 2022 at 11.00 in the Main Auditorium Room D1-04. There will be IB Student Tutors waiting for you in the old Main Lobby.


Orientation Days 23 - 26 August 2022

The Orientation Days are the best way to get started with your studies. You will meet with everyone in your study group and get to know each other, talk to the key people in building your future: your student tutors and teacher tutors, other lecturers, the head of your programme, your study counsellor, TAMK social counsellor, student union members and many more. You will also get to know various TAMK/TUNI electronic systems which you need e.g. for enrolling on the courses, and you will see and hear about our facilities and services.


Orientation Programme 23 - 26 August 2022


Checking of your original certificates

Checking your original school leaving certificates, work certificates and other official documents will be extended until you are able to be physically present on campus. Student selection is always conditional until the originals have been compared with the ones sent in the application stage.


Community & access to TUNI electronic services

There will be a Microsoft Teams group for your cohort. It is a closed group for admitted students and TAMK staff who will be working with the group. It’s a platform where questions are more than welcome and we will be happy to assist you with everything.

In order to join your group in Microsoft Teams and all other TUNI electronic services, you 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.


After you have activated your TUNI user account come and join the Microsoft Teams for  International Business 2022-2023 | Guidance and tutoring. Remember to use your new TUNI user account when logging in!

You’ll be accepted to the group latest during the week when your orientation will start. In the Teams you can find materials for orientation. You can also use Teams to ask questions from your teacher and student tutors. They are there at the group ready to welcome you! If for some reason the orientation needs to be held remotely, Teams will work as a platform for that.


Curriculum and credit transfer for prior Bachelor'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 higher education courses, since you need to propose the substitution and discuss the matter with your study counsellor. If you have questions about accreditation or credit transfer, it’s best to send email to or book a meeting with your study counsellor during 9 – 21 August to avoid the rush during the orientation days.


Questionnaire on your prior university studies and language skills

Please fill in this questionnaire latest by 17 August. To be able to get credit transfer for your prior university studies and to start your communication studies successfully you will need to submit information on your official mother tongue, your prior studies in Finnish, Swedish and other languages through this eForm.


Contact information     

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 Marja Honkanen (marja.honkanen [at] tuni.firel=" noopener" target="_blank")

  • on vacation 4 -  26 July

TAMK Welcome Team, welcome.tamk [at]

  • Remember to read all the instructions for new students carefully. If you still have questions e.g. about tuition fees, immigration, student housing, or arriving to Tampere, Finland, you can always send question to TAMK Welcome Team, also while Study Affairs Counsellor or Student Counsellor are on vacation!
Published: 2.4.2019
Updated: 31.5.2022