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Studying in Vaasa

Vaasa is a haven for those seeking an ideal study environment. Across six university and polytechnic institutions, you can pursue various degrees offered in Finnish, Swedish, and English.

Explore the various opportunities and options Vaasa has to offer! With six higher education institutions, Vaasa offers over 30 diverse degree programs. Below, you will find a list of institutions and fields offering degree programs in English. For more detailed information, visit the universities’ official websites.

University of Vaasa

University of Vaasa

The University of Vaasa educates responsible and globally oriented leaders and experts. Several Master’s programmes are available in English. The university’s graduates are sure to be forward-thinking and innovative trailblazers. The university’s campus is located in Palosaari by the sea, just a short walk from the city centre of Vaasa.

Read more: Study with us – University of Vaasa

Hanken School of Economics

At Hanken School of Economics campus in Vaasa, you can pursue an MSc in Economics and Business Administration. The campus is located in the city centre of Vaasa, while Hanken’s main campus is situated in Helsinki. Did you know that Hanken is one of the oldest business-oriented universities in the Nordic countries?

Read more: Hanken

Åbo Akademi University

Åbo Akademi University offers different programs in a number of different fields. The master’s programs available in English in Vaasa are as follows: Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, Advanced Practice Nursing, and Teaching and Learning.

The university is spread across two main campuses: one in the City of Vaasa and the other in the City of Turku. The campus where you study will depend on your chosen program.

Read more: Åbo Akademi – International programmes

University of Helsinki - Vaasa Unit of Legal Studies

Since 1991, the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki has maintained a bilingual program of legal study in Vaasa. Students have the opportunity to pursue both a Bachelor of Law degree and a Master of Law degree in Vaasa.

Teaching is conducted in Finnish/Swedish.

Read more: Vaasa Unit of Legal Studies

VAMK University of Applied Sciences

VAMK offers two full-time degree programmes in English: Information Technology and International Business. VAMK also offers a Master’s degree in Business and Engineering. The campus is located in Palosaari.

Read more: International Degree Studies in VAMK

Novia University of Applied Sciences

Novia UAS Campus Vasa is a lively learning environment located in Palosaari with students representing a wide range of fields of study, such as Business AdministrationHealth and Welfare, and Technology.

Read more: Novia

  • In Vaasa, you have the opportunity to build the career of your dreams, study your dream field, explore the scenic shores of the sea, enjoy culture, and recharge through hobbies. The sky is the limit!

  • It is no wonder that Vaasa’s cityscape exudes a youthful vibe – every fifth person you encounter is a university student!

  • Top-notch jobs await top performers! The Vaasa region is currently in demand for various professionals. Explore the new career opportunities offered in this vibrant region.