Bachelor's students - Tampere University of Technology

Checklist for new Bachelor's degree students

Welcome to TUT!


Your studies at TUT start with the Welcome Week. The Welcome Week for new students is organised on 20-24 August 2018. Please notice that taking part in the Welcome Week is compulsory for all new students. During the week you will, e.g., register as a student, get detailed and practical information concerning your studies at TUT and sign up for courses. You will also meet the representatives of your degree programme and your fellow students, learn to navigate around the campus area, and start to find your place in the international academic community of TUT.

 

Admission results

Admission group I

For those applicants in the admission group I that have already taken the SAT Subject Tests before the application deadline, the admission decision can be made by late March 2018. The admitted students will be informed of the acceptance by email. For applicants applying in the final year of their secondary education, the admission result is conditional upon graduation. The applicants who are taking the SAT tests in May 2018 the admissions decision will be made in the summer as soon as the results of the May SAT tests are available.

Admission group II

The admissions decisions of applicants in admission group II is made in two parts. The first admissions decision on direct admission will be made 25 May 2018. The second admissions decision will be made in the summer as soon as the results of the May SAT tests are available. At this time, all applicants in admission group II will be informed of the admissions decision by email.

 

Accepting the offer of admission

All applicants will be informed of the admissions decisions by email and must accept the offer of admission and the possible TUT scholarship online by the given deadline in Studyinfo.fi (My Studyinfo).

Admission group I

If you have been awarded a TUT scholarship during the admission process, you must accept the offer of admission already by 13 April 2018. By accepting the Offer of Admission, you will automatically accept also the scholarship.

For fee-paying students and those exempted from tuition fees the deadline to accept the offer of admission is 2 May 2018. 

Admission group II

You have to confirm the study place by 10 July 2018 or you will lose the study place. If you have been awarded a TUT scholarship by accepting the offer of admission you automatically accept also the scholarship.

In addition to confirming the study place, you need to register as a student by 5 September 2018. If you do not register by the deadline you will lose your right to study. Registration is made with the electronic registration service OILI.

 

The one place per term provision

You can only confirm one study place and you cannot change the confirmation you have made afterwards. You can only confirm one higher education study place starting in the same academic term (1 August to 31 December 2018). The one place per term provision applies to all higher education, both joint application and separate applications (transfer student applications are not included in the provision). More information on the one place per term provision 

 

 

Accepting the scholarship offer

Admission group I
By accepting the Offer of Admission by the given deadline (13 April 2018), you will automatically accept also the scholarship. The terms and conditions of the scholarship will be sent you by email. You will sign the scholarship agreement when registering at TUT. If you do not wish to accept the TUT scholarship, please contact the Admissions Office (admissions@tut.fi)

Waiting list for scholarships
If you have applied for a scholarship, but are not offered a scholarship in the admission process, you have been placed on a waiting list for a scholarship. The students who have been offered a tuition fee waiver must accept their scholarships by 13 April 2018. Any scholarships which are not accepted will be offered to students on the waiting list in the order in which they have been placed in the admissions process. You will be notified by email by the end of April 2018 if you are offered a tuition fee waiver from the waiting list.

Admission group II

If you have been awarded a TUT scholarship, by accepting the offer of admission you automatically also accept the scholarship. The terms and conditions of the scholarship will be sent you by email. You will sign the scholarship agreement when registering at TUT. If you do not wish to accept the TUT scholarship, please contact the Admissions Office (admissions@tut.fi)

 

 

Registration deadline

If you wish to start your studies in the degree programme during the academic year 2018-2019, you will need to register as a student by 5 September 2018 at the very latest. It is not possible to arrive after the enrolment deadline. Students admitted in admission group I register as students at the Admissions Office in person. For students admitted in admission group II, it will be possible to register as a student online through the electronic registration service OILI provided they have access to Finnish online banking.

You are required to confirm your study place and to register as attending during the first academic year of your studies. Non-attendance during the first year of studies is only possible if it results from documented maternal leave, long-term illness or compulsory Finnish military service. Non-attendance during the first year of studies will always cover the whole academic year. You must be prepared to prove non-attendance resulting from any of the three reasons mentioned above. In these cases, please contact the TUT Admissions Office for further instructions: admissions@tut.fi

If you are unable to start your studies in the first study year and your non-attendance results from some other reason than the ones listed above, you will lose your right to study. However, if you have confirmed your study place, the right to study can be regained by applying for re-enrolment.

Admission group I:

At registration you will need to have with you:
- Your passport and your residence permit card
- Your receipt of payment of the Student Union membership fee
- Your address in Tampere
- Original secondary school leaving certificate

Please note that you cannot be registered as a student unless you present your valid passport and residence permit card at registration! For EU citizens, an ID card is also sufficient.

Fee-paying students are only able to enrol as a student once they have paid the tuition fee.

We will invite you to listen to our Registration Information Webinar for new degree students. 

Additionally please remember, that applicants who applied during their last semester of upper secondary education need to submit certified copies of the final certificate and transcripts (and their translations if not in English) to TUT Admissions Office by 14 August 2018 by post.
 

Admission group II:

If you have access to Finnish online banking, it is possible to complete the registration through the electronic registration service OILI. Please follow the instructions you will receive from the TUT Admissions Office.

If you do not have access to Finnish online banking you will then register as a student in person in the TUT Admissions Office in August.

At registration you will need to have with you:
- Your passport or ID card (EU citizens) and your residence permit card if you need one
- Your receipt of payment of the Student Union membership fee
- Your address in Tampere

We will invite you to listen to our Registration Information Webinar for new degree students.

