The University of Vaasa is located on a beautiful maritime campus in Vaasa, the sunniest city of Finland. Approx. 12,000 students live in Vaasa’s genuinely international cityscape. The city is surrounded by the beautiful Kvarken archipelago, a part of UNESCO’s World Natural Heritage sites.
The world is changing and for us at the University of Vaasa that is a given fact, part of our thinking. We have more than 300 international degree students and every year we welcome approximately 200 exchange students on our campus. With more than 200 partner universities around the world we offer excellent opportunities to study abroad and every third student at the University of Vaasa goes on an exchange during the studies.
We educate responsible pioneers – leaders and experts who seek to create a better world and solve the challenges faced by society. The fields of research and education in the University of Vaasa are business studies, technology, languages and communication, and administrative sciences. As a recognised business-oriented institution, we are internationally and nationally successful, widely networked, multidisciplinary institution for education and research.
We have close ties with the businesses of the region and use actual case studies in our teaching combining theoretical knowledge with practical examples. We also offer an Internship Voucher programme to support our students' internships in Finnish companies.
A wide range of study guidance and support as well as career services are available for the Universitys students. In addition, University of Vaasa provides tutoring for all new international students. Throughout the academic year tutors plan different types of activities and events for international students. The University also organises trips for international students to see other parts of Finland. For instance, an annual trip to Lapland is always a memorable experience for students.
The academic library Tritonia is located on the campus. From the student restaurant in the main building and from the library there is a magnificent view of the surrounding natural scenery and the sea with its birds, boats and icefishers. The University offers a modern study environment with up-to-date computer and other technical facilities including self-study rooms.
Welcome to the University of Vaasa beautiful and modern maritime campus
Our beautiful maritime campus occupies Finlands newest campus area. Located in Palosaari close to the city centre of Vaasa, the campus provides a fascinating combination of green park and coastal landscaping, modern architecture and converted old industrial buildings. It is often referred to as the most beautiful campus in Finland.
We have comfortable spaces for independent study and group work as well as lecture auditoriums. The buildings are close together, so journeys are short. We have four student restaurants to choose from and the academic library where you can write your course work and enjoy the view to the sea.
International Master's degree students of the University benefit from various discounts on and off campus, for instance subsidised meals at University restaurants and cafeterias, as well as discounts on travelling tickets, in theatres, museums and numerous stores. Master's degree students are also entitled to student health care service. The Student Union's main purpose is to handle supervision of student interests in education, social policy and international affairs at the University, in the city of Vaasa and nationally.
The Student Union of the University of Vaasa as well as other student organisations also organise different types of events where you can meet other students throughout the year.
The Masters Degree Programmes in Finance, International Business and Strategic Business Development at the University of Vaasa have been awarded the international EPAS accreditation - a programme accreditation system operated by European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EFMD is recognised globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education with established accreditation services for business schools and programmes, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programmes.
The evaluation process considers programme delivery, design, outcomes, and quality assurance. The quality of education, international aspects and corporate interaction are also emphasised in the process.