Almost every fifth person you come across in Tampere is a student
Being part of such a big community brings many benefits, from affordable student housing to student discounts in stores, restaurants, local transport and much more. In addition to the universities presented in section Universities in Tampere, all the Finnish policemen are educated in Tampere, since the only Police university college of Finland is located here. The Police university college is Finland’s only police education facility, a centre of expertise in police education, research and development. The University College also organises graduate courses and continuing education.
With a strong history in secondary vocational training dating all the way back to the 1890’s, Tampere offers education from log house building to hotel receptionist training at Tampere Vocational College Tredu. Nowadays there are approximately 12 500 basic vocational qualification students, 1800 further qualification students, 1200 specialist qualification students. Tredu offers some of its courses also in English.
Tampere Adult Education Centre, TAKK, is a multisectoral vocational educator and working life developer. Annually, there are over 13 000 adult students, and the number of employees is around 240. TAKK provides vocational education in Finnish, so the student has to have a sufficient knowledge of the Finnish language. Education, operations and learning environments are developed in close cooperation with working life and companies.
Studying in Tampere
Finnish universities are corporations under public law and they are financed primarily through the state budget. Finnish credits are ECTS compatible, meaning that one Finnish credit corresponds to one ECTS credit. The average workload per academic year is 1,600 hours, which corresponds to 60 credits. The three higher education institutions, the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and the Tampere University of Applied Sciences merged in January 2019 to form a unique Tampere university community, named Tampere University. UTA and TUT merged into one, and TAMK is closely connected with the new university foundation. Detailed information on the programmes, applicationa, research and more can be found at the Tampere University’s website.
For general information, check out also Study in Finland www-site.