Info Sheet Academic Year Mr Matti Jakobsson

Info Sheet Academic Year 2014-2015 INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION Institution Name of the Head of the Institution Title Address Post Code City Country Inte...
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Info Sheet Academic Year 2014-2015 INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION Institution Name of the Head of the Institution Title Address Post Code City Country Internet Address

Vaasan yliopisto / University of Vaasa (SF VAASA01) Mr Matti Jakobsson Rector, Professor P.O.BOX 700 FI-65101 Vaasa Finland www.uva.fi/en/

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE Address E-mail Fax

P.O. BOX 700, FI-65101 Vaasa [email protected] +358 6 324 5265

Head of International Relations

Ms Francesca Cucinotta - International Relations and Agreements of the University of Vaasa - Development of Internationalisation - International Strategic Partnerships - Financial Management and Reporting of International Education - Information Distribution

Telephone E-mail

Tel. +358 29 449 8137 [email protected] , [email protected]

International Studies Coordinator

Mr Juhani Moisio - Outgoing Exchange Students and Erasmus Placements - International Internship Information - Coordination of Study Abroad - Internationalisation Skills, Cultural Integration Training for Outgoing Students, General Guidance - Scholarships and Reporting of Outgoing Students

Telephone E-mail

Tel. +358 29 449 8135 [email protected], [email protected]

Info Sheet Academic Year 2014-2015 International Students’ Coordinator

Ms Annamaria Payer - Administration of incoming student mobility - Applications and Selection of Incoming Exchange Students - General Guidance and Cultural Integration Training for Incoming Exchange Students - Event Organisation and Support to International Tutoring - Transcripts and Attendance Certificates for Exchange Students

Telephone E-mail

Tel. +358 29 449 8133 [email protected], [email protected]

International Students’ Coordinator

Ms Tiina Rolser - Application Process and Preselection of International Master's Degree Programmes - Student Recruitment of International Master's Degree Programmes - Planning of International Master's Degree Programmes - General Guidance and Cultural Integration Training for International Degree Students - Support to Application Process and Recruitment of International Doctorate Students - Transcripts and Attendance Certificates for Degree and Doctoral Students

Telephone E-mail

Tel. +358 29 449 8134 [email protected], [email protected]

International Staff Coordinator & Coordinator of International Education

Mr Severi Luoto - Mobility and Internationalisation of Personnel - Development of Researcher Mobility - Coordination, Guidance, Scholarships and Reporting of Outgoing Teachers and Personnel - Coordination and Guidance of Incoming Teacher and Staff Exchanges - Administrative Coordination and Study Counselling of Master's Degree Programme in Intercultural Studies in Communication and Administration and Master's Programme in Communications and Systems Engineering - Project Manager of Vaasa Internship Programme for International Students Tel. +358 29 449 8129 [email protected], [email protected]

Telephone E-mail

Info Sheet Academic Year 2014-2015 Coordinator of International Ms Anne Ahlqvist Education - Administrative Coordination and Study Counselling of Master's Degree Programme in International Business - Administrative Coordination and Study Counselling of Master's Degree Programme in Finance - Admission Criteria, Curriculum Preparation and Student Selection Decisions of the International Programmes at the Faculty of Business Studies - Planning, Accreditation and Guidance of Study Abroad at the Faculty of Business Studies - International Doctoral Students and the Preparation of Selection Decisions of the Faculty of Business Studies Telephone E-mail

Tel. +358 29 449 8132 [email protected],[email protected]

Coordinator of International Education

Mr Sami Ilomäki - Administrative Coordination and Study Counselling of Master's Degree Strategic Management - Administrative Coordination and Study Counselling of Master's Programme in Industrial Management - Admission Criteria, Curriculum Preparation and Student Selection Decisions of the International Programmes at the Faculty of Technology - International Doctoral Students and the Preparation of Selection Decisions at the Faculty or Philosophy and Technology - Career Services for International Degree Students - Coordination of Vaasa Internship Programme for the Vaasa Consortium of Higher Education

Telephone E-mail

Tel. +358 29 449 8130 [email protected] , [email protected]

Secretary of International Relations Telephone E-mail

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General Enquiries Office Assistance

Tel. +358 29 449 8660 [email protected] , [email protected]

Info Sheet Academic Year 2014-2015

GENERAL INFORMATION Official dates of Academic Year 2014-2015 Tuition and exams during the Academic Year Deadlines for applications (to exchange) Arrival dates Orientation days (Compulsory) Information about application process for exchange students Language of instruction in courses available for exchange students Is preparatory language course offered? ECTS Credits in use? ECTS Grading Scale in use?

Autumn Semester: 1 August – 31 December 2014 Spring Semester: 1 January – 31 July 2015 Autumn Semester: 1 September – 20 December 2014 Spring Semester: 5 January – 30 May 2015 Autumn Semester: 31 May 2014 Spring Semester: 31 October 2014 Autumn Semester: 21 – 22 August 2014 Spring Semester: 5 January 2015 Autumn Semester: 25 – 29 August 2014 Spring Semester: 7 – 9 January 2015 Available online at www.uva.fi/en/for/prospective/exchange/ English Some courses available also in German and Swedish (working knowledge in the language required) A Survival Language Course in Finnish is available for exchange students during the semesters. (Survival course in Russian in spring semester) Yes No (Explanation of the grading scale will be printed on the Transcript of Records)

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION Is a pick-up service available upon arrival? Is accommodation offered?

Yes, during the official arrival days

Contact for accommodation

VOAS (Student Housing Foundation) Application form and information available online at www.voas.fi

The students are responsible for arranging the accommodation. It is strongly recommended to accept the first offer, which students receive from the Student Housing Foundation (VOAS). The University of Vaasa is not responsible of arranging accommodation for the students. Students arriving in Autumn semester are strongly advised for reserving the VOAS apartment from 1 August.

Info Sheet Academic Year 2014-2015 Address Telephone / Fax E-mail Cost of accommodation per month (approximately) Is the accommodation organised prior to student’s arrival? Are kitchen facility and basic furniture available in the students’ accommodation

Olympiakatu 3 B, FI-65100 Vaasa Tel. +358 6 327 6530 Fax +358 6 327 6538 [email protected] 190 – 300 euros (may vary, depending on the type and location of the apartment) Yes, provided that the housing application and deposit payment have been done on time Yes, basic furniture only in the furnished apartments

FINANCIAL MATTERS FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS Cost of living per month (approximately) Are there any required fees to be paid by the students?

Insurance

Food 250 euros Transportation 30 euros Leisure and other personal costs depending on the student. No. The Student Union fee is voluntary. Student Union fee: aproxximately 128 euros / academic year or 69 euros / one semester. Entitles the student to the services of the Student Health Care Foundation and student discounts. (Student Union fee for students on Doctoral level: 44 euros per academic year. Does not entitle the student to student discounts or services of the Student Health Care Foundation. 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 hospitalisation, medication, and costs resulting from interruption of the exchange). Exchange students should also obtain an insurance for personal belongings and third party liability.