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Application process

Ready to apply? Great! Here you can find all the necessary information when applying to a master’s programme in Tampere University.

Carefully read through the general eligibility criteria and the programme-specific eligibility criteria, and ensure that you meet the criteria of the programme you wish to apply to.

English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate their proficiency in English language, usually with an internationally recognised academic language test score or with previous studies as accepted by Tampere University. Make sure to register for a language test well in advance. There might not be many test dates available, or they may be fully booked. For further information, please read our language requirements.

Application documents

Check what application documents you are required to submit. All application attachments must be uploaded to your application online. You do not need to send certified copies at the time of applying.

We recommend that you start preparing your documents well before the application period begins to ensure you have everything ready.

Submitting the online application

The online application form will be available only during the application period at The application period begins 13 December 2023 at 8.00 (UTC+2) and ends 3 January 2024 at 15.00 (UTC+2). It is not possible to apply before or after this timeline. 

When filling the application, please answer all the questions and upload scanned copies of the original documents as attachments to the application form.

You can edit your application only during the application period. Attachments can be uploaded until 10 January 2024 at 15.00 (UTC+2).

You can only submit one online application form with a maximum of 3 different master’s programmes. When applying, you must prioritise your programme choices (1st to 3rd). If accepted, you will be offered a study place in only one programme (the highest prioritised programme that you qualify for). Please note that the order of preference is binding, and it cannot be changed after the application period ends.

After you have submitted your application, you will receive an automatic message from confirming that your online application form has been received. This message will also list any missing documents, that you are required to submit to complete the application. The automatic message includes your application number (e.g. Use only an email address that you have access to until the possible start of studies in autumn.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your junk mail folder. Otherwise, please contact Tampere University Admissions Services.

It is your responsibility to make sure that all the documents meet the given requirements and are submitted in time. The Admissions Services will process your application only if all the required documents have been uploaded. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements or do not submit all the required documents will not proceed to academic evaluation.

Academic evaluation

There is no entrance examination to the master’s programmes taught in English at Tampere University. The student selection is made by the faculties admission committees based on your academic qualifications and merits shown in your application documents. Admission to studies leading directly to a master's degree will be based on the applicant’s bachelor's degree conferred by a university or a university of applied sciences. Depending on programme-specific admission requirements, the programme may also consider additional factors and/or skills previously acquired by applicants when evaluating applications.

The student selection process is based on your: 

  • success in previous studies 
  • English language proficiency 
  • motivation to study in the programme. 

For additional information on scoring and evaluation, please see each programme's admission criteria in

Announcement of results

The admissions committees of the various programmes have different schedules and therefore we cannot inform you of your application status during the selection process. All admission results are announced in the first week of April 2024 via email to the email address provided on the application.


You can apply for a scholarship on the application form. If you have applied for a scholarship, your scholarship application will be evaluated separately, but the results are announced at the same time as the results of student selection.

Any questions?

Please visit FAQ on applying for a master's programme at Tampere University. Also, do not hesitate to contact us at Tampere University Admissions Services if you have additional questions or concerns.