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Language requirements

When you apply to a bachelor’s programme at Tampere University, you must submit evidence that you have a 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.

Additional information on language tests

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.

Joint application to higher education, organised 4 January - 18 January 2023.

When applying to a bachelor's programme in the joint application to higher education, the language test must be completed no later than 18 January 2023, 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 18 January 2023. Upload your language test result to the online application. Tampere University will verify all language test results online.

If you are applying in other application rounds (i.e. open university route applications, transfer applications, MAOL competition in Finland), you will need to follow the deadlines of each application round accordingly.

Required minimum results

SAT Test
In case admission is based on SAT scores, applicants will not be required to separately demonstrate their language proficiency.

TOEFL iBT/ TOEFL iBT online version
78 overall with minimum 20 on Writing

IELTS Academic/ IELTS Academic online version
6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 on Writing

PTE Academic
54 overall with minimum 42 on Writing

C1 Advanced, previous as CAE

C2 Proficiency, previous as CPE

National Certificate of Language, Proficiency (English)
Proficiency level 4 on all the subtests (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

Detailed instructions on accepted language tests and the SAT test

Detailed instructions on accepted language tests and the SAT test

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. Only studies that fulfill the criteria below will be accepted.

Detailed information concerning the studies and instructions on how and what documents to submit is listed below.

Detailed instructions on accepted previous studies