Academic Excellence Scholarships at Tampere University

Host: Tampere University
Level: Bachelors/ Masters Degree
Study in: Finland
Value: 7,000 €
Course starts: 2019
Deadline: 23 Jan 2019

Finland scholarships

Tampere University Academic Excellence Scholarships Programme is intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes offered in English. Scholarships are awarded at admission to the best applicants and during studies to students who have done exceptionally well in their studies. A substantial number of scholarships are available. In addition, all fee-paying applicants accepted as students may take advantage of an early-bird scholarship during the first year of studies. With the help of the scholarship programme, Tampere University provides excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.

Who is eligible?

All international students

Field of study

All Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes offered in English

Number of scholarships

Not specified

Scholarship value

The programme consists of two scholarship categories awarded at admission:

  • Tampere University global student award for academic excellence scholarships include a 7,000 € annual scholarship to cover the student’s living expenses during the first year of the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme as well as a tuition fee scholarship covering 100% of the tuition fees in a three-year Bachelor’s or a two-year Master’s degree programme or both if the study right granted leads from Bachelor’s degree to a Master’s degree.
  • Tampere University tuition fee scholarships cover 100% of the tuition fees in a three-year Bachelor’s or a two-year Master’s degree programme

Scholarship period

The Tampere University global student award for academic excellence scholarships is awarded for three academic year for Bachelor’s and two academic year for Master’s degree programme.

When filling in your application form for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme, you have the possibility to indicate your wish to apply for a scholarship. The decision on the granted scholarship will be communicated to you together with information on admission.

The scholarship recipients’ progress in studies will be monitored each academic year. In order to retain the full Tampere University tuition fee scholarship in the following year of studies, the recipient must earn at least 55 credits during the academic year as detailed in the personal study plan. If a scholarship recipient completes 50-54 credits during the academic year, his or her scholarship will be reduced to 50 % in the following academic year. If a scholarship recipient completes less than 50 credits during the academic year, he or she will be charged the full tuition fee in the following academic year.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply to a Master’s degree programme at Tampere University, you must have

  • a completed university level Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the field of the desired Master’s degree programme or in a closely related subject AND
  • a good command of English for academic purposes. For more information, please see Language requirements.

Also applicants in their final year of Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. Please see Instructions for applicants in the final year of the Bachelor’s degree.

A Bachelor’s degree completed in a university outside Finland must provide eligibility to university-level Master’s degree studies in the country in question.

How to apply

Select the Master’s degree programme you wish to apply to. Carefully read through the general eligibility criteria and the programme-specific eligibility criteria and see whether you meet them. Applicants who do not meet the general and programme-specific eligiblity criteria will not be selected.

Check which application documents you are required to submit and make sure to obtain them in time. Remember to check if there are any country-specific requirements for your documents. Please note that some documents may be required to be sent separately by a third party. Make sure also these documents are delivered in time.

When applying to a Master’s programme you usually must demonstrate your proficiency in English with an internationally recognised academic language test score. We advise all 2019 applicants needing an international language test score to book a test date well in advance, as test dates are filling up fast in the autumn and it may take several weeks for the test result to reach Tampere University. For further information, please see language requirements.

The online application form will be available during the application period only at The application period starts on 4 December 2018 at 8 am (GMT+2) and ends on 23 January 2019 at 3 pm (GMT+2).  An online application form not submitted by the deadline will expire.

Scholarship website

Official contact
Tel. +358 294 520 400 (Mon-Fri 12 p.m.-2 p.m.)
Closed on 6 December and 24-28 December.

Street addresses:
Admissions Office at City Centre Campus:
Kalevantie 4, Main Building, 33100 Tampere

Admissions Office at Hervanta Campus:
Korkeakoulunkatu 10, Main Building, 33720 Tampere

Postal address:
Tampere University
Admissions Office
FI-33014 University of Tampere

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