Your exchange destination!
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts research in the fields of technology and architecture and provides higher education based on this research. TUT is the largest university of technology in Finland with an active and international campus community of about 8000 students. TUT welcomes around 450 exchange students from its partner institutions every year. Altogether, around 1700 foreign nationals from more than 60 countries work or study at TUT.
The University’s research and teaching focus on four areas: the digital operating environment, energy- and eco-efficiency, health technology and light-based technologies. TUT offers its students an opportunity for a broad, cross-disciplinary education which encourages innovative thinking by employing a variety of teaching methods. TUT provides a comfortable study environment and a number of free-of-charge services that support studies and make everyday life easier for students.
Exchange studies at TUT
If you would like to study at the Tampere University of Technology (TUT) for an academic term or year and then transfer your credits to your home university, you can apply for exchange student status. The exchange students do not pay any tuition fee for their studies.
Applying to TUT page contains more information about the application periods and procedure for exchange students.
TUT offers exchange students a wide variety of courses in English. Exchange students especially praise the possibility to choose courses from all faculties which enables them to build up intresting and versatile study plan.
TUT campus comprises six buildings with excellent services and facilities for all students. The campus is home to three student restaurants and four cafes that offer student discounts, an extensive library, a sports hall and a student health centre. TUT has a bustling campus life with more than 100 different student and sport associations. There's also a club especially intended for international students called ENS INTO. ESN INTO organises various happenings to international and domestic students and its purpose is to bring international and Finns together. Trips to Lappland, Russia and other places are also organised by ESN INTO.
There is also exchange opportunity at the TUT Pori Unit. However, Pori is situated approximately 140 km from Tampere and therefore the students cannot attend lectures at the Tampere main campus. Please check the web pages for detailed information concerning TUT Pori Unit and the course offering.
Tampere - the student friendliest city in Finland
Finland has been ranked by Newsweek as the "World’s Best Country" with special strengths in quality of life and education. Finland also has one of the highest levels of gender equality and is well known for its nature and eco-friendly culture. Moreover, Tampere has year after year been rated in various surveys as Finland´s most popular place to live and study.
Tampere is a city of four institutions of higher education with altogether more than 40 000 students. In a city of 220 000 inhabitants, that is a lot! This is visible in good student housing facilities, a plethora of student events, and discounts for students in shops and services around the city. Tampere University of Technology is located in the suburb of Hervanta where everything a student may need is available right next door but the city centre is only a short bus ride away. TUT’s compact yet comfortable campus area provides excellent facilities for work and studies as well as leisure activities.
Apply by 15 May or 15 October. For information on how to apply, please see Applying to TUT