The International Office organizes an orientation course for new international students twice every year. The course introduces the students to the University and Tampere. The degree programmes in English in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities have their own orientations, of which the programme students will be informed.
More information on the general orientation course can be found on the International Office web pages: http://www.uta.fi/studies/exchangesstudents/index.html
During their first year of study, students write a personal study plan, which confirms the structure of the degree and combination of subjects the student will study. The student will be given guidance in writing the personal study plan by the major subject and the School office (international degree students should turn to the Planning Officers). The HOPS is part of the orientation course credits, which will be registered after the student's HOPS has been accepted.