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

"Vaasa might not be the biggest city in Finland, but it is very central and there is a good atmosphere at the University (that is also quite beautiful)" - experience from a former exchange student

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 see stories of students who have been abroad on Instagram!

International Office Humanities

Our front desk is currently closed until further notice. This means that there are no walk-in hours and it is not possible to make an appointment.  

You can reach us in the following ways:

Please mention your student number in all correspondence!


We are unable to sign physical documents. If you need to have a document signed, please send it to us via email.

Mailing address

Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht
+31 (0)30 253 6046

  • Sanne Boomsma - Head International Office Humanities;
  • Pooi Ji Hang - Exchange Coordinator (South and East Europe, Asia, Central and South America);
  • Monique Hanrath - Exchange Coordinator (North and West Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America);
  • Nelline Bogerd - Support Officer;
  • Agaath Sluijters - Support Officer.
Walk-in office hours

Our front desk is currently closed.

Making an appointment

You can make an appointment via this online form or send an email to

Handing in and picking up documents

Send an email to