Degree programme

Media and Arts

Practical competences for creative minds

Media and Arts is a degree programme for future experts in the field of culture. The studies will guide you into creating fresh ideas and developing them into high-quality products in an artistically, technically and economically successful manner.

The Degree Programme in Media and Arts provides you with up-to-date competences in the growing, international and constantly changing sector of culture. You will learn how to use emerging media tools and different working methods in a customer-friendly way. Options for practical training and exchange studies abroad will offer you an exceptionally good opportunity for an international career.

During the first year, you will follow one of the study paths: Interactive Media, Music Production or Fine Art. Besides following your main study path, you can construct your personal curriculum from several subdivided study modules, such as games design, sound design or fine art photography.

As a graduate, you will have the skills needed in the international media and arts sector. The industry offers a variety of job opportunities as expert, developer and entrepreneur in e.g. game companies, music and live event production, new media production, service design, and art galleries.

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Degree earned

Bachelor of Culture and Arts

Type

Bachelor's degree (University of Applied Sciences)

Planned duration

4 years

Extent of studies

240 ECTS credits

City

Tampere

Campus

TAMK Mediapolis

Form of learning

Daytime teaching

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

9 800 €

Study objectives

The focus of the degree programme is to provide up-to-date competences in a continuously changing and growing international media and arts sector. The studies follow three main study paths:

  • Interactive Media
  • Music Production
  • Fine Art

The main study paths are subdivided into study modules, which lead to high professional competences in one or more of the following areas of application: web design and services, game design, motion graphics design, production and content design, music production and music business, song writing, sound design, event production, cultural export, fine art photography, moving image, drawing and painting, animation, and applied fine art.

The general aim of the studies is that students become professionals who are able to work as experts, developers and entrepreneurs in the field, both in Finland and abroad.

On a more specific level, the main objectives are that the graduate will

  • become capable of creative innovations and solutions which can be applied in practice.
  • master the media, working methods and technology of her/his speciality.
  • be able to act professionally in the typical communication and interaction situations of the field.
  • be able to design, create and head media and art -related productions, and act as member of a team.
  • acquire the competence to enter both national and international fields of employment as a professional and as an entrepreneur.

More about the language of instruction

The language of the degree programme is English.

Study contents

The first year provides a broad perspective on the basic skills needed on each study path. In autumn you will study a wide selection of introduction courses and one basic Finnish language course. In the spring term you will select the first professional studies module of your specialisation from your study path. After the first year you will know how to use the essential tools and techniques. Projects included to the spring study module will contain also work with customers.

In the second year you will choose a second specialisation module for the autumn term and a third module for the spring. As of second year, you can choose modules from the selection of all study paths. Projects included to the modules will include also working with customers.

During the third year you will deepen and broaden your professional insight into your specialisation either by participating in an international study exchange, or by choosing a fourth study module at TAMK. E.g. studying working life competences in our student driven co-operatives is one option. Choosing modules across paths and including studies from Tampere University cross study selection is possible. In the spring term the syllabus consists of some language studies, free choice studies and practical training.

The fourth year programme for autumn term consists of free choice studies and of studying media analysis and research. In the spring term you will do practical training and produce a bachelor's thesis.

Carve your own study path

Please note that the description of the studies given above is just an example of a study plan. You will have the opportunity to plan your individual study programme with your teacher tutors and your study counsellor. There are many choices and the list of mandatory courses is not long.

You may specialise in a number of fields of expertise:

  • animation
  • applied fine art
  • cultural export
  • drawing and painting
  • emerging media production (VR/AR/MR/XR)
  • emerging media in sound design and music production
  • entrepreneurship
  • event production
  • fine art photography
  • game design and production (Game Academy)
  • live event technology
  • motion graphics design
  • moving image
  • music production and song writing
  • research, development & innovation
  • sound design
  • visual design
  • web and app design
  • working with customers

Choosing a field of specialisation

The main study paths are Interactive Media, Music Production, and Fine Art.

These are subdivided into study modules (e.g. emerging media production, game academy, music business and event production, sound design, fine art photography, moving image, applied fine art).

You can build your own field of expertise by choosing or combining studies from the range of study options on offer.

