Top 3 reasons to study here

  • We are one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland.
  • Quality of research and education.
  • Limitless activities in all seasons.

About

History

The foundations of the University of Jyväskylä lie in the first Finnish-speaking teacher training college, Jyväskylä Teacher Seminary, established in 1863 by Uno Cygnaeus. He is often called "the Father of the Finnish Primary School System".

Teacher training and forward-looking work in teaching are counted among our strengths, along with natural sciences, humanities, sport and health.

Education

The University of Jyväskylä offers high-quality, research-based master’s degree programmes in English in its fields of special expertise. International students are welcome to apply to the two-year programmes, which lead to an officially recognised master’s degree and qualify for doctoral studies.

We also offer non-degree programmes and courses with instruction in English for exchange students in a variety of fields.

The University of Jyväskylä Graduate School for Doctoral Studies educates professionals in research, helping them become competent and versatile experts in various fields for the needs of society. Approximately 160 doctors graduate yearly from the University’s seven faculties.

Research

The University of Jyväskylä is one of the most successful multidisciplinary reseach universities in Finland. It also is one of the world's leading universities in the fields of learning and teaching. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only one of its kind in the country.

The university has strong ties with top national and international research, business and innovation communities. In global rankings, research activity at the University of Jyväskylä is among the top three per cent of all universities.

Career

The Career Services is the place to turn to, if you have any questions related to working life or a career in Finland. Career Services´ task is to further the interaction and cooperation between the university and employers.

Career Services ensures that all students have an opportunity to get a contact to working life during their studies. We aim at giving students a realistic picture on working life, their preparedness for it and employment opportunities.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Jyväskylä!

Services

Student services

The University Services of the University of Jyväskylä offers support, assistance and services for the education, research and other operations of the University. The services and guides section of this website is updated continuously and more information becomes available in English.

Housing services

When moving to Finland there are different options for accommodation depending on the length of your stay.

  • Short-term accommodation
  • Long-term accommodationStudent apartments are located within walking distance or a short bus ride away from campus.

The apartments are single study-bedrooms with a shared kitchen/kitchenette and bathroom. All the apartments in the housing quota are furnished. There is an Internet connection in each apartment. Laundry facilities, saunas and common rooms are available in the buildings.

The apartments are gender neutral. In other words, you can be placed in an apartment with the opposite sex. However, each student has his/her own room.

Library services

The Jyväskylä University Library is one of the oldest libraries in Finland. Today, the Library serves over 2 000 customers daily and over a half million annually. The collections exceed over 1.5 million volumes and include 7 500 currently subscribed printed journals. Customers have access to several Finnish and foreign databases and over 20 000 electronic journals.

ICT services

The University of Jyväskylä provides a wireless network on its campus areas.

Medical services

The Finnish Student Health Service (generally referred to as YTHS) provides health and medical care for Bachelor's and Master's level students who have joined the Student Union.Doctoral students are not entitled to the services of YTHS.

Student Life

Campus life

Over the last few decades, the University has extended its grounds with two new campus areas on the opposing banks of Lake Jyväsjärvi.

Encouraged by the positive experiences of Seminaarinmäki, the Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne areas have been planned carefully and they have their own unique features.

The Seminaarinmäki (Seminar Hill) campus of the University of Jyväskylä has often been said to the most beautiful in the country. Its reputation stems from the integration of different designs which have been carefully assembled over the course of centuries.

Sports facilities

  • Gym
  • Hall of ball games
  • Hall of rhytmic sport
  • Hall of apparatus gymnastics
  • Hall of gymnastics
  • Tenniscourt
  • Hipposhall
  • Training ice rink
  • Kuokkala´s Graniitti
  • Ice stadium Synergia
  • Monitoimitalo (Multipurpose Sports hall)
  • Swimming hall AaltoAlvari
  • Swimming hall Wellamo
  • Scholl centre of Cygnaeus
  • DanceStyle
  • Hutunki
  • KO Gym in Kortepohja
  • Ladun maja
  • Lohikoski school
  • Sauna at Opinkivi
  • Savela
  • Lutakko dancehall
  • YTHS

Student clubs

Student Union of University of Jyväskylä is our University’s students’ interest and service organisation. Student associations of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science are Syrinx ry (Students of Biological and Environmental Sciences), Otsoni ry (Students of Environmental Science and Technology), Radikaali ry (Students of Chemistry), Ynnä ry (Students of Physics, Mathematics and Information Technology) and Tiltti ry (Students of Statistics).

Accreditation

University of Jyväskylä:

  • Quality assurance system audited by Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council FINEEC in 2015

School of Business and Economics:

  • Accredited by Association of MBAs

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.

Other Degrees

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