The School of Social Sciences and Humanities (YKY) welcomes approximately one hundred international exchange and visiting students each year. Exchange students come mostly form the School’s Erasmus partner universities in Europe, but we also have exchange agreements with universities in North America, Russia and Japan. In addition, the School welcomes a number of students coming through the university-wide bilateral exchange agreements with universities in five continents. We also have the possibility of accepting a limited number of international visiting students from universities with which there are no exchange agreements.
The Guide for International Exchange and Visiting Students offers a good introduction to studying at the University of Tampere. Other source of information to international students is the Studies –section of the university web pages.
The teaching schedule for each academic year will be updated in late spring (for autumn semester) and in late autumn (for spring semester). Please note that all courses mentioned in the curricula guide are not available yearly! Not all disciplines offer teaching in English, but book exams or essays are a possible way to take course units also in these disciplines.
Exchange and visiting students get a letter of acceptance from their host school, but they may take course units also in other UTA Schools and in the UTA Language Center. The Language Center offers course units in the Finnish language on beginner's level. Other language courses are primarily for UTA degree students, but exchange students can attend if there is room in the group.
International students in the University of Tampere (both exchange and degree students) may take some courses also from Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The cross-institutional studies are offered by UNIPOLI Tampere. UNIPOLI web pages also offer information on the Finnish way of life and happenings in and around Tampere.
If you are interested in Asian studies, please visit the web page of the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies which organises an interdisciplinary online study programme on East and Southeast Asia. The language of instruction is English.
Want to learn more about issues in development cooperation? Interested in interacting with other students around Finland? Looking for flexibility in your studies?
UniPID's Virtual Studies are free of charge online courses, available for both international and Finnish studens enrolled at the UniPID Member Universities, such as the University of Tampere.
For information on student housing, please see http://www.uta.fi/admissions/newstudents/accommodation.html
Coordinator of International Education
Ms Anna Wansen-Kaseva
Linna building 6065
Tel: 050 396 9642
email: anna.wansen-kaseva (at) uta.fi