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Name of Institution:

Yrkeshögskolan Novia / Novia University of Applied Sciences

Erasmus Code: SF VAASA13

Address of the Institution: PO box 6

Post Code: FI-65201, Vaasa, FINLAND

Website: www.novia.fi

Head of International Relations: Ms Camilla Pundars-Mitts

E-mail: Camilla.Pundars-Mitts@Novia.fi

International Coordinators: Ms Isabelle Bonnet; email: Isabelle.Bonnet@novia.fi Ms Camilla Moliis; email: Camilla.Moliis@novia.fi

Contact Person for Incoming Exchange Students:

Campus Åbo: Ms Isabelle Bonnet Campus Raseborg: Ms Isabelle Bonnet

Campus Vasa, Wolffskavägen: Ms Camilla Moliis Campus Vasa, Seriegatan: Ms Camilla Moliis Campus Jakobstad: Ms Camilla Moliis

General Information

Website for Incoming Students: http://www.novia.fi/information-for-exchange-students/

Academic Calendar: 25.8-19.12.2014 and 5.1-19.6.2015

Application Deadlines: 1 May for autumn semester and 1 November for spring semester.

Practice Placement in Nursing: 15 March and 15 October for Nursing students wishing to have a practice placement.

Application Procedure: http://www.novia.fi/information-for-exchange-students/

Language(s) of Instruction:


Some study modules/courses are offered in English (good knowledge in English required).

Courses offered in English: http://www.novia.fi/exchange-students/courses-in-english-2/

Projects offered in English: European Project Semester EPS, 30 ECTS (http://eps.novia.fi) Campus Vasa

Language courses: Virtual language course in Swedish.

Virtual language course in Finnish.

ECTS Credits in Use? Yes.

ECTS Grading Scale in Use? No (Explanation of the grading scale will be printed on the Transcript of Records).

Accommodation information

Is accommodation offered?

In Vaasa, Turku and Raseborg, the students are responsible for arranging the accommodation themselves. Application form and information available online at:

In Vaasa: http://www.voas.fi or http://studiebostader.fi/

In Turku: http://www.tys.fi In Raseborg: http://www.kustfast.fi

Please contact the international coordinator for more information about the student accommodation in the town of Jakobstad.

Cost of accommodation: 250€ - 400€/month (depending on the type and location of the apartment).

Is the accommodation organized prior to the

student’s arrival? The students must apply for housing and pay the deposit on time. Make sure to book the apartment from the day of your arrival.

Are kitchen facility and basic furniture available in

the students’ accommodation? Basic furniture available in furnished apartments.

Orientation programme: In the beginning of each semester.

Mentor/Buddy Programme: Yes – tutors for incoming students.

Living Expenses:

Rent: 250€ - 400€

Food: 250€

Transportation: 30€

Leisure and personal expenses: 50€

Insurance: Exchange students are personally responsible for the insurance for themselves


and their personal belongings.

The insurance should be obtained before arrival to Finland, and it should cover costs resulting from illness or accident (doctor and hospital charges, including medical treatment and hospitalization, medication, and costs resulting from interruption of the exchange).

It also is highly recommended to obtain an insurance for personal belongings and third party liability.


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