Skip to main content

Students

On this page you will find information for students. Watch in the video below Executive Director Teppo Rantanen's greeting to new students.

Welcome to study in City of Tampere!


Vocational education and General upper secondary education


University and Universities of Applied Sciences


Housing

Affordable homes for students in Tampere region:


Student health care


Travelling

Woman sitting on the tram.
Photo: Nysse

Nysse, Tampere regional transport

In Tampere, public transportation connections between campuses, educational institutions and suburbs have been designed to run smoothly whether you’re taking the bus or the tram. A season ticket is the best option for a busy student.

A 30-day season ticket with a student discount is available from Nysse Mobiili. The season ticket, which has an unlimited number of trips, is valid for selected zones on buses, trams as well as trains. Night fares, upper age limits or home municipality restrictions are not applied. The ticket can be purchased by full-time students who are 17 and over. Your information will be checked from the Finnish National Agency for Education’s Studyinfo service in Nysse Mobiili or its admin page. You can download the app from Google Pay or App Store.

Cycling and walking

Three cyclists driving on the path in the woods.
Photo: Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere

Discounts and services


Libraries

Main library Metso. Bookshelf.
Photo: Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere

Main library Metso and 14 district libraries offer you versatile collections and many spaces suitable for studying. The libraries have computers, multi-function printers and wireless network available for customer use. Many libraries have wide self-service opening hours. During self-service hours you are welcome to enter the library with the library card and use the services independently.

A library card entitles you to use all library services. You can borrow items, use the self-service issue and self-service return machines, use computers and databases as well as all services provided by the PIKI online library. You can obtain a personal library card and a PIN code at any PIKI library. The first library card is provided free of charge.

The libraries provide different sources of information ranging from dictionaries to online newspapers. Librarians with expertise in information retrieval will help you search for information and locate the items that you need.


Sports and activities

Padler on lake.
Photo: Alex Mazurov / Visit Tampere

The sauna capital of the world

Tampere has the largest number of public saunas in Finland. History can be felt in the unique city village, Pispala and Rajaportti sauna, the oldest public sauna still in operation in Finland - its roots go back to 1906. Those who grave for lake scenery can take a dip in the Lake Näsijärvi at Rauhaniemi "public spa" or Kaupinoja. You can also go to the sauna and swim in Kaukajärvi, Suomensaari, Tohloppi, Hervanta's Suolijärvi and Niihama. The sauna can also be accessed in the Nekala allotment garden and in Hiedanranta.

Beaches and swimming pools

There are many beaches in Tampere. You can take a dip in the lake a stone's throw from the central square, for example, in Mältinranta. Many of the most popular beaches are short of the city centre, such as the family-friendly Rauhaniemi beach. Pyynikki beach on the shores of lake Pyhäjärvi offers plenty of shorelines and stunning scenery. Kaupinoja beach provides a more peaceful environment. Eliander beach, which has a playground for children, is located near Särkänniemi amusement park. You will find the services needed for a comfortable stay on these beaches, such as changing rooms and toilets.

The outdoor swimming pool in the Tampere Swimming Centre is one of the largest in Finland. It is located near the city centre.

Water activities

SUP paddling is possible at Kaupinoja, where you can also rent a canoe or kayak. In Eteläpuisto park, Tohloppi, Pyynikki and Rauhaniemi beaches, you can also get on the water with a SUP board.

Various water activities and equipment from rowing boats to SUP boards:

Fishing

In Tampere, fishing is possible right in the city centre, in Tammerkoski, a channel of rapids, or on the shores of Eteläpuisto. When autumn comes, you should try your luck at Tammerkoski or in the cooling waters of Näsijärvi lake. No fishing permit is required for angling. The City of Tampere website provides local information on fishing waters and fishing permits.

Outdoor exercises and hiking

Tampere offers excellent opportunities to exercise on your own all year round. There are outdoor routes and nature trails, hiking areas and cycling routes for everyone.

Outdoor gyms are at your disposal all year round, and indoor gyms can be accessed as well. There are several inexpensive gyms in the city, including the gym in Nääshalli.

Everyman's Rights allows you to pick berries and mushrooms almost anywhere, in addition to fishing and ice fishing in the waters.

Autumn and spring are the best times to see the northern lights. Finland is one of the best places on earth to watch them. Auroras Now! is a space weather service that helps find northern lights. These flickering lights can be seen from time to time in the Tampere night sky too.


Culture and museums

Moomin Museum

The world’s only Museum offers a special admission for students with a student card. The student price is 9 € in 2021 (adults 13 €).

The Moomin Museum is an experiential art museum for art lovers and Moomin fans of all ages. Discover the wisdom, warmth and adventure of the Moomin stories through Tove Jansson’s original illustrations, crawl into the magician’s hat, admire the Moomin tableaux and watch a fiery comet streak across the night sky! There is always something new to see in the Observatory, the space for temporary exhibitions. Check the opening hours and read more on moominmuseum.fi.

Sara Hildén Art Museum

Sara Hildén Art Museum offers a special admission for students with a student card. The student price is 5 € in 2021 (adults 12 €). The temporary exhibitions at Sara Hildén Art Museum include the presentation of Finnish contemporary art and notably prestigious overviews of international modernism.

Tampere Art Museum

Tampere Art Museum offers a special admission for students with a student card. The student price is 5 € in 2021 (adults 12 €).

The temporary exhibitions at Tampere Art Museum present contemporary art as well as themes in art history. They consist variously of photography, graphics, installations and paintings from Finland and elsewhere. Welcome!

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Chief conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the orchestra.

Student Tickets for Symphony Concerts in advance: 15 € (normal price 28 €).

Student Tickets for Symphony Concerts on Concert Day: 5 €

  • Student tickets for Tampere Philharmonic concerts are 5 € on the day of the concert if purchased from the Tampere Hall Ticket Office. Limited seats available. Please provide a valid student card.

Student tickets for Chamber Music Concerts: 5 €

  • Chamber music tickets for Afternoon of Fauns concerts are 5 €. Please provide a valid student card.

Young Listeners’ Club

  • Tampere Philharmonic Young Listeners is a club for persons aged 15 to 26. Besides offering youth an affordable way to enjoy the orchestra’s music, it also provides opportunities for interaction with the orchestra and other club members.

  • Membership benefits:
    8 € tickets to normal-priced Symphony Concerts produced by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra (normal price 28 €).
    0€ tickets to Chamber Music Concerts (normal price 15 €).

Tampere.Finland application

The Tampere.Finland application meets both the locals’ and visitors’ needs to get information about the services in Tampere easily. The application can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.


Participate, influence and give feedback


The short address for this page is tampere.fi/students

Jobs and enterprise