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University of Vaasa

Address: Wolffintie 34, 65200 Vaasa, Finland

Description University of Vaasa

  • Established: 1968
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Vaasa, Finland
  • Language of instruction: English.

University of Vaasa (Vaasan yliopisto, UVA) is a multidisciplinary business-oriented university on the west coast of Finland. The main areas of training and scientific activity of the university founded in 1968 are economics, business administration and modern languages. At UVA, today there are 4 faculties:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing and communications
  • Technology and innovation.

The university is among the top 20 best universities in the country and is a member of the prestigious European University Association (EUA).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Vaasa

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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3 years.

The university offers 5 undergraduate programs to study:

  • Business
  • Industrial Economics and Information Systems Science
  • Engineering
  • Administrative sciences
  • Communications.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Age 21 years old
  • Duration: 2 years.

The master's programs of the university are implemented in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • international Business
  • Strategic business development
  • Production management
  • Smart energy
  • Analytics of industrial systems.
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Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

UVA Graduate School offers three doctoral degree programs:

  • Business research
  • Technical science
  • Social sciencies.

Each doctoral program is led by a professor from a core subject area.

Accommodation, housing and food

UVA provides its students with a hostel.


  • Master's programs are in the TOP 40 Eduniversal Best Maters Ranking 2018
  • UVA Business Faculty is one of the largest in Finland
  • The university has double degree programs.

Equipment University of Vaasa

UVA Campus is located in the Palosaari area, within walking distance of the city center and includes its own library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university begins in September and consists of two semesters.

Additional expenses:

  • The cost of living in Vaasa = 597 € -1177 € / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Applicants must provide:

  • Education document
  • Summary
  • Motivation letter
  • Language certificate.

Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL 580 / iBT92
  • IELTS 6.5 (each section minimum 5.5)
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic band) 62
  • National Certificate of English Proficiency (Level 5)
  • Test CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with passed class A, B or C
  • CAE (Advanced English Certificate) test with class A, B or C.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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