Programme-specific criteria in rolling admission

In addition to the general admission criteria, all the Master's programmes have their own specific admission criteria. The admission criteria contains information about the selection process and evaluation of applications. They also state, for example, the number of students selected annually.

Please remember also to read through the general admission criteria for more information about the application process and information on how to submit the application form and the required documents to the University.

 

Intakes through rolling admission in 2024 are as follows:

Master's Degree Programme in Finance30
Master's Degree Programme in International Business30
Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development30
Industrial Management, MSc in Economics and Business Administration30
Smart Grids, MSc in Technology20
Industrial Systems Analytics, MSc in Technology20
Sustainable and Autonomous Systems, MSc in Technology10
Strategic Project Management, MSc in Technology20

Please click on the name of the programme to see its admission criteria and detailed application instructions. Please note that the admission criteria are not the same in all of the programmes. Therefore, if you apply for admission to more than one Master's programme, please check the criteria and instructions for all the programmes you are interested in.

The students apply through a separate application for the rolling admission at the University of Vaasa. It is possible to apply to only two programmes at the University of Vaasa through rolling admission.

  • The Early Bird rolling admission period for studies starting in autumn 2024 is on 1 November 2023 – 2 January 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2).
  • The Final Call rolling admission period for studies starting in autumn 2024 is on 4 March 2024 - 30 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3). 

Only courses that have been obtained and are visible on the transcript of records submitted with the application will be considered when evaluating the applicant’s educational background.

University of Vaasa does not evaluate the relevance of the applicant’s educational background in advance. The evaluation is only done during the processing of the applications with the application and enclosures at hand.

University of Vaasa reserves the right to decide whether a degree and/or higher education institution (HEI) meets our requirements or not.

Master's Degree Programme in Finance

Students are eligible for admission to the two-year Master’s Degree Programme in Finance (120 ECTS), if they have completed a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. The appropriate fields include business studies, mathematics and statistics. In the rolling admission, the degree must be from a higher education institution (HEI) located outside Finland. The programme is open both for international and Finnish applicants whose degree has been or is to be completed outside of Finland. The programme leads to a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Rolling admission means that the 30 first applicants who fulfill all the admission criteria, will be offered admission. The students that are offered admission through rolling admission are offered admission to the same programmes as students that are offered admission through the joint application round. If the applicant has already accepted a study place through the joint application round to this programme in this academic year, their application will not be processed in this selection.

Applicants must fulfill all the following requirements. The 30 first applicants to fulfill all requirements will be offered admission.

1. Scope of the degree

  • A 3- or 4-year Bachelor (or Master’s) degree at higher education institution (HEI) level outside Finland

2. Prior studies at Bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the programme in case the previous degree is not completed in the core area.

  • For the Finance programme these areas are: finance, economics, accounting, mathematics and statistic.
  • Other than Business graduates: degree on an appropriate field if candidates can demonstrate a proper background in business studies as follows: minimum of 35 ECTS in business studies (of which at least 25 ECTS in finance, economics, accounting, mathematics and statistics/and or business administration) is required.

3. Applicant’s performance (i.e. GPA) in previous studies, including the thesis or ‘final report’ (i.e. the final assignment students must complete in circumstances where a thesis is not used)

  • The overall grade (GPA) at least 3,0/5,0 (ECTS grading) and the grade of the thesis at least 3/5 for a Bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution (HEI), or equivalent in the systems not using the ECTS.

4. English language proficiency as instructed in admission criteria

Applicants that satisfy all the above criteria will be admitted in the order they apply until the intake is full.  All the enclosures need to be submitted to the application form by the time of applying. In case of missing enclosures, the application will be rejected.

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.

An admission decision is made two weeks after the application has arrived. The applicant must accept the study place within 7 days and pay possible tuition fee by:

  • the 5 April 2024 in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 in the Final Call rolling admission

The applicant sends in the educational documents according to country specific requirements, if required. The documents have to arrive at University of Vaasa at the latest on:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

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.

Not yet graduated?

