Studies for Exchange Students

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

In the academic year 2017-2018

  • Faculty of Business Studies offers studies in English for exchange students 62 ECTS on bachelor level and 81 ECTS on master level
  • Faculty of Philosophy offers studies in English for exchange students 44 ECTS on bachelor level and 10 ECTS on master level.
  • Faculty of Technology offers studies in English for exchange students  81 ECTS on bachelor level and 94 ECTS on master level.
  • Please also see section Other Courses. There you can find information on additional courses that can be completed in English mainly as self study.

The following studies are offered in English on bachelor level:

Faculty of Business Studies:

Faculty of Philosophy:

Faculty of Technology:

The following studies are offered in English on master level:

Faculty of Business Studies:

Faculty of Philosophy:

Faculty of Technology:

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 International Office (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.

Exchange students are placed on the Faculties based on the agreement with their home universities. The exchange students can often choose courses also from the other Faculties, based on their academic interests and needs. Please note that 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 an 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.