Programme description - flexible course completion methods

Tampere University offers a wide variety of courses taught in English with very flexible completion methods. Courses for exchange students are offered on bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. From our course list you can find a lot of self-study courses that can be completed at any time or traditional lectures that are organised during our four different teaching periods. Make sure you understand the completion options and the teaching periods when the course is organised:

  • Teaching periods I-II are in the autumn semester (August - December)
  • Teaching periods III-IV are in the spring semester (January - May)

Please see the Exchange studies at Tampere University website for our internal application instructions (which has to be completed beside your ISEP application).

Tampere University has three campuses

Tampere University has three campuses available to ISEP Students which include city centre, Kauppi, and Hervanta. Please note that each campus offers courses within different faculties. ISEP students should choose the majority of their courses from a single campus and study field, but are allowed to take their remaining courses from other two campuses as well. Students are asked to do this to avoid schedule conflicts. At Tampere University, in some study fields, there might be more courses available as independent studies (self-studying) without any traditional lectures in English. 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.

Student housing is always off-campus

ISEP students will be accommodated usually in a TOAS student housing either close to the city centre campus or close to Hervanta campus. TOAS is a local student residence with private rooms and some shared facilities. More information on which residence they will be housed in will be given to students after they have been admitted to Tampere University. ISEP students could be housed in any TOAS location, but most likely you will be staying close the campus you have been admitted to.

The student housing is available for ISEP students from early August (autumn semester) or early January (spring semester).

Meals - Finnish buffet lunches in campus restraurants for less than 3 euros

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 your personal bank account from your home country. The bank account has to be on student's name. 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. A student lunch at Tampere University will cost you only around three euros at campus restaurants!

Program Website

Course Description

You can search for teaching and courses available at Tampere University via the Curriculum. When browsing courses, please use the filter Target Group: Exchange Students to find courses that are open for exchange students. You should note, that our courses might have several completion options (including exam only, fully online and self-study courses). For each course and completion option, you should also check the language of instruction and the required prerequisites (if any). Course units have multiple filters that allow users to easily achieve their preferred results.

  • Teaching periods I-II are in the autumn semester (August - December)
  • Teaching periods III-IV are in the spring semester (January - May)

For more information on how to prepare your preliminary study plan and restrictions, see Courses for exchange students at Tampere University.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Gretchen McCarthy 703-504-9980 | gmccarthy@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer 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:

    Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other European Studies French Studies Gay/Lesbian Studies German Studies Irish 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 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Genetics

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Business Management Construction Management E-Commerce Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Insurance Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Marketing Organizational Leadership Real Estate

  • 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!

    Artificial Intelligence Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Education:

    Adult and Continuing Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering Polymer/Plastics Engineering Robotics, and Automation Engineering Systems Engineering Transportation Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

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

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Czech Language and Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Interpretation and Translation Italian Language and Literature 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:

    Ethics Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology

    Dispute Resolution

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Political Science and Government Sociology Urban Studies Work and Family Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    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
  • Duolingo Total: 115
  • 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

How to prove my knowledge of English?

The general required level of knowledge of English at Tampere University is B2 on Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and C1 for courses from the English department. For other specific requirements and restrictions, please see: Courses for exchange students at Tampere University.

No proof of knowledge of English is required if you have taken (or you are taking) a degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States (excluding online degrees). 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 a language certificate in our internal application by the application deadline as follows:

- Certificate of knowledge of English (B2-C1) written by university staff, preferably your English teacher (ISEP's LPR is also accepted) or a B2 score report of one of the following official language tests: TOEFL iBT 92, IELTS 6.5 (with no individual score below 5.5), Duolingo English Test 115. Other language tests are not accepted.

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

  • Architecture:

    Environmental Design/Architecture Urban Planning

  • 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 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting 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:

    Computer Applications Programming Informatics Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Construction Trades:

    Building Construction Technology Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

  • Education: Recommended!

    Adult and Continuing Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Secondary Education

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Automotive Engineering Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Geological/Geophysical Engineering Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering Nanotechnology Polymer/Plastics Engineering Robotics, and Automation Engineering Systems Engineering Transportation Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

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

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    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 Recommended!

    Humanities

  • Mathematics

    Statistics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geochemistry and Petrology Geology/Earth Science Optics Physics Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

  • 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 Drama and Theatre Arts Game and Interactive Media Design Graphic Design Industrial and Product 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
  • Duolingo Total: 115
  • 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

How to prove my knowledge of English?

The general required level of knowledge of English at Tampere University is B2 on Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and C1 for courses from the English department. For other specific requirements and restrictions, please see: Courses for exchange students at Tampere University.

No proof of knowledge of English is required if you have taken (or you are taking) a degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States (excluding online degrees). 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 a language certificate in our internal application by the application deadline as follows:

- Certificate of knowledge of English (B2-C1) written by university staff, preferably your English teacher (ISEP's LPR is also accepted) or a B2 score report of one of the following official language tests: TOEFL iBT 92, IELTS 6.5 (with no individual score below 5.5), Duolingo English Test 115. Other language tests are not accepted.

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 our basic instructions on studying on Courses for exchange students at Tampere University and our internal application instructions and deadlines on How to apply for exchange studies at Tampere University. The in-depth information for exchange students can be found in our Student's Guide.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this programme. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

Residence permit for studies: Students attending this programme from the non-EU countries will be required to obtain a residence permit for studies. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook and Residence permit for exchange students from the Tampere University's Student's Guide.

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