Applicants who have not yet graduated can apply to the programme and be conditionally accepted as long as they graduate by the 11 July 2024. If you have not graduated by the time you apply to the programme, you are required to submit an officially certified copy of your latest transcript of records. The anticipated graduation date should be clearly stated on the application (for example a document from the institution indicating the expected time of graduation). You can be conditionally accepted, and you will need to graduate with required grades by the 11 July 2024. Evidence of the completed degree needs to be presented to the University by the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3). In addition, if the Country-specific Requirements apply to you, you must submit your educational documents according to these requirements by:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

If the applicant does not meet these requirements by the deadline, the study place will be cancelled.

Master's Degree Programme in International Business

Students are eligible for admission to the two-year Master’s Degree Programme in International Business (MIB programme) if they have completed a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. The degree must be from a higher education institution (HEI) located outside Finland. The MIB programme is open both for international and Finnish applicants who have a degree from outside of Finland. The programme leads to a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Rolling admission means that the 30 first applicants who fulfill all the admission criteria, will be offered admission. The students that are offered admission through rolling admission are offered admission to the same programmes as students that are offered admission through the joint application round. If the applicant has already accepted a study place through the joint application round to this programme in this academic year, their application will not be processed in this selection.

Applicants must fulfill all the following requirements. The 30 first applicants to fulfill all requirements will be offered admission.

1. Scope of the degree

  • A 3- or 4-year Bachelor (or Master’s) degree at higher education institution (HEI) level outside Finland

2. Prior studies at Bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the programme in case the previous degree is not completed in the core area.

  • For the MIB programme these areas are: international business, marketing, and management and organization
  • Other than Business graduates: degree on an appropriate field focusing on international aspects (for example international relations, international politics, international communications) if candidates can demonstrate a proper background in business studies as follows: minimum of 35 ECTS in business studies (of which at least 25 ECTS in international business, marketing and/or management) is required.

3. Applicant’s performance (i.e. GPA) in previous studies, including the thesis or ‘final report’ (i.e. the final assignment students must complete in circumstances where a thesis is not used)

  • The overall grade (GPA) at least 3,0/5,0 (ECTS grading) and the grade of the thesis at least 3/5 for a Bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution (HEI), or equivalent in the systems not using the ECTS.

4. English language proficiency as instructed in admission criteria

Applicants that satisfy all the above criteria will be admitted in the order they apply until the intake is full. All the enclosures need to be submitted to the application form by the time of applying. In case of missing enclosures, the application will be rejected.

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.

An admission decision is made two weeks after the application has arrived. The applicant must accept the study place within 7 days and pay possible tuition fee by:

  • the 5 April 2024 in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 in the Final Call rolling admission

The applicant sends in the educational documents according to country specific requirements, if required. The documents have to arrive at University of Vaasa at the latest on:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

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.

Not yet graduated?

Applicants who have not yet graduated can apply to the programme and be conditionally accepted as long as they graduate by the 11 July 2024. If you have not graduated by the time you apply to the programme, you are required to submit an officially certified copy of your latest transcript of records. The anticipated graduation date should be clearly stated on the application (for example a document from the institution indicating the expected time of graduation). You can be conditionally accepted, and you will need to graduate with required grades by the 11 July 2024. Evidence of the completed degree needs to be presented to the University by the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3). In addition, if the Country-specific Requirements apply to you, you must submit your educational documents according to these requirements by:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

If the applicant does not meet these requirements by the deadline, the study place will be cancelled.

Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development

Students are eligible for admission to the two-year Master’s Programme in Strategic Business Development if they have completed a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. The degree must be from a higher education institution (HEI) located outside Finland. The programme is open both for international and Finnish applicants who have a degree from outside of Finland. The programme leads to a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Rolling admission means that the 30 first applicants who fulfill all the admission criteria, will be offered admission. The students that are offered admission through rolling admission are offered admission to the same programmes as students that are offered admission through the joint application round. If the applicant has already accepted a study place through the joint application round to this programme in this academic year, their application will not be processed in this selection.

