Language courses


Linguavaasa, the Vaasa Higher Education Consortium’s co-operation group in language teaching, arranges language courses in various languages for the students of all higher education units in Vaasa. Each unit has a quota in the courses defined by the Consortium.

The objective is to provide language courses that none of the units would be able to arrange alone and give more opportunities to study languages that are popular amongst the students. Joint language courses arranged include Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian and for foreign degree students Finnish and Swedish courses.

The co-operation has added the supply of language courses in all units and student places especially in starter courses. The language courses make a set of 6 credits (a starter course and a continuation course) and can be included in university degrees e.g. as a second foreign language.



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The co-operation between the higher education units enables choosing language studies in another unit. The supply of each unit can be found on the web site of the respective unit.

University of Vaasa language studies:

Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa unit:

Hanken School of Economics, Vaasa unit:

Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu, University of Applied Sciences:

Novia, University of Applied Sciences:

The right of study for a course in another unit is applied with the JOO application. Further information on the JOO agreement is available at: