Tampere University Student's Handbook
Orientation to studies
Your studies at Tampere University start with a Welcome Week, organised this year during 21 – 27 August 2023. The Welcome Week will offer you a lot of necessary and useful information for planning your studies, on practical arrangements for studies at Tampere University, services available to students and e.g. activities offered by our many student clubs and associations. In addition to getting important information that will help you start your studies, you will also get to meet your student group for the first time as well as start to get to know your teachers during this week. The Welcome Week is mandatory for all new degree students.
The programme of the week will be updated as we move towards the autumn. The common events for starting international degree students will be listed below (the programme, as for now, is preliminary). Please follow the Welcome Week Moodle (opens on 8 Aug, link to be updated closer to the date) for more details.
1) Monday, 21 August 2023
10 am – 12 noon, info session for new incoming international degree students/Zoom
The basics for starting your studies. The link to Zoom the link to Zoom is available in the Welcome Week Moodle.
We will talk about things such as: where to find information, registration as a student, the academic calendar, planning your studies, curricula and teaching schedules, credits and grading. The Finnish language teachers will also join the info to talk about language studies. Please note that this is not the agenda, but rather topics and themes for the info session.
The info will be recorded and published in the Welcome Week Moodle.
2) Tuesday-Wednesday, 22-23 August 2023
10 am – 3 pm, Service Fair – city centre & Hervanta campuses
Services from the campuses as well as for example TREY & the city of Tampere will be present at the fair
- Location on the city centre campus: main lobby of the Main building
- Location on Hervanta campus: main lobby of the Main building
3) Thursday, 24 August 2023
4) Friday, 25 August 2023
2 pm – 3 pm, 2nd info session for new incoming international degree students/Zoom
As on Monday, the link to Zoom is available in the Welcome Week Moodle.
We will talk about things such as: arrival related matters, student services, guidance and counselling instances at the university and where to get advice during your studies. Please note that this is not the agenda, but rather topics and themes for the info session.
The info will be recorded and published in Moodle.
In addition to this, you may have infos and starting sessions arranged by your programme. These may take place live on campus or online. Please follow the communication of your own programme regarding this. You will receive information on the programme specific events by email and the first programme specific events will be listed in the Welcome Week Moodle as well.
After the Welcome Week, your orientation to studies at Tampere University will continue with introductory studies. The introductory studies, the title and content of which may vary slightly by programme, will include more detailed information on how to plan your studies and how to study and work efficiently at Tampere University as well as an introduction to intercultural communication, career planning and working in Finland. For more detailed information on the specific content of your introductory studies, please see the curriculum of your programme.