Studies for Exchange Students

We offer studies for exchange students on both bachelor and master levels in all our schools.

The course selection for the academic year 2018-2019 have now been publsihed. For some courses, the semester is still to be confirmed.

As of academic year 2018-2019, exchange students are placed in the Schools (fields) based on the agreements with their home universities. From that field and appropriate study level, they can choose courses freely. The exchange students can often also choose courses from the other fields, based on their academic interests and needs. There are some restrictions on that, especially in business studies.

When choosing courses from the course selection, please note that in order to take courses on master level, the student should be on master level in the appropriate field. Exchange students should also confirm their course choises with a Learning Agreement.

Please note that there may be changes in the course selection annually.


The following studies are offered in English on bachelor level 2018-2019:

Business Studies:

Adm. Social Sciences, Communication & Languages:

Technology (including Industrial Management and ICT):

The following studies are offered in English on master level 2018-2019:

Business Studies:

Adm. Social Science, Communicati & Languages:

Technology (including Industrial Management and ICT):

In addition to the abovementioned studies, we also offer courses in Information, Communication and Automation Technology, Electrical Engineering and Energy Technology. Information on these studies can be found in section:

For information on the basic language courses we offer for exchange students, please visit the section:

Exchange students may complete courses from different studies, according to their interests and academic needs. For more information about the studies (including the official course descriptions), please visit the particular sections on the studies you are interested in. (note: additional information on studies, including the course descriptions, is continously updated. Please, check the website regularly.)

The University of Vaasa is part of the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies. Also exchange students can participate in the different online courses in Asian studies. Course offer should be checked directly from the network's official website. Registration period is stated online and will be announced via the information channel of the Mobility Services (INTO-list).

The Language Centre also offers exchange students basic language courses as well as places in a selection of other language courses.

Some of the courses that are available for exchange students are normally not taught in English, but exchange students have a possibility to complete those courses in English with independent studying.