Applicants must fulfill all the following requirements. The 30 first applicants to fulfill all requirements will be offered admission.

1. Scope of the degree

  • A 3- or 4-year Bachelor (or Master’s) degree at higher education institution (HEI) level outside Finland

2. Prior studies at Bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the programme

  • For the Programme in Strategic Business Development these areas are: international business, marketing, and management and organisation
  • Other than Business administration field if candidates can demonstrate a proper background in business studies as follows: minimum of 35 ECTS in business studies is required (of which at least 25 ECTS in marketing, management and/or accounting & finance).

3. Applicant’s performance (i.e. GPA) in previous studies, including the thesis or ‘final report’ (i.e. the final assignment students must complete in circumstances where a thesis is not used).

  • The overall grade (GPA) at least 3,0/5,0 (ECTS grading) and the grade of the thesis at least 3/5 for a Bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution (HEI), or equivalent in the systems not using the ECTS.

4. English language proficiency as instructed in admission criteria

Applicants that satisfy all the above criteria will be admitted in the order they apply until the intake is full. All the enclosures need to be submitted to the application form by the time of applying. In case of missing enclosures, the application will be rejected.

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.

An admission decision is made two weeks after the application has arrived. The applicant must accept the study place within 7 days and pay possible tuition fee by:

  • the 5 April 2024 in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 in the Final Call rolling admission

The applicant sends in the educational documents according to country specific requirements, if required. The documents have to arrive at University of Vaasa at the latest on:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

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.

Not yet graduated?

Applicants who have not yet graduated can apply to the programme and be conditionally accepted as long as they graduate by the 11 July 2024. If you have not graduated by the time you apply to the programme, you are required to submit an officially certified copy of your latest transcript of records. The anticipated graduation date should be clearly stated on the application (for example a document from the institution indicating the expected time of graduation). You can be conditionally accepted, and you will need to graduate with required grades by the 11 July 2024. Evidence of the completed degree needs to be presented to the University by the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3). In addition, if the Country-specific Requirements apply to you, you must submit your educational documents according to these requirements by:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

If the applicant does not meet these requirements by the deadline, the study place will be cancelled.

Industrial Management, MSc in Economics and Business Administration

Students are eligible for admission if they have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field. In the rolling admission, the degree must be from a higher education institution (HEI) located outside Finland. The application is open both for international and Finnish applicants whose degree has been or is to be completed outside of Finland. Studies lead to a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Rolling admission means that the 30 first applicants who fulfill all the admission criteria, will be offered admission. The students that are offered admission through rolling admission are offered admission to the same programmes as students that are offered admission through the joint application round. If the applicant has already accepted a study place through the joint application round to the Master's programme, their application will not be processed in this selection.

Applicants must fulfill all the following requirements. The 30 first applicants to fulfill all requirements will be admitted.

1. Scope of the Degree

  • a 3-4 year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (or Master’s) in an appropriate field at a higher education institution (HEI) outside of Finland
  • The appropriate fields include e.g. business studies or technology. Previous degree / studies must include courses in the business studies regardless the major subject in the degree.

2. Prior studies at bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the Master's in Industrial Management in case the previous degree is not completed in a core area.

3. Applicant’s performance (i.e. GPA) in previous studies, including the thesis or ‘final report’ (i.e. the final assignment students must complete in circumstances where a thesis is not used)

  • The overall grade (GPA) at least 3,0/5,0 (ECTS grading) and the grade of the thesis at least 3/5 for a Bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution (HEI), or equivalent in the systems not using the ECTS.

4. English language proficiency as instructed in admission criteria

Applicants that satisfy all the above criteria will be admitted in the order they apply until the intake is full.  All the enclosures need to be submitted to the application form by the time of applying. In case of missing enclosures, the application will be rejected.

The accepted students may be required to complete supplementary studies (maximum 60 ECTS) to supplement the skills and knowledge acquired during their previous studies to the level required in the Master level studies.

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.

