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. 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. Click here to learn about TREDU and its possibilities for students. Also, you can find the Police academy website by clicking here.
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. Currently there are three universities, the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and the Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK). By January 2019 the existing universities will be reformed in to one large university organisation, named Tampere University. UTA and TUT will be merged into one, and TAMK will be closely connected with the new university foundation. All this information and more can be found at the reformation project’s website at Tampere3.