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University of Tampere (UTA)

Tampereen Yliopisto, P.O. Box 607, 33101 Tampere, Finland
4.18 / 5 based on 198 reviews.
Description:
The University of Tampere, founded in 1925, is the largest institution of higher education in the region, with some 14,000 students. In addition to the traditional departments located in five faculties, there are the Centres of Competence engaging in interdisciplinary research and education, as exemplified in Information Technology and Medical Technology.


Programmes
Accreditations
91% of students recommend
198 reviews
Housing
4.2/5
All experiences (198)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (90)
Academic
4.2/5
4 stars (78)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (30)
Expenses
3.7/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.6/5
1 star (0)
Donīt doubt.Go to Finland because you arenīt go to dissapoint. Itīs totally different as everything you know. Read Review
jontxuzgz, Spain

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HOUSING    
by Mairead, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
International Relations, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: With a family
Why? Such an arrangement would really let me get to know Finnish people. However, many Finns are quite private, I am not sure how well a family would cope with an 'outsider'.
Personal comments:
The housing, while I was there, was handled by a company independent of the University. They were very professional and it was quite challenging, to work with the staff. However, they were professional and spoke very good english.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Jon, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Financial Management, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
I like rock&roll music, so I ought to recomend club as:Doris, Ruma or Camel. Otherwise, you also have got other nice clubs and pubs for dancing or taking a drink. Moreover, there are special acts during the year, as the "bapoo" party, in which all the citiziens take part on this party.
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ACADEMIC    
by Justyna, Uniwersytet Lódzki, Lodz, Poland
International Relations, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
There are many computer and internet courses which can deepen your IT skills. There are aslo different native speakers who can help you in your langauge skills.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
I thin that this unversity can give you a lot of practical knowledge. Apart from this , many presentations can improve your communications skills

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by Karine, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris, France
Language, visiting student
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Finnish
Was learning Finnish a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Personal comments:
My major was finnish and after that year I could already manage very well in it. The finnish people I could talk with were helpful and very nice. The lecturer in finnish language didn't want to talk in english even if we sometimes didn't understand and it is the best way to be motivated to learn.
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EXPENSES    
by Laura, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Journalism, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
The main reason is evident: Finland is more expensive than Spain, specially in food and drinks. I spent more in travelling just because in Spain I din't travel and in telephone because it is more expensive make international phones (but I spent less money when I phoned with my finnish number to finnish numbers too. The housing was cheaper because of the model of housing for students in Finland.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by Mairead, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
International Relations, Erasmus
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
That I should have opted to stay for the full year, and not just half.
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
This a pretty university. They get alot of visiting lecturers for international relations and this was a major bonus for me. It is wonderful to get a different insight into issues. I had American, Finnish and German teachers.



FINAL COMMENTS

You will experience a culture shock in Finland. Perhaps the most striking thing for me was how quiet the place is. Words are kept to a minimum Finland and for the talkers among you, it could well be an incrediably frustrating place to live. However, many Finns, though reserved were welcoming and hospitable.I hope to go back and stay in a cabin by a lake someday.
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