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University of Vaasa

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Uni facts

Vaasa, Finland
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    2545
  • International students
    600
  • Nationalities
    100
  • Total programs
    8
  • Acceptance rate
    10%

Study abroad at the University of Vaasa

The University of Vaasa is an internationally recognized business-oriented University on the western coast of Finland. Its campus is located by the sea, just a short walk from the city center, and is often referred to as ‘Finland’s most beautiful campus’.

The University offers degrees at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, and they specialize in the subjects of business studies, technology, communication, and administrative sciences. There are diverse study options in English for both Finnish and international applicants at master's degree and doctoral level.

Students studying at the University of Vaasa benefit from small class sizes, which ensures effective and interactive learning. The University also offers all students individual guidance and support throughout their studies.

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Why study at the University of Vaasa?

  • Beautiful campus

    The University’s campus is located next to the sea and close to a UNESCO World Natural Heritage listed archipelago

  • Business links

    The Vaasa region is home to the largest energy technology hub in the Nordic countries, and the University has close ties with local businesses in the area

Life as an international student

The University of Vaasa provides tutoring for all new international students. You’ll be appointed an international tutor, who will be a local fellow student. They’ll be on hand to help you get to know the academic environment and settle into life on campus.

Throughout the academic year, the Student Union of the University will plan different activities and events for international students. These are a great opportunity to get to know fellow students and experience Vaasa in a unique way.

The University campus is located next to the sea, which brings plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, from kayaking and scuba diving to ice fishing.

Student reviews for the University of Vaasa

Overall rating
4.225 stars
Based on 8 reviews
Overall experience
4.375 stars
Accommodation
4 stars
Academic
4.375 stars
University facilities
4.5 stars
University social
3.875 stars
  • Bulent Sahin
    Turkey
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    2 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    University of Vaasa Business Management
    Tell us about the University of Vaasa
    It has sufficient facilities, accommodation is not provided by the university. There are many societies but English speaking societies are very limited in quantitity and it might be hard to find one that suits your interests. There is no frequent bus transport. Walking, cycling or having your own car are the mostly used ways of transport.
  • Ibukun Odubogun
    Nigeria
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of Vaasa Business Management
    Tell us about the University of Vaasa
    The University is small relative to traditional European universities. However, it compensates with good facilities and modern digital experience.
  • Raja Vardhan Reddy Marthala
    India
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Vaasa Systems Engineering
    Tell us about the University of Vaasa
    Beautiful campus, excellent teaching, comfortable transport. Nice library.
  • Dimitra Tsatsou
    Greece
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Vaasa International Business
    Tell us about the University of Vaasa
    Facilities were modern and totally functional, comfortable to spend the whole day at the uni and study or socialize.
  • Miika Räisänen
    Finland
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Vaasa Finance
    Tell us about the University of Vaasa
    The facilities are great, library and class rooms etc. However, accommodation offered by VOAS didn't match our preferences so we had to rent an apartment from the private sector.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 2
    • Cafe’s 1
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

At the University of Vaasa tuition fees will vary from €10,000 to €12,000 per academic year, and will be billed to degree students in international master’s degree programs.

The University of Vaasa offers a generous scholarship program for students who are subject to the tuition fees. The scholarships are applied for together with the application to the program, and the results will be announced together with the admission results.

Fee Information

Graduate tuition fees ranges from €10,000 to €12,000 per year

Funding

Rolling Admission scholarships

First-year: International Excellence Scholarship

Each Master’s Program offers International Excellence Scholarships to applicants who are accepted third or later in the application round and whose GPA is at least 4/5 or equivalent in a system not using ECTS. Average amount: Granted as a first-year tuition fee waiver of €3,000 or €1,000, depending on the Master’s Program.

First-year: Finland Scholarship

Each Master’s Program offers two (2) Finland Scholarships to the first accepted applicants whose GPA is at least 4/5 or equivalent in a system not using ECTS. Average amount: 100% of the tuition fee for the first academic year and €5,000 for relocation expenses

Second-year’s Achievement Scholarships

Granted to students completing the minimum of 55 ECTS during their first year in the program. Average amount: The scholarships vary from €5,000 to €6,000 for the second academic year, depending on the program. Students who do not have a first-year scholarship can apply for the second-year scholarship during the studies.

Location

University of Vaasa

Wolffintie 34, 65200

The maritime campus of the University of Vaasa is located in Palosaari which is a short walk away from the city center. The same area houses the historic old red-brick cotton factory and fresh bright new buildings.

Visa requirements for the University of Vaasa

Many international students will require a visa to study in Finland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Finland student visa requirements