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University of Vaasa

University of Vaasa

Check whether University of Vaasa is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Vaasa, Finland
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    2545
  • International students
    600
  • Nationalities
    100
  • Total programs
    6
  • 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 and 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.

University of Vaasa logo

Why study at the University of Vaasa?

  • Beautiful campus

    The University’s campus is located on a UNESCO World Natural Heritage listed archipelago

  • Business links

    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 tutors will also 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 also organizes trips for international students to see other parts of Finland, like Lapland and Helsinki.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 4
    • Cafe’s 3
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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University of Vaasa programs

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.

EU students do not pay tuition.

Academic merit – full tuition; 50% waiver or 25% waiver (Only for students outside the EU/EEA as EU/EEA students do not pay tuition fees)

  • Best first year receives 100% tuition waiver, based on the previous academic merits reviewed during application process
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th best student receives 50% waiver

Going into their 2nd year

  • Every student that passes the first year (gets 55 ECTS, 60 ECTS is the expected) will receive a 50% tuition waiver
  • If the student was granted a first year scholarship, the second year scholarship is included as long as the studies are proceeding in the target time
  • Students who do not have a first year scholarship can apply for the second year scholarship - details for the second year scholarships will be communicated to students during their first year

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.

  • Drive to Vaasa Airport (VAA)
    20 minutes
  • Walk to city center
    15 minutes

Visa requirements for 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