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BTK1072 International tutoring 2 op
Organised by
Degree Programme in Biotechnology
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2014 – 2015


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The course unit is intended for students at the University of Tampere who act as tutors to international students in their student organisations.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course unit, the student
• will understand the importance of peer support in introduction to a new culture and society
• will know how to describe the central features of Finnish university studies to a student familiar with a different learning culture and help them find their place within the university community
• will know which courses their own school offers and will be able to describe them to international students
• will be able to assess and consider intercultural differences in interaction, and will appreciate cultural diversity.


International tutors help international students integrate into the University of Tampere and the student community and introduce them to Finnish culture.

Tutors participate in training for international tutors, where they learn about the role of a tutor and the guidance provided for students. In addition to this, tutors will familiarise themselves with
• the curriculum and teaching schedule of their own degree programme
• other teaching offered by the university (including language studies)
• English material written for international students.
Tutors take an active role in the systematic tutoring of students for the duration of at least one semester.

Teaching methods

•Participation in training for international tutors, completing the feedback survey (in English).
• Self-reflection (an essay and/or learning diary of about two pages) (in Finnish or in English). The recommended length of the self-reflection is two pages.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
In Finnish



Study materials

  • curricula guide
  • teaching schedule

Further information

The course unit can only be completed once. The course can be included in either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. International tutoring can be included in the internationalisation module.

An approved completion of the course unit entitles the student to a certificate of international tutoring, issued by the university.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.