Vaasan yliopisto

country rank  10
world rank  1934

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University Overview

Established in 1966, Vaasan yliopisto (University of Vaasa) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Vaasa (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Ostrobothnia. Officially recognized by the Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi (Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland), Vaasan yliopisto (VY/UVA) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational Finnish higher education institution. Vaasan yliopisto (VY/UVA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 54 years old Finnish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. VY/UVA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name University of Vaasa
Acronym VY/UVA
Founded 1966
Colours White, yellow and gray

University Location

Address PO Box 700
65101 Ostrobothnia
Tel +358 (29) 449 8000
Fax +358 (6) 324 8179

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Wolffintie 34, PO Box 700
Vaasa 65101
(29) 449 8080
(6) 324 8111

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Vaasan yliopisto's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Suomi

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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