How to apply – Sharing my own experience

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I made my decision to apply for the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in International Business at TAMK exactly one year ago. I saw an advertisement on Facebook, and I was like okay, let’s try this!

To be honest, I was a bit confused at first. There are a lot of things and details that you need to find out. Naturally, things weren’t clear for me at the first time, and maybe you have the same feeling. But don’t worry, you should have enough time to figure things out during the application process. This year TAMK’s Bachelor’s application period is on 8 – 22 January 2020.

Remember the deadlines

During the application you must pay extra attention to deadlines. They are strict and if you pass the deadlines, you can’t complete the application. That’s why my advice is to start everything already before the application period. If there is a problem or a question and you have no idea what to do, it might be impossible to solve it on the last day of the application period.

In case you are stuck, and you need help, you can contact TAMK’s Admission Services. They will reply as soon as they can, but in the application period it can take a bit more time because of the increased number of emails.

Entrance exam

I didn’t know what to expect from the entrance exam because I had no idea how it works. Let me share you my experience.

In my entrance exam, I got two pre-reading materials. The entrance exam was about:

  • pre-reading material related questions and essays
  • mathematical calculations
  • and group work (in English of course).

The group work shows your skills in team work.  It measures what is in your mind and how can you convey it to the others. The exam also shows your English skills. If you are carefully prepared and ready to interact with your fellow class-mates, there won’t be any problems!

If you want to know more about the entrance exams, take a look at Finnips’ website.

How to get in to TAMK

So, here is a short summary what I did before I came to Tampere:

  • Choose your Bachelor’s degree programme
  • Check the eligibility criteria
  • Check admission requirements and documents
  • Make your documents ready
  • Check the dates and submit your application and attachments
  • Study hard for the exam
  • Confirm your study place (remember to check the date)
  • Find a place to live, buy the tickets and start packing
  • Participate in the orientation week

Read more about how to apply.

Whether you choose to do your studies in Finnish or English, I am sure you will make the best choice. Try to find the field that feels right for you. I know it’s hard! When I “wore the same shoes” (at least that’s a saying in Hungarian), I had no idea what to choose and it made me stressed.

Don’t worry – you can’t make a bad decision. After 1 or 2 semesters you will feel if you have found your way or if you need to try completely something else. Of course, it would be a dream come true if you found your passion and could see your future in bright light.

– Márk

P.S. Check out our international degree programmes!

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About the writer: I’m a 21-year-old International Business student from Hungary. I studied for one year at the university in Hungary, then came to Tampere as an exchange student. After my exchange year, I felt like I wanted to stay in Finland, so I applied to TAMK and here I am.