Combining studies from more than one study path is possible after the first year. The curriculum also contains large sections and projects which are shared between different study paths and with other related degree programmes in Art, Music and Media. E.g. a one year long Game Academy http://www.gamesacademy.fi/. Also, collaboration with Tampere University will open more options for course selection and projects.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee of the programme is 9 800 euros per academic year for non-EU/EEA students with a scholarship system for fee-paying students. For more information, please see Tuition Fees and Scholarships.

Structure of studies

The scope of the degree programme is 240 credits in total, consisting of

  • basic and professional studies (180 credits)
  • practical training (30 credits)
  • free-choice studies (15 credits)
  • Bachelor’s thesis (15 credits)

To ensure good possibilities for employment, the studies include about five months (30 credits) of practical training. It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with more than one work task and working place during the training period. You will get guidance for the practical training from a supervising teacher from TAMK, and the school and the workplace will jointly agree on your working and learning objectives.

To ensure good possibilities for employment, the studies include about five months (30 credits) of practical training. It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with more than one work task and working place during the training period. You will get guidance for the practical training from a supervising teacher from TAMK, and the school and the workplace will jointly agree on your working and learning objectives.

Final project

The final project required for the bachelor’s degree consists of the thesis, an evaluation seminar and a maturity test. The thesis may take the following forms:

  • a media project, development work or a work of art, including a critical written part describing and reflecting on the work and its theoretical background.
  • a written research report.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the degree programme have many challenging, national and international job opportunities in e.g. television, theatre, interactive media, digital media companies, content production, advertising agencies, game houses, record companies, publishing companies, booking agencies, event production companies, recording and mastering studios, art organisations, galleries, and production companies.

Possible job titles include e.g. animator, art director, concept designer, game artist, graphic designer, project manager, producer, UI designer, web designer, web programmer, artist (Fine Art), art photographer, art director in communal projects, sound designer, song writer, performing artist, live sound and light engineer, event producer, and production manager.

Qualification

Bachelor of Culture and Arts

Internationalisation

As a TAMK student you have the opportunity to complete part of your degree abroad in one of TAMK's partner universities, of which we have over 300 in more than 50 countries. The practical training, too, can be done anywhere in the world; you are free to arrange your training placements to suit your own international career plans.  Other means of guaranteeing a truly international and multicultural study experience is to immerse yourself in language studies, peer tutoring for other international students, friend-family activities, and international projects and themed weeks.

Co-operation with other parties

Working with customers is one of the key areas of the studies. During your studies you will learn to create content for customer-based productions. You will also work with customers and/or participate in research and development projects in media and arts -related tasks.

As a degree student of TAMK, you have the possibility, when enrolled as present, to select studies also from the curriculum of Tampere University to include in your degree within the framework of your study plan. With these cross-institutional studies and shared projects you can create a personalised study portfolio with extended knowledge and skills. As a student of TAMK, a national study portal provided by the Finnish universities of applied sciences is also open for you.

Postgraduate study opportunities

After your bachelor's degree and three years of work experience you can apply for the Master of Culture and Arts degree programme. The master's degree awarded by universities of applied sciences is 60-90 credits in scope, and requires 1-2 years of part-time study.

The master's degree awarded by a university of applied sciences offers the same qualifications for positions in the public administration sector as a master's degree awarded by a university.

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Eligibility criteria

Eligibility for the degree programme is given by the general eligibility for bachelor’s degrees in universities of applied sciences in Finland. 

For further information see the website Who can apply.

Language skill requirements

Sufficient English language skills are also required for degree programmes conducted in English. English language skills will be evaluated as part of the pre-task and the online interview.

Admission procedure

Study places

National Joint Application: 
Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Media and Arts
28

The student selection has two phases. The first phase is a pre-task and the second phase is an online interview.
Applicants are admitted based only on the online interview points.

Pre-task

The pre-task instructions 2019 for each study path will be published here by 4 December 2018. 

The compulsory pre-task has to be delivered by the given instructions by 23 January 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. 

Please look for more information about the pre-task under the section Pre-task.

Online interview

Based on the points of pre-task, 120 best-performing applicants from the both applications will be invited to the online interview. Invitations to the examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application by mid-February 2019. A preliminary assignment may be sent with the invitation.

The interview takes place on 18-22 February 2019

Please look for more information about the online interview under the section Entrance examination.

