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Tampere University offers UT students a wide range of course options, taught in English. The International Mobility Services office provides a high level of support for incoming students and offers very modern facilities. Tampere University's degree program in journalism and communication is the oldest in the Nordic countries and is Finland's leading educator of journalists. The University of Tampere (UTA) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT) merged in 2019 to establish Tampere University that maintains close ties with Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Technology, health, and society are at the core of our new university profile.

Tampere is one of the largest cities in Finland and has been voted the most popular place to live in Finland several times. It has a student-centric feel since over 40,000 of its 220,000 inhabitants are college students. It is the Sauna capital of the world.


Area(s) of Study

  • American Studies
  • Educational Administration
  • History
  • Public Health
  • Anthropology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Information Studies
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Arts And Entertainment Technol
  • Electrical Engineering
  • International Business
  • Russian
  • Business Administration
  • English
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Russian, East European, And Eu
  • Business, Government, And Soci
  • European Studies
  • Journalism
  • Science, Technology, And Socie
  • Communication
  • Fine Arts
  • Liberal Arts
  • Slavic And Eurasian Languages
  • Communication Sciences And Dis
  • Finnish
  • Management
  • Social Science
  • Communication Studies
  • French
  • Management Information Systems
  • Social Work
  • Comparative Literature
  • German
  • Marketing
  • Sociology
  • Computer Science
  • German, Scandinavian, And Dutc
  • Mathematics
  • Spanish
  • Cultural Studies
  • Government
  • Music
  • Statistics
  • Curriculum And Instruction
  • Graduate School
  • Natural Sciences
  • Swedish
  • Czech
  • Health And Society
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre And Dance
  • Economics
  • Health Education
  • Psychology
  • Visual Art Studies

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Academic Information

Academic culture is very independent. The majority of your grade is usually dependent on one final exam, paper, or presentation. Students may take an intensive Finnish course the start of semester.


Many courses across all faculties (i.e. colleges) are taught in English. The Course Catalog lists all courses and notes the language of instruction. Courses taught in English are linked at the end of each section and is updated annually. Students on Fall exchange can participate for free in Tampere Summer School in August.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Finnish


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Housing for exchange students from Texas is administered by the Tampere Student Housing Foundation (TOAS) and is covered in full through a housing scholarship offered by Tampere. Single rooms only with private bathrooms and with shared floor kitchen. Currently TOAS Lapinkaari (and sometimes Pinja) is utilized for exchange students.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a one-time $75 application fee and regular UT tuition. Students are responsible for airfare, passport/residence permit, food, local transportation, and general costs of living. Student Union Membership (58 Euro) is highly recommended. Financial aid and scholarships may be used. Tampere offers housing scholarships.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: September 30, 2020
- Fall
  • August 17, 2020 to December 18, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Frequently Asked Questions
Visa Information

Next Step

1) View mandatory advising videos Explore: Education Abroad 101 and Explore: Nordic Countries. Attend a live Q&A if you have questions. 2) View Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! Videos and Q&A events found here:

Program information above is subject to change