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 7 days and pay possible tuition fee by:

  • the 5 April 2024 in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 in the Final Call rolling admission

The applicant sends in the educational documents according to country specific requirements, if required. The documents have to arrive at University of Vaasa at the latest on:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

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.

Not yet graduated?

Applicants who have not yet graduated can apply and be conditionally accepted as long as they graduate by the 11 July 2024. If you have not graduated by the time you apply, you are required to submit an officially certified copy of your latest transcript of records. The anticipated graduation date should be clearly stated on the application (for example a document from the institution indicating the expected time of graduation). You can be conditionally accepted, and you will need to graduate with required grades by the 11 July 2024. Evidence of the completed degree needs to be presented to the University by the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3). In addition, if the Country-specific Requirements apply to you, you must submit your educational documents according to these requirements by:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

If the applicant does not meet these requirements by the deadline, the study place will be cancelled.

Industrial Systems Analytics, MSc in Technology

Students are eligible for admission if they have completed a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. In the rolling admission, the degree must be from a higher education institution (HEI) located outside Finland. The application is open both for international and Finnish applicants whose degree has been or is to be completed outside of Finland. The programme leads to Master of Science degree in Technology.

Rolling admission means that the 20 first applicants who fulfill all the admission criteria, will be offered admission. The students that are offered admission through rolling admission are offered admission to the same programmes as students that are offered admission through the joint application round. If the applicant has already accepted a study place through the joint application round to the Master's programme, their application will not be processed in this selection.

Applicants must fulfill all the following requirements. The 20 first applicants to fulfill all requirements will be admitted.

1. Scope of the Degree

  • a 3-4 year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (or Master’s) in an appropriate field at a higher education institution (HEI) outside of Finland.
  • The appropriate fields include e.g. industrial engineering, systems engineering or similar engineering field or other degree in a closely related field and appropriate additional studies. A degree in business studies is not an appropriate degree unless it includes sufficient amount of appropriate studies in a field of technology.

2. Prior studies at bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the programme in case the previous degree is not completed in a core area.

3. Applicant’s performance (i.e. GPA) in previous studies, including the thesis or ‘final report’ (i.e. the final assignment students must complete in circumstances where a thesis is not used)

  • The overall grade (GPA) at least 3,0/5,0 (ECTS grading) and the grade of the thesis at least 3/5 for a Bachelor's degree from a higher education institution (HEI), or equivalent in the systems not using the ECTS.

4. English language proficiency as instructed in admission criteria

Applicants that satisfy all the above criteria will be admitted in the order they apply until the intake is full. All the enclosures need to be submitted to the application form by the time of applying. In case of missing enclosures, the application will be rejected.

The accepted students may be required to complete supplementary studies (maximum 60 ECTS) to supplement the skills and knowledge acquired during their previous studies to the level required in the Master level studies.

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.

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 7 days and pay possible tuition fee by:

  • the 5 April 2024 in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 in the Final Call rolling admission

The applicant sends in the educational documents according to country specific requirements, if required. The documents have to arrive at University of Vaasa at the latest on:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

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.

Not yet graduated?

Applicants who have not yet graduated can apply and be conditionally accepted as long as they graduate by the 11 July 2024. If you have not graduated by the time you apply, you are required to submit an officially certified copy of your latest transcript of records. The anticipated graduation date should be clearly stated on the application (for example a document from the institution indicating the expected time of graduation). You can be conditionally accepted, and you will need to graduate with required grades by the 11 July 2024. Evidence of the completed degree needs to be presented to the University by the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3). In addition, if the Country-specific Requirements apply to you, you must submit your educational documents according to these requirements by:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

If the applicant does not meet these requirements by the deadline, the study place will be cancelled.

Smart Grids, MSc in Technology

Students are eligible for admission if they have completed a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. In the rolling admission, the degree must be from a higher education institution (HEI) located outside Finland. The application is open both for international and Finnish applicants whose degree has been or is to be completed outside of Finland. The programme leads to Master of Science degree in Technology.

