University Pathway Finland (Science & Technology)

Study information

The University Pathway Finland (Science & Technology) 2022-2023 programme consists of studies in mathematics, the Finnish language and culture, and academic skills that prepare students for university studies in Finland.

About the pathway studies 2022-2023

Studying in the pathway programme is part-time, and the courses stretch evenly over eight months, divided into four teaching periods (7 weeks per period). Pathway students study 5 ECTS credits in each period.

One ECTS credit equals roughly 27 hours of work for the student. The actual workload can vary depending on the student’s skill level. The estimated ECTS workload includes all the work required for the student to complete the course: independent course-related studying, classes, exercises, assignments, and other forms of instruction, as well as exams.

Some or even all of the pathway studies can be accredited to your degree in the progression degree programme.

Apart from the pathway programme, we recommend that students take English classes in their home country to study for the required English-level exam.

Pathway courses

The course guide and calendar

University Pathway Finland privacy notice for students

Progression to degree studies and scholarships 2023

The universities have made the related academic decisions. After completing the Pathway studies, the students have the chance to progress to degree studies at Tampere University. There is no progression option to Aalto University in 2023.

To progress to degree studies, you are required to (in spring 2023):

  • Pass all the Pathway courses and reach a minimum GPA of 3,50/5,00 in the mathematics courses.
  • Complete the separate admission process in the Studyinfo portal according to given instructions and deadlines.
  • Submit the required English language certificate by the end of the separate admission (April 2023).
  • Submit a certificate of an upper secondary degree which in the awarding country makes you eligible for higher education (latest July 2023).

Students who complete the Pathway courses at the required level and meet the other admissions criteria will get an offer from one of the progression degree programmes, but not necessarily the programme of their first choice. The progression to degree studies is not 100 % guaranteed, unless you successfully complete the Pathway programme and meet the other conditions listed above.

Our team will provide Pathway students with information and advice on the admissions process well before the application period begins.

The progression degree programmes are:

In admission, the highest ranking students will receive a 100% tuition fee scholarship in the Bachelor programme. Typically about one third of admitted students can receive full scholarships. Students who do not receive a full scholarship will be entitled to an early bird offer which will give them a 50 % reduction on the first year tuition fee. Students will also be eligible to apply for Tampere University scholarships during studies. Detailed information on scholarship options is available on the Tampere University Student’s Guide page on scholarships for fee-paying students. Note! There are no scholarships for the Pathway programme fee.

Once you are accepted to the Bachelor's degree programme, you automatically get the right to continue your studies in selected Master’s programmes after completing the Bachelor's degree. 

Note: If you meet the requirements, you may apply to any degree programme in Finland without completing this pathway programme. See the Studyinfo portal for more information about the degree programmes, requirements and admissions.

Get to know the degree programmes

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Bachelor's Programme in Computing and Electrical Engineering, Tampere University (external link)

This cross-disciplinary degree programme provides you with a solid grounding in several core fields of engineering and the ability to follow rapid technological developments and apply scientific methods.

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Bachelor's Programme in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Tampere University (external link)

This cross-disciplinary degree programme provides you with a solid grounding in several core fields of engineering and the ability to follow rapid technological developments and apply scientific methods.

How to apply in the joint application

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Admission to Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology, Bachelor and Master of Science in Technology (3 yrs + 2 yrs)

The application period for Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology (taught in English) will be organised 4 - 18 January 2023. Applicants are selected to complete the degrees Bachelor and Master of Science in Technology. Admission is based on either the SAT or the ACT test results or on the grades obtained in the Finnish Matriculation Examination, or in the IB, EB or DIA/RP diploma.

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Campus area in Hervanta, Tampere

Bachelor's programmes at Tampere University (external link)

Tampere University offers a selection of bachelor's programmes taught entirely in English.

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