University of Vaasa
The University of Vaasa on the west coast of Finland is one of the most international universities in Finland. The accredited programmes in business and technology attract students from around the world. Friendly atmosphere combined with top-quality education provide you with a unique foundation for your future.
The warm and welcoming international community of more than 5000 students is one of the main strengths of the University of Vaasa: 12% of students and 25% of academic staff are international. At the University of Vaasa, students value the individual guidance and tightly knit community.
The campus of the University of Vaasa is one of Finland’s newest campus areas located next to the sea, and it is often referred to as the most beautiful campus in Finland. In winter, you can take a walk on the frozen sea and in summer, you can see the boats passing by while having lunch in some of the campus restaurants.
The city of Vaasa is the sunniest city of Finland and with its 12 000 students, Vaasa is a lively student city. Every fifth person you meet is a student! Surrounding the city there is the beautiful Kvarken archipelago, a part of UNESCO’s World Natural Heritage sites since 2006.
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Why study at University of Vaasa
- University of Vaasa is the largest energy hub in Nordic countries with 140 companies and 11,000 employees in the energy industry
- The employment rate is the best in Finland.
- We have close ties with the businesses of the region and use actual case studies in our teaching combining theoretical knowledge with practical examples.
- Our university is an international and close community.
- Our students think that our university has a good spirit of togetherness and a great atmosphere.
Awards & Accreditations
Master's Degree Programme in Finance
Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development
Master's Degree Programme in international Business
Master's Programme in Industrial ManagemenT
Master's Programme in Industrial Systems Analytics
Student services & facilities
- The different services available at the University of Vaasa aim to support the wellbeing of students including health, coping with studies, safety, housing and study support.
- In study related matters students can meet with the university study psychologist.
- The programme coordinators also offer students individual guidance and support throughout your studies, and students can apply for an exchange period to one of our many partner universities around the world.
- The small class sizes ensure effective and interactive learning.
University Sports and Recreation Liaison
- The University Sports and Recreation Liaison is in charge of offering the best opportunities for students when it comes to sports.
- The sports services hold for example, morning yoga, pilates, group exercises, cheerleading and a multitude of ball sports.
Student Union of the University of Vaasa (VYY)
- The Student Union of the University of Vaasa (VYY) handles supervision of student interests in education, social policy and international affairs at the University, in the city of Vaasa and nationally.
- VYY also offers various services to its members, as well as organizational and support services to organizations and associations operating within VYY.
- In addition, there are plenty of student associations organizing parties and events to meet your future employer.
- The University also holds events such as Vaasa Game Days and the Energy Day, where companies are coming to meet you.
City of Vaasa
- The city of Vaasa is known as the energy hub of Nordic countries, since we have plenty of international companies in the area.
- In recent years, Vaasa has also developed into a popular tourist centre and attracts an increasing number of tourists from far and near to the sunniest city in Finland.
- Vaasa is a city that offers a great deal of sports and outdoor activities.
- During summer, Vaasa’s beautiful surroundings and nature call those interested in outdoor activities. Discover Finland’s fantastic nature and the UNESCO world natural heritage, the Kvarken Archipelago.
Most students at the University of Vaasa live at VOAS apartments (Vaasa Student Housing Foundation). During the past few years, the VOAS has been able to offer accommodation to almost all first year students. VOAS provides accommodation for approximately 3 700 students.
- Student accommodation facilities are situated in various parts of the city, generally in the form of terraced houses or blocks of flats.
- Rent for a room in a student flat varies approximately from 230-350 EUR per month depending on size and location.
- Rent for family accommodation varies from 300-450 EUR per month. The deposit for a shared student flat is 170 EUR, and for family accommodation 300–400 EUR.
- Please note that VOAS is a private company and not part of the University of Vaasa, and therefore students are expected to contact VOAS directly to apply for an apartment.
Scholarships & funding
University of Vaasa offers a generous scholarship programme for students who are subject to tuition fees.
- Each Master’s programme will provide one 100% tuition fee waiver to the best ranked tuition fee subjected student based on previous academic merits reviewed during application process.
- Each Master’s programme will also provide five 50% tuition fee waivers to the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth best ranked tuition fee subjected students based on previous academic merits reviewed during application process.
- Every student proceeding with studies in the target time (approximately 55 ECTS during the first year) is entitled to a 50% tuition fee waiver for the second year.
- If the student was granted a first year scholarship to the programme, the second year scholarship is included as long as studies proceed in the target time.
- Student who do not have a first year scholarship can apply for the second year scholarship during studies. Details for the second year scholarships will be communicated to students during their first year.
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