University of Vaasa is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Vaasa, Finland.

Student experiences
Academic calendar

Autumn Semester:  approximately end of August – December
Spring Semester: approximately January – May

Academic calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English and/or Finnish is required. More information about language requirements.

The agreement is for communication, so students can take courses in Communication within the Faculty of Philosophy. Students may also choose other courses within the Faculty. In some cases it is also possible to choose courses from other faculties, but there are restrictions. When choosing courses, background studies will be taken into consideration.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Languages, Communication

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Finnish, English 

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

The cost of living in Finland is on average comparable to the rest of Western Europe. For basic expenses such as food, rent, and transportation, a student will need 500 – 800 euros per month, which will be roughly spent in the following way:

Rent 250 – 400 €
Food 150 – 250 €
Other expenses 150 – 200 €

More information


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

1 place per year. 

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators, just send an email or call us.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)