TUT in brief for parents
Is your son or daughter interested in studying at TUT? If so, you can rest assured that TUT will offer your child a high-quality education and an internationally accredited degree, providing excellent career prospects.
Degrees and employment prospects
The Tampere University of Technology provides education at Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels, forming professionals whose diverse expertise is sought-after in the national and international job market. TUT´s international programmes lead to the degree of Master of Science in Technology or Master of Science in Architecture and, at postgraduate level, to the degree of Doctor of Science in Technology or Doctor of Science in Architecture. TUT is a university with a strong international reputation, an active network with other universities and polytechnics, and connections to the industry. This provides multiple opportunities for the students to establish contacts with firms and companies already during their studies, thus offering good chances to find employment right after graduating. In fact, most TUT´s MSc graduates are employed at the time of their graduation. Following the successful completion of one of the Master´s programmes, students are moreover eligible to apply to a doctoral programme, either at TUT or abroad.
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Education in Finland is free of charge and TUT offers an excellent study environment, modern study facilities and quality instruction. Teaching not only includes traditional lectures but also e-learning and hands-on methods based on the learn-by-doing approach. This provides a solid basis of theoretical knowledge as well as practical expertise. Students are furthermore highly encouraged to be independent and active learners, to take responsibility for their studies and to develop critical and innovative thinking. A relaxed and informal student-teacher relationship makes professors and lecturers approachable and ensures that students benefit as much as possible from their teachers' knowledge and knowhow.
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Support and benefits
International students are not left alone to cope with their studies and everyday life. Information, resources and advice are easily accessible and extensively provided. TUT's International Office is the central contact point for foreign students with questions concerning studying at TUT and living in Finland. TUT's International Office also organizes a thorough orientation session for new foreign students at the beginning of each semester. Printed study guides, TUT's internet webpages and the on-line Student Portal include information on the studies, premises and facilities as well as life in Tampere and in Finland at-large. Furthermore, every faculty offers student services that include staff members responsible for providing assistance and help. Last but not least, tutors will guide students at peer level.
Upon payment of a small Student Union membership fee (about 90 €) TUT students are entitled to a wide range of free services and benefits, from high quality but low price student housing to free health care services, discounts on bus and train tickets etc.
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Social life and free-time activities
Making new friends and finding interesting extracurricular activities to balance the study workload is easy in Tampere. University guilds and the International Student Club organize many events and social activities all through the year, bringing international and Finnish students together. The city itself offers a wide variety of cultural activities, from theatre events to concerts and exhibits. Nature never being out of reach in Finland, outdoor activities are very popular and include hiking, jogging, swimming, kayaking etc. in the summer, and skiing and ice-skating in the winter. The Hervanta area, where the university is located, offers plenty of possibilities for both outdoor and indoor sports. TUT´s campus includes a modern sports hall and a gym, with a wide range of exercise options, from team sports to fitness classes.
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We hope the information provided here will help you support your son or daughter´s choice. Please also take a look at our students' interviews to foreign students currently studying at TUT.