Selection between applicants with equal points

If two or more applicants earn the same admission points, they will be ranked on the order of preference

If the admission points are still at a tie after ranking applicants based on the above-mentioned criteria, the application system will automatically draw the order.

Entrance exam

Based on the results of the pre-task, the 120 best-performing applicants from the both applications will be invited to the interview. 

The entrance exam is an online interview, to which applicants can participate also from outside of Finland via internet. The interview will take place on 18-22 February 2019. The exact date and time of the interview will be announced in the email invitation. Applicants do not need to travel to Tampere for the online interview.

The online interview is tied together with the pre-task and will test applicants' motivation and suitability to the field of study. Applicants will be alloted a time between 18-22 February 2019 and must be prepared to be interviewed (i.e. have a computer with microphone and camera available) at the time given. Please note that interviews will be arranged during office hours Finnish time.

It is possible to score 100 points from the interview at maximum. 
If you score less than 50 points from the entrance exam, you cannot be admitted to TAMK.

The interview result is only valid for the one specific application period.

English language skills are evaluated as a part of the pre-task and the interview.

Pre-task

The pre-task instructions 2019 for each study path will be published here by 4 December 2018. 

Submit FIRST the official online application AND THEN one of the following pre-tasks by 23 January 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest:

  • Music Production
  • Interactive Media
  • Fine Art

Follow the instructions carefully. Please note to submit all the required sections. Make also sure that the pre-task uploads totally before closing the upload website.

It is possible to score maximum of 100 points from the pre-task. Minimum of 20 points are required in order for the pre-task to be accepted.

NOTE: You may apply only to one study path.

Special arrangements for entrance exam

If you have special needs which should be taken into account when arranging your online interview/entrance exam, please fill in the application form and deliver it with the other required enclosures to TAMK Admissions Office by 30 January 2019 (3 pm Finnish time). 

You need to describe your special needs and the grounds for special arrangements in the application. Please enclose any relevant copies (e.g. medical certificate). 

Application form (opens 4th December)

If you do not deliver the application in time, TAMK has no responsibility to make any special arrangements. If the need for special arrangements arises or is discovered between the end of the application period (23 January 2019) and the online interview/entrance exam, you must deliver the special arrangement application without delay to TAMK Admissions Office. 

The special arrangement decision only applies to one application round. 

How to apply

Application step-by-step

  • Check your eligibility for the degree programme of your choice.
  • Apply via Studyinfo.fi portal during 9 - 23 January 2019 (3 pm Finnish time).  
  • Send requested attachments by post or e-mail.
  • Take part in the entrance exam.
  • Accept the offered study place.
  • Join the TAMK community!

Online application

The electronic application form is available during the application period 9 - 23 January 2019 (3 pm Finnish time) in the Finnish national application portal

Note that your e-mail address is only valid for filling out one application. You cannot fill out additional applications with one e-mail address.

Please note that the order of preference is binding and it cannot be changed after the application period ends. You can be admitted only one study place. The application system will offer a study place which is highest on your order of preference, and to which you have received enough admission points in order to be admitted.

Order of preference and scholarships

You may apply to other universities or UAS's in Finland in the joint application. Please note that you must mark the order of preference on your application, and the order is binding. This means that you cannot accept a place from your third choice if you are accepted to your first or second choice.

Non-EU/EEA citizens: If you wish to qualify for the Early Bird -scholarship at TAMK, you must have TAMK as your first choice and you must accept the offered study place within 7 days from the time that student selection results are published.

Enclosures

Compulsory Pre-task

When applying to Bachelor's Degree Programme in Media and Arts, you have to submit a pre-task by 23 January 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

Submit one of the following pre-tasks by the given instructions. Please note to submit all the required sections.

  • Music Production
  • Interactive Media
  • Fine Art

The pre-task submission form is only available during the application period.

The applicants will be ranked based on the points of the pre-task and the 120 best-performing applicants will be invited to the entrance exam.

NOTE: You may apply only to one study path.

Application documents

A degree completed outside of Finland
You have to upload the required certificate copies to your application form by 30 January 2019 at 15:00 Finnish time at the latest. If your original degree certificate is in other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, you also have to upload a copy of its' authorised translation. The authorised translation has to be in Finnish, Swedish or English and it has to include the translator’s signature and stamp.

