After the nomination from the partner institution has been acknowledged, the student will be sent a link to the electronic application form. When the student has filled in and submitted the electronic application form in the system, he/she should then send their approved and signed Learning Agreement to The application will not be processed without the Learning Agreement.

To be enclosed with the application:

  • Copy of a passport or of an official ID
  • Transcript of records from home university (official or a printout from the database)
  • Passport picture
  • Learning Agreement (you can use your University's own form or the form available on the side of this website) TO BE SENT BY EMAIL

When applying, you can use the old course selections when filling the Learning Agreement, if new courses have not been publsihed yet. You can change the Learning Agreement after the course publication.

Please note that all application documents should be in English.

Language requirements

Please note that the University of Vaasa does not require official language tests from exchange students. However, as many courses for exchange students are the same courses that our degree students complete, the exchange students should have similar level of English that is required of our degree students. Please see here the different ways our degree students have to prove their proficiency in English.


Exchange students are personally responsible for obtaining a personal insurance for themselves and for their personal belongings. The insurance should be obtained before arrival to Finland, and it should cover costs resulting from illness or an accident (doctor and hospital charges, including medical treatment and hospitalisation, medication, and costs resulting from interruption of the exchange). The insurance should cover the whole duration of the stay. The exchange students should also obtain an insurance for personal belongings and third party liability.


There are no tuition fees for exchange students. However, some exchange students choose to pay the Student Union membership fee. Membership entitles for several student discounts and student health care.

Updated 24/01/20 - Kansainväliset asiat