Where is Tampere? At the edge of the tundra? Why should one bother to move to Tampere to study or to do business?
Tampere is actually the central spot of Northern Europe. If you draw a circle with a radius of 1000 km including the Baltic sea, Scandinavia, Finland, and northern Russia, your circle will hit the Russian capital Moscow, the Polish capital Warsaw, Rostock in Germany and Hammerfest in northern Norway. And there it is, the centre of this circle, Tampere in Finland.
This 1000 km circle includes more capitals like Copenhagen (distance from Tampere 913 km), Oslo (726 km), Stockholm (394 km), Helsinki (160 km), Tallin (235 km), Riga (505 km), Vilnius (762 km) and Minsk (873 km). St. Petersburg (396 km) is really close.
Tampere is indeed accessible: Direct international flights from and to Alicante, Barcelona, Bremen, Budapest, Frankfurth, Kaunas, London, Malaga, Milan, Palma and Stockholm, train from St. Petersburg and Helsinki, ferry + train from Tallin, Stockholm, Travemünde and Rostock.
Tampere is an attractive and international centre for students - there are 200 000 inhabitants and 40 000 students of higher education in three universities. The cultural life is rich, and the city is surrounded by beautiful lakes and forests.
Study Media at TAMK in Tampere!
Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) has a international bachelor's programme for Media with students from 30+ countries. The application period for the new students to start in August 2014 will be January 7 - February 11. This application period is only for degree programmes run in English. For Finnish programmes the time is March-April.
You can find all necessary information to prepare an application on the pages for application on TAMK web site: www.tamk.fi/jointapplication
The application process for Degree Programme in Media (Media and Art as of 1.1.2014) is different from most programmes. The applicants of Media will prepare and return a pre-task to be eligible for selection. The pre-task will be available for applicants December 16th.