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University of Vaasa

University of Vaasa

University of Vaasa


University of Vaasa

The University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary University with approximately 5000 students, and it offers degrees at all academic levels from Bachelor to Master and Doctor. Our international students, teachers and staff come from all around the world. The teaching and research activities of the University focus on business studies, administrative sciences, technology and communication studies.


The University is among the top 400 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. Our international Master’s Programmes are internationally accredited: The Master's Degree Programme in Finance, Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development and Master's Degree Programme in International Business are EFMD accredited. The EFMD accreditation is a worldwide quality label for degree programmes in the field of business studies. In the EFMD accreditation process the academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, ethics and sustainability are emphasized.

The Master's Programmes in Industrial Management and Industrial Systems Analytics are ASIIN accredited. The ASIIN quality seal provides assurance that subject-specific quality standards of the academic discipline and of the profession for which that programme prepares are met at a high level.

All degrees of the University encompass business operations skills and the genuinely international atmosphere of the campus together with opportunities for student exchange give students strong abilities when entering working life. The language of instruction in all the courses offered for international students is English.

An International University

The University of Vaasa provides an international atmosphere in a beautiful maritime campus setting. Courses included in the international Master's programmes are offered for both international and Finnish students which provides an excellent opportunity to get to know the local students. The internationally mixed study groups, including international teachers, offer a great chance to learn from other students and their experiences. The University also has partner universities for student and staff exchange all around the world. Every year more than 200 students go abroad for an exchange. Similarly, around 200 international students arrive every year to complete their exchange period at the University of Vaasa.

Invest in Your Future!

A closely-knit study community, well-planned teaching and efficient student services promote academic progress and completion of degrees. The University of Vaasa educates competent experts for the needs of modern working life. For more information, please visit the University of Vaasa website.

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Campus Features

Student Life in Vaasa

Since there are altogether some 12 000 students in Vaasa, the available housing and leisure activity opportunities in the city are plenty. The cultural life of the city also has something for everyone. Throughout the academic year, the student organizations plan different types of activities and events for international students. These events are a great opportunity to get to know the fellow students and experience Vaasa in a new way.

As members of the local student union, international Master's degree students of the University of Vaasa benefit from various discounts on and off campus. These include for instance subsidised meals at University restaurants and cafeterias, as well as discounts on travel tickets, in theatres, museums and numerous stores. Master's degree students are also entitled to student health care service.

The University of Vaasa campus is located next to the sea with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. The Vaasa region is an excellent place for spending leisure time outdoors, and the beautiful Kvarken archipelago surrounding the city of Vaasa is part of UNESCO's World Natural Heritage sites. The seashore offers experiences for each season from kayaking to ice fishing. The city of Vaasa is very accessible; all necessary services are located near the University and most people keep on cycling throughout the year. Travel connections are comprehensive - in addition to the well-connected airport, train and bus connections, cruisers cross the Gulf of Bothnia allowing travellers to reach Sweden in a few hours.

    Scholarships and Funding

    The University of Vaasa offers a generous scholarship programme for students who are subject to tuition fees. Scholarships are applied for by choosing the scholarship option in the application form for the program. Students are informed about receiving a possible scholarship together with the admission results.

    Scholarships are personal and linked to the acceptance of the offered study place. They do not transfer to other universities. Finland scholarships awarded by the University of Vaasa are part of the national Finland Scholarship program funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.


    Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking

    The University is among the top 400 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings.

    Our accredited degree programs

    Accreditations are quality labels that universities can apply for at the international level for their teaching. The University of Vaasa uses accreditations as a means of improving the quality of its activities. The aim is to obtain an international quality label for all the university's degree programs in the future.