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Study in Vaasa

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Why study in Vaasa?

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland, with close links to neighboring Sweden. Its three universities and other higher education institutions make Vaasa a vibrant university city with a thriving student population. A quarter of people in the city speak Swedish as their first language, and mainland Sweden is just 45 miles away across the Gulf of Bothnia.

There’s plenty for students to see and do in Vaasa, from the numerous museums to amusement and water parks. Getting around is easy on foot, as the city is quite compact and most things are within walking distance. For those that want to get out an explore, Vaasa Airport has daily flights to Helsinki and Stockholm.

Universities in Vaasa

Student reviews for Vaasa

  • 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 Vaasa
    Safe, not very welcoming, public transport is not sufficient, there is not a big variety of food options. Small amount of grocery stores with limited work hours available. Nightlife is limited, not many clubs or bar options for different tastes.
  • 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 Vaasa
    Vaasa is a perfect city for me because of the relatively small size yet international atmosphere. Transportation within the city is okay while it is easy to connect with other parts of the country from here. Nightlife is almost non-existent but I like to enjoy my sleep so that works fine for me.
  • 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 Vaasa
    Unfortunately I had a few times that I didn't feel welcome or safe
  • 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 Vaasa
    I feel comfortable in Vaasa and I don't have any problems with the city.
  • VAnessa Schwarz
    Germany
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of Vaasa International Business
    Tell us about Vaasa
    small city shaped by all the students living there. Offering everything needed, friendly people and everything reachable by bike

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