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University of Vaasa

University of Vaasa

The University of Vaasa is an internationally competitive university with a high-level expertise in business, technology, management and communications. The University is among the top 500 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. We are located in Northern Europe's largest energy cluster, and our students and teachers come from all over the world. Welcome aboard!

Top reasons to study here

  • We have close ties with the businesses of the region, and we use real-life cases and visiting lecturers from the industry to create a link to working life.
  • Our university is an international and close community. Our students value the good spirit of togetherness and great atmosphere.
  • Vaasa is an international and lively student city: our residents represent 120 different nationalities and every fifth person in Vaasa is a student.

PhD Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The University of Vaasa offers education in Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level in the fields of business, technology, management and communication. The University invests in a student-centered teaching firmly based on latest cutting-edge research.

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.


The University is located at the heart of Northern Europe’s largest energy and environment business cluster, creating lucrative job opportunities for our graduates.

Our programmes utilize a range of teaching methods that support the students in developing knowledge-based learning, generic working life skills and attitudes needed for a successful career. To create a link to working life, our teaching methods include for example visiting lecturers from the industry, real-life cases, teamwork and projects. Many of our students write their Master's theses in cooperation with companies.

In addition, specific career guidance is also available, including for example support in job application process.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Student services

A wide range of study guidance and support as well as career services are available for the students. At the University of Vaasa, no one is left behind, and our students enjoy the excellent support provided throughout their studies.

In addition, University of Vaasa provides tutoring for all new international students. There are different activities and events for international students organized throughout the academic year. 

Library services

The academic library Tritonia is located on 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.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Student clubs

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 services. 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 Master’s degree programmes in Strategic Business Development, Finance and International Business at the University of Vaasa are EFMD accredited. 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 high level.

Vaasa, Province of Western Finland, Finland

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