Accommodation, Meals and Traveling


The accommodation for the GA students is booked in Scandic Hotel Koskipuisto. The distance from the hotel to the university (PinniB building) is approximately 1 kilometers, i.e. roughly 15 minutes by foot.

Accommodation is provided from Monday August 15th to Friday August 26th. When arriving to the hotel, just approach the reception and give your name. All student participants are booked in shared rooms with two students in each. Any other accommodation arrangements or extra nights are on student´s own cost and should be organized by the student.

The hotel is 10-15 minutes away from the Tampere Train Station (see the map below) and if you arrive to the bus station from Helsinki international airport, you can reach the hotel by foot in 5-7 minutes.

Scandic Hotel is in the heart of the city. There are shopping malls Tullintori and Ratina, each 10-15 minutes away from the hotel. You may find grocery stores, some cafes, restaurants and shops. Bigger department stores (including Stockmann) and a variety of shops may be found from the main street Hämeenkatu, just a few steps away from the hotel. Also the idyllic Tammelantori market square are within an easy walking distance. You may want to check out e.g. Tallipiha ( for some souvenir shopping. Additionally cultural venues Tampere Hall, Telakka and Pakkahuone are also close to the hotel, as well as several restaurants in different price ranges.

Wireless internet is available in the hostel and breakfast is served every morning.


Lunch is served at the university’s Sodexo Cafeteria, (Linna Building, 2nd floor), Monday to Friday from 11:00 till 15:00. In order to receive your meal free of charge, please hand in a lunch voucher at the cashier (you will receive the lunch vouchers together with the welcome bag on arrival).

Lunch includes the following:

  • One main course (e.g. a piece of chicken, five meatballs, see daily instructions)
  • Side dish (e.g. either plain rice, potatoes, pasta)
  • Salad buffet
  • Portion of bread (up to 3 slices and spread)
  • One glass of one of the following drinks:
    •         milk, sour milk, berry squash, or non-alcoholic home-brew.

Please note that tap water is free of charge but carbonated water costs extra.

The main courses vary daily: vegetarian options available every day; varying poultry, fish or meat dishes are also available. Knowing which dishes are included together can be difficult at first but if you are unsure, please ask the cafeteria staff! Please note that the voucher will only work at Sodexo restaurant. If you decide to have lunch somewhere else, that will be on your own cost. The cashier will also charge you extra for additional main courses that are not included in the voucher´s price.

Coffee, tea & other refreshments are served free of charge during the coffee breaks outside the lecture room.

Dinners are included where listed in the program. For other dinners, the area around the hotel is rich in different kinds of restaurants and we can gladly give recommendations!

Check the latest menu here:



The traveling costs for those wo have received a travel grants will be reimbursed at the end of the program. More information will be shared during the GA 2022.