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TAMK Student's Handbook

Nursing - information for new students

Congratulations – you have been selected in the next intake to the bilingual nursing programme (24TOKASA group)  to study as a registered nurse! You are warmly welcome to join the TAMK community and start building your future. This page has information,  guidelines and schedules to help you get started. Please read these instructions carefully.

Start of studies

Your studies start on 3 September 2024  at 9.30. Place is  TAMK Main Campus, Kuntokatu 3, Tampere, Finland. We will guide you from main lobby forward.

If you are not in Finland that time, please let us know that. You should still be able to attend online. All who are in Finland please attend at TAMK, you are very welcome and your studies will begin the best possible way, when you come to TAMK personally.

On the first day, remember to bring with you one of your official ID: passport, Finnish identity card (with a photo) granted by the police, Finnish driver’s license, KELA photocard, EU/EEA national identity card (with a photo). Take also your pc/laptop, you will need it at everyday studies.

Our Study Affairs Coordinator will send you an email if your original school certificates need to be checked in TAMK.


Orientation days are not only mandatory for all students, they are 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.

The latest possible start date physically at Tamk is  at  1 of October. 

 If you haven't been able to arrive in Finland by the beginning of the studies, please inform us in advance.

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. For this you will need to complete a Tuberculosis self-assesment  and provide our student health care information on your current vaccination coverage. Please fill in and save to yourself a self-assesment form from that page. If there is a need to supplement your vaccinations, this can be done at student health care (FSHS) at the beginning of your studies.

Read more information and  instructions for social and health care students concerning infectious diseases and vaccinations.


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

This nursing programme is bilingual (English and Finnish). Theoretical studies will be conducted at first mainly in English, combining Finnish.  At supervised clinical training (practical training)  you will use Finnish language. There are also courses in Finnish at your curriculum and more available at our university.

Practical training and clinical placements will happen in many different kind of health care environments. It means also shiftwork for students. So prepare to be able to practice in three-shift-work.


Report of earlier studies

Please report any earlier studies via this link. 

Contact information 

Student Councellor from 1.8.2024 Ms. Ina Grönlund  e-mail: ( at )

Admission office: admissions.tamk (at)

Service point: palvelupiste.tamk (at)



Published: 2.4.2019
Updated: 5.6.2024