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Application documents

The application period for master's studies taught in English starting in August 2023 starts on 7 December 2022 at 8.00 UTC+2 and ends 11 January 2023 at 15.00 UTC+2. The application form will be available online during the application period at

Required attachments and how to submit them

The application form will guide you on what information and documents are required. There are seven (7) Tampere University general application attachments. Some programmes have listed additional, programme-specific attachments. More information on these can be found each programme’s admissions criteria in

In addition to uploading the application documents as attachments to your application form in, you must submit the officially certified copies of your educational documents (attachments 1-3) to Tampere University Admissions Office. 

Documents must reach Tampere University Admissions Office by 1 February 2023 at 15.00 UTC+2. Your application is considered complete, only if the documents are submitted according to the instructions of Tampere University and they reach the University by the given deadline. Applying and submitting all application documents as early as possible is highly recommended.

Please see details on what are officially certified and legalised copies and how to deliver then below.

NB: Delivery options of  the officially certified copies of the educational documents have been updated 9 November 2022.


What are officially certified (attested) and legalised copies?

All educational documents must be delivered as either officially certified by the awarding institution or as officially certified (attested) or legalised copies by post.

If documents are not electronically verifiable, documents of degrees awarded in certain countries must be submitted according to the country-specific requirements. The country-specific requirements may concern one or all of the following: the copy of the Bachelor's degree certificate, transcript of records or the official translation of these documents. 

Please note, educational documents from China must always be submitted according to the country-specific requirements.

We do not accept regular photocopies of educational documents sent by post. When submitting documents by post, please note that officially certified copies issued by notaries public in other countries are not accepted without legalisation. However, officially certified copies issued by a Finnish Notary Public are accepted (even if the degree has been completed in a country with country-specific requirements).

Please see detailed instructions below.

What are officially translated documents?

How to upload documents to the online application form?

Have you not yet graduated?

Delivering documents by post

If you send the certified copies of your educational documents (attachments 1-3) by post to Tampere University Admissions Office they must arrive by 1 February 2023. Please note that you must upload these documents also to the online application form at 

Prepare and post your documents well before the deadline. An applicant is always responsible for the arrival of documents at Admission Office, even when documents are delivered directly from the educational institution or other instance. We recommend using a courier service instead of regular post especially if sending documents from outside the EU. To ensure that the delivery clears customs easily, please only enclose the paper documents in the delivery envelope. If possible, please indicate the value of the delivery as 0,01.

Tampere University is not responsible for services provided by courier services or other 3rd parties, or any delays or damage caused by them.

Confirmation of arrival of documents is sent only after we have processed your documents and application, not immediately upon receiving the documents.

Postal address

Tampere University
Admissions Office
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere

Telephone number for courier services only (not for individual applicants):
+358 294 524 001
Please see the contact information for the Admissions Office for matters related to applying.