Summer School

Application period for courses in August 2017 has ended 30 April 2017 and the student selections have been made.

Please read the following application information carefully before applying:


Courses are intended for advanced Bachelor's degree, Master's degree and PhD students - see details in course descriptions.

All applicants

  • should have completed 1-2 years of university studies prior to the start of courses
  • must be proficient in English

Please note more specific language requirements if you are applying to the University of Tampere as an exchange or a degree student.

Selection Schedule

Student selections will be made after the application period has ended. Selected applicants will receive letters of acceptance (per email) by the end of May. Also non-selected applicants will be notified.

Selected applicants must confirm participation and pay possible fees (instructions will be attached to the letter of acceptance) by 15 June 2017. If the confirmation hasn't been made by that date, the course reservation of the applicant will be cancelled.

Please note that Tampere Summer School reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum amount of students is not reached. In case of a cancellation, applicants will be notified.

Passport and Visa

Finland is a Schengen member state (along with Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). Anyone entering Finland from within the Schengen area needs only a valid passport or some other official document issued for travelling purposes.

Students coming from outside of the Schengen area will need a passport and possibly also a visa. Check the list provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland to see the required travel documents in order to enter Finland.

If you need a visa, see further instructions on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland website.

NOTE! Tampere Summer School team cannot provide you with assistance in obtaining a passport or visa. We recommend that you begin the application process for a visa as early as possible, as it may take weeks. Tampere Summer School cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa and cannot refund the course fee should your visa application be denied. We recommend that you wait until you have been granted a visa before paying for accommodation or social programme.