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

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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 20, 2020
  • Final Deadline: September 27, 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) Attend an Explore regional session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend a Ready to Apply group advising session with Daniel Ach. Dates and times given at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change