 

Apply for residence permit if necessary
 

Information on residence permits for degree students (Finnish Immigration Service)

Students from the Nordic and EU/EEA countries

No residence permit is needed to enter Finland. However, we recommend that you take your passport with you, as you may want to visit, for example, Russia during your studies.

Students from non-EU countries

A residence permit is mandatory unless Finland and your country have agreed otherwise. Apply for a residence permit at the nearest Finnish embassy or consulate well in advance before leaving for Finland. The entire residence permit application process may take anything from three weeks to three months and the academic year at TUT begins in late August.

Please note that the reason for entry (studies) must be stated clearly in the residence application form. You need to demonstate that you have EUR 6,720 to support yourself for one academic year and an appropriate health insurance policy. Please make sure that your health insurance is valid for the whole duration of your stay.

You will need to attach the letter of acceptance you have received from TUT to your residence permit application. If you have been awarded a TUT scholarship, you also need attach the scholarship offer to your residence permit application.

For more information on residence permits, please visit the Finnish Immigration Service website.

 

Reserve accommodation

Students must make their own housing arrangements. It is highly recommended to start organising accommodation as soon as you receive the letter of acceptance. Especially students arriving from outside of Finland should be prepared to spend some time at a youth hostel or hotel before getting an apartment.

The main provider of student housing in Tampere is the Tampere Student Housing Foundation (TOAS) that maintains and rents out student accommodation. For international students, TOAS offers the possibility of renting a furnished room in an apartment building near TUT. The application period for international applicants to the furnished housing is usually 15 May – 30 June. There is a fixed number of rooms available in the quota of furnished rooms so it is recommended to make the application as early as possible. It is also possible for an international student to apply for housing which is not furnished. With this application, there are more options for buildings available. However, the same application is used by all Finnish students and all applications are in the same waiting list which can be quite long especially at the start of the academic year. Finnish students always need to apply for TOAS housing with the application for unfurnished accommodation. Once letters of acceptance to the different institutions for higher education are delivered, TOAS housing typically starts to fill up quickly so in order to secure housing, it is advisable to make the application as early as possible. For more information on TOAS accommodation, please see the TOAS website.

There are also other housing possibilities available. Opiskelijan Tampere offers furnished housing for international students for the autumn semester and also maintains a listing of privately offered housing (both for Finnish and international students). Other providers include for example Opintanner, VVO and VTS-Kodit (some websites only available in Finnish.)

Information on housing, including emergency housing at the start of the autumn semester, is also available at Housing in Tampere.

 

Compulsory health insurance for students moving to Finland to study

Read about insurance and health on the Study in Finland website

Please note that for students who are non EU/EEA nationals health insurance is obligatory when applying for a residence permit to Finland. More information (e.g. insurance providers recommended by the Finnish Immigration Service) is available on the Finnish immigration service website.

 

Financial arrangements

Those students who need a residence permit to study in Finland must prove when applying for a residence permit to Finland that they have approx. EUR 6,720/year to cover living expenses. Please remember that you must be able to finance your studies and living expenses yourself or have a scholarship for this. Please contact the educational authorities in your home country to enquire about the availability of financial aid for studies.

Tuition fees

All Finnish universities charge tuition fees from non-EU and non-EEA students studying in degree programmes in English from 1 August 2017 onwards. A fee-paying student is only able to enrol as a student once s/he has paid the tuition fee. At Tampere University of Technology, the amount of tuition fees from 1 August 2017 onwards is 10 000 € per academic year for the Bachelor's programme offered in English. Fee-paying students will receive further instruction on paying the fee together with the letter of acceptance.

More information on the tuition fees and scholarships

 

Students who are Finnish citizens are entitled to Kela's financial aid also when studying in a programme in English. In questions concerning financial aid, you can turn to TUT's Student Affairs Office located in Kampusareena, 2nd floor, room A215.

If you are not a Finnish citizen, you may be entitled to Kela's financial aid for students if you are registered as a permanent resident of Finland in the population register system and your purpose for residence in Finland is something other than education (for example, work, family ties or return migration). If you are in Finland for the express purpose of attending school, you are not eligible for financial aid from Finland.

More information on Kela's financial aid for students is available at the Kela website.

Study guide

In the study guide you will find the degree requirements, study modules and course descriptions.

The study guide for academic year 2018-2019

For the first year of studies, you will receive a ready-made timetable template. A preliminary timetable for 2018-2019 is available here: Template timetable 2018-2019.pdf. An updated template will be given to new students in the orientation week.

Student tutors

Your student tutors will contact you soon. Student tutors are active students from TUT who are prepared to help you in their free time. Your tutors will assist you with registration and getting to know TUT, but are also able to help in starting your everyday life in TUT and Hervanta.

Please contact your student tutor as early as possible by email and let him/her know when you will be arriving. You need to make your own travel arrangements to the TOAS Housing Office and your flat but your tutors may also be able to meet you upon arrival. You should tell your tutor your exact arrival details and then you can agree where to meet. Your tutor can meet you at the airport, train station, bus station or at your flat in Hervanta. If you arrive outside TOAS office hours, your tutor may be able to pick up your key to your flat. Please contact admissions@tut.fi if you don’t receive e-mail from your tutor.

Student Union

All students studying at Tampere University of Technology pay the annual membership fee (112,50 euros in the academic year 2018-19) and are members of the Student Union of Tampere University of Technology.

More information on the Student Union.

 

Contacting TUT during the summer

Please notice that the month of July is the main vacation month in Finland, including TUT. If you need to contact us during July, please understand that most probably you will need to wait for an answer for some time.

Updated by: Tiina Riihelä, 03.07.2018 14:49.
Content owner: Oikemus Meeri
Keywords: education and studies