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Tampere University Scholarships

Tampere University seeks to recognise high-achieving, motivated students. 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. Finland Scholarship is available for applicants to Master's programmes.

Scholarships available at admission

Tampere University tuition fee scholarships

Tampere University tuition fee scholarships cover 100% of the tuition fees for the programme duration. The programme duration is

  • three years for Bachelor’s degrees
  • two years for Master’s degrees
  • five years if the study right is granted for both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree.​​​ 

Finland Scholarship

Finland scholarships awarded by Tampere University are part of the national Finland Scholarship programme. Applicants to Master's programmes are eligible to apply. Finland scholarships are awarded at Tampere University to the most merited applicant in each Master's programme.

Finland scholarships cover the programme tuition fee for the first year of studies and include a 5000 € relocation grant, paid to the student's Finnish bank account after the student has arrived in Tampere and started studies at Tampere University.

In addition, Tampere University awards a Tampere University tuition fee scholarship for the second year of studies to all recipients of the Finland scholarship. The scholarship covers 100 % of tuition fees in the second year of studies. 

The prerequisite for retaining the Tampere University tuition fee scholarship throughout the programme duration is progressing in studies at the normative pace. In order to retain the full 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. These conditions also apply to the Tampere University tuition fee scholarship awarded for the second year of studies to recipients of the Finland scholarship.

Early bird offer

In addition to scholarships, an early bird offer is available at admission to all fee-paying students, excluding students who have been awarded a Tampere University tuition fee scholarship or a Finland scholarship at admission. The early bird offer gives a 50 % reduction on the programme tuition fee during the first year of studies.

Students may take advantage of the early bird offer by accepting the offered study place and paying 50% of the first year tuition fee within two weeks after receiving information on admission. This offer is valid only for the first year of studies. 

How to apply for scholarships

To be considered for the Tampere University tuition fee scholarship or the Finland scholarship, you must apply for the scholarship as part of your application for admission during the application period for admission. For applicants to Master’s programmes, the application period starts on 8 December 2021 at 8.00 GMT +2 and ends on 12 January 2022 at 15.00 GMT +2. For applicants to Bachelor's programmes, the application period begins on 5 January 2022 at 8.00 GMT +2 and ends on 19 January 2022 at 15.00 GMT +2.

You will apply for Tampere University Scholarships and Finland scholarships with the same online application you use to apply for admission at Studyinfo.fi. To apply for the scholarships, you will be asked to indicate which scholarships you wish to apply for (if applicable), describe in writing on the application form the academic qualifications which support your merit-based scholarship application and your motivation for applying for a Tampere University scholarship (max. number of characters 3500). No additional attachments are required for the scholarship application. 

All application information you submit in your application for admission at Studyinfo.fi, including your educational documents, is available for the admissions committee evaluating your scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic overall assessment in which all application information and educational documents as well as the grounds you have given for your scholarship application are taken into consideration and can be decisive. The scholarship applications are processed by admissions committees in the Faculties and a University scholarship council. The decision on the scholarship will be communicated to you together with information on admission.

When applying for a scholarship to bachelor's programmes, you will be asked to place the Tampere University study options you are applying for admission to in your order of preference in your scholarship application. It is only possible to receive one scholarship offer, specific to one bachelor's study option at Tampere University. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of application information and the scholarship application letter to the most successful and motivated applicants in each study option. In your scholarship application letter, you will be asked to describe your interest and motivation in studies in the study options you apply for admission to. In case you are admitted and qualify for a scholarship in several Tampere University bachelor's study options, you will only receive a scholarship offer in the study option which is highest in your order of preference among the study options in which you qualify for a scholarship. Please note that admission to studies is a separate process and you may still be admitted to more than one study option, and the early bird offer is available in the study options in which you do not receive a scholarship offer.

The early bird offer is available to all fee-paying students without a separate application.

Scholarships available in transfer and open university route applications

Fee-paying applicants applying for admission through transfer or open university route applications are eligible to apply for Tampere University tuition fee scholarships at admission. To be considered for the scholarship, you must apply for the scholarship as part of your application for admission in Studyinfo.fi during the application period for admission. Information on transfer and open university applications is available on the web pages of those programmes to which these application routes apply.

The early bird offer or Finland scholarshp are not available in transfer or open university route applications.

Scholarships available during studies

Tampere University tuition fee scholarship

During studies, all fee-paying students are eligible to apply for Tampere University tuition fee scholarships covering 50% of tuition fees. The scholarship is awarded to a fee-paying student who completes at least 55 ECTS credits in an academic year. Scholarships are awarded after the first year of studies for one year at a time upon application.

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Tampere University International Advancement Scholarship

Tampere University International Advancement Scholarship rewards fee-paying students for making swift progress in studies. It is available annually for students who pay tuition fee for their studies (either full or partial fee, students who are studying on a 100 % tuition fee scholarship are not eligible).

You may be awarded the International Advancement Scholarship if you complete at least 60 ECTS of studies included in your degree within the academic year or graduate from your degree within the target time for completion (three years for a Bachelor's degree and two years for Master's). It is a 1500 € scholarship paid to the student in the autumn semester following the academic year in question or upon graduation. It is possible to earn the scholarship more than once during the normative study time for your degree(s). The Tampere University International Advancement Scholarship is available for students who are admitted to Tampere University in 2021 or later.

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 is three academic years. The target time for the completion of a master’s degree is two academic years.

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

  • the Erasmus Mundus programme
  • the Fulbright – Tampere University Graduate Award programme*

* Applicants for the Fulbright – Tampere University Graduate Award are eligible to apply for a Tampere University scholarship at admission while they wait for the decision on the Fulbright award and should do so if they wish to be considered for the Tampere University scholarship in case they are not awarded the Fulbright – Tampere University Graduate Award.

Scholarships for U.S. students: Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award

The Fulbright Finland Foundation together with Tampere University offer a Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award for a U.S. student admitted to a Tampere University Master’s programme. The application deadline for the award is typically in early October. Please notice that if you also wish to be considered for Tampere University Scholarships, you must apply for a Tampere University Scholarship in conjunction with your application for admission. Please see the Fulbright Finland Foundation website for more information on the Fulbright-Tampere University Graduate Award.

To learn more on our programmes, please see Bachelor's programmes and Master's programmes 
For information on tuition fees in Bachelor's and Master's programmes, please see Tuition fees at Tampere University
Read more on Tampere University scholarships in the Student's Guide