Results of student selection

The results of the student selection for Master's degree programmes taught in English have been announced on 25 March 2021. 

All applicants will be informed by email. The admissions committees in the faculties have different schedules and therefore it is not possible to be informed about the application status during the selection process. 

If you are offered a study place you must officially accept the study place by the given deadline in service. A link for this will be delivered to the email address provided on your application form.

If you have been awarded a Tampere University scholarship during the admission process or if you wish to take advantage of the early bird scholarship, please check the deadline for accepting the study place and scholarship in the scholarship letter which you will receive in the acceptance email.

Otherwise the deadline to accept the study place is 16 July 2021 15.00 GMT +3.

If you do not accept the study place by the given deadline, you will forfeit your place in the programme. 

Please note that if you have been accepted conditionally (applicants in their final year of Bachelors degree) you need to graduate and send the officially certified copies of the Bachelor's degree certificate and final transcript of records to Admissions Office by the given deadline.


One study place per term provision in Finland

According to this provision, a student may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland in education that begins in the same academic term. This rule applies to all higher education in Finland. Even if you register as absent or give up your study place, you cannot accept another study place starting in the same academic term. Accepting a study place Tampere University means that you cannot accept another study place for the same term in another Finnish higher education institution, or if you have accepted a study place elsewhere, you cannot accept a study place at Tampere University later. This is to ensure that as many applicants as possible get a study place every year.

The provision does not prevent you from accepting a study place in another degree programme during another academic term.

The provision does not apply to studies at higher education institutions outside of Finland.

For more information on this, please see


Appealing the decision concerning student admission

As an applicant, you have the right to know how the admissions criteria have been applied in the application process. The admissions criteria can be found in the “How to apply” section of your programme and the instructions on how the application and documents needed to be submitted can be found at Application documents webpage.

It is possible to submit an appeal, but only after the student selection has been completed and the results are available. Please note that the original admission decision will not be changed if the decision has been reached fairly and in accordance with the University admissions policy.

If you consider submitting an appeal, please contact the Faculty in question for additional information on your admissions decision.

You must appeal in writing to Tampere University. Such an appeal must be submitted to Tampere University within 14 days from the time you had the possibility to review the results of the student selection. Concerning applications to Master's programmes taught in English the appeals must arrive at the latest on 12 April 2021 at 15.00 GMT+3. The written appeal must be signed and addressed to the programme and faculty in question. The appeal can be submitted by the deadline:

1) as a scanned file by email to tau [at]

2) by post to Tampere University, FI-33014 Tampere University, Finland, OR
3) brought to the Info desk at the main building at the City centre campus
Kalevantie 4, 33100 Tampere, Finland. Please see their opening hours.

Please title the email or envelope as “Appeal on student selection”. The following information must be stated in the appeal: 

  • The decision that you are appealing, including the name of the programme
  • The grounds for the appeal
  • Your name and contact information. In case an authorised representative or spokesperson is acting on your behalf or the appeal has been prepared by a person other than you, his/her name and contact information must also be stated 
  • Your address and phone number so that you may be contacted during the process. An email address must also be provided.

Please attach all the documents that the appeal concerns.

For additional information, please contact the the Faculty in question or
Tampere University Admissions Services