Rolling admission means that the 20 first applicants who fulfill all the admission criteria, will be offered admission. The students that are offered admission through rolling admission are offered admission to the same programmes as students that are offered admission through the joint application round. If the applicant has already accepted a study place through the joint application round to the Master's programme, their application will not be processed in this selection.

Applicants must fulfill all the following requirements. The 20 first applicants to fulfill all requirements will be offered admission. 

1. Scope of the Degree

  • a 3-4 year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (or Master’s) in an appropriate field at a higher education institution (HEI) outside of Finland
  • The appropriate fields include e.g. electrical engineering, energy technology, automation technology, telecommunications engineering, or similar engineering field or other degree in a closely related field and appropriate additional studies. A degree in business studies is not an appropriate degree unless it includes sufficient amount of appropriate studies in a field of technology.

2. Prior studies at bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the programme in case the previous degree is not completed in a core area.

3. Applicant’s performance (i.e. GPA) in previous studies, including the thesis or ‘final report’ (i.e. the final assignment students must complete in circumstances where a thesis is not used)

  • The overall grade (GPA) at least 3,0/5,0 (ECTS grading) and the grade of the thesis at least 3/5 for a Bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution (HEI) or equivalent in the systems not using the ECTS.

4. English language proficiency as instructed in admission criteria

Applicants that satisfy all the above criteria will be admitted in the order they apply until the intake is full. All the enclosures need to be submitted to the application form by the time of applying. In case of missing enclosures, the application will be rejected.

The accepted students may be required to complete supplementary studies (maximum 60 ECTS) to supplement the skills and knowledge acquired during their previous studies to the level required in the Master level studies.

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.

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 7 days and pay possible tuition fee by:

  • the 5 April 2024 in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 in the Final Call rolling admission

The applicant sends in the educational documents according to country specific requirements, if required. The documents have to arrive at University of Vaasa at the latest on:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

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.

Not yet graduated?

Applicants who have not yet graduated can apply and be conditionally accepted as long as they graduate by the 11 July 2024. If you have not graduated by the time you apply, you are required to submit an officially certified copy of your latest transcript of records. The anticipated graduation date should be clearly stated on the application (for example a document from the institution indicating the expected time of graduation). You can be conditionally accepted, and you will need to graduate with required grades by the 11 July 2024. Evidence of the completed degree needs to be presented to the University by the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3). In addition, if the Country-specific Requirements apply to you, you must submit your educational documents according to these requirements by:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

If the applicant does not meet these requirements by the deadline, the study place will be cancelled.

Strategic Project Management, MSc in Technology

Students are eligible for admission if they have completed a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. In the rolling admission, the degree must be from a higher education institution (HEI) located outside Finland. The application is open both for international and Finnish applicants whose degree has been or is to be completed outside of Finland. The programme leads to a Master of Science degree in Technology.

Rolling admission means that the 20 first applicants who fulfill all the admission criteria, will be offered admission. The students that are offered admission through rolling admission are offered admission to the same programmes as students that are offered admission through the joint application round. If the applicant has already accepted a study place through the joint application round to the Master's programme, their application will not be processed in this selection.

Applicants must fulfill all the following requirements. The 20 first applicants to fulfill all requirements will be offered admission. 

1. Scope of the Degree

  • a 3-4 year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (or Master’s) in an appropriate field at a higher education institution outside of Finland
  • The appropriate fields include e.g. industrial management and engineering, electronics, electrical engineering, computer science and engineering, information technology, automation technology, mechanical engineering or similar engineering field or other degree in a closely related field and appropriate additional studies. A degree in business studies is not an appropriate degree unless it includes sufficient amount of appropriate studies in a field of technology.

2. Prior studies at bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the programme in case the previous degree is not completed in a core area.

3. Applicant’s performance (i.e. GPA) in previous studies, including the thesis or ‘final report’ (i.e. the final assignment students must complete in circumstances where a thesis is not used)

  • The overall grade (GPA) at least 3,0/5,0 (ECTS grading) and the grade of the thesis at least 3/5 for a Bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution (HEI), or equivalent in the systems not using the ECTS.

