Special arrangements for entrance examinations

Special arrangements for entrance examinations are practical arrangements made by TAMK to facilitate application in case of special needs. These can be for example removing physical barriers, providing more space in exam rooms, additional time, use of special equipment, use of personal assistant or other arrangement. Special arrangements are in place to provide equity of treatment among applicants.

Your request for special arrangements can be based on, for example, injury, illness or dyslexia. If you have special needs which should be considered when arranging your online interview/entrance exam, please fill out the application form. Describe your special needs and the grounds for special arrangements in the application and enclose any relevant copies (e.g. medical certificate). Each applicant's situation will be considered separately based on presented evidence and the decision made is only valid for the application round in question.

Send the e-form together with the necessary enclosures

  • Application period Fall 2021: by 22 September 2021, 3 pm (GMT+3)
  • Application Spring 2022: by 26 January 2022, 3 pm (GMT+3)

Link to the special arrangements application form (Fall 2021) (opens 1.9.2021)

It the application is submitted after the deadline, TAMK has no obligation to make any special arrangements. If the need for special arrangements arises or is discovered between the end of the application period and the online interview/entrance exam, submit the special arrangement application to TAMK Admissions Office without delay.

Attachments to the application

Attach to your application copies of the documents your application is based on (for example medical certificate, disability card, dyslexia or learning disability evaluation document). If you are applying for special arrangements based on dyslexia, attach a statement from a special education teacher, psychologist, speech therapist or specialist medical doctor (for example pediatric neurologist or phoniatric specialist). The statement must include a description of the type of support or special arragement you need. Corresponding decision made by The Matriculation Examination Board is sufficient, if it includes the awarded support measures.

Validity of statements is evaluated individually for each case based on whether the permanence of the disability, illness or learning difficulty. For dyslexia, statements issued after the age of 16 and later on are considered. Do NOT send original documents. Be prepared to present original documentation at the start of your studies, if you are selected as a student. Your health information is considered and handled as confidential (Act on the Openness of Government Activities 24§).

Decisions and notification of special arrangements

You are notified of the decision by email as early as possible before the online interview/entrance exam. If the decision is negative, grounds for the decision will be sent with the notification.

Special arrangements for entrance examinations are specific to each degree programme and valid only on a specific examination / interview date.

If you are dissatisfied with the decision, you should contact the TAMK Admissions Office immediately after receiving it, and possible errors in decision-making can be considered. Once the final student selections are published at the end of the application process, 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.