Remember to take care of these to prepare for arrival in Tampere
- Accept your study place by the given deadline.
If accepted conditionally, remember to deliver the educational documents to fulfill conditional acceptance.
- Read through information on fees and scholarships if applicable
- Arrange health insurance and travel insurance
- Apply for residence permit if you need one. It is important to start the process immediately after you have been accepted to the University.
- Reserve accommodation
- Download the Tampere University degree students' Goin' app.
- Familiarise yourself with the Welcome Week programme and your programme curriculum
- Read about the study culture in Finland and the practicalities of your studies at Tampere University and the study guidance available to help you start your studies
- Plan your arrival in Tampere
Know what's going on in the university community
Follow our social media channels and get to know us even before you arrive. We would love to hear from you - share your stories and tag us with @TampereUni (Twitter), @tampereuni (Instagram) or @Tampere University (Facebook and LinkedIn).Follow us
Connect with your future fellow students with Goin’ app!
Download the Tampere University Goin’ app to get to know your future peers. You have received a link for joining in your acceptance email. You can learn a bit about student life in Tampere, meet with other future students, find friends with similar interests and more. We would love to see you on Goin’!More info on Goin'
Student Life in Tampere
How to find a home in Tampere? How to survive winter in Finland? What kind of hobbies are there available in Tampere? Visit the Student Ambassador Blog and find out!Read more
Once you arrive in Tampere, it is time to officially register as a student at Tampere University and prepare to start your studies. We have listed here the main things you need to take care of to get started successfully. Remember that your student tutors will be happy to help you even before you get here.
- Pay the Student Union membership fee and register as a student
- Learn about our IT services and get your TUNI user account from the IT Helpdesk
- Apply for a student card
- Take part in the Welcome Week
- Familiarise yourself with the programme curriculum and teaching timetables for autumn 2023 and sign up for first period courses
- Complete your registration with the local authority, Digital and Population Data Services Agency
- Pay the student healthcare fee
- Read about the study culture in Finland and about different practicalities related to your studies at Tampere Universities and familiarise yourself with the Tampere University Student's Guide
Study & Stay Programme
Study & Stay is Tampere University’s programme of activities and services for all our international degree students. The aim is to support our international students to study, live, and work or start a business in the Tampere area. During your studies you will be able to attend special Study & Stay sessions with experts from career services, the City of Tampere, study guidance, and other relevant services.Find out more
Welcome to Tampere, one of the most attractive and lively cities in Finland. The city of students! Check out some interesting services for internationals in Tampere and find new exciting opportunities.Read more
Student union of Tampere University
Student Union of Tampere University, TREY, represents all the 18,000 university students in Tampere. TREY protects the interests of students, facilitates the work of student associations, provides services for its members as well as creates a sense of community.Read more
Studying and living in Tampere and Finland
The University offers a variety of services to make your everyday life and studies in Tampere a success. In the city of Tampere, every fifth resident is a student, which contributes to the relaxed and vibrant atmosphere of the city and is visible in a plethora of student services and events. Below, you will find links to information which will help you plan your everyday life here.
- Tampere University Student's Guide
- Information to new students by the Student Union TREY
- Services offered by the University Library
- Campus information
- Financial matters and instructions on opening a bank account
- University career services internship & working life information and International House Tampere information for international talents
- University guidance and counselling services
- Student health care services, FSHS
- Get know the city of Tampere and what Tampere offers for students. Check out the Relocation Guide to Tampere as well!
Student tutors are here to help!
Student tutors are older students who are trained to help new students on arrival and during the first year of studies. Their job is to help you in the practical matters of moving to Tampere and in settling into university life here.Read more
SportUni moves you!
SportUni provides high quality and versatile sport services for students and personnel of Tampere Universities. You can use three campuses’ services for just one affordable fee!Read more
Tampere - this is home
What to see, do and experience in your new home town Tampere? Get inspired!Read more