Friday, 26 February 2010

Joint application for degree programmes taught in Finnish begins!

The joint application for universities of applied sciences begins in the beginning of March, and there are 2012 study places available in TAMK for degree programmes taught in Finnish beginning in autumn of 2010. In addition to Tampere, there are study places available in Ikaalinen, Mänttä-Vilppula, Sastamala and Virrat.

The majority of the study places for degree programmes taught in Finnish, 1465, are in the youth education degree programmes. There are 312 places available in the adult education degree programmes and 235 places in the Master’s degree programmes. The most number of study places, 776, are offered by the degree programmes of technology. There are 475 study places available in the degree programmes of social services and health, 275 in business and administration, 171 in culture, 140 in tourism, catering and domestic services, 138 in business systems administration and 37 in forestry.

The application for the Finnish degree programmes beginning in the autumn of 2010 is carried out as an on-line application in The application period is 1.3-16.4. For the first time, the national joint application covers youth education degree programmes, adult education degree programmes and Master’s degree programmes all at the same time.

TAMK has 255 study places outside Tampere

The majority of TAMK’s study places are in Tampere. There are 115 study places offered by TAMK’s Ikaalinen campus, in the degree programmes of Business Administration, Business Information Systems and Tourism. Virrat offers 40 study places in Media, and 20 study places in Business Administration as adult education. Mänttä-Vilppula also offers 20 study places in Business Administration and 20 study places in Well-being services.

An engineering degree programme will also begin in Sastamala next autumn. The degree programme utilises blended learning and enables persons with vocational qualifications in engineering or as a technician to supplement their degree into a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. Last autumn, a degree programme in nursing was also launched in Sastamala, and 20 study places will be available for the degree programme in nursing which begins next autumn as well.

New degree programmes

The new TAMK formed by the merged PIRAMK University of Applied Sciences and TAMK University of Applied Sciences offers four new Finnish Master’s degree programmes in the fields of well-being technology, clinical nursing, social services and service business. The degree programme in Service Business is implemented in collaboration with JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

For more information about the joint application: TAMK, Applications Office, tel.
03 245 2395, 03 245 2397, hakutoimisto (at)

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