How to apply for exchange studies at Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) welcomes exchange students from international partner universities with whom we have a bilateral exchange agreement.

Exchange studies do not lead to a TAMK degree, but will be counted towards the exchange student's degree in his/her home university. Exchange studies may consist of courses, a final thesis and/or project work.

Students applying to TAMK as exchange students must have completed at least one year of study at their home university before the exchange at TAMK starts. Exceptionally, applicants to the Degree Programme in Physiotherapy must have completed at least two years of study, and at least one period of Practical Training in their home university.

Exchange studies take place in Tampere at TAMK's Main Campus, the Mediapolis Campus, the Music Academy Campus or the Proakatemia Campus.

Length of the exchange

The length of a study exchange may be one or two semesters, depending on the terms of the bilateral agreement between TAMK and the partner university concerned:

  • Autumn semester (August - December)
  • Spring semester (January - May)

Exceptionally, in the following Nursing and Health Care programmes, the exchange period may be shorter than one semester, but must be at least 90 days. The exact exchange dates will be given separately.

  • Degree Programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Physiotherapy
  • Degree Programme in Radiography and Radiotherapy

How to apply

All nominations for student exchanges must come from the international office of the applicant's home institution, so students wishing to participate in an exchange with TAMK must  contact their own International Office first! The partnership between TAMK and the home university must include a valid exchange agreement.

An applicant must first be nominated for the exchange by the home university. The applicant will then receive instructions from TAMK on how to fill in and download the application documents online. The exchange is confirmed after both the home university and TAMK have officially approved the exchange.

The next application period ends on 30 April 2019. The nomination deadline is two weeks before the application deadline.

All applicants must fill in the online application form; paper applications are not accepted.

Courses for exchange students

You can choose courses from your field of study and from free-elective courses. The Learning Agreement is preliminary until confirmed with your coordinator at TAMK after your arrival.

Exchange students enroll to courses after they arrive at TAMK. The detailed timetables (with course days, times, names of teachers, classrooms, etc.) and all instructions will be given during the Welcome Week.

  • Welcome Week on 19 - 23 August for the Autumn term 2019

Cross-Campus Studies

As an exchange student at Tampere University of Applied Sciences or Tampere University, you are entitled to seek studies at the study offerings of all campuses. The main principle is that you must take at least 60 % of your courses in the main host university. Contact the international coordinator at TAMK, room B1-53, Main campus for how to apply. Please note that applying the study right at the cross-campus study service does not guarantee that there are places left at the course. Courses available in the spring 2019:

Programmes available for exchange students

TAMK offers exchange studies in seven Bachelor level programmes in English on its Tampere Campuses. Also, there are Finnish Bachelor level degree programmes, which offer some courses / projects / possibilities for practical training or final thesis in English.

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Contact us

If you did not find answers to your questions on these pages, please contact TAMK's Incoming Students Office:

Marika Kyllönen
International Coordinator
International Services
+358 50 307 1409

Tarja Kononov
International Coordinator
International Services
+358 40 841 8847