Student Exchange for International Degree Students

One third of our students complete a part of their studies abroad by studying at one of our partner universities around the world. Participating in student exchange increases your international competence. You may learn a new language or strengthen existing language skills, study new subjects or acquire new perspectives. Studying abroad also provides you with personal characteristics needed in today's international and multicultural environments, not to mention the exciting experiences and new friends you will get during the exchange.

For many of our students the time spent abroad during a student exchange has been the best time of their life. Take advantage of the world provided to you by University of Vaasa.

International degree students of University of Vaasa can also participate in a student exchange (some regulations apply) either by completing courses at one of our partner universities during a semester or by completing an international double degree. Students can also acquire a study place at a foreign university on their own, so called freemover exchange.

Information on the exchange process

Student exchange

One third of our students complete a part of their studies abroad by studying at one of our partner universities around the world. Participating in a student exchange increases your international competence. You may learn a new language or strengthen existing language skills, study new subjects or acquire new perspectives. Studying abroad also provides you with personal characteristics needed in today's international and multicultural environments, not to mention the exciting experiences and new friends you will get during the exchange.

For many of our students the time spent abroad during a student exchange has been the best time of their life. Take advantage of the world provided to you by the University of Vaasa.

International degree students of the University of Vaasa can also participate in a student exchange (some regulations apply) either by completing courses at one of our partner universities during a semester or by completing an international double degree. Students can also acquire a study place at a foreign university on their own, so called freemover exchange.

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For further information

Incoming student mobility, international tutoring

incoming.international(at)univaasa.fi

Outgoing student mobility

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Exchange destinations

There are three exchange programmes through which students can go abroad. Erasmus-programme is open to all degree students studying at the University of Vaasa. Nordplus-programmes is open to students studying for a degree in a Nordic country. Some programme-specific regulations apply. Bilateral places are open to all degree students studying at the University of Vaasa.

Erasmus+ is the mobility programme financed by the EU. Student on each degree level (Bachelor, Master and Doctorate) has 12 months to use between study mobility or internship. If you have moved to a new degree-level you will receive a new set of 12 months.

Nordplus-programme is financed by the Nordic Council and focuses on the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Bilateral agreements are negotiated and financed by the University.

The minimum duration of an exchange is 3 months and the maximum is 12 months. Students are entitled to a travel grant and do not have to pay tuition fees. Students must study 20 ECTS / semester at the host university (not Doctoral students).

MORE INFO ON STUDENT EXCHANGE DESTINATIONS (which places for which School, how many students and on which field, language requirements)

Partner universities of the University of Vaasa on the map (NB. not all the partners have student exchange agreements)

  • Erasmus SMS for student exchange in Erasmus-programme.
  • University Bilateral Agreements
  • Nordplus for the Nordic programmes

Moveonet-portal of European universities (use search command)

If you wish to go to a specific university, city or country, which is not a partner university with the University of Vaasa, the possibility is a freemover exchange.

Grants

Students participating in student exchange are entitled to a study grant. The study grant is usually provided via the University or directly by the network (Nordtek). Different exchange programmes and different networks have different grants, which are explained at the end of the page.

If the student is eligible for the Finnish study grant provided by Kela, the grant applies also for the exchange periods. Housing supplement may be higher or lower depending on the cost of living in the host country. You need to contact Kela to find out more about Kela grant whilst an exchange.

Practical matters relating to the exchange and the grant

The minimum duration of an exchange period is 3 months. Usually exchanges last either spring or fall term and in some cases the semester is pre-determined. Double degree exchanges last one academic year. The minimum amount of ECTS credit points to be earned at the host institution during the exchange is 20 ECTS, but it is highly recommended to earn more. If you doubt that you will earn the required amount, inform home university of this and ask the host university if it is possible to do exams from Vaasa or do some extra work to compensate for the missing credits.

Students participating in the student exchange must first discuss with the School about the courses to be done at the exchange. Together with the School do a Learning Agreement and provide the international office with a copy of this agreement.

Students need to return the following documents to the Mobility Services at the University of Vaasa within 1 month after their exchange has ended:

  1. Learning Agreements (one drafted before the exchange and and the other one within 1 month from the start of exchange). Erasmus-students must ensure that LA has both the signatures/stamps of University of Vaasa and host unviersity)
  2. Letter of Confirmation (stating the actual period of stay, filled in and signed by the exchange coordinator of the host university)
  3. Copy of their study transcript from the host university / copies of the course certificates
  4. A report of their study period (Erasmus-students must also do Commision's own EU-survey)
  5. Erasmus-students must do OLS language test before and after the exchange

Templates for 1, 2 and 4 are found on the Forms-section.

Failing to deliver the required documents and other requirements of the exchange will result in recovery of the received study grant (possibly with interest)!

The student must inform immediately the Mobility Services if they cancel or quit their exchange!

