PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

As an ISEP student, you can build your own programme by choosing your courses from a variety of fields. Some English-taught courses are available from other campuses, or even other institutions, on the Cross-campus study service.

Unique in Finland or of national standing are programmes in American studies, game studies, journalism and mass communication, Russian studies and social sciences. The university also runs a theater academy that trains professional actors.

The large number and variety of Russian language courses together with the Russian Studies programme form an extensive and versatile study module for those who have a special interest in Russian language and culture. 

Learning is assessed usually by essays and one exam. The dates for exams vary with the field of study. Taking independent studies and electronic exams is very common.

For more information, please see the Registration for courses and study practices for exchange students website.

HOUSING

ISEP students will be accommodated in TOAS Lapinkaari, a local student residence, with a private room/bathroom and shared cooking facilities. Students who wish to participate in the Tampere Summer School will receive housing free of charge for the duration of the program, prior to the start of the fall semester.

MEALS

All ISEP students will receive a meal stipend based on the cost of living for students in Tampere, which they can use to purchase groceries and cook meals in shared facilities. The stipend will be disbursed into Finnish bank accounts, which students will need to set up upon arrival. Please note that this can take a few weeks, so students should be prepared with funding for meals and start-up costs during that time until the stipend can be disbursed. Students will be expected to budget for their meals accordingly, and can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as check out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad

Program Website

Course Description

Please see the Exchange Studies and the Student's Guide websites for up-to-date information. Graduate students are encouraged to apply.

The required level of knowledge of English at Tampere University is B2 on Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

For studies within the Degree Programme in Languages, specialisation in English Language, the requirement is C1. In addition, all exchange students are required to take and pass a language proficiency evaluation test organised by the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences (ITC) at the beginning of the semester.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Jolene Bechtel 703-504-9993 | jbechtel@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    Area Studies, Other Canadian Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other European Studies French Studies Gay/Lesbian Studies German Studies Multicultural and Diversity Studies Regional Studies (U.S., Canada, Foreign) Russian, Central European, East European, and Eurasian Studies Scandinavian Studies Slavic Studies United States Studies Women’s Studies

  • Biology:

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Business Management E-Commerce Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Insurance Marketing Organizational Leadership

  • Communication:

    Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Photojournalism Radio and Television Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences: Recommended!

    Computer Applications Programming Informatics Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Education: Recommended!

    Adult and Continuing Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Chinese Language and Literature Czech Language and Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Interpretation and Translation Linguistics Polish Language and Literature Russian Language and Literature Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Spanish Language and Literature Swedish Language and Literature

  • History:

    American History (United States) European History History, Other

  • Human Services:

    Public Administration Social Work

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Language and Culture

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law Criminology International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Legal Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Mathematics

    Statistics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Developmental and Child Psychology Dispute Resolution Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Political Science and Government Sociology Urban Studies Work and Family Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Acting Art History Drama and Theatre Arts Game and Interactive Media Design Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 92
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: Australia Canada Ireland New Zealand United Kingdom United States
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Language Test: CEFR   A1
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

All ISEP exchange students will be required to complete the internal Tampere University application as well. For details, deadlines, and the required application documents, please see the Exchange Studies website.

How to prove my knowledge of English?

No proof of knowledge of English is required if you have taken:

  • A bachelor's degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States, excluding online degrees, with having stayed in the respective country when studying for the bachelor's degree
  • Secondary education in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States.

Also those applicants who are not required to take a language test must have a knowledge of academic English corresponding to the level of our language test score limits.

All other ISEP exchange students must submit certificates by the application deadline as follows:

  • Certificate of knowledge of English (B2-C1) written by university staff, preferably your English teacher or a score report of one of the following language tests:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 92/Internet-based, 580/paper-based
    • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) - 6.5 with no individual score below 5.5
    • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) - 62
    • C2 Proficiency (CPE) - Level C1
    • C1 Advanced (CAE) - Grade C

Copies of the test scores are accepted. Please keep in mind that test results are valid only for two years.

Special Needs Support

  • Mobility
  • Learning

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    Area Studies, Other Canadian Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other European Studies French Studies Gay/Lesbian Studies German Studies Multicultural and Diversity Studies Regional Studies (U.S., Canada, Foreign) Russian, Central European, East European, and Eurasian Studies Scandinavian Studies Slavic Studies United States Studies Women’s Studies

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management E-Commerce Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Insurance Marketing Organizational Leadership

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Photojournalism Radio and Television Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer Applications Programming Informatics Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Education: Recommended!

    Adult and Continuing Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education

  • English Language and Literature: Recommended!

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Chinese Language and Literature Czech Language and Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Interpretation and Translation Linguistics Russian Language and Literature Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Spanish Language and Literature Swedish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences: Recommended!

    Addiction Prevention and Treatment Communication Sciences and Disorders Gerontology

  • History:

    American History (United States) History, Other

  • Human Services:

    Public Administration Social Work

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Language and Culture

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law Criminology International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Legal Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Mathematics

    Statistics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Counseling Psychology Developmental and Child Psychology Dispute Resolution Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Anthropology Political Science and Government Sociology Urban Studies Work and Family Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Acting Art History Drama and Theatre Arts Game and Interactive Media Design Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 92
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5
  • LPR Required
  • LPR not required for the following countries: Australia Canada Ireland New Zealand United Kingdom United States
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Language Test: CEFR   A1
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

All ISEP exchange students will be required to complete the internal Tampere University application as well. For details, deadlines, and the required application documents, please see the Exchange Studies website.

How to prove my knowledge of English?

No proof of knowledge of English is required if you have taken:

  • A bachelor's degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States, excluding online degrees, with having stayed in the respective country when studying for the bachelor's degree
  • Secondary education in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States.

Also those applicants who are not required to take a language test must have a knowledge of academic English corresponding to the level of our language test score limits.

All other ISEP exchange students must submit certificates by the application deadline as follows:

  • Certificate of knowledge of English (B2-C1) written by university staff, preferably your English teacher or a score report of one of the following language tests:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 92/Internet-based, 580/paper-based
    • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) - 6.5 with no individual score below 5.5
    • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) - 62
    • C2 Proficiency (CPE) - Level C1
    • C1 Advanced (CAE) - Grade C

Copies of the test scores are accepted. Please keep in mind that test results are valid only for two years.

Special Needs Support

  • Mobility
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Please see the Student's Guide for more information.

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