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Information for incoming Exchange Students at YKY

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities (YKY) welcomes exchange students every year from the School’s partner universities in Europe, North America and Japan. In addition, the School hosts 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.

Teaching schedule and choosing courses

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 offered by the Language Center 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.

Unipoli 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.

Erasmus administrative contact person in the School:

Coordinator of International Education
Ms Anna Wansen-Kaseva
Linna building 6065
Tel: 050 396 9642
email: anna.wansen-kaseva (at)

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