Scholarships

Both Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences offer a number of scholarships for fee-paying students in order to provide excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.

Tampere University Scholarships Programme

Tampere University Scholarships Programme is intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes offered in English. Scholarships are awarded at admission to the best applicants and during studies to students who have done exceptionally well in their studies. A substantial number of scholarships are available. In addition, all fee-paying applicants accepted as students may take advantage of an early-bird scholarship during the first year of studies. With the help of the scholarship programme, Tampere University provides excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.

The programme consists of two scholarship categories awarded at admission:

  • Tampere University global student award for academic excellence scholarships include a 7,000 € annual scholarship to cover the student’s living expenses during the first year of the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme as well as a tuition fee scholarship covering 100% of the tuition fees in a three-year Bachelor’s or a two-year Master’s degree programme or both if the study right granted leads from Bachelor’s degree to a Master’s degree.
  • Tampere University tuition fee scholarships cover 100% of the tuition fees in a three-year Bachelor’s or a two-year Master’s degree programme or both if the study right granted leads from Bachelor’s degree to a Master’s degree

When filling in your application form for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme, you have the possibility to indicate your wish to apply for a scholarship. The decision on the granted scholarship will be communicated to you together with information on admission.

The scholarship recipients’ progress in studies will be monitored each academic year. In order to retain the full Tampere University tuition fee scholarship in the following year of studies, the recipient must earn at least 55 credits during the academic year as detailed in the personal study plan. If a scholarship recipient completes 50-54 credits during the academic year, his or her scholarship will be reduced to 50 % in the following academic year. If a scholarship recipient completes less than 50 credits during the academic year, he or she will be charged the full tuition fee in the following academic year.

Unfortunately, we cannot grant a scholarship to all new students at admission. However, all fee-paying students who have not been awarded a scholarship on admission may take advantage of the early bird scholarship covering 50% of the tuition fees, by accepting their study place offer and paying 50% of the tuition fee within two weeks after receiving the letter of acceptance. This offer is valid only for the first year of studies. All fee-paying students are eligible to apply for Tampere University scholarships also after the first year of studies.

Tampere University scholarships awarded after the first year of studies:

All students subject to tuition fees, both Tampere University scholarship recipients and fee-paying students, have the possibility to apply for the Tampere University global student award for academic excellence scholarships after the first year of their studies and thereafter annually. The Tampere University global student award for academic excellence scholarship includes a 7,000 € annual scholarship to cover the student’s living expenses and covers 100% of the tuition fees for one academic year at a time. Students are eligible to apply for this scholarship if they have obtained at least 55 credits with a GPA no less than 4/5 during the academic year.

If a fee-paying student does very well in his or her studies, i.e. finishes 60 ECTS credits with a GPA no less than 3/5 in an academic year, the student may also apply for a Tampere University tuition fee scholarship covering 50% of the tuition fees after the first year of studies and thereafter annually.

Scholarships are awarded after the first year of studies for one year at a time upon application.

The total duration of all Tampere University scholarships may not be longer than the target time for the completion of the degree. The target time for the completion of a bachelor’s degree programme is three academic years. The target time for the completion of a master’s degree programme is two academic years.

Please note that students studying in the framework of the following programmes with a scholarship are not eligible to apply for the above-mentioned scholarships:

  • the Erasmus Mundus programme
  • the Nordic Master programme
  • the Fulbright – Tampere University Graduate Award programme

In addition, Tampere University is proud to present the following award:

  • Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award:
    • The Fulbright Finland Foundation works with Tampere University to offer an award for a U.S. student admitted to one of the University’s international Master’s degree programmes.The application deadline is 9 October 2018. More information

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) Scholarships Programme

Tampere University of Applied Sciences offers scholarships for tuition fee paying students as follows: 

Bachelor level programmes

  • 50% Early Bird -scholarship, if acceptance is done within 7 days 
  • Academic Award -scholarships 25% - 50% based on credits gained and GPA 

Master level programmes

  • -1 500 € Early Bird -scholarship, if whole year paid in one installment by 31 May
  • Academic Award -scholarships 25% - 50% for the second year based on credits gained

Graduating students can qualify for Academic Excellence -scholarships for a variety of reasons: exceptional thesis work, success in practical placements or project work. These scholarships are governed and awarded by the TAMK R&D Fund. 

Students can also be sponsored by either family or organisations/companies. TAMK is currently negotiating company sponsorships for future students.