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International master's programmes

Accredited programmes Top-quality education

The University of Vaasa's accredited programmes in business and technology attract students from all around the world. A friendly atmosphere combined with top-quality education provides you with a unique foundation for your future.

We will accept applications to our international master's programmes for autumn 2024 intake through rolling admission in November-January and March-April, as well as through joint admission in January. Please find the exact application dates below, under How to Apply.

Study in the happiest country in the world Living in Finland

Finland is well known as a secure and clean country. The Finnish society is built upon the equality between men and women. Finland, a stable democracy, is a safe choice to live and study in.

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Do you want to know what it is like to pursue a Master’s degree at the University of Vaasa? Our student ambassadors are here to tell you about the studies, the university itself and student life in Vaasa, based on their own experience.


Student experiences

students at the University of Vaasa

The University of Vaasa is sited at Finland's newest campus area, close to the sea, often referred to as the most beautiful campus in Finland. The campus is an interesting fusion of old and new, a combination of continental and Anglo-Saxon architectures. It is in Vaasa, the sunniest City of Finland. With its 12,000 students, Vaasa is also a lively student city. Moreover, the beautiful Kvarken archipelago surrounding the city is part of UNESCO's World Natural Heritage sites since 2006.

The tight knit international community of more than 5,000 students is one of the main strengths of the university. 9% of the students and 30% of the academic staff are international, ensuring a lively and active campus.

Read more about the student experiences under each programme, under the information for parents and in the publications and social media of the university.

6 reasons to choose the University of Vaasa

Valued by employers

Our graduates enjoy excellent employment opportunities, and employers hold degrees earned from the University of Vaasa in high regard. We offer basic courses in business competence to all students; business acumen is a competitive advantage in whichever field you specialise.

Hello world!

We offer our foreign students a university with international ambiance. You can study in English, travel abroad as an exchange student or apply for summer internships with international companies.

Learn and succeed

Pursuing your studies on our beautiful campus will be a joy. We promise great teachers, high-quality teaching and diverse teaching methods. The package also includes new friends, active clubs and subject organisations, and the ease of living in Vaasa.

To us, you are an individual

Our teachers and professors are easy to approach and eager to help. The university community is here to support you throughout your studies, and you will receive individua guidance for your studies. We provide you with the foundation for a successful tomorrow.

No one is left behind

Our university is a close-knit community in which we all support each other. We have a great team spirit and inspiring atmosphere. This is the perfect opportunity to build your support network of lifelong friends who can be of invaluable assistance later on in your working life.

Energetic Vaasa

Study by the sea in close proximity to the city centre. Vaasa is home to the leading energy industry business hub in Finland, an abundance of workplaces, six universities and locals who surveys confirm are happy and energetic.