Application period for courses in August 2016 has ended on 8 May 2016. Information on the selection schedule for August 2017 will be published in January.
- should have completed at least two years of university studies prior to the start of courses
- must be proficient in English
Please note more specific language requirements if you are applying to the University of Tampere as an exchange or a degree student.
Student selections will be made after the application period has ended. Selected applicants will receive letters of acceptance (per email) by the end of May. Also non-selected applicants will be notified.
Selected applicants must confirm participation and pay possible fees (instructions will be attached to the letter of acceptance) by a certain date. If the confirmation hasn't been made by that date, the course reservation of the applicant will be cancelled.
Please note that UTA Summer School reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum amount of students is not reached. In case of a cancellation, applicants will be notified.
Passport and Visa
Finland is a Schengen member state (along with Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). Anyone entering Finland from within the Schengen area needs only a valid passport or some other official document issued for travelling purposes.
Students coming from outside of the Schengen area will need a passport and possibly also a visa. Check the list provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland to see the required travel documents in order to enter Finland.
If you need a visa, see further instructions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland website.
NOTE! Tampere Summer School team cannot provide you with assistance in obtaining a passport or visa. We recommend that you begin the application process for a visa as early as possible, as it may take weeks. UTA Summer School cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa and cannot refund the course fee should your visa application be denied. We recommend that you wait until you have been granted a visa before paying for accommodation or social programme.