Eligibility criteria

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

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 as students in Tampere University.

General eligibility criteria

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

  • Bachelor’s degree - nationally recognized first cycle degree
    • which corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study
    • from a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to
    • from an accredited institution of higher education
  • AND a good command of the English language for academic purposes. For more information, please see Language requirements.

A Bachelor’s degree completed in a university outside Finland must provide eligibility for university-level master’s degree studies in the country in which it was awarded.

Applicants in their final year of the Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply if the degree will be completed by 31 July 2020. In this case, they would be accepted conditionally. Please see special instructions for applicants in the final year of the Bachelor's degree.

Applicants with a Master’s degree may be admitted only well-founded reasons and only if they are able to show that the new degree at Tampere University provides the applicant with significant new knowledge and skills.

Programme-specific eligibility criteria

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

Programme-specific requirements are available on each programme’s webpage.

Additional information on eligibility

Due to the high number of applicants, application documents cannot be pre-assessed. The number of eligible applicants annually exceeds the number of students that can be accepted. The student selection is made by Admissions Committees on the basis of academic qualifications and merits shown in the application documents.