University of Vaasa (UVA) — public non-profit university. It is located in Vaasa, Finland. The higher education institution is considered one of the youngest in the country, as it was founded in 1968. As an active member of European University Association (EUA), UVA is participating in developing the academic environment.
UVA offers master and doctorate programs in different fields of study.
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UVA tuition fees
The academic calendar at UVA is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Finland. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. At Finnish public universities, you can study for free in Finnish or Sweden. Your language level should be at least at a B2 level. Tuition fees for English programs start from 1,000 USD per year. The cost of education and the availability of scholarships can be checked on the official website.
It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.
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- Masterthere are free programs
- Doctoratecitizens and foreigners
Master's degree at UVA
To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 92. IELTS — 6.5 or higher.
- TOEFL iBT
- TOEFL PBT
The city campus of UVA provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Vaasa has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. There is a library on the grounds of the university. There are collected scientific works of graduates and teachers of the university, as well as fiction. UVA accepts students for international exchange programs. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in intercultural communication for both international and local students.
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What to do after graduation
You can stay in Finland for up to 4 years after graduation. To do this, you need to apply for a job seeker visa. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.