Visiting schools and daycare centers in Tampere

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Booking your visit

Tampere is the third biggest city by population and the signpost of educational development in Finland. Visiting our schools and kindergartens is a highlight for many international visitors interested in the Finnish success in PISA studies. 

Schools mainly welcome visits between September and November, as well as between January and April. August is dedicated to starting the new academic year while December and May have a lot of exams and other end of term special activities. In June and July all schools and preschools are closed and only a small selection of kindergartens are open.

In order to visit a basic education school or a daycare center in Tampere, please email us and tell us about your interests, preferred dates, group size, your organisation and the professional background of your group. You can make wishes as to which school or daycare center you want to visit. However, it cannot be guaranteed that you will be able to visit any specific center requested.

For visits to early childhood education and preschool education, please contact: Head of Services Pia Mikkola

Email address is in the format [email protected]

For visits to basic education schools, please contact Coordinator Riikka Gummerus


Administrative fee

  • 200 € / visit

Visit fee

  • 15 € / person /day (max 3 hours, school lunch not included)
  • 20 € / person / day (max 3 hours, including school lunch)
  • 25 € / person / day (max 6 hours, including school lunch)

Expert presentation fee

  • 300 € / hour (obligatory on at least one day during the visit)

A value added tax (VAT) of 24% will be added to all prices.

Please note

We only send invitation letters after the full payment of the visit has been paid. The invitation letter is only written for the days of your school visit. The invitation letter does not guarantee an accepted visa application. If your visa application is not accepted, the payment for the school visit will not be returned.

The visits fees are not charged if the visit involves a reciprocal agreement or is a part of an operation between twin cities.

Typical days of Finnish day nurseries and comprehensive schools

Erasmus+ visits

Please note that we do not coordinate Erasmus+  partner searches, traineeships, or visits. If you are interested in job shadowing or a partnership with a school, you can search for a suitable partner for example on the European School Education Platform or contact the school you're interested in directly.

Updated 2.11.2022