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Who can apply?


Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation: - Copy of the final/official secondary school certificate or vocational qualification which gives eligibility for higher education studies in your own country OR - Bachelor or Master’s degree, OR - Edunation Pathway Diploma Program – Business Track - Transcript of records with a GPA 50% or above. This is required to be able to apply through Edunation. Alternatively, the following certificates are also accepted: - GCE A level: Total score of 7 (Total score of a maximum of the best 3 A Level subject examination taken within two year) - International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total minimum score of 25 Note: Original copies must be shown when arriving in Finland. PROOF OF NATIONALITY - Copy of passport ID page LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS A proof of English proficiency is required. You will need to take at least one of these tests with the following scores: - IELTS: Overall 5.5, Writing 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 - TOEFL iBT/TOEFL Special Home Edition: 52 (Writing 19, Speaking 14 and Listening and Reading 5) - PTE: Overall score of 42 with 42 in Writing Communicative Skills with no other communicative skills score below 36 - Duolingo English Test: 85 - LinguaSkill: 162 (Writing 162 and no band below 154) - SAT Test Score is also accepted, with Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480, and Math 500. ALTERNATIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants with the following certificates or belonging to English speaking countries can also apply without additional English language certificates. IGCSE - Literature English – C - First Language English (0522) – C - First Language English (0500) – C and where the speaking and listening component has been completed a grade of 3 is required. - English as a second language – C GCE O LEVEL – CAMBRIDGE - English Language (1123) – C - Literature in English (2010) – C GCE O LEVEL – SINGAPORE - GCE O Level – Singapore GCE O LEVEL – MALAYSIA – SPM – O LEVEL 1119 ENGLISH - D or D7 GCE O LEVEL – HONG KONG - HKCEE – Level 3 or C - HKDSE – Level 3 GCE O LEVEL – SRI LANKA - English – B - Appreciation of English Literary Texts – B - English Language – B GCE AS LEVEL - General Paper – C GCE A LEVEL - English Language – E - Literature in English – E INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) DIPLOMA - English Standard Level – 4 - English Higher Level – 3 GCSE ENGLISH - GCSE English (awarded by AQA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC) – English 5 VCE - VCE EAL – English 23 KENYA – KCSE - Grade C or better TANZANIA – CSE - Grade C or better UGANDA – UCE - Grade C or GPA of 2 on English Language Level component from Grade 12 level WEST AFRICA (GHANA, NIGERIA, SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA, AND THE GAMBIA) - WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE/NECO - C6 (or grade C or above) ZIMBABWE (ZIMSEC) - C SOUTH AFRICA - National Senior Certificate – 3 - Senior Certificate – C MAJORITY ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES - We define these as Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and USA.




What is the admission process?


Edunation will invite the applicant for an online interview, where the English level and the motivation to join the program will be assessed. After passing the interview, the student will be accepted into the program.




How much is the tuition fees?


The tuition fee is 9,800 EUR per academic year. The duration of this program is 3.5 years/210 ECTS. This means in total 9,800 x 3.5 = 34,300 EUR.




Where does the actual studying happen?


At Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), which is part of the Tampere University communities in Tampere, Finland. TAMK is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland and it is famous for multidisciplinary education, creativity, and a strong international dimension. At TAMK, you can learn and develop your skills related to entrepreneurship, leadership, project management, communication skills and to know how to start and run a business in an international environment in Finland.




Why study in Tampere/ What makes Tampere a good city for students?


Tampere is the most popular city in Finland among students, attracting both Finnish and Foreign students. As one of the biggest cities in Finland, Tampere offer exceptional services for high-quality living. Excellent education, well organized public transport, ample student housing, and plenty of social activities ranging from sports to culture, are some of the reasons why students choose Tampere. Thanks to its many international residents, Tampere can also boast with many specialty stores offering Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, South American, and Russian products alike. Did you know, Tampere also has an international airport connecting students easily with other European cities!?




What services does Edunation provide?


Edunation aims to create an international talent pool while making education the biggest industry in Finland. We help students from around the world to develop their skills through our Pathway Diploma Program and assist them with their applications to our partner universities in Finland and in Europe. Edunation offers applicants high quality customer service throughout the application process – we help students with the program requirements, document handling and everything else related to applying to a university. We also support the students with their residence permit applications, as well as, with all the other practicalities related to moving to a new country.




What happens after the graduation?


After completing the program, you may have the chance to join one of the companies partnering with the bachelor program, but you will also be well-equipped to run your own start-up, thanks to the solid network built already during your studies. Due to the many connections and skills developed during your time at TAMK Proakatemia, you will get a head start in the business/entrepreneurial life in Finland. You will also learn many valuable lessons from celebrity influencers from different fields, thanks to the affiliation with the Influencer Academy. This will certainly boost your knowledge and career after graduating!




How are the studies conducted?


The Influencers Academy campus is located in the city of Tampere, but the studies may also take place online. Students can also complete studies abroad during an exchange semester.




Are there any scholarships available for this program?


Yes. You have the opportunity to receive scholarships from Edunation starting from 200 EUR.




Why should I study in Finland?


Finland offers inspiring and high-quality education, cutting-edge equipment & modern learning environments. Finland is a small but innovative country, and many internationally well-known companies have started out in Finland, including MySQL, Angry birds and Nokia. Finland has also been ranked the happiest country in the world - three times in a row!




What makes this program unique?


Students in this program will learn hands-on entrepreneurial, leadership and team working skills, through an innovative Finnish learning approach. Students will be coached by TAMK, while running a business together with their peers. Global responsibility is at the core of your studies. You will be working in teams, focusing on projects with the aim of finding solutions for real-world problems and challenges. Together with other influencers, you can bring these problems and solutions to the awareness of a larger audience.




What is the duration of the program?


The program is equivalent to 210 ECTS, the duration is 3.5 years




Am I eligible for this program?


Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation: - Copy of the final/official secondary school certificate or vocational qualification which gives eligibility for higher education studies in your own country OR - Bachelor or Master’s degree, OR - Edunation Pathway Diploma Program – Business Track - Transcript of records with a GPA 50% or above. This is required to be able to apply through Edunation. Or one of the below: - GCE A level: Total score of 7 - International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total minimum score of 25 - SAT: SAT scores, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 480, Math, 500




Any language certificate needed?


IELTS - Overall, 5.5, Writing 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 TOEFL iBT/TOEFL Special Home Edition. - 52 – Writing 19, Speaking 14 and Listening and Reading 5 Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 42 with 42 in Writing Communicative Skills with no other communicative skills score below 36 Duolingo English Test - 85 LinguaSkill - 162 – Writing 162 (no band below 154)




What does moving and living in Finland require?


We've made moving and living in Finland as easy as possible through these great resources:

https://www.edunation.co/study-in-finland/living-in-finland/

https://www.edunation.co/study-in-finland/visa-residence-permit/