Cross-Institutional Studies

The present degree and exchange students of the Tampere University can apply for studies at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) and/or at other campuses (City centre or Kauppi campus (former UTA) or Hervanta campus (former TUT)).

The present degree students of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) can - in turn - apply for studies at the Tampere University (all campuses).

For degree students offered studies are available for viewing in the cross-institutional study service.

For exchange students offered studies are available for viewing in the cross campus studies service.

Below are more detailed instructions for cross-institutional studies both from the perspective of

a) exchange students

b) students of Tampere University

b) students of TAMK

Exchange Students

You should check beforehand that studies taken in these institutions will be approved by your home university. TAMK is Erasmus eligible. Please note that cross institutional studies (cross campus studies) will not show on your home campus's transcript. Instead, you will get a separate transcript from each campus or institution upon request.

The maximum amount of cross institutional studies (cross campus studies) is limited to 40% of the exchange studies per semester, and to 10-12 credits for degree students per semester.

Instructions how to apply for the cross institutional studies will be added here later.

Students of the Tampere University (former TUT and UTA)

Study planning

As a degree student at the Tampere University, you are often quite free to choose optional studies for your degree. The cross-institutional studies improve your chances of selecting versatile optional studies for your degree.

Note! Before applying for cross-institutional studies, check the instructions of your own faculty regarding study planning and the contents of optional studies. Explore the study offerings in the cross-institutional study service. You can also use the service to apply for the right to study for your desired studies at Tampere University of Applied Sciences and/or City centre campus or Kauppi campus (former UTA) or Hervanta campus (former TUT). Sign up for the service with your TUNI account.

How to apply

In order to complete studies at Tampere University of Applied Studies or other than your home campus, you must apply for the right to study for the courses you wish to take. Make sure to apply for the right to study well in advance so that you have enough time to sign up for the studies according to the schedules of each individual institution. Please note that you have to activate the user account of the Tampere University of Applied Sciences! To apply, go to the cross-institutional study service, pick your desired courses in your study basket and confirm your application for the right to study. After confirming, it is important to follow the instructions provided by the other institution or campus.  

Please note that you do not need to apply for the right to study through the cross-institutional study service if your own degree entitles you to the concerned courses at another institution or campus. These instructions apply to, for example, students studying towards a degree programme in biotechnology and students with a study right in Human-Technology Interaction who are entitled to complete a part of their studies at Hervanta campus / City centre campus. If you feel unsure about the rights to study gained at other institutions through your own degree programme, check with your own faculty.

Campus specific instructions:

  • Hervanta campus:
  • City centre / Kauppi campus: For the implementation schedules and other information for each course, see the course information in section "Teaching" found in the curricula guide.

Signing up for studies and notification of approved sign-up (at the target institution)

Once you have been granted the right to study for courses at Tampere University of Applied Sciences and/or other than your home campus, you must sign up for courses as instructed. Bear in mind that the sign-up schedules may vary between the institutions. Follow the schedules and make sure to sign up in time.

Campus specific instructions:

  • Hervanta campus: to sign up for courses and exams, go to the Study Guide in the student intranet, POP www.tut.fi/pop.
  • City centre / Kauppi campus: For most courses, electronic sign-up is applied. See the sign-up instructions for each implementation in the teaching schedule.

Course completion

If your sign-up is approved, you can complete the concerned courses according to the instructions provided by the teacher. If you do not intend to complete the studies despite your signing up, notify the responsible teacher. Remember to follow up on your email or forward the incoming mail to another account you read on a daily basis. Email is a channel for important information on course completion.

The right to study granted through the cross-institutional study service only entitles you to take studies you select in the service.  The study right is granted for one academic year at a time. However, you have time until 31st of August to complete the studies organised in the summer. If you do not complete the studies before the above mentioned time but you still wish to carry them through, you must reapply for the right to study for the following academic year.

Campus specific instructions:

  • Hervanta campus: In case you have to move at campus in the evening after the doors have been closed or you use the electronic exam room, you need a personal access card. You will receive the card from the info desks in the Hervanta campus area. There is one info desk in each of the buildings in the campus area.

After course completion

Once you have completed studies at another institution, information on the study attainment is automatically transferred to your home institution. Check your study register to make sure that the study attainments gained through cross-institutional studies have been entered in the register. After this, you must also ensure that the credits are transferred to your degree at your own faculty. See further information on credit transfer.

Campus specific instructions:

  • Hervanta campus: At Hervanta Campus, the Kaiku course feedback system is applied and the students are obliged to provide feedback in order to receive course assessments.

Contacts:

Students of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK)

As a present degree student at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, you are entitled to seek studies at the Tampere University. The cross-institutional studies improve your chances of selecting versatile optional studies for your degree.

How to apply

You can see the available courses offered by the Tampere University (all campuses) in the cross-institutional study service. In the service, you can view and plan your studies as well as apply for the right to study for your selected courses. Before applying, check the instructions of your home institution and ensure that the studies are suited for your own degree! Also note that courses may be offered several times during an academic term. It is possible that only a part of the implementation rounds is available for cross-institutional students. Furthermore, not all courses are necessarily arranged every year.

Campus specific instructions:

  • Hervanta campus:
  • City centre / Kauppi campus: For the implementation schedules and other information for each course, see the course information in section "Teaching" found in the curricula guide.

Remember to sign up for the courses according to the schedules for each implementation!

Signing up for studies and notification of approved sign-up

Once you have applied for the right to study for studies offered by the Tampere University, you will receive instructions on how to sign up for courses. Please note that the right to complete course(s) will only be confirmed once your sign-up for an implementation has been approved.

Campus specific instructions:

  • Hervanta campus: to sign up for courses and exams, go to the Study Guide in the student intranet, POP www.tut.fi/pop.
  • City centre / Kauppi campus: For most courses, electronic sign-up is applied. See the sign-up instructions for each implementation in the teaching schedule.

At the cross-institutional studies service you will mainly find courses where all the enrolled students may attend. However, if the amount of students must be limited, degree students of the Tampere University will be given preference. Otherwise students for the course are selected according to the priority principles applied at each faculty.

Course completion

If your sign-up is approved, you can complete the concerned courses according to the instructions provided by the teacher. If you do not intend to complete the studies despite your signing up, notify the responsible teacher. Remember to follow up on your email or forward the incoming mail to another account you read on a daily basis. Email is a channel for important information on course completion.

The right to study granted through the cross-institutional study service only entitles you to take studies you select in the service.  The study right is granted for one academic year at a time. However, you have time until 31st of August to complete the studies organised in the summer. If you do not complete the studies before the above mentioned time but you still wish to carry them through, you must reapply for the right to study for the following academic year.

Campus specific instructions:

  • Hervanta campus: In case you have to move at campus in the evening after the doors have been closed or you use the electronic exam room, you need a personal access card. You will receive the card from the info desks in the Hervanta campus area. There is one info desk in each of the buildings in the campus area.

After course completion

Once you have completed studies at the Tampere University, the study attainment records will be automatically transferred to Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Check the study register at your home institution to make sure that the study attainments from cross-institutional studies have been entered in the register. After this, you must also ensure that the credits are transferred to your degree at your home institution.

Campus specific instructions:

  • Hervanta campus: At Hervanta Campus, the Kaiku course feedback system is applied and the students are obliged to provide feedback in order to receive course assessments.

Contacts:

Contacts: