Eligibility criteria

NB: The information on these Admissions pages was valid for the 2018 intake only


Eligibility criteria in the Master’s degree programmes consist of two parts: the University of Tampere (UTA) general eligibility criteria, and programme specific eligibility criteria, which specify and/or add information to the general criteria. You must meet both in order to be considered eligible.

General eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at UTA, you must have

  1. a completed university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired Master's degree programme or in a closely related subject AND
  2. fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies. For more information, please see Language requirements.

Applicants in the final year of the Bachelor’s degree

Applicants who have not completed their Bachelor's degree by the application deadline are eligible to apply. In this case you can be admitted to the Master's degree programme on the condition that you graduate and send an officially attested copy of the degree certificate to the University of Tampere by 31 July 2018 (the exact deadline will be given yearly). If you do not submit the degree certificate copy to the University of Tampere in time, this conditional admission will expire.

Instructions on what you need to submit as application enclosures and how to submit your degree certificate

Programme specific eligibility criteria:

Each Master's degree programme can define more detailed eligibility criteria including, for example, more specific requirements of the applicant's previous education. These criteria will be decided and published yearly for the following application round.

Programme specific requirements can be found in the programme admission webpages.

Applicants who do not meet both the general eligibility and the programme specific admission criteria will not be selected.

Please note that competition is high and the number of eligible applicants annually exceeds the number of students that can be accepted.