 

Grants

Erasmus-grant

Erasmus is funded by the European Commission, which gives money to Finnish national agency that then distributes the money to individual universities. Grants given to students vary every year depending on the amount of grant given to the University and how many students are eligible for it.

Academic year 2020/21 the monthly grant to the more expensive countries defined by Commision (Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom) was 470 EUR / month.

The monthly grant to the cheaper countries defined by Commision (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) 420 EUR /month.

The grant is based on the total amount of months and indivual days over/under a month, for which the student will receive extra/have to pay back daily grants (5 day flexibility). More detailed information on this to the selected Erasmus-students in June and December.

In addition Erasmus-programme offers extra suppot for students with disabilites and/or with children. More information from the coordinator and in the emails in June/December.

Erasmus+ Global Mobility grant

Erasmus+- global mobility grant is paid to bilateral destinations. The destinations and grants change every year depending on the funding received from the Commission.

The travel grant consists of travel grant and individual support, which is 700 EUR for each full month. The travel grant is dependent on the distance of the destination ie:

 

  • Russia, St. Petersburg 275€
  • Ukraine: 275€
  • Jordan: 560€

FIRST+ grant

FIRST+ programme supports students mobility between Finnish and Russian higher education institutions. The programme is funded by Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Agency for Education.

Students traveling for regular one semester exchange will receive automatically the grant. The monthly grant is 560 EUR .

If youre a student of University of Vaasa and youre an Russian citizen you may be eligible for the funding if you have completed primary school and or high school in Finland.

In addition FIRST+ -programme offers extra suppot for students with disabilites and/or with children. More information from the contact person and in the emails in June/December.

Nordplus-grants

Nordplus-programme is financed by the Nordic Ministry Council, which gives money to individual Nordplus-networks (Nordlys, Norek, Nordtek, Statskunskap). Grants to students are paid via the University or by the indivual network.

Nordlys-travel grants are paid via the University and the grant is approximately 500-800 EUR / exchange. The grant is based on the financial situation of the network and number of students eligible for the grant.

Norek-travel grants are paid via the University and the grant is approximately 800-1000 EUR / exchange. The grant is based on the financial situation of the network and number of students eligible for the grant.

Nordtek and Statskunskap-travel grant is paid by the network directly to student. The University notifies the network on the eligible students and network informs the student on the grant and paymend details. The amount of grant depends on the financial situation of the network.

Bilateral exchanges

The University pays the travel grant to the bilateral exchange destinations of the University. The grant depends on the exchange destination and the financial situation of the University, the amount is usually 800 - 2000 EUR for an exchange.

Scholarships of the host university and/or host country

In some cases the host university or host country provides scholarships for incoming exchange students. In these cases the university is often asked to rank the students in order of preference and this is done by looking at the study success of the student (GPA and number of credits). If the student gets a scholarship this way, he/she is not entitled to the university's own travel grant (if the scholarship is higher than the grant, if the scholarship is lower than the grant the difference between the two will be paid to the student).

Studies

The minimum amount of ECTS credit points to be earned at the host institution during the exchange is 20 ECTS / attended semester (Bachelor/Master-students, does not apply for Doctoral students), but it is highly recommended to earn more. If you doubt that you will earn the required amount, inform home university of this and ask the host university if it is possible to do exams from Vaasa or do some extra work to compensate for the missing credits. Some host universities have own regulations regarding the amount of credits. Credits earned during the exchange must be included into the University of Vaasa -degree.There are several ways to recognize your studies:

  1. They can replace in existing course in Vaasa if the content is similar
  2. They will be added into your studies as such (individual courses)
  3. They can form a minor or a subject module in accordance with the faculty regulations
  4. As a part of International Studies module (consisting of orientation course OPIS0095 Responsible and Goal-Oriented Exchange and exchange studies at destination)
  5. International double degree

 

Courses at host university

The students must seek the course information from the website of the host university. Unfortunately the course information is not always easily availalble or is subjected to change upon arrival, but usually some information is found, which helps planning the studies at host university.

The students must discuss with the the Coordinator of International Education at their faculty of the courses they will be completing at the host university before their exchange and draft a Learning Agreement. A copy of this Learning Agreement must be provided to the international office. A second Learning Agreement will be drafted at the beginning of the exchange according to the courses the student will be attending and sent by e-mail to the International Exchange Coordinator. A new Learning Agreement must be drafted always when courses change. Learning Agreement is crucial in knowing and ensuring that the courses done during the exchange will be recognized by the University of Vaasa. The international office must have copies of the first and second Learning Agreement

The template for the Learning Agreement is found in the Forms-section

Most of the European universities use ECTS, which are equal the the Finnish ECTS, which means 25-27 hours of work. Outside of Europe destinations have different credit systems, the most common being the credith hour, where 1 credit hour is equal to 1 hour of teaching in a 15-16 week semester. This does not include homework etc., so usually credit hours are multiplied by 1.5-2 to get the ECTS amount,so 10 credit hours are usually equal to 20 ECTS. Exceptions are Frontera, SILC, NWPU whre the ratio is 1:1

The completed academic courses will be added and recognized into your degree if possible and when agreed upon with the Learnign Agreement -procedure. This does not happen automatically, you need to discuss it with the Coodinator of International Education at your faculty after the exchange. Remember to keep all study documents.

