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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

198 reviews of University of Tampere

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HOUSING    
by Eduardo, Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain
Engineering, Computer, 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: A room exchange
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Because I would like to live alone with my sentimental partner
Personal comments:
Housing at this university is a little bit like a russian roulette: you can be very lucky or very unfortunate. I was more or less in the middle, living a little bit far from university but not too far, as other students. Anyways, just the fact that they look for a flat for you and save you that problem makes it worthy.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by talleyn, Vlekho Business School, Brussels, Belgium
Business Studies, 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
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Diiva, nice but small club atmosphere Night Train, larger dance place with techno music Best parties organised by student organisation of BOOMI, check their website www.boomi.org! Lots of travel is being organised by them as well. Don't miss Hameenkatu Approbatur in December, largest student event in Finland!
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ACADEMIC    
by Jon, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Financial Management, 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:
I only say that University of Tampere is better than mine. I have learned more during a year than last five years in Spain. The lessons are more practicals and there are a lot of interesting seminars.



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:
From my point of view, academic life is perfect. I donīt change anything about it.

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by Mairead, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Political Science, Erasmus
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: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
The language is very difficult, and I couldn't get the hang of it in one semester. Most beginners stuggled.However, Finns acknowledge this and speak english but they are glad to hear a few basic phrases make the effor tand get into the culture in other ways.
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EXPENSES    
by Mairead, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Political Science, 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:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
Cost werer usually on par with Ireland i.e pretty expensive. Phonecalls were costly and I never turned down the chance to travel.I don't regret the money spent on that.
Travel, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Food: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
The student union run a houehold utensil leading scheme that many people use. I bought all my stuff and kettle, etc in a second hand market for very little.Ask locals where they are.
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OVERALL    
by finczyk, Uniwersytet Lódzki, Lodz, Poland
Journalism, 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...
You should live your life everyday there, because you won't noticed the day of your leaving!!
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
Very good university, with big library, good academic life, great place for a international students,



FINAL COMMENTS

Tampere is the second biggest city in Finland, so it's not a small village. You can find theatres, cinemas, a lot of shops, cafeterias, etc. But it's not a big city neither. You can find a lot of green there, woods with beautiful lakes. Sometimes you miss sun there, but the winter is marvelous. As for the trips go to Tallin, Lapland and St. Petersburg!!
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