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Tampere University Student's Handbook

Certificates and confirmations for exchange students

Tampere University and TAMK

To confirm the length of the exchange study period, many exchange students (especially Erasmus+ students) have different certificates, confirmations or other similar forms from their home university which must be signed and stamped at Tampere University by the host faculty and / or by the International Mobility Services. Usually, these documents are called certificate of attendance, confirmation of stay, or similar. 

A few things to keep in mind

  • Before contacting us, please always double-check first with your home university what type of document they need (e.g. regarding the length of your exchange period), as the requirements vary from university to university.
  • We recommend that you use the documents provided by your home university. In case your home university does not have their own document for this purpose, Tampere University offers one template that can also be used to confirm your stay (please see the end of this page: Tampere University Confirmation of Stay form).
  • We kindly ask you to pre-fill the documents before delivering them to us.
  • Please note that Tampere University’s official transcript of records does not include the dates of your exchange study period. Instead, the transcript includes the dates of your study right (= the dates between which your study right is valid).

When can I get the certificate?

  • The documents may not be signed earlier than one week before your date of departure / end date of studies.
  • Most of staff members of the International Mobility Services are working remotely, so please remember to take care of all the documents early enough, as it might take a few days to get the signatures / stamps from the people in question. In addition, please note that there is a delay in replying to emails during the holiday seasons (e.g. around Christmas as well as between the end of June and the beginning of August).

Dates for exchange studies

The purpose of the certificate is to confirm the actual studying dates for your exchange study period. As a result, earlier dates than the first day of the Welcome Week or later dates than the end of the teaching period can be confirmed only exceptionally for appropriate reasons (e.g. if the exchange student is actually provenly working on their studies at Tampere University after the end of the teaching period).

Depending on your situation, the following dates can be confirmed on the certificates:

Start of studies

  • the first day of the Welcome Week 
  • the day of your arrival 

End of studies

  • the end of the teaching period
  • the end of your studies (e.g. the last exam you take or the last lecture you attend)
  • the day of your departure (if you leave before the end of the teaching period)
Created: 26.6.2019
Updated: 28.6.2022