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Language requirements

When applying to a Master’s Programme at Tampere University, you must submit evidence of your good command of the English language for academic purposes. You have two options for demonstrating your English language proficiency: language tests or previous studies.

In both cases you must submit a document as a proof of language skills. Please see detailed instructions and additional information below.

English language tests

The language test must be completed by 11 January 2023, which is the application deadline. The results may be delivered to Tampere University afterwards. If you have already taken the test, please note that the test score must be valid at least until 11 January 2023. Please upload your language test result to the online application. Tampere University will verify all language test results online.

Please note to book a language test well in advance. There might not be many test dates available, or they may get fully booked early. 

Tests and required minimum results 

TOEFL iBT/ TOEFL iBT online version (Home Edition)
92 overall with no section below 20

IELTS Academic/ IELTS Academic online version
6.5 overall with no section below 5.5

PTE Academic
62 overall with no section in Communicative Skills below 42

C1 Advanced, previous as CAE

C2 Proficiency, previous as CPE

National Certificate of Language Proficiency in English (YKI-tutkinto)
Proficiency level 5 on all the subtests (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

Detailed instructions on accepted language tests

Previous studies

It is possible to be exempted from submitting a language test score if you have completed the specified studies listed by Tampere University that demonstrate your good command of English for academic purposes. If you apply without a valid language test result, carefully examine the exemptions below. The language in which your degree was taught must be stated in your degree certificate, an official transcript of records, diploma supplement or other official document issued by the awarding institution.  

Only studies that fulfil the criteria below will be accepted. The detailed information concerning the studies and instructions on how and what documents to submit is listed below.

Detailed instructions on accepted previous studies