International matriculation examination (IB, EB, RP/DIA)
You have to upload diploma and the official translation (RP/DIA) copies to your application form by 30 January 2019 at 15:00 Finnish time at the latest.

Finnish matriculation examination prior to 1990
You have to upload matriculation examination certificate to your application form by 30 January 2019 at 15:00 Finnish time at the latest.

Graduates of spring 2019
You have to upload to your application form a stamped and signed document from your school stating that you are graduating by the end of the academic year by 30 January 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. If you are applying with IB diploma and graduating during the academic year 2018-2019, submit a Predicted Grades or equivalent by 10 April 2019 at 15:00 Finnish time at the latest to the highest study option's UAS' Admissions Office.

If you are applying with other than abovementioned degree, you don’t have to send certificate copies during the application period. 
The certificate copies are checked from those who are accepted as students and the copies have to be sent by 8 July 2019. If applying with international matriculation examination and graduating during the spring term 2019, you have to deliver the final diploma copies (Transcript of Grades for those completing IB diploma) by 12 July 2019.

Document proving exemption of tuition fee

All applicants must upload to their application form a copy of one of the following documents to establish their citizenship and/or residence status. This pertains to the legislation on tuition fees for those accepted students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland or holders of certain residence status in Finland. In case you hold a residence permit, upload that copy instead of passport copy, as it will also exempt you from payment of tuition fees.

You must upload the copy to your application form by 30 January 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

All submitted documents must be ones carrying a photograph, so they can also be used to establish identity. The copy must be fully legible and the photo must be identifiable.

Indicate which document you are referring to:

  • Passport ID page or ID card of EU/EEA/Switzerland which states citizenship
  • Passport ID page (all other citizenships)
  • EU Blue Card
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • Type A permit (continuous residence permit in Finland)
  • Type P permit (permanent residence permit in Finland)
  • Type P-EU permit (EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence in Finland)

School certificate copies of admitted applicants

All admitted applicants (regardless of the country of the educational background) have to send the school certificate copies to TAMK Admissions Office by 8 July 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

This does not concern academic year 2018-2019 graduates, whose final diploma cannot be submitted by the given deadline. These applicants can be given an another deadline by request. However,  academic year 2018-2019 graduates have to submit a document from the educational institution/instant in question stating that the applicant has graduated/passed the final exams by 8 July 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. Student selection is conditional until TAMK has checked the admitted students’ original final school certificates. TAMK may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the certificates by the deadline or if you have given false information.

If your original degree certificate is in other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, you also have to send a copy of its' certified translation. The translation has to be in Finnish, Swedish or English and it has to include the translator’s signature and stamp.

Admission results and appeals

Results

Results for August 2019 intake will be published on April 2019 at the earliest and on 28 June 2019 at the latest. 

All applicants

  • See their results by logging in to Studyinfo.fi portal
  • Receive an e-mail/a letter stating their result and points 
  • Admitted applicants receive also a notice of admittance by e-mail

Confirm the offered study place in time

Admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 8 July 2019 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest by logging into Studyinfo.fi portal. If the confirmation has not been done by the set date and time, the applicant will lose the offered study place.

Non-EU/EEA students: To qualify for the Early Bird -scholarship you must have TAMK as your first choice institution in Finland and accept the offered study place within 7 days!

Confirmation of the study place is binding and cannot be altered or cancelled.

If you are later admitted from the waiting list, you have 10 days of time to confirm your study place. Please read your e-mail regularly in order to receive the possible admittance e-mail in time. The final day of admittance is 31 July 2019.

Original certificates

The original certificates will be checked at the beginning of the studies. Student admission is conditional until TAMK has checked the admitted students' original school certificates at the beginning of the studies.

Original certificate delivery instructions are given in the admission letter. TAMK may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the original certificates by the set date or if you have given false information.

One study place

You can only accept one study place among Bachelor's/Master's degrees in Finland starting during the same academic semester (1 Aug-31 Dec/1 Jan-31 Jul). Although you register as absent or quit your studies, you cannot accept another study place during the same academic semester.

Applicants who are accepted to the degree programme which they placed in highest place in the order of preference on the application form, cannot anymore at confirmation stage choose a study place from lower preference options. 

