Application process in joint admission

The joint application period to the international Master's programmes takes place annually around January. For studies commencing in August 2024, the application round will take place from the 3rd January until the 17th January 2024. Exceptions cannot be made to the application deadline, and only applications received during the application period will be considered.

All applicants, both international and Finnish, apply to the international Master’s programmes through the national Studyinfo electronic application system, and links to the application forms can be found below. All of your attachments need to be uploaded to your application or arrived in another way (if country-specific requirements apply) directly to the University of Vaasa at the latest within one week after the application deadline.

You may apply for admission to 1-6 programmes in your application form. Please note that any application documents submitted to the University of Vaasa by post will not be returned to the applicant.

Good luck with your application!

Steps to applying

  • Get to know the general admission criteria and the programme-specific criteria
  • Read the instructions on submitting your documents carefully
  • Below you can find direct links to the application portal. Click on the programme you want to apply to, which leads you to Studyinfo
  • The list of required documents can be found below on this page
  • See if there are country-specific requirements for your degree-awarding country and follow those instructions first and foremost
  • Make sure your educational documents are certified correctly and you have the official translations of these documents (if necessary)
  • When you have your documents ready, fill in the application in Studyinfo
  • Upload your documents to the application and save the application form
  • Wait for the admission results!

The required application attachments

The required application documents are following:

  • Officially certified copy of Degree certificate(s), if graduated
  • Officially certified copy of Transcript(s) of records (an explanation of the grading system used is mandatory if it is not clearly stated in the Transcript)
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Copy of passport's information page / official ID card
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV / resume, you can use for example the Europass CV form)
  • Document to prove your exemption from tuition fees (e.g. copy of your residence permit card to Finland), if applicable
  • Motivation letter
    • In the motivation letter, you should describe for example these aspects to a maximum of A4 size page:
      Why am I applying to this programme at the University of Vaasa?
      What especially interests me in the programme?
      How does my previous study and/or work experience support my application, i.e. why should I be admitted?
      What issue in the programme do I find relevant and interesting that would make a good topic for research?

Contact information

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

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