Campus Vasa

Congratulations on becoming a student at Novia University of Applied Sciences and welcome to Vaasa!

General information for new students in Novia UAS

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Campus Vasa is located in Palosaari in Vaasa, which is a short walk away from the city centre, bus and train station. Palosaari is the home of several different educational institutions and a student population of 13,000. There is an international atmosphere and student life characterizes the streets.

Student Affairs Office

Student affairs offices are located at every campus. The Student Affairs Office at Campus Vaasa can assist you with student services once you have confirmed your study place, please find further information here.

Bring Your Own Device, BYOD

Campus Vasa at Novia University of Applied Sciences is constantly working to improve and modernize the education and educational profile. Since computers have become a common part of our everyday work, all students, who begin their studies should have their own laptops for their studies. The computer should have an internet connection and a web camera, so that the student can participate with own picture and sound during possible distance learning. The campus will continue to have computer rooms, especially for the parts of the study work that require heavier software and special equipment.


Office 365 ProPlus service gives students and staff the opportunity to download the Office suite for free and install it on their own private computer at home. You can install Office to 5 computers (PC or Mac) and 5 mobile devices (tablets and smart phones).

The following programs are included in the Microsoft Office package: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Skype for Business, InfoPath, OneDrive for business

Information about Vaasa


Novia UAS does not offer student accommodation. Students are expected to arrange their own living before their arrival in Finland/or place of study. Apply for student living as soon as possible after receiving your decision on student admission to ensure that you have a place to stay. Apartments in Vaasa can be rented from the Student Housing Foundation (VOAS). The most common accommodation is a "box apartment" consisting of a single room in a 3-room student apartment. Kitchen and bathrooms are shared with two or three other students. Most "box apartments" are fully furnished.

How to get to Campus Vasa

Walking from the centre to the campus takes approximately 15 minutes. There is also several local transport buses that drives to Palosaari. Campus bus line nr 14, is especially planned for students, traffics through Vöyrinkaupunki and Vetokannas to Palosaari campus three times per hour at 8.00-20.00. Also lines nr 1, 2, 3, and 15 and in the morning special line nr E1, traffic to Palosaari campus.

You can travel on Vaasa local transport buses using a single ticket, as well as with a Waltti season ticket or a value card (pay as you go card). Read more about the Waltti card here. Students get discount on bus journeys by presenting a certificate of full-time study. The certificate is obtained from the Student Affairs Office. This discount does not require that the student is permanently resident in Vaasa.

City of Vaasa's electronic bus travel planners are published at the The map-based Journey Planner shows local transport timetables and departure times of all Vasa bus stops in real-time. The Journey Planner works on both smartphone and computer.

The bus timetables are also available here.


Finland is a fairly expensive country and the living costs are quite high. You can find a rough estimate of the average costs for a student / month below. You might also need money for buying school material, winter clothes and you will have costs for travelling back and forth to school and practice placement and for participating in language courses arranged outside our University of Applied Sciences (about 30 €/year).

  • Monthly rent 250-500 €
  • Food 250-400 €
  • Transportation + other costs 150-200 €

tot. 650-1100 €

It is difficult to get evening or weekend jobs in Vaasa without knowledge of the local languages (Finnish/Swedish). Therefore it is very important that you bring enough funds to support yourself during the study year. Please calculate a minimum of 700 € per month.

Useful links

Campus on map
Visit Vaasa
Greetings from the city of Vaasa

Student Affairs Office

Student affairs offices are located at every campus. The Student Affairs Office at Campus Vaasa can assist you with student services once you have confirmed your study place, please find further information here. Even during vacation, you can reach one of our student affairs officers at this e-mail

Student Affairs Officers in Vaasa: