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    Next Application Period

    Next application period for the degree programmes taught in English is 5.1.-19.1.2022.

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    Be bold – find your path at VAMK

    VAMK is a modern and international University of Applied Sciences situated in Vaasa, Western Finland. We provide high-level theoretical and practical oriented education in Finnish and in English, both at Bachelor level as well as professional Master´s degree level.

    VAMK has approximately 3 300 students and around 350 international degree students. More than 45 different nationalities are represented at VAMK. Did you know that the Vaasa area has the highest number of university students in Finland in relation to the number of inhabitants? This can be seen e.g. in the abundant housing supply, hobby opportunities and the urban feel of the city. Here in Vaasa we enjoy a high quality of life: great flats don’t cost a fortune, and wherever you want to go, you’ll be there in 15 minutes.

    In Vaasa, it is easy to be happy. This is a city where the student immediately feels at home.

    Our university is located in the heart of Vaasa, which has more energy technology related companies than any other city in the Nordic countries. In our region, more than 160 companies work in the field of energy technology, and about 25 % of the employees of the Finnish energy sector work here. The overall turnover of these companies is about 5 billion euros annually, and therefore it is well justified to say that Vaasa keeps the wheels of Finland's economy rolling! 

    Prepare to start your new life!

     

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    Complete Degree Programmes in English

    At VAMK we offer two full-time degree programmes in English: Information Technology and International Business. We also offer Master's degree in business and engineering.

    Do you dream of studying at VAMK?

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    Pathway Studies

    This one semester Pathway to Finland programme, provided by our Finnish educational partner Edunation, offers applicants outside EU/EEA area a convenient and affordable way to gain admission to degree programmes with us. The pathway studies may be partly or fully accredited as part of your degree.

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    Get energized in Vaasa

    Small but vigorous. With population of 68 000, Vaasa is an easy city to live in: everything essential in within a walking or cycling distance and traffic jams are rare.

    However, Vaasa area has the biggest energy cluster in Nordic countries and it is known as the most innovative region in Finland. Did you know that more than 90 percent of the Finnish innovations in electricity and automation are made in Vaasa region?

    In Vaasa, every fifth person you meet in the street is a university student. Finnish, Swedish and English are fluently combined in everyday life. Finns might come out as a bit shy at first but as you get to know them you notice that their English skills are among the best in the world.

    Vaasa area has more than 160 energy companies with 12 000 workers and upcoming investments. International large-scale industry with subcontractors and a vibrant service sector also provides plenty of job opportunities in global business. At VAMK, you can get career advice and support for recruitment process:

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    You must go far to find your true self. In Vaasa, we have stunning seascapes, high standard of living, a welcoming community, and thousands of other students. 


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    My story

    Tho Le

    International Business student

    Tho Le

    International Business student

    Vietnamese IB student Tho Le dreams to stay and work in Vaasa where people are friendly and speak very good English. Before that she wants to raise awareness on circular economy...

    Dina Murtazina

    International Business student

    Dina Murtazina

    International Business student

    Dina Murtazina studies International Business at VAMK. To get the most of your time in Vaasa, you have to make friends and be active all year round.

    Jennica Lattunen

    International Business student

    Jennica Lattunen

    International Business student

    Studying in an international programme has taught Jennica Lattunen a lot about foreign cultures. It will be useful as she enters the working life.

    Robin Snellman

    Information Technology student

    Robin Snellman

    Information Technology student

    Swedish is Robin's first language. "Studying in English requires a little self-confidence, but you’ll get along just fine in an international group", says Robin Snellman.

    Alumni Stories

    Pawel Kijowski

    AR/VR research center, Facebook

    Pawel Kijowski

    AR/VR research center, Facebook

    From studying at VAMK to working in top tech companies of the world. Pawel Kijowski is currently developing AR, VR and AI at Facebook.

    Apurva Ganoo

    IDBM Community Manager, Aalto University

    Apurva Ganoo

    IDBM Community Manager, Aalto University

    Apurva Ganoo says VAMK taught him a great deal about teamwork and project management. Next goal is to pursue further academic research, ideally in Finland.

    Roman Pikalenko

    Growth Marketer, RecRight

    Roman Pikalenko

    Growth Marketer, RecRight

    At the age of only 17, Roman Pikalenko arrived in Vaasa to study international business. He made new friends easily but was surprised by the competition in the labour market.

    Mai Phuong Ha

    Business Controller, Wärtsilä Finland

    Mai Phuong Ha

    Business Controller, Wärtsilä Finland

    Studying in Finland was the first trip abroad for Mai. Quite a change compared to her native Vietnam. But what would she do differently if she had a time machine and started her...