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Degree programme

Software Engineering

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Future career in a digitalised world

Are you aiming for a career in the international field of software engineering? Our bachelor’s degree programme provides you with working life skills and gives you the confidence to start your own career in the software industry.

The demand for software specialists is constantly increasing and the ICT professionals play a key role in the digitalised world. The Degree Programme in Software Engineering focuses on the most important technologies and the latest methods of modern software engineering.

Your studies will progress from basics to programming languages, web development, user interfaces, usability and software regulations, and big data systems and analysis. The degree programme will give you the ability to work as a professional in the international field of software engineering.

After graduation, you will have competence to work as software engineer, software developer, software architect, software consultant, data engineer, web application developer, web programmer or mobile application developer – to give just a few examples.

Degree earned

Bachelor of Engineering

Type

Bachelor's degree (University of Applied Sciences)

Planned duration

4 years

Extent of studies

240 ECTS credits

City

Tampere

Campus

TAMK Main Campus

Form of learning

Daytime teaching

Tuition fee

9 800 €

Study objectives

Information and communication technology (ICT) is utilised almost everywhere. It is necessary for everyday life, society, business and industry. Digitalisation is the engine of the future growth and ICT professionals play a key role in it. The lack of software specialists is a constantly growing problem in the industry. It is good news for the applicants who are interested in this programme.

Software Engineering degree programme educates the students to become internationally oriented professionals who have the competence of software engineer, software developer or web application developer. The graduates from this programme understand the most important technologies and use the latest methods of modern software engineering. Learning to apply such things in practice is the core of the studies.

More about the language of instruction

The language of the degree programme is English. For students who wish to stay and work in Finland, Finns and non-Finns alike, good communication skills in Finnish are essential. A lot of Finnish language studies at different levels are offered in the curriculum.

Study contents

Software Engineering degree programme is closely connected to the working life and provides the graduate with the best of competence and confidence to start his/her career in software industry or, if the graduate so wishes, to proceed to Master's studies in Tampere University or elsewhere. The studies focus in the most important technologies and methods used in modern software development. The important hot topics, like Internet of Things and Big Data, are included and the programme covers the needed general competences, like project management, as well.   

Part of the studies are in various kinds of projects to build-up competence in practice for the future work. The students form project teams and the work is coached by experienced teaching staff. The education adheres to national (NQF) and European (EQF) frameworks.

Study topics contain for example  

  • Programming Languages (C++, Java, Javascript, etc.)  
  • Web Development (Front end, Back end, APIs, etc.)  
  • User Interfaces, Usability and Software Regulations  
  • Software Architectures and Engineering  
  • Big Data Systems and Analysis  
  • Software Projects  

The duration of the programme is four years. Each school year starts at the end of August or beginning of September and ends in May. The 3-4 month summer break is the time to do the practical training.

The build-up of your skills and competences is around the following annual themes:   

During the first academic year, you will build a strong basis for your engineering skills and knowledge by studying mathematics, physics and basics of ICT and programming languages. According to the study plan, you will complete the first practical training after the first academic year.

During the second academic year, you will deepen your engineering skills and knowledge. You will study topics of modern ICT and software engineering. The topics contain, for example, object oriented programming and web technologies. You will also increase your basic engineering knowledge and language skills. According to the study plan, you will complete the second practical training after this academic year.

During the third academic year, you will continue deepening your software engineering skills and knowledge, mostly by studying professional topics and methods of modern software engineering. The topics contain, for example, full-stack development, native development and data analytics. According to the study plan, you will complete the third practical training after this academic year.

During the fourth academic year, you will study professional topics of modern software engineering. You will highly increase your professional software engineering skills and knowledge and gain versatile competence to understand the latest technologies, applications and methods of modern software engineering by making practical professional software projects using the latest DevOps practices. During the fourth academic year, you will compile a Bachelor's thesis to present your competences in the field of software engineering.

Choosing a field of specialisation

Field of specialisation is Software Engineering.

