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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.


General information

Please find in this link general information on studying at UTA.

Academic calender includes public holidays when no tuition is given.

Orientation Course (programme) arranged by the International Office is available free of charge for both degree and exchange students at the beginning of both autumn and spring semester. The course is compulsory for all new Master degree students.

Study counselling

See the link on the menu left.


The ECTS Survival Guide offers practical information on studying and living in Tampere. The guide is available on-line on the UTA page.

UTA Curriculum guides: UTA curricula have changed for all degree programmes from 1 August 2015. Please note that from the same date the curricula guides are available online only. Printed SIS Study Guides are no longer published.

Below are some old SIS Study Guides:

  • The SIS Study Guide 2013-2015 (pdf) for students who started their degree studies in autumn 2014 and 2013. Please note that UTA has changed the content of Master's degree programmes given in English from 1 August 2013. There are changes especially in the General studies including language studies and in the Human-Technology Interaction programme studies.
  • The SIS Study Guide 2012-2015 (pdf). This Study Guide is for students who started in 2012. Please note that these students may also take their studies according to the Study Guide 2013-2015.
  • Archived document: The SIS Study Guide 2010-12 (pdf) is available online but graduation is no longer possible using this study guide.

UTA Teaching Schedules 2016-2017 list the course units and exams available. Please note that the teaching programmes are not repeated identically each year, i.e. course units taught this year will not be automatically given next academic year. The next year's teaching programmes are normally available by mid-May.


For UTA regulations regarding studies and study related legislation in Finland please see the UTA page.

SIS general regulations on Master's degrees 2015-2018 (also as PDF)

Language studies for degree students

All degree students are required to take language studies. For more information, please see Language studies link on the left panel.

JOO studies

JOO studies in other Finnish universities are available for degree students.

Maturity test

All degree students are required to do a Maturity test in connection with their Master's thesis. See SIS general regulations concerning the Master's degrees above for more info.


Information on graduation is available by clicking the link on the left. 

Extending the residence permit

We have information on extending the residence permit under Admissions -> New students.


Working in Finland (Unipoli page)
University of Tampere Career Center

Doctoral studies

For information on applying to Doctoral studies please see here.

Archived info: Old students who started in 2012 or before 2012

UTA has remodelled the contents of the Master's degree programmes given in English from 1 August 2013. New students starting in 2013 will naturally take studies after the 2013-15 Study Guide (see below). Old students should check transition rules from the SIS page.

UTA introduced university-wide new degree programmes from 1 August 2012. All degree students who started their studies before 2012 are now termed as 'old students' and had two options, either to graduate from the old degree programme by 31 July 2015 or to transfer to study in the new degree programmes. From 1 August 2015 all old students have been transferred in NettiOpsu to the new degree programmes. It is no longer possible to graduate using study guides older than 2012.

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