How to apply

Next application period to the Master's programmes will be open in late 2019

University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary and internationally recognised business-oriented University on the western coast of Finland. Invest in your future - study, do and master in the University of Vaasa!

The decision to study in our international programme will take you further in your life and career. You will find more information about the study options and instructions on how to apply under these pages.


University of Vaasa offers currently six Master's programmes in English for international and Finnish applicants. You may apply to our University with different statuses depending on your educational background and language skills. We accept international Master's students to our programmes annually. The language of instruction in these programmes is English.

There are no entrance examinations to the international Master's programmes. Admission decisions are made on the basis of the required application documents, and the programmes select the best candidates based on the merits of applicants.

You can apply to the programmes even if you have not yet graduated. If you have not graduated by the time the application period for the programme begins, you are required to submit an officially certified copy of your latest transcript of records (please also see Country-Specific Requirements). You should submit the documents you have when you apply and if you receive the degree certificate and the final transcript of records during the application period, it is recommended that you submit them as well.

You will need to present your degree certificate and final transcript of records to the University by the end of July.

If you have any questions about the available studies or the admissions process, you are welcome to contact us by e-mail at information(at)

Admission Criteria

As admission is based on the documents you submit along with your application, it is very important that you prepare your application file with care and submit all the required documents. The programmes only evaluate complete applications, i.e. applications which contain all the required documents.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

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Application process

Examine closely the application process to our international Master's degree programmes and how to submit all the required documents.

Admission Results

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Plese read through some of the most frequently asked questions and answers to them.

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Come and meet us

If you are already residing in Finland, come and meet us at our stand in the following events. The list will be updated on a regular basis.

If you are not residing in Finland and would like to study in one of our Master's programmes in Industrial Management, Industrial Systems Analytics or Smart Energy, watch our webinar online: Register here.

Meet us at

  • Online: webinar covering Master's Programmes in Industrial Management, Industrial Systems Analytics and Smart Energy, filmed on the 22nd November 2018. Register here.
  • Assembly, Helsinki, 1st-3rd February 2019
  • Edu+Job fair, Kokkola, 5th February 2019
  • Edu+Job fair, Vaasa, 7th February 2019

Contact information

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any question regarding admission procedure or studying at the international Master's programmes at University of Vaasa.


Ms Katariina Rinta

Specialist, International Education

International Master's Degree programmes

Tel. +358-50-321-1448 (+358-29-449 8080)

E-mail: information(at)


Ms Jaana Istolahti

Specialist, Admission Services

International Master's Degree programmes

Tel. +358-50-472-1300 (+358-29-449-8357)

E-mail: information(at)


You can find us on Instagram at: univaasa_admissions

Apply here

Applications to the International Master’s Degree Programmes are done at the Studyinfo system during application period.

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