You can pursue international studies in various ways, such as through exchange studies, participating in summer schools, or completing a double degree. You can also do an internship abroad.
Take a look at the following options for pursuing international studies that might interest you.
International degree students can participate in student exchange by completing courses at one of our partner universities during one term or by completing an international double degree during one academic year.
You can also apply for exchange at a university abroad on your own. This is called a freemover exchange.
In the MoveON portal, you can see the partner universities in Vaasa on the map. NOTE: Not all the partner universities in the portal include student exchange or participate in application rounds. The destinations included in the application rounds will be updated on the above websites for Erasmus, Nordplus and Bilateral exchange destinations before application periods start.
You can choose a freemover exchange if you don’t find a preferred destination among the university's partner universities, or if you are interested in a specific university or country that is not among our exchange options. In a freemover exchange, you arrange a study place yourself and cover the costs on your own.
Students of the Bachelor's Programme in International Business (BIB) have the opportunity to apply for an international Double Degree programme.
In the Double Degree programme, you complete the first two years of your bachelor's degree at your home university and the third year following the study plan of the Double Degree programme at the partner university. The Bachelor's thesis is written during the final year at the partner university. The studies in the Double Degree programme are recognized by both the University of Vaasa and the partner university, and you will receive a degree certificate from both universities.
Students of the Master’s Programme in International Business (MIB), Master’s Programme in Strategic Business Development (SBD), and Master’s Programme in Finance have the opportunity to apply for an international Double Degree programme.
In the Double Degree programme, you complete the first year of your master's studies at your home university and the second year following the study plan of the Double Degree programme at the partner university. The thesis is written during the second year at the partner university. The studies in the Double Degree programme are recognized by both the University of Vaasa and the partner university, and you will receive a degree certificate from both universities.
The University of Vaasa offers its students the opportunity to attend exchange studies during the summer term by participating in foreign summer courses. Summer schools are well-suited for students who cannot take part in a semester or year-long exchange.
Summer schools are especially held from June to August. Studying in summer courses typically lasts from around two weeks to a month, depending on the amount of studies. Summer schools consist of a wide range of options in terms of price and content, which students should inquire about on the respective university websites.
Most summer schools have a fee, but there are also free-of-charge summer schools available. In a paid summer school, the student directly pays the participation fee to the organizing university according to their instructions. The University of Vaasa does not cover the participation fees on behalf of the students. Students can apply for grants from the Mobility Services of the University of Vaasa to support their participation in summer schools.
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