|Industrial Systems Analytics
|Strategic Business Development
|Strategic Project Management
|Sustainable and Autonomous Systems
You do not have to pay tuition fee if you:
- are EU/EEA citizen
- are equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
- are residing in Finland on a permanent basis and have a continuous residence permit in Finland (P type or A type issued for purposes other than studies)
- have an EU Blue Card
For further information, please see Studyinfo website.
Tuition fees are charged for the whole duration of studies in the master's programme, until the graduation of the student. Students are required to pay tuition fees unless they meet the criteria mentioned above and provide documentation of it. It is the student's responsibility to provide the university with the necessary documentation.
Tuition fees are not applicable to exchange or doctoral students.
The University of Vaasa offers a generous scholarship programme for students who are subject to tuition fees. The scholarships can be granted for the target time of the programme, which is two years in the Master’s programmes.
Scholarships are applied for by choosing the scholarship option in the application form to the programme. Students are informed about receiving a possible scholarship together with the admission results.
Scholarships are personal and linked to the acceptance of the offered study place. They do not transfer to other universities. Finland scholarships awarded by the University of Vaasa are part of the national Finland Scholarship programme funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.
Each Master’s Programme offers three (3) Finland Scholarships to the highest ranked applicants in the selection process. The Finland Scholarship includes the following:
Each Master’s Programme offers two (2) Finland Scholarships to the first accepted applicants whose GPA is at least 4/5 or equivalent in a system not using ECTS. The Finland Scholarship includes the following:
In case all Finland scholarships have been already granted in the Early Bird rolling admission, they will not be offered in the Final Call rolling admission. Finland Scholarships are not available in the Final Call admission round 2024.
International Excellence Scholarship
Each Master’s Programme offers International Excellence Scholarships to applicants who are not successful for the Finland scholarship but have a GPA of at least 4/5 (Finnish system) or equivalent in their respective international grading. The International Excellence Scholarship is granted as a first-year tuition fee waiver as follows:
All first-year scholarships include a conditional Achievement scholarship worth EUR 5 000 or EUR 6 000 for the second year. In order to receive the Achievement scholarship, the student must proceed with the studies in the target time (55 ECTS during the first year). With a possible scholarship, the tuition fee for the second academic year is:
- EUR 5 000 (Industrial Management, Industrial Systems Analytics, Smart Grids, Strategic Project Management, Sustainable and Autonomous Systems) or
- EUR 6 000 (Finance, International Business, Strategic Business Development)
The required ECTS credits must be completed by the end of the first academic year i.e. by the 31st of July.
Students who do not have a first-year scholarship can apply for the second-year scholarship during the studies. Details about the application for the second-year scholarship will be communicated to the students during their first year.
Degree students are eligible for a Finnish state scholarship and a state-guaranteed bank loan only if they have lived in Finland for at least two years in some capacity other than that of a student and if their residence in Finland can be considered to be of a permanent nature. Those who have sufficient other income or who progress poorly in their studies are not eligible for support. As a rule, foreigners who have lived in Finland for less than two years are not eligible for financial support unless specific reasons make their residence in Finland permanent. More information may be obtained from Kela.
European Funding Guide assists students (EU citizens) who seek financial aid.
You can also take a look at following external scholarship schemes:
- Global Study Awards initiative by StudyPortals
- Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries for students who are starting a post-graduate course
- Educations.com scholarship for autumn 2022
Please note that the University of Vaasa is not involved in any of the above listed scholarship schemes. The study programmes offered by the university are full-time programmes and thus working is not an option when it comes to financing the studies in Finland.