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Welcome new university students!

On these pages we have compiled information that you will need to make your journey to Tampere and the start of your studies at Tampere University a success. We look forward to having you here soon! Please read the information carefully and follow each step.

Remember to take care of these to prepare for arrival in Tampere:

  1. Accept your study place by the given deadline
  2. Read through information on fees and scholarships if applicable
  3. Apply for residence permit if necessary
  4. Arrange health insurance and travel insurance
  5. Reserve accommodation
  6. Download the Tampere University degree students' Guidebook app. In the app, you can get to know your new fellow students, ask questions, and read about student life in Tampere. You have received an invitation to the app by email.
  7. Familiarise yourself with the Welcome Week programme and your programme curriculum
  8. Read on studying at Tampere University and the study guidance available to help you start your studies
  9. Plan your arrival in Tampere

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About COVID-19 

Tampere University is actively monitoring the coronavirus situation and will provide updates on a regular basis. In all our communications, we will adhere to the instructions provided by the public authorities and respect the privacy of individuals.

NB! Tampere University is doing its best to ensure that all selected students are able to start their studies in autumn 2020. We are considering all options for starting the semester in August and developing flexible ways of starting studies should you be unable to travel to Tampere before the start of the semester. We will inform all selected students as soon as we have more detailed information on the flexible study options available. 

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Latest updates on the coronavirus

Tampere University is actively monitoring the coronavirus situation and will provide updates on a regular basis. In all our communications, we will adhere to the instructions provided by the public authorities and respect the privacy of individuals.
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Know what's going on in the university community

Follow our social media channels and get to know us even before you arrive. We would love to hear from you - share your stories with a hashtag #TampereUni2020.
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Welcome to Finland's most international and diverse university community!

Starting your studies

Once you arrive in Tampere, it is time to officially register as a student at Tampere University and prepare to start your studies. We have listed here the main things you need to take care of to get started successfully. Remember that your student tutors will be happy to help with everything even before you get here. 

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IT Services

Studying without accounts, passwords or working platforms is impossible. But no worries, here's all the info you need to get started.
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Student tutors are here to help!

Student tutors are older students who are trained to help new students on arrival and during the first year of studies. Their job is to help you in the practical matters of moving to Tampere and in settling into university life here.
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Remember to download the Guidebook app!

In the app, you can get to know your new fellow students, ask questions, and read about student life in Tampere. You have received an invitation to the app by email, go check it out!

Studying and living in Tampere and Finland

The University offers a variety of services to make your everyday life and studies in Tampere a success. In the city of Tampere, every fifth resident is a student, which contributes to the relaxed and vibrant atmosphere of the city and is visible in a plethora of student services and events. Below, you will find links to information which will help you plan your everyday life here.

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Student union of Tampere University

Student Union of Tampere University, TREY, represents all the 18,000 university students in Tampere. TREY protects the interests of students, facilitates the work of student associations, provides services for its members as well as creates a sense of community.
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SportUni moves you!

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!
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Tampere - this is home

What there is to do and see in your new home town Tampere?