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Faculties of Natural and Communication SciencesUniversity of TampereFaculties of Natural and Communication Sciences

The nine schools of the University of Tampere will become six faculties from the start of 2017.

The degree programmes of the School of Information Sciences will be transferring to two new faculties:

Faculty of Communication Sciences

  • MDP (Master's Degree Programme) in Human-Technology Interaction
  • MDP in Internet and Game Studies
  • Degree programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • MDP in Computational Big Data Analytics
  • MDP in Software Development
  • Degree programme in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Degree programme in Computer Sciences (excluding MDP in Human-Technology Interaction)

The study-related instructions and curricula of the School of Information Sciences will continue to be used in connection with these degree programmes.


Other documentation

The online application form includes e.g. the following parts. For full information see the UTA official admission website.

Please note that all information listed below must be included inside the online application form, not as separate paper enclosures. Programme staff will start reading the online applications weeks before the hardcopy applications arrive from University Admissions Finland (UAF), and any paper documents connected to areas below slow down the assessment.

Motivation for applying

The motivation letter must be included inside the online application form, not as a separate enclosure.

Please note that among the application documents this information plays a very important role. It is difficult to be selected without a good programme-specific motivation letter. 

Describe the reasons why you want to study at the University of Tampere and in the Master's programme that you are applying to.

Specify your qualifications and the extent of your knowledge in the subjects you have taken in your previous studies and with reference to the programme you apply for. Write about your objectives at the University of Tampere and your plans after the studies.

Provide any further information that you feel may be relevant to your application.

The field in the online application form is a maximum of 7000 characters.


You must also indicate your intended source of funding. The field in the online application form is a maximum of 4000 characters.

Curriculum vitae, CV

The CV must be included inside the online application form, not as a separate enclosure.

Please record your full educational and employment history. The field in the online application form is a maximum of 4000 characters.


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

Listing the content of the previous degree

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.

Order of preference

If you apply to more than one international Master’s degree programme in the University of Tampere in the 2017 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.

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