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Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Versatile profession in health care and wellbeing

Opportunity to study nursing and Finnish language! The professional nurse’s role is to take care of, protect and promote the health of individuals, families and communities to improve their quality of life. This is the profession that will offer you great working possibilities!


Bachelor's degree (UAS)

Degree earned

Bachelor of Health Care

Planned duration

3.5 years

Extent of studies

210 ECTS credits



Form of learning

Full-time studies

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

12000 € per academic year

Link to scholarship programme

NEW in 2024! Admission through the UAS Exam requires: 
1) language proficiency test (link to more info)
2) passport (link to more info)

This bilingual degree programme in Nursing is aimed at immigrants. By the time of graduation, the goal is that you will be able to work in health care services in Finland using the Finnish language. In the beginning, the studies will mostly be conducted in English, with Finnish language teaching gradually taking over. To be eligible, you must have minimum of B2 level in the English language. There is no requirement for Finnish language skills.

The studies will provide you with the skills needed in varied health care settings. During the programme, the latest research and evidence-based nursing practices will be integrated with hands-on professional skills. The curriculum is based on EU directives and the qualification complies with the European standards. As a Bachelor of Health Care, you will have many further educational opportunities in Finland and abroad.

Need more information?

You can find all the information on course content, structure of studies and the actual application form in Studyinfo (link below). Please read through carefully before sending in questions. If - however - you have questions regarding the application process, please contact TAMK Admissions: admissions.tamk(at) For questions regarding the content or structure of the programme, please contact Ms Sanna Laiho: