Fact Sheet Academic Year 2018-2019

Fact Sheet Academic Year 2018-2019 Institutional Information Name of the Institution Vaasan yliopisto / University of Vaasa Rector of the Institution ...

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Fact Sheet Academic Year 2018-2019 Institutional Information Name of the Institution

Vaasan yliopisto / University of Vaasa

Rector of the Institution

Jari Kuusisto

Erasmus ID

SF VAASA01

PIC Code

999847289

ECHE

29553-EPP-1-2014-1-FI-EPPKA3-ECHE

Address

P.O.Box 700 FI-65101 Vaasa FINLAND

Website

uva.fi/en

Admission and Mobility Services Website: http://www.uva.fi/en/cooperation/international/contact/ General E-mail Address : [email protected] Contact information: Head of

Mobility Services



Mr Juhani Moisio Tel. +358 29 449 8315 [email protected]

Assistant, International Education (Outgoing exchange students)

Mr Ahmed Hamad Tel. +358 29 449 8660 [email protected]

Specialist, International Education (Incoming exchange students, international tutoring)

Ms Jemina Lakka Tel. +358 29 449 8329 [email protected]

Specialist, International Education (Degree students)

Ms Katariina Rinta Tel. +358 29 449 8134 [email protected]

Specialist, International Education (Business Studies)

Ms Anne Ahlqvist Tel. +358 29 449 8132 [email protected]

Specialist, International Education (Business Studies)

Mr Sami Ilomäki Tel. 358 29 449 8130 [email protected]

Specialist, International Education (Technology Studies)

Ms Juuli Honko Tel. +358 29 449 8118 [email protected]

Academic Information Official dates of the academic year 201 8-2019: 1.8.2018-31.7.2019 Tuition

and

exams

during the

Autumn semester: 3.9.-21.12.2018

academic : Spring semester: 7.1.-31.5.2019

Arrival dates: Autumn semester: 23.8.-24.8.2018

Spring semester: 2.1.2019

Orientation days (compulsory): Autumn semester: 27.8.-31.8.2018

Spring semester: 3.1.-4.1.2019

Deadlines for exchange student applications: Autumn semester / full year: 31 May 2018

Spring semester: 31 October 2018

Information about the application process for exchange students (including language requirements): uva.fi/en/for/prospective/exchange/ uva.fi/en/for/prospective/exchange/applying/ Information about studies offered for exchange students: uva.fi/en/education/exchange/ Language of instruction in courses available for exchange students: English. Is preparatory language course offered: A Survival Language Course in Finnish (2 ECTS) is available for exchange students during the semesters

Are ECTS credits in use: Yes Is ECTS Grading Scale in use: No. explanation on the grading scale will be printed on the transcript of records. Explanation on the grading scale is also available online at: uva.fi/en/for/student/living/ects/

Practical Information Is pick-up service available upon arrival: Yes, during the official arrival days. Is accommodation offered: The students are responsible for arranging the accommodation. Accommodation can be applied for example from the local student housing foundation VOAS. Students arriving in autumn semester are strongly advised to reserve the apartment from 1 August. Contact for accommodation: VOAS (Student Housing Foundation). Application form and information available online at voas.fi. Information about accommodation in Vaasa: uva.fi/en/for/student/living/accommodation/ Cost of accommodation per month (approximately): 190 – 300 euros (may vary, depending on the type and location of the apartment. Cost of living per month (approximately): Food: 250 euros Transportation: 30 euros Personal costs depending on the student Are there any required fees for the exchange students: No. The Student Union Fee is voluntary. Student Union Fee: 142 euros / academic year, 76 euros / semester (bachelor / master level students). Fee for doctoral level students 48 euros / academic year, 24 euros / semester. More information about the Student Union available online at: vyy.fi/ Insurance: Exchange students are personally responsible for the insurances for themselves and their personal belongings. The insurance should be obtained before arrival to Finland, and it should cover costs resulting from illness or an accident (doctor and hospital charges, including medical treatment and hospitalization, medication, and costs resulting from interruption of exchange). Exchange students should also obtain an insurance for personal belongings and third party liability. Permits (for exchange studies lasting min. 3 months): Citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland: No residence permit needed for Finland for exchange studies. Registration of an EU citizen’s right of residence at a local service point of the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) within 3 months. Other nationalities: Residence permit needed. Information on permit matters available at: migri.fi (The Finnish Immigration Service) Practical information about living and studying in Finland and in Vaasa available online at uva.fi/en/for/student/living/