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TAMK Student's Handbook

Register as a new student

Tampere University and TAMK

Registering for the first academic year

All students must register for each academic year - either present or absent. Please note that first-year students can only register as absent on statutory grounds specified at the bottom of the page.

Tuition fee paying students: 

Your registration is completed when you pay the first installment of your tuition fee from one of the following links :

(open after student selections)

Transfer and Open path studentsBachelor’s degrees  /  Master’s degrees  

Please check the details on tuition fees and scholarship options on the registration form. After payment and registration is received, you will receive a signed and stamped Acceptance Letter in order to proceed with your immigration process.

Non-paying students: 

You can register when confirming your study place in Opintopolku / Studyinfo  The link will appear after you confirm your study place.

Absence in the first year of studies

First-year students can only register as absent on statutory grounds (source: Universities of Applied Sciences Act 325/2015 § 29-30):

  • to complete Finnish national service in accordance with the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Voluntary Military Service for Women (194/1995); Supporting document to be sent to admissions.tamk [at] (subject: Registration%20as%20ABSENT%202020-2021)  : The Finnish assignment to service to demonstrate that the service will be completed during the academic year
  • if on maternity, paternity or parental leave; Supporting document to be sent to admissions.tamk [at] : Kela’s certificate of maternity, paternity or parental allowance period or, if one is not yet available, a medical certificate of the pregnancy. Paternity leave can only be demonstrated with Kela’s certificate. Equivalent certificates of statutory parental leaves given by foreign authorities are also accepted.
  • if unable to begin the studies due to an illness or disability. Supporting document to be sent to admissions.tamk [at] (subject: Registration%20as%20ABSENT%202020-2021) ( : The Finnish sickness allowance decision or, if not available, a medical certificate. The illness or disability as well as the fact that it specifically prevents you from beginning your studies on 1 August 2022 has to be stated on the medical certificate. Sufficient documentation of obstacles caused by practical arrangements related to the illness or disability, for example a student housing foundation’s certificate of queuing for a special needs flat. The student’s personal notification is not enough. It also has to be demonstrated how the issue will be handled. Disability is a permanent state and thus it is not enough to refer to the disability. There has to be temporary disability-related grounds for absence.

NB! Transfer students cannot register as absent.

TAMK is actively monitoring the coronavirus situation and will provide updates on a regular basis. We advise you start the residence permit process as soon as possible and keep us informed of your arrival.

Created: 6.5.2019
Updated: 17.6.2022