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Tampere University Student's Handbook

Late arrival for exchange students

Tampere University

We strongly encourage you to arrive in time for the semester start and get involved with all compulsory Welcome Week activities to help you settle into university life, make friends and prepare for your studies!

Arriving after the Welcome Week means that you might not be able to register for courses on time, attend the first lectures for on-campus courses and/or meet the required deadlines. Please note that you can register for courses only after you have completed your registration with the University.

Also you will need to be independent in taking care of the practical arrangements. However, your international student tutor might help you with some practical issues as well.

The checklist for late arrivals

  • Inform the University and your personal international student tutor about your schedule
  • Organise your student housing before arrival (late applicants might not be eligible to apply for a furnished room at all, unfurnished rooms might be offered)
  • Read our guide: Information for incoming exchange students
  • Complete your registration with the University according to the instructions you have received
  • Pay the Student Union's (TREY) membership fee (optional)
  • Activate your TUNI user account according to the instructions you have received
  • Order your student card online (only those who have paid the TREY membership fee)
  • Register for the courses online with the activated user account 
  • Complete your DVV registration as soon as possible, it is mandatory to all exchange students
  • Get to know the Welcome Week slides and other relevant information

Please make sure that the International Mobility Services are aware of your late arrival. After arriving in Tampere, you might be required to visit the Student Affairs Office.

Welcome Week slides, videos etc.

We will publish slides, videos and other relevant information on the Welcome Week's Moodle page. However, you will not be able to access Moodle before you complete your registration with the University and you activate your TUNI user account.

Registration for courses

In most cases, there is no guarantee that a late course registration will be approved. If the deadline for course registration has passed, it is recommended before the course starts to contact a responsible teacher by email or by visiting him/her, or, if you have not received any further instructions and the course is about to start very soon, by attending the first possible lecture. However, there is no guarantee that your request will be approved by the responsible teacher.

One option is to complete some independent studies or online studies or look for courses in the following teaching period. Read more: Registration for courses and study practices for exchange students.

Late arrival due to COVID-19

We are aware that some students' study plans and travel arrangements may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and we are looking forward to be more flexible in our processes to reflect this. Please read our latest instructions and updates at COVID-19 instructions for incoming exchange students. The university does not offer guidance on quarantine measures for individuals.

Created: 29.1.2020
Updated: 13.4.2022