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 in-class sessions of the courses are mainly during the daytime. The adopted approach is blended learning meaning that there are varying in-class lectures, practical sessions and the students studying on their own outside the classroom. Part of the studies are in different kind of projects in teams with the teaching staff acting as coaches.   

The extent of the degree programme is 240 ECTS credits and it takes four years to complete the programme. The study plan of software engineering includes following studies:

  • basic studies of engineering mathematics and science (30 credits)
  • project and entrepreneur studies (10 credits)
  • communication and language skills (10 credits)
  • basic studies of ICT engineering (40 credits)
  • advanced professional studies of software engineering (90 credits)
  • practical training (30 credits)
  • free-choice studies (15 credits)
  • Bachelor's thesis (15 credits)

Final project

The aim of the Bachelor's thesis (15 credits) is to develop and demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge and expertise to a task pertaining to your professional studies. The task undertaken has to conform to the needs of working life, and develop professional practices, knowledge and skills.

Career opportunities

The growing demand of software engineering specialists opens a vast variety of job opportunities. After graduation, you have the competence to work, for example, as Software Engineer, Software Developer, Software Architect, Software Consultant, Data Engineer, Web Application Developer, Web Programmer and Mobile Application Developer.

Qualification

Bachelor of Engineering

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. Practical training can also be done anywhere in the world; you are free to arrange your training placements to suit your own international career plans.

Co-operation with other parties

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

This Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) degree gives you general global eligibility for Master's degree programmes in universities offering programmes in ICT engineering.

Bachelor of Engineering, Software Engineering

Admission procedure

Study option

Study places

Bachelor of Engineering, Software Engineering

15

Applicants are ranked and admitted based on the entrance exam points.

Entrance exam

The national entrance exam for the Degree Programme in Software Engineering is arranged in Finland on 15 April 2019. The exams outside of Finland are organised via FINNIPS network in March 2019.

Please note that if you are willing to apply with a SAT score or take the exam in Bangladesh, you need to apply to an another study option, Bachelor of Engineering, Software Engineering (SAT Score / Exam in Dhaka + Online Interview).

All eligible applicants are invited to the examination. Invitations to the examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application form. 

Please look for more information about the entrance exam 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.

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 entrance exam. 

Entrance exam

The national entrance exam in Finland is arranged on 15 April 2019. All eligible applicants are invited to the examination.

The entrance examination lasts for 3 hours and it measures applicant’s study capability and suitability in the field of technology, as well as English language skills. The language test is obligatory to all and it is evaluated on the scale pass/fail. If applicant fails the language test, (s)he cannot be admitted. Applicant cannot use calculator during the exam. The entrance examination result is only valid for the one specific application period. It is possible to score a maximum of 40 points on the entrance exam. The applicants must score a minimum of 10 points in order to pass the exam.

Entrance exams outside of Finland

The entrance exams outside of Finland will be organised via the FINNIPS network. The country selection for spring 2019 will be announced in October 2018. The exams will take place in March 2019.

Invitations to the entrance exam

All applicants will be invited to sit the entrance examination. Applicants choose the exam country in the application form. The invitations will be sent based on this information. Invitations to the examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application.

Applicants must participate in all examination sections. If an applicant skips a section, the entrance examination will be failed.

Entrance exam cooperation

Universities of applied sciences organise entrance exams in cooperation. Degree programmes belonging to the same entrance exam group accept entrance exams completed in the other universities of applied sciences. Applicants must sit the entrance examination at the unit providing the programme choice highest up in their application preferences participating in admissions cooperation, and the location of the examination may not be changed. TAMK participates in the national entrance examination cooperation.

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).  
  • Upload requested attachments to your application form
  • 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.

Admission results and appeals

Results

Results for August 2019 intake will be published on 7 May 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 2018.

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)

Enclosures

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)

TAMK's Bachelor degree: 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.

Contact information

TAMK Admissions Office

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

Bachelor of Engineering, Software Engineering (SAT Score / Exam in Dhaka + Online Interview)

Admission procedure

 

Study option

Study places total

Exam in Dhaka + Online interview 

SAT score + Online interview

Bachelor of Engineering, Software Engineering (SAT Score / Exam in Dhaka + online interview)

20

15

5

Applicants are ranked and admitted via two different combinations:

  • Admission group I: based on the entrance exam points (only Dhaka) and the online interview
  • Admission group II: based on the SAT score and online interview.