This is a national policy to ensure that as many applicants as possible get a new study place annually.

Enroll for studies

When accepting the study place, you have to also register as present or absent to your studies at TAMK in Studyinfo.fi portal.

According to Finnish legislations, first-year student may register as absent for the first academic year for the following reasons only:

  1. Finnish military service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995);
  2. maternity, paternity or parental leave;
  3. the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury.

If you register as absent, you must prove the legal grounds for your absence. TAMK requires you to present these documents by 8 July 2019 (3 pm Finnish time). Documents must be delivered to TAMK Admissions Office.

If you register as absent in your first academic year, but fail to deliver sufficient clarification regarding the grounds for your absence within the deadline, you will lose your right to study.

Appeals

If you believe that there has been a mistake in the student selection or the set admission criteria have not been applied correctly, you can submit a written request for rectification of the student selection decision addressed to TAMK Board of Examiners within 14 days after the student selection results have been published.

Always check the admission criteria of the programme first and contact to TAMK Admissions Office before writing the request. If the issue cannot be solved by the admissions officials, you are advised to submit a written request for rectification.

Form and content of request for an administrative review:

The document requesting an administrative review shall indicate the particular decision for which the review is requested, the amendment that is being sought in the review requested and the grounds for requesting the review. (Administrative Procedure Act, Section 49d)

Contact information

TAMK Admissions Office

E-mail: admissions.tamk(at)tuni.fi
Telephone: +358 3 245 2395

Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Media and Arts (applying with qualification completed outside Finland)

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility for the degree programme is given by the general eligibility for bachelor’s degrees in universities of applied sciences in Finland. Please note, that when applying to this study programme you have to have a qualification completed outside of Finland.

For further information see the website Who can apply.

Language skill requirements

Sufficient English language skills are also required for degree programmes conducted in English. English language skills will be evaluated as part of the pre-task and the online interview.

Admission procedure

Study places

TAMK Direct Application for Bachelor’s Programmes: 
Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Media and Arts (applying with qualification completed outside Finland)
20

The student selection has two phases. The first phase is a pre-task and the second phase is an online interview.
Applicants are admitted based only on the online interview points.

Pre-task

The pre-task instructions 2019 for each study path will be published here by 4 December 2018. 

The compulsory pre-task has to be delivered by the given instructions by 23 January 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. 

Please look for more information about the pre-task under the section Pre-task.

Online interview

Based on the points of pre-task, 120 best-performing applicants from the both applications will be invited to the online interview. Invitations to the examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application by mid-February 2019. A preliminary assignment may be sent with the invitation.

The interview takes place on 18-22 February 2019

Please look for more information about the online interview under the section Entrance examination.

Selection between applicants with equal points

If two or more applicants earn the same admission points, they will be ranked on the order of preference

If the admission points are still at a tie after ranking applicants based on the above-mentioned criteria, the application system will automatically draw the order.

Entrance exam

Based on the results of the pre-task, the 120 best-performing applicants from the both applications will be invited to the interview. 

The entrance exam is an online interview, to which applicants can participate also from outside of Finland via internet. The interview will take place on 18-22 February 2019. The exact date and time of the interview will be announced in the email invitation. Applicants do not need to travel to Tampere for the online interview.

The online interview is tied together with the pre-task and will test applicants' motivation and suitability to the field of study. Applicants will be alloted a time between 18-22 February 2019 and must be prepared to be interviewed (i.e. have a computer with microphone and camera available) at the time given. Please note that interviews will be arranged during office hours Finnish time.

It is possible to score 100 points from the interview at maximum. 
If you score less than 50 points from the entrance exam, you cannot be admitted to TAMK.

The interview result is only valid for the one specific application period.

English language skills are evaluated as a part of the pre-task and the interview.

Pre-task

The pre-task instructions 2019 for each study path will be published here by 4 December 2018. 

Submit FIRST the official online application AND THEN one of the following pre-tasks by 23 January 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest:

  • Music Production
  • Interactive Media
  • Fine Art

Follow the instructions carefully. Please note to submit all the required sections. Make also sure that the pre-task uploads totally before closing the upload website.

It is possible to score maximum of 100 points from the pre-task. Minimum of 20 points are required in order for the pre-task to be accepted.

NOTE: You may apply only to one study path.

Special arrangements for entrance exam

If you have special needs which should be taken into account when arranging your online interview/entrance exam, please fill in the application form and deliver it with the other required enclosures to TAMK Admissions Office by 30 January 2019 (3 pm Finnish time). 

You need to describe your special needs and the grounds for special arrangements in the application. Please enclose any relevant copies (e.g. medical certificate). 

Application form (opens 4th December)

If you do not deliver the application in time, TAMK has no responsibility to make any special arrangements. If the need for special arrangements arises or is discovered between the end of the application period (23 January 2019) and the online interview/entrance exam, you must deliver the special arrangement application without delay to TAMK Admissions Office. 

The special arrangement decision only applies to one application round. 

How to apply

Application step-by-step

  • Check your eligibility for the degree programme of your choice.
  • Apply via Studyinfo.fi portal during 9 - 23 January 2019 (3 pm Finnish time).  
  • Send requested attachments by post or e-mail.
  • Take part in the entrance exam.
  • Accept the offered study place.
  • Join the TAMK community!

Online application

The electronic application form is available during the application period 9 - 23 January 2019 (3 pm Finnish time) in the Finnish national application portal

Note that your e-mail address is only valid for filling out one application. You cannot fill out additional applications with one e-mail address.

Please note that the order of preference is binding and it cannot be changed after the application period ends. You can be admitted only one study place. The application system will offer a study place which is highest on your order of preference, and to which you have received enough admission points in order to be admitted.

Order of preference and scholarships

You may apply to other universities or UAS's in Finland in the joint application. Please note that you must mark the order of preference on your application, and the order is binding. This means that you cannot accept a place from your third choice if you are accepted to your first or second choice.

Non-EU/EEA citizens: If you wish to qualify for the Early Bird -scholarship at TAMK, you must have TAMK as your first choice and you must accept the offered study place within 7 days from the time that student selection results are published.

Enclosures

Compulsory Pre-task

When applying to Bachelor's Degree Programme in Media and Arts, you have to submit a pre-task by 23 January 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

Submit one of the following pre-tasks by the given instructions. Please note to submit all the required sections.

  • Music Production
  • Interactive Media
  • Fine Art

The pre-task submission form is only available during the application period.

The applicants will be ranked based on the points of the pre-task and the 120 best-performing applicants will be invited to the entrance exam.

NOTE: You may apply only to one study path.

Application documents

A degree completed outside of Finland
You have to upload the required certificate copies to your application form by 30 January 2019 at 15:00 Finnish time at the latest. If your original degree certificate is in other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, you also have to upload a copy of its' authorised translation. The authorised translation has to be in Finnish, Swedish or English and it has to include the translator’s signature and stamp.

International matriculation examination (IB, EB, RP/DIA)
You have to upload diploma and the official translation (RP/DIA) copies to your application form by 30 January 2019 at 15:00 Finnish time at the latest.

Finnish matriculation examination prior to 1990
You have to upload matriculation examination certificate to your application form by 30 January 2019 at 15:00 Finnish time at the latest.

Graduates of spring 2019
You have to upload to your application form a stamped and signed document from your school stating that you are graduating by the end of the academic year by 30 January 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. If you are applying with IB diploma and graduating during the academic year 2018-2019, submit a Predicted Grades or equivalent by 10 April 2019 at 15:00 Finnish time at the latest to the highest study option's UAS' Admissions Office.

If you are applying with other than abovementioned degree, you don’t have to send certificate copies during the application period. 
The certificate copies are checked from those who are accepted as students and the copies have to be sent by 8 July 2019. If applying with international matriculation examination and graduating during the spring term 2019, you have to deliver the final diploma copies (Transcript of Grades for those completing IB diploma) by 12 July 2019.

Document proving exemption of tuition fee

All applicants must upload to their application form a copy of one of the following documents to establish their citizenship and/or residence status. This pertains to the legislation on tuition fees for those accepted students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland or holders of certain residence status in Finland. In case you hold a residence permit, upload that copy instead of passport copy, as it will also exempt you from payment of tuition fees.

You must upload the copy to your application form by 30 January 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

All submitted documents must be ones carrying a photograph, so they can also be used to establish identity. The copy must be fully legible and the photo must be identifiable.

