Application process for the January intake

Both international and Finnish applicants, who have completed their previous degree at a university or polytechnic outside of Finland, can apply through rolling admission. Applications are filled in through the national Studyinfo electronic application system, and links to the application forms can be found on our website before the application period. All of your attachments need to be uploaded to your application by the time of applying. If all the required enclosures are not submitted the applicant’s application will not be processed until the enclosures are submitted. The enclosures have to be submitted within one month of sending the application, otherwise the application will be rejected.

In the autumn rolling admission for January intake, 30 first applicants who satisfy all the admission criteria will be admitted in the order they apply, until the intake is full.

Good luck with your application! 

Steps to applying

  • Get to know the general admission criteria and the programme-specific criteria
  • Read the instructions on submitting your documents carefully
  • Follow the link on our website to access the application form in Studyinfo (or search the Master's Programme in Industrial Management on Studyinfo website, for January 2024 intake)
  • The list of required application documents can be found below
  • Make sure your educational documents are certified correctly and submit the official translations of these documents if necessary: 
    The required educational documents (degree certificate, transcript of records) must be submitted in Finnish, Swedish or English. All translations of the required documents are to be made by an official translator and must bear the signature and stamp of the translator. An officially certified copy of the document in the original language must be submitted together with the translation.
  • When you have your documents ready, fill in the application in Studyinfo. Upload your documents to your application and save the application form
  • See if there are country-specific requirements for your degree-awarding country. If you are accepted, you will be asked to submit your educational documents according to these requirements, if these requirements apply to your degree-awarding country.
  • Wait for the admission results!

The required application attachments

The required application documents are following:

  • Officially certified copy of Degree certificate(s) if graduated
  • Officially certified copy of Transcript(s) of records (an explanation of the grading system used is mandatory if it is not clearly stated in the Transcript)
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Copy of passport's information page / official ID card
  • Document to prove your exemption from tuition fees (e.g. copy of your residence permit card to Finland), if applicable

After submitting the application

An admission decision is made two weeks after the application has arrived with all the enclosures needed. The applicant must accept the study place within 14 days and pay possible tuition fee within two months. The applicant sends in the educational documents according to country specific requirements. The documents have to arrive at University of Vaasa at the latest by the 15th November 2023. Once the fees have been paid and documents have been sent in according to country specific requirements the offer of admission is no longer conditional. Please note that any application documents submitted to the University of Vaasa by post (e.g. the country-specific documents) will not be returned to the applicant.

Contact information

You can contact the Admission Services at: admissions(at)

Note that any inquiries made to the university about the application may take several days to answer. Therefore please ensure that your application is complete. Read carefully through all the admission criteria and make sure that your educational documents are certified properly.