Facilities and services
Excellent study facilities - support services available free of charge
TUT offers a comfortable study environment and a number of free-of-charge services that support studies and make everyday life easier for students. The compact campus includes excellent facilities for independent study and group work. There are, for example, a well-equipped library, several workstations and computer labs, various group and study rooms, hobby club premises and inviting cafés and restaurants on campus.
The International Office offers assistance to prospective and current students from abroad. It provides services and information to international students, researchers and employees, as well as Finnish degree students and employees who are interested in studying abroad.
The TUT Library offers library and advisory services, as well as training on information retrieval and the use of information materials. The library stocks a wide range of digital resources, including electronic journals, books and databases. The print collection comprise large volumes, mainly in the fields of science and technology. The lending collection may be used on the premises or taken on loan. Borrowing is free of charge.
All TUT students recieive a unique user account that contains a personal email address, file space quota for personal files and web pages and provides access to the computers and systems around the University, including the personalised student portal, which an essential toolkit and information centre for studies and student life. Student computers are equipped with a wide range of software (word processors, spreadsheets, drawing packages, databases, math software, etc.). Printers and scanners are also available in the computer labs. In addition to computer labs, students often use their own laptops on campus, which is easy thanks to the WLAN that covers the majority of the campus.
Thorough induction for new students
The International Office organizes orientation for new students at the beginning of the autumn semester before the start of the first teaching period, in late August. Students receive instructions on how to register as a student and a lot of important information concerning studies at TUT and student life in Tampere. Most importantly, they get to know their tutor groups and fellow students! The orientation is compulsory for all new students, because starting your studies without attending the orientation requires a lot of initiative on your part and may be quite challenging.
New students can also participate in degree programme-specific small group tutoring from the orientation week onwards. The purpose of the tutoring system is to introduce students to the field of study, the faculty and, above all, to their fellow students, TUT and Tampere. Study counselling is available to students in their respective degree programmes throughout their studies.
The on-campus Employment Service point supports the employment prospects of students and new graduates by offering career planning and job seeking services.
How about learning some Finnish?
Adapting to Finnish society and everyday life will be much easier and more fun, if you are prepared to learn some Finnish. The international master's degree programmes are conducted in English, i.e. courses, exams and student services are arranged in English. Previous knowledge or studies in the Finnish language are not required, but at least basic courses are strongly recommended, because they provide good basic language skills useful in everyday life and a brief introduction to Finnish culture. Moreover, it is very important to learn some Finnish, if you are interested in working in Finland at some point.