Tampere University

The University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences have joined forces to create a new model for higher education in Finland called Tampere Universities. Our areas of focus are health, society and technology, and our strength lies in the combination of these areas.

Top reasons to study here

  • Tampere is the most attractive student city in Finland.
  • Our campuses offer excellent facilities for studies and student life.
  • We are committed to openess, sharing of ideas, sustainable development, fairness, and equality.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



The new foundation-based Tampere University is a merger of the former Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere. University of Tampere was first established in 1925 and Tampere University of Technology in 1965. Thus, Tampere University has many decades’ experience in educating university students.


We educate the shapers of the future – individuals who understand people, identify technological opportunities and are accustomed to the culture of cooperation already upon graduation.

Students can plan their studies flexibly and complete them within the target time. They have access to up-to-date information on the progress of their studies and the level of their skills. Doctoral training and research careers provide the basis for academic excellence.

All degrees include joint thematic learning outcomes related to digitalisation, internationality, communication skills, entrepreneurship and sustainable development.


Research at Tampere University focuses especially on topics related to technology, health and society. Numerous research groups and networks operate in our community conducting multidisciplinary and diverse studies across organisational boundaries.

The research undertaken at our Centres of Excellences (CoE) ranges from game culture studies to tumour genetics. 

Our missions in research, development and innovation are to maintain a just and participatory society, to promote health and well-being for all sections of the population, to build efficient and safe environments, and to ensure that social responsibility is respected also in the turmoil caused by digitalisation and the transformation of work.


Our Career Services act as a contact point between the university and working life, offering career planning and job seeking services for Tampere University degree students and graduates.

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Student services

Tampere University organises a welcome week for all new international students at the beginning of each semester. The welcome week includes information on studies, practicalities related to the arrival in Finland, university services, and activities of the student union.

As an international student, you are also given a student tutor - a local student to guide you in the process of moving to a new country and university. Student tutors will be in touch with you already before your arrival and will help you with practical problems and ease your way into the university community.

Housing services

Finnish universities do not have on-campus dormitories. In larger cities, there are apartments rented for students by a housing foundation. Housing for students in Tampere is administrated by the Tampere Student Housing Foundation (TOAS). TOAS offers high-quality dorm rooms at a student-friendly price. The flats are mainly situated within a walking distance from the University campuses. 

Opiskelijan Tampere (Student's Tampere) is a non-profit organization providing INT Housing accommodation for students studying in Tampere during the autumn semester. 

Library services

Tampere University Library is an open academic library supporting with its services studying, teaching and research at Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

The library stocks a wide range of digital resources, including electronic journals, books and databases. The print collection comprise large volumes, mainly in the fields of science and technology.

Medical services

Health care services for Bachelor’s and Master’s level degree students are provided by the Finnish Student Health Service, FSHS (in Finnish: Ylioppilaiden terveydenhoitosäätiö, YTHS). FSHS runs Health Centres in 13 university cities. To use these services, you must have a valid student card.

Student Life

Campus life

Tampere is known for its active student life. Students are involved in many cultural events, they organise events and in general keep the wheels moving. There are close to 40,000 students in Tampere and they definitely make their presence felt! Tampere is an excellent city for studying and almost every fifth person living in Tampere is a student. According to several national surveys, Tampere is the most popular city to live and study in Finland.

Our Campuses provide services and flexible spaces in three different locations: City Centre, Kauppi and Hervanta. 

Sports facilities

SportUni offers access to diverse sports facilities, such as gyms, group exercise studios and indoor and outdoor courts on all three campuses. University maintains extensive and modern facilities for sport and exercise. In addition, there are popular student sports clubs that are a good way to meet like-minded students.

Student clubs

Tampere University has a very active student union. All Bachelor and Master level degree students are members of the Union and are entitled to a number of student benefits, for example discounts in the national and local public transport.

The Student Union is also active in the university, and students have a right defined by law to take part in the university governance. The student union also has various clubs and societies, which organize activities from student parties to board game nights and excursions to development aid. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

When all the universities of Tampere decided to get together to build one stronger institution, all the academic community now benefits from an even better learning environment. I’d describe my experience at Tampere University as freedom, mainly because students have the power to choose the courses that fit ones future goals.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is an excellent, flexible and very motivating university with a highly international profile

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Tampere University of Technology is a place where ambitious and talented students get together with newest technologies and quality education, without forgetting excellent networking possibilities during the study years.

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