Application documents

Application period for Master's studies taught in English starting in August 2021 starts on 9 December 2020 at 8.00 GMT+2 and ends 13 January 2021 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 27 January 2021 at 15.00 GMT+2. Your application is complete, only if the documents are submitted according to the instructions of Tampere University and 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 27 January 2021. Please note that you must upload these documents also to the online application form at

Postal address: 
Tampere University
Admissions Office
Kalevantie 4

33100 Tampere

Telephone number for arriving courier deliveries:
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

It is possible to be exempted from submitting the officially certified copies by post if your University uses electronically verified documents. In this case carefully examine the exemptions below. Only documents which can be verified electronically by Tampere University are accepted. We accept:  

  • Electronically verified PDF. An electronically verified document 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 regular PDFs are not sufficient even if they are sent directly from the university. 
  • Verification service for documents issued. Your university’s electronic verification service for both degree certificate and transcript of records or a similar national verification service (e.g. Digitary). 

If you apply with electronically verified documents, you must contact the Admissions Office by email in order for your application to be processed. It is your responsibility to make sure that the documents meet the requirements and are submitted in time. Only documents which can be verified online by Tampere University are accepted. Institutional verification services that require Tampere University to download specific software or pay for the verification are not accepted. Please note that Tampere University reserves the right to make the final decision on whether a service is accepted or not.

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