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Tampere Summer School: Application info

Tampere Universities postpones Tampere Summer School to 2024. Tampere Summer School has been jointly organised by Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences since 2018. Stay tuned for information of our future summer plans.


Tampere Summer School is intended for university and applied university students and graduates from all over the world. We welcome applications from Bachelor, Master and PhD students of all academic fields, but please remember to check course-specific requirements in the course descriptions.

All applicants

  • should have completed a minimum of 1-2 years of university / applied university studies prior to the start of courses
  • must be proficient in English
  • please note more specific language requirements if you are applying as an exchange or a degree student to the Tampere University or Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK).

Application documents

To apply for the Summer School courses, the students need to fill in an online application and submit a motivation letter for the course(s) applied for. Students can be admitted up to two summer school courses. If you are applying to two or more courses, make sure that the courses do not overlap from the teaching timetable

Application form

All Summer School applications must be submitted via an online application form (available during application rounds).  

If you have any questions on how to fill the online form, please contact summerschool [at]

Motivation letter

The motivation letter is a short document (max. 500 words) where the students should specify why they want to take this course and how it would fit with their studies. If you apply for more than one course, you need to submit a separate motivation letter for each course applied for. There are no specific requirements on how to write the letter, but the following questions may be used as a guidance:

  • Why did you choose this course?
  • Do you have previous studies in this topic/field?
  • How do you think this course would fit your degree and/or other plans?

The motivation letter(s) will be submitted via the application form. Please use .doc/.docx, .rtf or .pdf  format and name the file Lastname.Firstname_Course title.

Selection schedule 2021

Student selections will be made after the application period has ended. Selected applicants will receive letters of acceptance (per email) by 18 June. Also non-selected applicants and students on a reserve list will be notified. Please note to check also your junk mail if the email has been filtered there by the server you are using.

Selected applicants must confirm participation and pay possible fees (instructions will be attached to the letter of acceptance) by 30 June 2021. If the confirmation has not been made by that date, the course reservation of the applicant will be cancelled.

Please note that Tampere Summer School reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum amount of students is not reached. In case of a cancellation, applicants will be notified.

Visa requirements

Not relevant for the online programme of 2021. 

Finland is a Schengen member state (along with Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). Anyone entering Finland from within the Schengen area needs only a valid passport or some other official document issued for traveling purposes.

Students coming from outside of the Schengen area will need a passport and possibly also a visa. Check the list provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland to see the required travel documents in order to enter Finland.

If you need a visa, see further instructions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland website.

NOTE! Tampere Summer School team cannot provide you with assistance in obtaining a passport or visa. We recommend that you begin the application process for a visa as early as possible, as it may take weeks. Tampere Summer School cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa and cannot refund the course fee should your visa application be denied. We recommend that you wait until you have been granted a visa before paying for accommodation or social programme.