Application documents

Please note that these instructions concern the 2020 admissions round. We will update the instructions for the 2021 admissions round in autumn 2020.

Application period for Master's studies starting in August 2020 starts on 4 December 2019 at 8.00 GMT+2 and ends 15 January 2020 at 15.00 GMT+2.The application form will be available online during the application period at

Required enclosures and how to submit them

The application form will guide you on what information and documents are needed. There are seven Tampere University general application enclosures and in addition some programmes have listed programme-specific enclosures. Additional information on the programme-specific enclosures can be found on the page of the programme.

In addition to uploading the application documents as enclosures to your application form in, you must submit the officially certified copies of your educational documents (enclosures 1-3) to Tampere University Admissions Office by post, according to the country-specific requirements, if applicable.

Documents must reach Tampere University Admissions Office by 31 January 2020 at 15.00 GMT+2. Your application is complete, only if the documents reach the University by the given deadline. Please see the posting address and additional information below.  


What are officially certified (attested) and legalised copies?

We do not accept regular photocopies of educational documents sent by post. All educational documents sent by post must be either officially certified by the awarding institution or legalised copies. 

Applicants whose degrees have been awarded in certain countries need to pay special attention and submit their documents according to the country-specific requirements. The country-specific requirements may concern the copy of the Bachelor's degree certificate, Transcript of records or the official translation of these documents. 

In addition, 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 note that officially certified copies issued by notaries public in other countries are not accepted without legalisation.

Please see detailed instructions below.

What are officially translated documents?

How to upload documents to the online application form?

Delivering documents by post

You must send the educational documents (enclosures 1-3) by post to Tampere University Admissions Office by 31 January 2020. Please note that you must upload these documents also to the online application form at

Postal address:
Tampere University
Admissions Office
FI-33014 Tampere University

Street address and telephone number for arriving courier deliveries:
Tampere University, Admissions Office at City centre campus:
Kalevantie 4, Main Building
33100 Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 50 318 7001 (this number is only for arriving courier deliveries. Contact information for Admissions Office)

Electronically verified documents, e.g. e-transcripts

If your University uses official electronic diploma verification or transcript of records that are certified by the University or e.g. national verification service, please contact the Admissions Services by email for further instructions. An electronic transcript is a PDF document equipped with a digital signature to confirm its authenticity and integrity. The digital signature replaces handwritten signatures and stamps and therefore these types of educational documents do not need to be posted. Please note that only documents which can be verified online by Tampere University are accepted and the applicant must contact the Admissions Services when applying with electronically verified documents.

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