Indicate which document you are referring to:

  • Passport ID page or ID card of EU/EEA/Switzerland which states citizenship
  • Passport ID page (all other citizenships)
  • EU Blue Card
  • EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • Type A permit (continuous residence permit in Finland)
  • Type P permit (permanent residence permit in Finland)
  • Type P-EU permit (EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence in Finland)

School certificate copies of admitted applicants

All admitted applicants (regardless of the country of the educational background) have to send the school certificate copies to TAMK Admissions Office by 8 July 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest.

This does not concern academic year 2018-2019 graduates, whose final diploma cannot be submitted by the given deadline. These applicants can be given an another deadline by request. However,  academic year 2018-2019 graduates have to submit a document from the educational institution/instant in question stating that the applicant has graduated/passed the final exams by 8 July 2019 at 15.00 Finnish time at the latest. Student selection is conditional until TAMK has checked the admitted students’ original final school certificates. TAMK may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the certificates by the deadline or if you have given false information.

If your original degree certificate is in other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, you also have to send a copy of its' certified translation. The translation has to be in Finnish, Swedish or English and it has to include the translator’s signature and stamp.

Admission results and appeals

Results

Results for August 2019 intake will be published on March 2019 at the earliest and on 28 June 2019 at the latest. 

All applicants

  • See their results by logging in to Studyinfo.fi portal
  • Receive an e-mail/a letter stating their result and points 
  • Admitted applicants receive also a notice of admittance by e-mail

Confirm the offered study place in time

Admitted applicants must confirm their study place by 8 July 2019 (3 pm Finnish time) at the latest by logging into Studyinfo.fi portal. If the confirmation has not been done by the set date and time, the applicant will lose the offered study place.

Non-EU/EEA students: To qualify for the Early Bird -scholarship you must have TAMK as your first choice institution in Finland and accept the offered study place within 7 days!

Confirmation of the study place is binding and cannot be altered or cancelled.

If you are later admitted from the waiting list, you have 10 days of time to confirm your study place. Please read your e-mail regularly in order to receive the possible admittance e-mail in time. The final day of admittance is 31 July 2019.

Original certificates

The original certificates will be checked at the beginning of the studies. Student admission is conditional until TAMK has checked the admitted students' original school certificates at the beginning of the studies.

Original certificate delivery instructions are given in the admission letter. TAMK may withdraw the admission if you do not deliver the original certificates by the set date or if you have given false information.

One study place

You can only accept one study place among Bachelor's/Master's degrees in Finland starting during the same academic semester (1 Aug-31 Dec/1 Jan-31 Jul). Although you register as absent or quit your studies, you cannot accept another study place during the same academic semester.

Applicants who are accepted to the degree programme which they placed in highest place in the order of preference on the application form, cannot anymore at confirmation stage choose a study place from lower preference options. 

This is a national policy to ensure that as many applicants as possible get a new study place annually.

Enroll for studies

When accepting the study place, you have to also register as present or absent to your studies at TAMK in Studyinfo.fi portal.

According to Finnish legislations, first-year student may register as absent for the first academic year for the following reasons only:

  1. Finnish military service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995);
  2. maternity, paternity or parental leave;
  3. the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury.

If you register as absent, you must prove the legal grounds for your absence. TAMK requires you to present these documents by 8 July 2019 (3 pm Finnish time). Documents must be delivered to TAMK Admissions Office.

If you register as absent in your first academic year, but fail to deliver sufficient clarification regarding the grounds for your absence within the deadline, you will lose your right to study.

Appeals

If you believe that there has been a mistake in the student selection or the set admission criteria have not been applied correctly, you can submit a written request for rectification of the student selection decision addressed to TAMK Board of Examiners within 14 days after the student selection results have been published.

Always check the admission criteria of the programme first and contact to TAMK Admissions Office before writing the request. If the issue cannot be solved by the admissions officials, you are advised to submit a written request for rectification.

Form and content of request for an administrative review:

The document requesting an administrative review shall indicate the particular decision for which the review is requested, the amendment that is being sought in the review requested and the grounds for requesting the review. (Administrative Procedure Act, Section 49d)

Contact information

TAMK Admissions Office

E-mail: admissions.tamk(at)tuni.fi
Telephone: +358 3 245 2395