Top 3 reasons to study here

  • 10% of all Master's Degree students are international.
  • 30+ incoming and outgoing exchange students annually.
  • 20% of all staff at the Faculty are international.



The Faculty is the first and largest of its kind in Finland and was founded in 1998. However, Information Systems Science has been taught at the University of Jyvskyl since 1967.


Currently, there are more than 1500 Bachelor's and Master's level students and 150 doctoral level students studying in the Faculty of Information Technology. There are nearly 200 members of staff working in the Faculty.


At the Department of Mathematical Information Technology the object of teaching and research is the effective automation of information processing. Main areas of research are scientific computing and its technical applications, software engineering, telecommunication, embedded systems, mobile computing and teacher education.

At the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, information systems and information processing are studied from four major perspectives: technological, human, business, and information.

Master's Programmes


Student services

The University of Jyväskylä offers excellent support services for the international students. Each student is appointed a peer tutor to help in any way even before arrival to Jyvaskyla.

Our student accommodation is all located within walking/ cycling distance of the campus and personal safety is not an issue at any time of the day.

Housing services

Student apartments are located within walking distance or a short bus ride away from campus.

Medical services

Citizens of EU and EEA countries are covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme administrated by the Social Insurance Institution (KELA). To be eligible for these benefits, you need to bring with you an European Health Insurance Card from the local social security office in your home country.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Agora building next to the beautiful lake Jyvsjrvi, yet within only 10 minutes' safe walking distance from the city center, you will be able to enjoy the calming effects of the surrounding nature as well as easy access to city center, travel connections and student accommodation.

Student clubs

  • IDESCO is the international degree student community of Jyvskyl, a fairly newly formed association under the University of Jyvskyl Student Union (JYY). The purpose of the association is to unite the international degree students (international and Finnish, Doctoral and Masters degree students) under a multidisciplinary club/ group.
  • Most students of IT are members of a subject associations Dumppi or Linkki. Subject associations act as the link between students and the department, university and Student Union (JYY) and, as a counterbalance for studying, it offers a wide range of activities to its members: everything from ice fishing to marathon dance parties.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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