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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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YKYYV03 Tutoring International Students 2 ECTS
Organised by
Common Core Studies / YKY
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

After being an international tutor the student knows how to plan, guide and evaluate actions of a group. Student can be responsible for group guidance and planning activities. He/she understands the meaning and possibilities of peer support and social skills and can utilise them. He/she knows how to evaluate and take into consideration cultural differences. After being an international tutor the student can describe the main characteristics of university studies and the structure of their degree programme.


The international tutor helps new international students to integrate in the University of Tampere and in the student community. He/she introduces Finnish culture to the new students.
The international tutor acts as a peer tutor of the new international students and takes part in the training sessions organised for the international tutors. The training sessions deal with i.e. the role of an international tutor and the guidance organised to support students. In addition the international tutor familiarizes himself/herself independently with the curricula guide and degree requirements of his/her own school and the info materials prepared for international students.
The international tutor prepares a plan for his/her tutoring, participates in tutoring during at least one semester and submits a tutor report to his/her school and to the Centre for International Education at the end of the semester. In addition, he/she evaluates his/her own action as a tutor, the success and significance of tutoring and the training sessions and thus takes part in the development of international tutoring.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Kv-tuutorikoulutus  Participation in course work 
In English
In Finnish
In English



Study materials

Guide for International Tutors and Curricula Guide. Additional information and materials: http://www.uta.fi/studies/wellbeing/international_tutoring.html

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Social Sciences and Humanities