In this exchange program you will enroll directly in courses taught in English or in Finnish at the University of Tampere (UTA), Finland. This program offers a variety of formats for study (short courses, intensive courses, and reading examinations) in most fields of the social sciences, selected fields of the humanities, business, and journalism. International studies is a particular focus. The active student union organizes excellent housing, provides many student organizations, and plans numerous group trips to Petersburg, the Arctic Circle, Finnish saunas, Tallinn, and more. The University of Tampere is one of the largest universities in Finland. The campus is on the edge of downtown and within easy walking distance of most amenities.
Academic advising and counseling is available for all exchange students. At the University of Tampere, a student tutor is assigned to all international Bachelor and Master students. Your tutor is a fellow student who has volunteered to help you during your first weeks. Unipoli Sport provides high-quality, versatile and equal sports services for university students and personnel in the Tampere region
The UTA student card entitles Bachelor’s and Master’s level students to Student Union services and special student benefits. By showing your student card you are entitled to student health care services in every Finnish Student Health Service, FSHS unit in Finland. In addition, you get significant discounts on trains, long distance bus fares, and in a number of museums, theatres, concerts and shops.
Tampere, a city of green parks and clean water, lies on an isthmus between two lakes, on the banks of the Tammerkoski rapids. Once a center of industry, textile and paper manufacturing, Tampere is now a hub of the IT industries. The largest inland city in Scandinavia, Tampere offers many cultural attractions, including theater, film, music festivals and museums, as well as an adventure park consisting of seven attractions: Aquarium, Dolphinarium, Planetarium, Observation Tower, Art Museum and children’s Zoo.
Tampere runs a summer program in the month of August. This program is open to all accepted exchange students for the fall semester. The program offers Finish language courses and multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate courses taught in English.
Housing Scholarship – UTA awards four complete housing scholarships for UO students. Each scholarship is valid for one semester. There is no extra application process. Nominated students will receive the scholarship automatically. Students enrolling for the academic year may be offered a housing scholarship for two semesters.
Note: UTA is merging with Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Exchange students are able to attend courses at the other two institutions while enrolled at UTA. Visit the Unipoli website for more information.