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Official Guide for Master's Degree Programme Applicants

Application Documents

Online Application Form

You must fill a separate application form for each programme you apply for. The application forms are accessible from the programme webpages. The application forms are filled in through portal and all applications are preprocessed by University Admissions Finland (UAF).

The online application form includes a CV and a motivation letter. On the form you must also provide a description of the grading scale used in your Bachelor’s studies and a direct link to a website where the scale can be verified. If there is no official website where the information on the grading scale can be verified, the information should be included in the transcript of records. If it is not, a separate official document describing the grading scale is required. The document should be issued and officially certified by the awarding institution, or compiled by the applicant and officially certified by the awarding institution. In addition to the aforementioned information you must indicate your intended source of funding.

We do not require enclosed letters of recommendation. However, you must give in the online application form the names and contact information of two (preferably academic) persons who know your academic achievements and have promised to answer our queries about you.

As we have applicants with very different academic backgrounds, we ask you to list in the online application form how many teaching hours you have studied your major subject and your minor subjects. If your study transcript gives ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits, please mention this in the online application form. No listing of hours is in this case needed.

If you apply to more than one international Master’s degree programme in the University of Tampere in the 2016 application round, you must indicate in the online application form their order of preference. In case you would be ranked among the top applicants in more than one of the programmes you have applied for, you will be offered a study place in the programme you have placed highest.

Required Enclosures

Please do not send original certificates, diplomas, etc. which cannot be replaced. Application documents will not be returned. The copies must be officially certified (attested) copies issued by the awarding institution or attested photocopies certified by a Notary Public. Copies of copies will not be accepted.

In order to be considered for admission, applicants will need to submit the following enclosures to University Admissions Finland by the application deadline:

Country-specific Requirements

In addition to the standard document requirements, there are specific requirements for educational documents from certain countries. Please check if there are any country-specific requirements for your degree awarding country and follow the instructions. The country-specific requirements must be followed first and foremost, before any regular requirements for attesting documents.

Country-specific requirements for:
Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Cameroon, Canada, China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan

Country-specific requirements on the UAF website

  1. Printed version of the submitted application form
  2. Certified copy of the Bachelor's degree certificate in the original language. Please also note the possible country-specific requirements, which might affect the way your certificate needs to be certified and/or submitted. If you will not graduate by the application deadline, please see Instructions for applicants who obtain their Bachelor's degree and/or final degree certificate after the application deadline
  3. Certified copy of the transcript of records of the Bachelor's degree certificate in the original language.
  4. Official translation of the Bachelor's degree certificate and of the transcript of records unless issued in English, Finnish or Swedish. The translations must be issued by the awarding institution or be translated by an official translator. The same applies to all other documents with which you support your application.
  5. Copy of your passport's ID page
  6. Recent passport-sized photo
  7. Proof of English skills
    Score requirements and instructions
  8. For any additional documents required by a specific programme, please check carefully the list of enclosures in the application form.

No exceptions to the requirements will be made.

The documents will be verified as a part of the assessment of applications. Accepted students will be required to present the original documents before registration at the University. If it transpires that false information has been provided, the right to study will be revoked.

If you have submitted an application in a previous application round, please notice that you will need to submit the required application documents again. If you apply for more than one programme, you must submit separate applications and enclosures for each programme.

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