A warm welcome to Tampere!
You're in the right place!
We wish you a super warm welcome to Tampere, Finland! We hope your travel here has been (or will be) easy. We've created this page with some practical info to help you get started in Tampere! We're ESN FINT, the international student organisation located in the city center campus of Tampere Universities.
The university's information for arriving international students
Tampere Universities provides a handbook for arriving international degree & exchange students. You'll find a lot of info there!
Welcome week program
The university arranges a welcome week for all new students - exchange & degree. Degree students receive information about their welcome week by email. For exchange students, information about the welcome week can be found at the link below.
Get a free DNA sim-card
We've got a great partnership with DNA that allows us to offer you a DNA prepaid sim-card with € 7 balance on it! You can use it during your stay in Finland & abroad. Get yours at the welcome fair or during the ESN FINT Clubroom during opening hours.
We have starting kits!
Are you just arriving to Tampere? You'll probably need some pots, pans, plates, cutlery and more for the kitchen, as well as bedroom stuff. We can help you out with our starting kit service! For a small service fee, you can use our starting kits during your stay here.
Please note that the deposit & service fee are best paid by card.
becoming a member of esn fint
We're the international student organisation of Tampere Universities, located in the City Center campus. All students and interns in the Tampere region are welcome to join our association! We organise many internationally oriented events and activities to make your time in Tampere the best it can be. Joining as a member has various benefits, such as discounts to our paid events, trips but also all the ESNcard discounts!
You can become our member by coming to the Welcome Fair or getting your membership from kide.app
ESN FINT welcome week events
ESN FINT will organise many events in the end of August and in the beginning of September! The events will make sure students who have just arrived get to know the city, have fun, and of course to meet fellow students. We'll organise picnics, a sauna evening, hike and a pub crawl, and more! We publish all these events with exact dates and locations to our events, latest on the second week of August. We highly recommend you to download Kide.app already before arriving in Tampere and follow us there.
Join the team!
Want to improve your volunteer experience, while having an amazing time in Tampere? Join ESN FINT as an officer or join the board! Make new friends and develop your skills in a low pressure environment - the active side of ESN FINT is an amazing place to be!
Travel to Tampere sustainably
Traveling by plane is easy, fast and comfortable. Unfortunately it can also be pricey and unsustainable. Instead of going traveling by flying, why not make your travel to Tampere into an adventure and use public transportation such as buses, trains and boats?