Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria in the Master's degree programmes consist of two parts: Tampere University's general eligibility criteria, and programme-specific eligibility criteria, which specify and/or add information to the general criteria. You must meet both to be considered eligible. Applicants who do not meet both the general eligibility and the programme-specific eligibility criteria will not be selected.

General eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply to a Master’s degree programme at Tampere University, you must have

  • a completed university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired Master's degree programme or in a closely related subject AND
  • a good command of English for academic purposes. For more information, please see Language requirements.

Also applicants in their final year of Bachelor's degree are eligible to apply. Please see Instructions for applicants in the final year of the Bachelor's degree.

A Bachelor’s degree completed in a university outside Finland must provide eligibility to university-level Master’s degree studies in the country in question.

Programme-specific eligibility criteria

Each Master's degree programme can define more detailed eligibility criteria including, for example, more specific requirements of the applicant's previous education. These criteria will be decided and published yearly for the following application period.

Programme-specific requirements can be found on each programme’s webpage.

The number of eligible applicants annually exceeds the number of students that can be accepted. The student selection is made by an admissions committee on the basis of the academic qualifications and merits shown in the application documents. Please note that not all eligible applicants can be admitted.