No, we do not require GMAT test for admission. Selection of the applicants is done based on their application documents.

Depending on where the degree was obtained. If the Bachelor has been done in English in one of the following countries, language criteria is met:

EU / EEA countries, United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand

See language requirements here.

If in your previous degree you have completed language studies in English, your language criteria is met.

The language criteria is exact, and if you have scored under the minimum requirement you won't be eligible for admission.

Yes, all educational documents attached to your application need to be officially certified - this is with a stamp, date and signature for example by the institution which issued the original document or a notary public. Copies certified correct by two individuals not representing an official body are not accepted. However, if the University of Vaasa requires the documents from your degree-awarding country in another way, please follow those instructions first and foremost. Please consult the country-specific requirements to see if they concern your degree-awarding country.

If you are completing or have completed your degree at one of the Finnish universities or universities of applied sciences and your degree was completed at the earliest on 1 January 2003, you do not need to submit officially certified copies, as University of Vaasa has electronic access to required information. However, photocopies of the degree certificate and transcript of records need to be submitted.

Yes, of course! If you wish to apply for admission to more than one programme, please choose all the programmes you apply to on your application form.

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). 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 should point out the anticipated graduation date on the application and submit the documents that are available by the time you apply. If you are accepted, the acceptance is conditional and you will need to present your degree certificate and final transcript of records to the University by the given deadline in August.

Recommendation letters are not requested, however, work certificates and diplomas of additional studies can be uploaded to the application form, to the section reserved for "other documents". These documents are not mandatory.

If you are accepted, orientation days for new students take place towards the end of August and courses start in early September. New students are also required to register at the University by the given deadline. If you fail to register by the deadline, your study right for the programme will be cancelled.

New master's students must accept or decline the offered study place bindingly. Master's programmes offered by the University of Vaasa are included in the one study place per term provision. You can therefore accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland during one academic term.

In addition, students must register at the University personally by the given deadline at the very latest. If you fail to register at the University by the deadline, your study right for the programme will be cancelled. Please also note that you have to start your studies in the programme in the beginning of autumn semester and register as attending for the whole academic year. You cannot register as non-attending for the first academic year and you cannot postpone the beginning of your studies to the next semester or academic year.

University of Vaasa does not have transfer agreements with any universities at the moment. If you are accepted to a Master's programme you are required to complete 120 ECTS.

Tuition fees have been introduced in Finnish Higher Education Institutions in 2017. University of Vaasa provides a scholarship scheme for students who are subject to tuition fees. You can apply for the scholarship at the same time when applying for the admission to the Master's Programme. More information on tuition fees and scholarships is available here.

If you have questions on how to apply, admission criteria or the content of the Master's programmes you are most welcome to contact University of Vaasa Admission Services at admissions(at)

Please note that during holiday season and application period answering may take some time, therefore it is important that you read the admission criteria carefully through to make sure your application is complete.