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Tampere Universities

Our university community, Tampere Universities, comprises of two higher education institutions: Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences who work in close collaboration. All our students, staff and alumni are members of the community. Students apply to either Tampere University or TAMK and graduate from the same institution, though studies can be supplemented by completing courses in the other institution.
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Tampere Universities

Tampere University

The University was created in 2019 through a merger between the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology. Tampere University is a multidisciplinary research university offering degree programmes at all academic levels.

Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) is one of the largest and most popular universities of applied sciences in Finland. Our strengths are multidisciplinary education, creativity, and a strong international dimension. TAMK is a higher education institution oriented towards working life and RDI co-operation.

Higher education system in Finland

The Finnish higher education system consists of two complementary sectors: universities (yliopisto) and universities of applied sciences (ammattikorkeakoulu).

The mission of universities is to conduct scientific research and provide education based on it. Universities, which provide higher scientific and artistic education, award Bachelor's and Master's degrees as well as postgraduate degrees, i.e. licentiate and doctoral degrees. The normative duration of studies for a Bachelor’s degree at a university is three years and for a Master’s degree an additional two years.

Universities of applied sciences offer more practical education that aims to respond to the needs of the labour market.Universities of applied sciences award Bachelor's degrees and Master's degrees. The completion of a degree at a university of applied sciences usually takes between 3.5 and 4.5 years. The requirement for Master's studies at a university of applied sciences is a Bachelors' degree or another appropriate degree and at least two years of work experience after the completion of the previous degree.

Services for the university community

SportUni: Best University Sport at the Lowest Price

SportUni provides high quality and versatile sport services for students and personnel of Tampere Universities. You can use three campuses’ services for just one affordable fee!

Tampere University Library

Tampere University Library supports with its services Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences studies, teaching, and research. We are an open science Library for all.

Services for immigrants - SIMHE

The SIMHE services offer higher education guidance, counselling and support for immigrants living in Finland.