For Doctoral students the workd load at the exchange can be research work, gathering data, publications, project work, etc. The study plan must be approved by the Doctoral supervisor and the host university. The students can also participate in Master-courses, but this must also be approved by the supervisor and host university i.e. Doctoral students can apply for exchange places where the level of studies is Master and do project/research work and/or Master-courses, if the home and host university agree to this.

Double degree

International double degree programmes are available for degree students in MIB, SBD and Finance master’s programmes, and in the bachelor programme of international business (BIB).

Structure of the double degree:

In the master’s programmes, the 1st year studies (min. 60 ECTS) are completed at the University of Vaasa and the 2nd year studies (min. 60 ECTS) including the master’s thesis at the host university.

At the bachelor level, the first two years are completed in the home university (120 ECTS) and the 3rd year studies including the bachelor’s thesis (60 ECTS) in the host university.

After completion of the required studies, the student is granted two degree certificates.

The application period for double degree exchange is annually in January at the same time as the Erasmus application round. If you are interested in applying for double degree please state this in the application form for exchange studies in the field: ‘additional information’ or by writing it in the empty space under the ‘Current studies’ –box. Mention it also in your motivation letter. For more information on how to apply, contact the International Exchange Coordinator (outgoing.international@univaasa.fi).

Master's double degree programmes

Master's Programme in International Business (MIB)

There are 4 double degree programmes in MIB, with:

–      Europa-Universität Viadrina (Germany), for 5 students

–      Kedge Business School (France), for 5 students

–      University of Pavia (Italy), for 5 students

–      Prague School of Economics and Business (Czech Republic), for 4 students

Europa-Universität Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)

The Viadrina is located an hour away from Berlin. It was established in 1991, but its roots lead to 16th century as the first University of Bradenburg. The Viadrina is committed to an interdisciplinary approach, both in its research and in its degree programmes. Around 6,500 students from more than 100 countries study at the Viadrina. It also has more than 250 partner universities worldwide. At the same time, the Viadrina has strong roots in Frankfurt (Oder) and regards itself as a partner for the region, promoting the spirit of enterprise and civil society.

The MIB double degree partner in the Viadrina is the International Business Administration –programme, which is divided in 6 modules.

The Viadrina degree comprises:

•Track modules (T-modules) und research modules (R-modules) amounting to 78 credits
•Support modules (S-modules) amounting to 18 credits,
•Master thesis (21 Credits) with concluding colloquium (3 credits)

An example of studies required of a double degree student at the Viadrina:

2 courses from Economics-module (á 7 ECTS)
2 free of choice courses from any of the tracks offered (á 7 ECTS)
Master’s seminar 7 ECTS
Thesis 25 ECTS
In total: 60 ECTS

More information about the Viadrina studies.

Kedge Business School (Marseille/Bordeaux, France)

KEDGE is a leading French business school with four campuses in France (Paris, Bordeaux, Marseilles and Toulon), three abroad (Shanghai, Suzhou and Dakar) and three partner campuses (Avignon, Bastia and Bayonne). The KEDGE community is made up of 12,600 students (including 25% coming from abroad), 183 professors (including 44% coming from abroad), 275 international academic partners and 60,150 alumni around the world. KEDGE offers 36 programmes in management, designed for students and industry professionals.

KEDGE Business School is AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA-accredited, and is a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. KEDGE was ranked 35th by the Financial Times in the European Business School ranking and 36th globally in its Executive MBA ranking.

The double degree partner at Kedge is the “Programme Grande Ecole” (Master of Science in Management).

The following studies are required of a double degree student:

a) Elective management classes at KEDGE BS (Marseille or Bordeaux campuses) in total 45 ECTS over a two semester period, to be chosen by the student from the “M2” list of courses 

For Marseille

 and 

For Bordeaux

b) Master’s thesis (15 ECTS at Kedge, 30 ECTS at Univaasa);

c) Six months work experience, through internship or equivalency;

d) Completion of the ‘Sulitest’ – Sustainability Literacy Test;

e) Master’s diploma from home institution.

More information about the Kedge Business School.

University of Pavia (Italy)

University of Pavia was established in 1361, thus being one of the oldest universities in Europe. Pavia is located about 40 km south from Milan. There are about 23 500 students in the 18 different departments in the university, and there are 1500 international students.
The double degree partner at the University of Pavia is the “Laurea Magistralis” (Master’s Programme in International Business and Economics).

The following studies are required of the double degree students:

International Economics and Policy 9 ECTS
Digital Business Modelling 6 ECTS
21 ECTS courses free of choice
Master’s Thesis 24 ECTS
In total: 60 ECTS

More information about the studies at the University of Pavia.

Prague University of Economics and Business (Czech Republic)

The University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) is the biggest public university of economics in the Czech Republic. Studies at VŠE meet the requirements of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Currently, there are 14 000 students at VŠE.

VŠE is ranked by the Financial Times annually and has been already for several years appraised by the Eduniversal Ranking project as one of the best “business schools” in Central and Eastern Europe. Since 2013 VŠE has been also ranked in QS World University Rankings.

VŠE provides its students with a high quality study environment and conditions. Students may use hundreds of computer stations on campus, a wireless network, or the modern Integrated Study Information System (ISIS). For students who do not come from Prague, there are almost 4,500 beds available at the university’s dormitory facilities. The university has its own sports facilities.

The double degree partner programme, International Business – Central European Business Realities, has been awarded EFMD Programme Accreditation.

The following studies are required of the double degree students:

Obligatory Courses

The double degree students should choose 50 ECTS:

Intermediate Microeconomics                                                     3 ECTS, Winter Semester (WS)

Intermediate Macroeconomics                                                    3 ECTS, WS

International Economics                                                              3 ECTS, WS

International Finance                                                                   6 ECTS, WS

Ethics, Sustainability and Responsibility in IB (if not

completed in Vaasa)                                                                    3 ECTS, Spring Semester (SS)

Comparative Government of Central and Eastern Europe                5 ECTS, WS

Information Technologies in Entrepreneurship                             6 ECTS, WS

International Corporate Finance                                                   6 ECTS, WS

Management Accounting                                                              6 ECTS, WS

International Trade                                                                        6 ECTS, SS

Trade Policy in Central European Countries                                      6 ECTS, WS

Optional, available in both semesters:

Elementary Czech A                                                                     3 ECTS, WS

Elementary Czech B                                                                     3 ECTS, SS

Optional courses

The double degree students should choose 10 ECTS.

Thesis 10 ECTS (in Univaasa 30 ECTS)

Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development (SBD)

There is one double degree programme in SBD: Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (Sweden), for 4 students.

Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (Sweden)

Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) is known for its high level of education, research, corporate connections as well as our strong focus on internationalization. Our students, lecturers, and researchers represent a stimulating mix of people from different countries around the world. USBE has a strong student orientation and strive to provide a high-quality, open, and creative educational environment for all students. We are known for our open-door policy and for valuing the opinions of students.

The following studies are required of the double degree students:

Autumn semester:

Obligatory: Current Trends (M4) 7.5 ECTS

Minimum of 22.5 ECTS chosen from the following courses:

  • Perspectives in Strategy (M1) 7.5 ECTS
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Growth (M2) 7.5 ECTS
  • The human side of organizing (M2) 7.5 ECTS
  • Managing networks and internationalization (M3) 7.5 ECTS
  • Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship (M3) 7.5 ECTS

Spring semester:

Master’s thesis 30 ECTS

Master's Programme in Finance

There are 3 double degree programmes in Finance, with:

–      Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (Sweden), for 4 students

–      IÉSEG School of Management (France), for 5 students

–      Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg (Russia), for min. 2 students

Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (Umeå, Sweden)

Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) is known for its high level of education, research, corporate connections as well as our strong focus on internationalization. Our students, lecturers, and researchers represent a stimulating mix of people from different countries around the world. USBE has a strong student orientation and strive to provide a high-quality, open, and creative educational environment for all students. We are known for our open-door policy and for valuing the opinions of students.

The following studies are required of the double degree students:

Autumn semester:

30 ECTS:

  • Advanced Financial Statement Analysis 7,5 ECTS
  • Advanced Management Accounting 7,5 ECTS
  • Advanced Financial Accounting 7,5 ECTS
  • Risk Management 7,5 ECTS

Spring semester:

Master’s thesis 30 ECTS

More information about the Umeå School of Business and Economics can be found at: http://www.usbe.umu.se/

IÉSEG School of Management (Lille or Paris, France)

IÉSEG School of Management is a Grande École and thus is part of an elite group of French higher education institutions. Of the 63 business schools in France that have a Grande École program, IÉSEG is among the 12 that have received AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditations.

The Grandes Écoles (literally in French “great schools”) of France are higher education establishments outside the main framework of the French university system. The grandes écoles select students in France for admission based chiefly on national ranking in competitive written and oral exams.

IÉSEG School of Management is one of the top Business Schools in France, ranked 7th in France and 32nd overall in the Financial Times Masters in Management ranking.

The following studies are required of the double degree students:

Autumn semester:

14 ECTS:

  • Introduction to Financial Data Services 0 ECTS
  • Introduction to banking 2 ECTS
  • Firm valuation 2 ECTS
  • Change management 2 ECTS
  • Consulting skills 2 ECTS
  • Business cycles and corporate management 2 ECTS
  • Managing cultural diversity 2 ECTS
  • Foreing language (French) 2 ECTS

16 ECTS

  • Elective courses, with a minimum of 8 ECTS in Finance.

Spring semester:

Master’s thesis 30 ECTS

HSE- Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg (Russia)

HSE University — St Petersburg is a globally-oriented university and Russia's market leader in teaching and research in the fields of economics, social science and humanities. The campus ranks #3 in Russia and #3 in St. Petersburg among Social Sciences and Economics universities on the freshmen quality (Russian Unified State Examination Ranking 2019). HSE University in St Petersburg stands among Top 10% Economic institutions worldwide and in Top 3 Economic institutions in Russia according to RePEc.

The double degree partner programme, Master Program in Finance, has been awarded the EFMD Programme Accreditation.

The following studies are required of the double degree students:

Mandatory                                                                ECTS

Macroeconomics                                                        6

Strategic Financial Management                                  6

Research Seminar                                                      6

Research Internship*                                                 12

*If the students of Univaasa had an internship before or within the First Year of the Programme Research Internship at HSE can be waived if the students provide an official confirmation of the Internship indicating the duration and the grade for the internship.

Elective courses (6 of 11)

Machine learning tools in Finance

Business valuation

Mergers and acquisitions

Strategic cost management

Project finance

Social Projects and Social Entrepreneurship

International Financial Reporting Standards

Financial Econometrics

Corporate Governance

Tax Management

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Bachelor's double degree programmes

Univaasa students need to complete the required 1st year basic courses, 2nd year compulsory major courses and the language studies during the two first years, i.e. before starting the double degree studies at the host university. In total there should be around 120 ECTS completed when starting the double degree programme

There are 2 double degree programmes in the Bachelor of International Business programme, with

–      Prague University of Economics and Business (Czech Republic), for 4 students

–      Europa-Universitätä Viadrina (Germany), for 5 students

Prague University of Economics and Business (Czech Republic)

The University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) is the biggest public university of economics in the Czech Republic. Studies at VŠE meet the requirements of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Currently, there are 14 000 students at VŠE.

VŠE is ranked by the Financial Times annually and has been already for several years appraised by the Eduniversal Ranking project as one of the best “business schools” in Central and Eastern Europe. Since 2013 VŠE has been also ranked in QS World University Rankings.

VŠE provides its students with a high quality study environment and conditions. Students may use hundreds of computer stations on campus, a wireless network, or the modern Integrated Study Information System (ISIS). For students who do not come from Prague, there are almost 4,500 beds available at the university’s dormitory facilities. The university has its own sports facilities.

The following studies are required of the double degree students:

Obligatory courses:

  • Retail Marketing - 6 ECTS (Autumn)
  • World Economy -  9 ECTS (Autumn)
  • International Trade - 6 ECTS (Autumn)
  • Bachelor Thesis Seminar - 5 ECTS (Autumn)

Optional courses: 31 ECTS (Autumn and Spring semester)

Thesis Defense - 3 ECTS (Spring)

Total 60 ECTS

Bachelor thesis will be evaluated and graded at the home university. University of Vaasa graduates will get 10 ECTS for the completed thesis and they need to take a maturity test in Finland after completing the thesis.

Europa-Universität Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)

The Viadrina is located an hour away from Berlin. It was established in 1991, but its roots lead to 16th century as the first University of Bradenburg. The Viadrina is committed to an interdisciplinary approach, both in its research and in its degree programmes. Around 6,500 students from more than 100 countries study at the Viadrina. It also has more than 250 partner universities worldwide. At the same time, the Viadrina has strong roots in Frankfurt (Oder) and regards itself as a partner for the region, promoting the spirit of enterprise and civil society.

Bachelor level double degree students should complete the 5th and 6th semesters i.e. their third year of bachelor level at the host university as follows:

Basic Studies

Management Accounting                      6 ECTS

Business Taxation                                6 ECTS

Production & Logistics                          6 ECTS

Macroeconomics                                  6 ECTS

Specialization courses

1 Option

Elective Module group 1 (except “The Management process” and “Innovation & Marketing”)

Elective course 1                                 6 ECTS

Elective course 2                                 6 ECTS

Elective course 3                                 6 ECTS

2 Option

Module group 1 – Information & Operations Management

Elective course 1                                   6 ECTS

Elective course 2                                   6 ECTS

Module group 2 – “The Management process” or “Innovation & Marketing”5

Elective course 1                                   6 ECTS

Elective module groups form specialization courses. One module group consists of three courses each for 6 ECTS. It is obligatory to visit and pass courses in three different module groups for the EUV degree.

Univaasa students have to pass three courses in either one elective module group from the below - except “The Management process” and “Innovation & Marketing” (1 Option). Or two courses in the module group “Information & Operations Management” and one course in either “The Management process” or “Innovation & Marketing” (2 Option).

1.                  Accounting (18 ECTS)

2.                  Domestic Taxation (18 ECTS)

3.                  European Economics – (18 ECTS)

4.                  European Taxation (18 ECTS)

5.                  Finance (18 ECTS)

6.                  Information & Operations Management (18 ECTS)

7.                  Innovation & Marketing (18 ECTS)

8.                  Quantitative Methods (18 ECTS)

9.                  The Management Process (18 ECTS)

10.                Banking & International Finance (18 ECTS)

 

Extracurricular and interdisciplinary qualifications

Academic Writing                                   6 ECTS

Thesis

Bachelor thesis                                      12 ECTS

Total                                                     60 ECTS

Bachelor’s Thesis

Bachelor thesis will be evaluated and graded at the host University. Thus, Univaasa students will get 6 ECTS for the Academic Writing course (Preparation to Bachelor Thesis) completed at EUV, and 10 ECTS for the completed thesis. Univaasa students need to take a maturity test after completing the thesis.

Freemover exchange

If you cannot find a suitable exchange destination from the partner universities of the University of Vaasa or you want to go to a certain country, city or university, you can organise the exchange yourself. This is referred to as a freemover exchange, where the student personally manages and finances the exchange. University of Vaasa provides assistance. University of Vaasa does not provide any financial help. The student can either contact individual universities to see if they accept freemovers and what the conditions are or the student can use different organisations and actors providing such exchanges.

Applying

Contact the university or the actor providing such services to see if they accept freemovers / visiting students / non-degree students and what they require. Good questions to ask are:

  • Are there any tuition fees and how much are they?
  • How and when to apply?
  • What kind of assistance they offer, academic counselling and every-day life assistance?
  • What courses can a student study on such a status?
  • Do they require language tests or any other tests
  • Possibility of a scholarship?

Pleae note that the process might take a long time, so the earlier you start and prepare the better. Consult the website and staff of the university you are interested in or the staff of the organisation providing the service.

University of Vaasa and freemover exchange

Check from the coordinator of international education of your programme that the courses you will be doing during the freemover exchange and approved and transferred into your Vaasa degree upon return, fill out the learning agreement together. Notify of any changes to your study plan during your exchange (Learning agreement)

Notify Mobility services of your freemover exchange with an e-mail stating the dates, host country and university of your exchange: outgoing.international@univaasa.fi. Send us a copy of the acceptance letter to the freemover university and copy of the approved learning agreement. We can add you into our database and send you important reminders throughout your exchange.

Students must be marked as attending at the University of Vaasa during their freemover exchange as the courses will be transferred into your Vaasa degree, also if you are eligible (and using) the KELA study grant, you must be atttending.

Inform KELA (if eligible for the KELA grant) of your freemover exchange. You will need copy of the acceptance letter to freemover university (showing the dates of your exchange) and some evidence that the studies are approved by the University of Vaasa (Learning Agreement)

Upon return you need to return to mobility services

Courses and credits done at the freemover exchange msut be transferred to the Vaasa degree and this is done in the faculty based on the transcript from freemover university. Please consult the international coordinator of your programme.
 

Examples of  freemover exchanges

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) - German Academic Exchange Service

Scholarship programme funded by Germany

http://www.daad.de/en/index.html

Kilroy Education Finland
Kilroy Education co-operates with universities in Australia, new Zealand, USA and Canada

http://education.kilroy.fi/

Asia Exchange

Asia exchange  co-operates with universities in Asia

http://www.asiaexchange.fi/

Academy Access

Asia exchange  co-operates with universities in Asia and Australia.

www.academyaccess.com/

Free Mover Opiskelijavaihto

Freee-Mover co-operates with universities in Asia, Australia and South America

www.opiskelijavaihto.fi

JAMK UAS Doing Business in Latin America

Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciencs has a specific prgramme on doing business in Latin America

www.jamk.fi/fi/Koulutus/Study-Abroad-Programmes1/Business-Studies-in-Latin-America/

Centria UAS China-programme

Centria University of Applied Sciencs has a specific China prgramme

www.centria.fi/china

Exchange reports

Exchange Reports

 

Some exchange reports have been written in English (majority in Finnish), you can browse through the reports under each destination (and city) on our 

Destinations map

 

Outgoing exchange students’ blogs

 

Below is the lists of blogs sites owned by our students who have done their exchange studies abroad. These blogs are the students’ own blog sites; therefore, the University is not responsible for the content presented on the sites.

Students who are interested in doing exchange studies abroad are recommended to check out these blogs and read about their fellow students’ exchange experiences.

 

Academic year 2019-20

Disa - Shih Chien University

Tuomas - Universität Regensburg

Academic year 2018-19

Sini ja Mari - Kedge Business School

Academic year 2017-18

Jonna - Universität Regensburg

Julius - Renmin University of China

Joonas Sihto - Universidad de Córdoba

Noora Marjeta - Empora State University

Susanna Ailanto - Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Laura - Sheffield Hallam University

Anna - Free University of Bolzano

Sara - Kedge, Marseille

Viivi - Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt

Jenni - University of Maribor

Academic year 2016-17

Jonna, Universitet i Oslo

Anselmi, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Anna, Markus, Stella, University of Fraser Valley

Iris, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Inka, Syddanks Universiteit

Iina, ISC Paris School of Management

Academic year 2015-2016

Maria, Kobenhavns universitet

Iida, Ludwig Maximiliams Universität, München

Jonna, Kedge Business School - Marseille

Essi, IEP Paris

Laura, ESC Troyes

Milja-Maaria, University of Agder

Johanna, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Enni, University of Twente

Julia, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Emila, Utrecht University

Pauliina, King Mongkutt University of Technology

Liisa, Universidad de Gran Canarias, Las Palmas

Heidi, Southampton Solent University

Sofia, City University Hong Kong

Elsa, Haskoli Islands

Academic year 2014-2015

Juho, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Sanna, Technische Universität Chemnitz

Aino, Universität Regensburg

Mikko, Corvinus university of Budapest

Iida, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Jenni, University of Tallinn

Johanna, Mykolas Romeris University

Ninni, Stockholms universitet

Essi, University of Iceland

Viivi, Stamford International University

Marleena, Universität Hildesheim

Inga-Maaret, University of Akureyri

Joonas, Stamford University

Essi, University of Milano-Bicocca

Aleksi, Uppsala universitet

Academic year 2013-2014

Ville, Universidad Mayor

Saana, Kwansei Gakuin University

Jere, Kyung Hee University

Hanna, University of Iceland

Anni, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Ossi, Saint Petersburg State University of Finance and Economics

Academic year 2012-2013

Pasi, ESC Rennes

Sanna, universitetet i Oslo

Joel, Norges Handelshögskole

Essi, Southampton Solent University

Noora, IEP Paris

Elina, ISC Paris School of Management

Kaisu, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Anni, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Sirja, Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg

Anniina, Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg

Carita, Stanfordin kesäkurssi

Ville, Kyung Hee University

Olli, Emporia State University

Academic year 2011-2012

Maria, Linköpings universitet

Emmi, Utrecht University

Miina, Emporia State University

Henna, Aalborg universitet

Johanna, Emporia State University

Patrik, Universität Leipzig

Maria, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Antti, University of Maribor

Emilia, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Forms

Forms related to exchange studies


When applying in Vaasa

 

 

 

 

 

Confirmation of the exchange
 

 


 

When applying to host university

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before departure 

 

 



 

During exchange
 

 

 




 

After exchange

 

 

 


Forms related to Erasmus Placements and Internship

Before internship

 

 

After intership

  • Copy for work certificate

Online Learning Agreement

Online Learning Agreement

 

As an Erasmus+ student you have to inform your home university about your selection of courses at host university per semester in Learning Agreement. European Commission has developed a platform allowing students and universities process Learning Agreement online.

Please register in Online Learning Agreement OLA -system either via portal or with Erasmus+ App, which both lead you to same destination. After having registered, you have the same login username and password for both portal and Erasmus+ app.

Online Learning Agreement step by step

  1. Go to OLA portal
  2. Select Log in and again Log in in My Account 
  3. Type University of Vaasa in Login field and click University of Vaasa in search results
  4. Finish your registration on the MyAcademicID IAM Service if needed and follow the instructions (use your University of Vaasa email). Click the link in the email you received from MyAcademicID to verify your email address.
  5. Now Login to OLA using your University of Vaasa credentials


My Account

  • Fill in your personal information
  • Field of Education: ISCED codes (start typing your field of study at host and select one closest to subject area in Erasmus agreement for your destination)
  • General ISCED codes for University of Vaasa subject areas: Communication 0288, Administrative Sciences 0388, Technology 0788, Business 0488
  • Study cycle: Bachelor EQF 6, Master EQF 7


Start with your Learning Agreement by going to My Learning Agreements

  • Select Create New
  • Select Semester Mobility as mobility type


1  Student information

  • These fields should be automatically filled in with personal data you entered on My Account


2  Sending Institution Information

  • Academic year: academic year for your exchange
  • Country: Select Finland
  • Name: Select Vaasan yliopisto (University of Vaasa)
  • Faculty/Department: Your academic unit at University of Vaasa
    School of Management/ School of Accounting and Finance/ School of Marketing and Communication/ School of Technology and Innovations
  • Sending Responsible Person (at University of Vaasa): study counselor of your major 

  • Res. email: email of your study counselor
  • Position: Study counselor
  • Res. phone: phone of your study counselor
     
  • Sending Administrative Contact Person: Minna Kari
  • Position: Specialist
  • Email: outgoing.international(at)uwasa.fi
  • Tel. +358 29 449 8438
     

3  Receiving Institution Information

  • Country: Select country of destination
  • Name: Select your destination university (if you cannot find your host university on the list, please check with your host or see instructions for Word/ pdf-LA)
  • Faculty/ department: Faculty/ department at receiving university you are going to study at
     
  • Receiving Responsible person and Receiving Administrative Contact Person: person responsible for incoming exchange students at receiving institution. These can be the same or different persons, responsible person may also be an academic coordinator (contact info can be found on the host university website or email you've got from them)


4  Proposed Mobility Programme and Preliminary LA

  • Planned start and end of the mobility: Check the host university website or factsheet for academic calendar (dates for academic semester possibly including orientation days and exams)
     

"Table A" Study programme at the receiving institution

  • Add courses (components) you are planning to take at host university to Table A.
  • Fill in name of course, course code, nr of ECTS and semester (do this course by course). Remember you need to take at least 20 ECTS per semester but it’s recommended to select more (20-30 ECTS). It is also often easier to leave out some courses than change them.
  • Courses are found on host university website or a list of courses for exchange students may have been sent to you. If host university has not yet published courses for next academic year, you can fill in courses of previous semesters. NB! There may be restrictions for which courses you can take. Check also teaching language, level and right semester.
     
  • The main language of instruction at the Receiving Institution: English or other

  • The level of language competence: usually B2/C1 (check requirements on host University website and select your level in your language certificate)
     

"Table B" Recognition at the sending institution

  • Add courses identically as in "Table A". When accepted, the completed courses are registed with exact equivalency of their names and ECTS credits to your transcript.

  • Alternatively, you can type in International studies module with equivalent nr of ECTS, if that's your plan


5  Virtual components

  • No need to fill in
     

6  Commitment

  • Sign your Learning Agreement electronically after it's finished
  • Click Sign and send to responsible person at the sending institution for review (i.e. to your study counselor at University of Vaasa).
     
  • In My Learning Agreements you can see that the status of your LA is now Signed by student and sent to Sending HEI (Higher Education Institution)

  • You cannot edit your LA anymore (you can view it and download it as PDF)
     

What happens next?

  1. Your LA goes first automatically to your study counselor for check-up. Your counselor may accept your LA as it is, or decline it with comments of required changes. 
  2. If your study counselor declines your LA, you get an email notification of Rejected Online Learning Agreement. Login to OLA again and go to My Learning Agreements. You can see that Status of your LA has changed from Signed by Student to Ready to Edit.
  3. Select Edit and make the required changes in your LA. You can see the Rejection Reason on Commitment tab. Sign and send again.
  4. After your LA has been accepted by your counselor, it will be automatically sent to the responsible person at receiving university. You get an email notification that your LA has now been sent to receiving organisation. You can also see in OLA that the status of your LA has changed into Signed by Sending HEI and sent to Receiving HEI.

  5. Coordinator at host university will check your LA and either accept it or decline it with comments concerning the required changes. Follow the given instructions if comments are given.

  6. You receive an email notification from OLA after your LA has been finalised, i.e. signed by all 3 parties. Status of your LA in OLA is now Signed by both coordinators and it's finished.

     

If your host university does not use OLA system

  • You are not able to find the host institution on the list of Receiving institutions (Tab 3). 
  • In that case please use a Word template for Learning Agreement (in Forms). Fill in the LA, sign it and send it per email to your study counselor at University of Vaasa and after their signature, send the LA to the responsible person at receiving instution for signing. Finally upload the pdf-LA with all 3 signatures on Moodle.
     
  • OLA signed by all 3 parties in OLA does not need to be submitted on this Moodle platform

 

LA 2 During exchange

If you make changes in your LA after LA 1 (within 1 month from beginning of exchange), you need to make the changes in OLA and get new signatures.
 

  1. Log in again to OLA platform
  2. Go to My Learning Agreements
  3. Only Learning Agreements which have been signed by both coordinators can be changed. Select “Apply Changes“
  4. Fill in the changes you want to make in your original LA in Final Table A2: Click Add Component Final Table 2 and list courses you want to add and/ or delete. Adapt Table B accordingly (Add component to Final Table B2)
  5. Sign and send the Online learning Agreement to the responsible person at the sending Institution for review and it will go on to host institution and you will finally be notified of a successfully finalised LA2

 

NB! in case of a Word/ pdf LA has been used, you need to make the changes in the same LA and use the tables A2 and B2 (During the mobility).

 

NB! Complete LA with signatures from all 3 parties in OLA is a prerequisite for keeping your grant.

If LA in OLA is incomplete, the entire grant may be reclaimed

ISCED codes (examples)

Business  
Finance 0488
International Business 0488
Strategic Business Development 0488
Industrial Management 0488
Technology  
Industrial Digitalization 0788
Industrial Systems Analytics 0788

Contact information

Incoming exchange:

incoming.international(at)uwasa.fi

Outgoing exchange:

Minna Kari
Specialist 
Mobility Services

+358 29 449 8438

outgoing.international(at)uwasa.fi


 

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