4. English language proficiency as instructed in the admission criteria

Applicants that satisfy all the above criteria will be admitted in the order they apply until the intake is full. All the enclosures need to be submitted to the application form by the time of applying. In case of missing enclosures, the application will be rejected.

The accepted students may be required to complete supplementary studies (maximum 60 ECTS) to supplement the skills and knowledge acquired during their previous studies to the level required in the Master level studies.

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.

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 7 days and pay possible tuition fee by:

  • the 5 April 2024 in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 in the Final Call rolling admission

The applicant sends in the educational documents according to country specific requirements, if required. The documents have to arrive at University of Vaasa at the latest on:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

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.

Not yet graduated?

Applicants who have not yet graduated can apply and be conditionally accepted as long as they graduate by the 11 July 2024. If you have not graduated by the time you apply, you are required to submit an officially certified copy of your latest transcript of records. The anticipated graduation date should be clearly stated on the application (for example a document from the institution indicating the expected time of graduation). You can be conditionally accepted, and you will need to graduate with required grades by the 11 July 2024. Evidence of the completed degree needs to be presented to the University by the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3). In addition, if the Country-specific Requirements apply to you, you must submit your educational documents according to these requirements by:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

If the applicant does not meet these requirements by the deadline, the study place will be cancelled.

Sustainable and Autonomous Systems, MSc in Technology

Students are eligible for admission if they have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field. The degree must be from a higher education institution (HEI) located outside Finland. The application is open both for international and Finnish applicants who have a degree from outside of Finland. The programme leads to Master of Science degree in Technology.

Rolling admission means that the 10 first applicants who fulfill all the admission criteria, will be offered admission. The students that are offered admission through rolling admission are offered admission to the same programmes as students that are offered admission through the joint application round. If the applicant has already accepted a study place through the joint application round to the Master's programme, their application will not be processed in this selection.

Applicants must fulfill all the following requirements. The 10 first applicants to fulfill all requirements will be offered admission. 

1. Scope of the Degree

  • a 3-4 year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (or Master’s) in an appropriate field at a higher education institution (HEI) outside of Finland
  • The appropriate fields include e.g.: Communications Engineering, Electronics or Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Automation Engineering, or similar. Applicants with other degrees are not eligible.

2. Prior studies at bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the programme in case the previous degree is not completed in a core area.

3. Applicant’s performance (i.e. GPA) in previous studies, including the thesis or ‘final report’ (i.e. the final assignment students must complete in circumstances where a thesis is not used)

  • The overall grade (GPA) at least 3,0/5,0 (ECTS grading) and the grade of the thesis at least 3/5 for a Bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution (HEI), or equivalent in the systems not using the ECTS.

4. English language proficiency as instructed in admission criteria

Applicants that satisfy all the above criteria will be admitted in the order they apply until the intake is full. All the enclosures need to be submitted to the application form by the time of applying. In case of missing enclosures, the application will be rejected.

The accepted students may be required to complete supplementary studies (maximum 60 ECTS) to supplement the skills and knowledge acquired during their previous studies to the level required in the Master level studies.

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.

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 7 days and pay possible tuition fee by:

  • the 5 April 2024 in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 in the Final Call rolling admission

The applicant sends in the educational documents according to country specific requirements, if required. The documents have to arrive at University of Vaasa at the latest on:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

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.

Not yet graduated?

Applicants who have not yet graduated can apply and be conditionally accepted as long as they graduate by the 11 July 2024. If you have not graduated by the time you apply, you are required to submit an officially certified copy of your latest transcript of records. The anticipated graduation date should be clearly stated on the application (for example a document from the institution indicating the expected time of graduation). You can be conditionally accepted, and you will need to graduate with required grades by the 11 July 2024. Evidence of the completed degree needs to be presented to the University by the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3). In addition, if the Country-specific Requirements apply to you, you must submit your educational documents according to these requirements by:

  • the 5 April 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2) in the Early Bird rolling admission
  • the 11 July 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+3) in the Final Call rolling admission

If the applicant does not meet these requirements by the deadline, the study place will be cancelled.