Applicants apply via either combination or both depending on the applicant's background information.

Please note that if you are willing take the exam in Finland or in another country via FINNIPS network, you need to apply to an another study option, Bachelor of Engineering, Software Engineering.

Admission group I: Entrance examination in Bangladesh, Dhaka + online interview

Student selection
The student selection of this selection group is made based on the points of the entrance examination in Bangaldesh, Dhaka. However, only those applicants, who have passed the online interview, qualify for the final admission.

Entrance examination in Bangladesh, Dhaka
All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance exam. The exam will be arranged on 20-21 February 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The exact date and time of the exam will be announced in the email invitation.

Maximum score for the exam is 40 points. The total minimum score of the exam is 10 points. 

Based on the results of exam, the 50 best-performing applicants will be invited to the online interview.

Online interviews
The interview takes place on 27-28 February 2019. The exact date and time of the interview will be announced in the email invitation. The interview will be evaluated as passed/failed.

Admission group II: SAT Score + online interview

Student selection
The student selection of this selection group is made based on the SAT score. However, only those applicants, who have passed the online interview, qualify for the final admission.

SAT Score
TAMK UAS requires you to take the SAT, which includes a Reading test, a Writing and Language test and a Math test. Essay is not required. Please note that SAT Subject Tests are not accepted. Only new SAT scores taken after 1 March 2016 are accepted.

An applicant applying with SAT scores must have completed both of the following SAT test sections with the following minimum points:

  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing minimum 400 points
    • Reading Test
    • Writing and Language Test
  • Mathematics minimum 500 points

The lowest accepted SAT score total is 900 points. Students are selected in order of points.

You must deliver your SAT score by 30 January 2019. That is why the SAT should be taken no later than on the December 2018 test date. Check registration deadlines on the SAT website; the registration closes approximately one month before the test dates: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

SAT score must arrive to TAMK UAS Admissions Office directly from the College Board. Please fill in the institution code 6960 when you register for SAT. You can also order score reports at any time after your test through your online account. More information can be found from https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/sending-scores

Online interviews
The interview takes place on 27-28 February 2019. The exact date and time of the interview will be announced in the email invitation. The interview will be evaluated as passed/failed.

Selection between applicants with equal points

If two or more applicants earn the same 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.

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 entrance exam. 

Entrance exam

Entrance examination in Bangladesh, Dhaka

All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance exam. The exam will be arranged on 20-21 February 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The exact date and time of the exam will be announced in the email invitation.

The exam is a written test that measures mathematical skills and knowledge, logical reasoning skills and aptitude for technological fields. The applicants are not allowed to use calculator during the exam.

Maximum score for the exam is 40 points. The total minimum score of the exam is 10 points. 

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

Invitations to the entrance examination in Bangladesh, Dhaka
The invitation emails to the entrance exam will be sent by mid-February 2019.

Entrance exam co-operation
No co-operation.

Online interview

The online interview takes place on 27-28 February 2019 (tentative). The exact date and time of the interview will be announced in the email invitation. The interview will be evaluated as passed/failed.

The online interview will test applicants' motivation and suitability to the field of study. Applicants must be prepared to be interviewed (i.e. have a computer with microphone and camera available) at the time given. Interviews will be arranged during office hours Finnish time.

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

Invitations to the online interview

Only 50 best-qualified applicants based on both the entrance examination result and applicants who have passed the SAT with the minimum scores (max 10 applicants) will be invited to the online interview. The invitation emails to the entrance exam will be sent by couple of days prior the online interviews.

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).  
  • Upload requested attachments to your application form
  • 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.

Admission results and appeals

Results

Results for August 2019 intake will be published on 7 May 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 2018.

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)

Enclosures

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)

TAMK's Bachelor degree: 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.

Contact information

TAMK Admissions Office

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