University of Jyväskylä is one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary research universities in Finland. We focus on human and natural sciences and offer high-quality, research-based Master’s degree programs in English in our fields of special expertise. Our seven faculties host some 15 000 students from Finland and from nearly 100 countries around the world.
  • #365 Ranking
  • 21 Masters
  • 15000 Students


University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university that focuses on human and natural sciences. It is one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The University is Finlands leading expert in education, teacher education, and adult education, as well as the largest exporter of education. It is also the only provider of sports and health sciences education in Finland. The seven faculties of the University host 15 000 students from all over Finland and from nearly 100 countries around the world.

The core fields of the University of Jyväskylä are: learning, teaching and the learning and growth environments that support development; basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking; languages, culture and communities in global change processes; physical activity, health and wellbeing; information technology and the human in the knowledge society.

The University's technology profile includes accelerator-based technology, nano and paper manufacturing technology, ICT; wellness, sports and health technology; ICT in learning, and music technology.


  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • Education
  • Sport and Health Sciences
  • Mathematics and Science
  • School of Business & Economics
  • Social Sciences

The University is ranked on the Times Higher Education World University Ranking list, the QS World University Ranking list, U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Ranking list, and the CWTS Leiden Ranking list.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (1)

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Academic support services

University of Jyväskylä offers excellent support services for international students in cooperation with the Student Union. The University Library provides extensive database and other research material resources, as well as training courses for utilizing the available resources. The Information Management Centre provides a wide range of IT services.


International students are accommodated in study-bedrooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms. Student apartments are located within walking distance or a short bus ride away from the campus.

Orientation programme

This three-to four-day programme is designed to help new international students settle in and get to know one another, the University and the City of Jyväskylä.

Student tutor (mentor)

University of Jyväskylä employs students from each faculty to acquaint new international students with campus life and the departmental staff, and to help them with practical study-related questions.

Language courses

The University Language Centre arranges Finnish language courses for international students both before and during the academic year, ranging from intensive beginners level to advanced level courses. A wide variety of other language and communication courses is also available, as well as support for learning through English.

Student Life

Jyväskylä offers students a once in a lifetime student experience with a wide range of sports, cultural events and activities. Sports and exercise opportunities at the University of Jyväskylä are almost limitless ranging from wall climbing, spinning and snowboarding to cross country skiing, fitness classes, dancing and various ball games. For music and culture lovers the University offers many free time activities, including performances by the University Symphony Orchestra, several choirs and bands, student theatre, and an on-campus rock club with live gigs, stand-up comedy nights and improvisation theatre.

The Student Union in cooperation with the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) organises various events, trips, parties and get-togethers for students ranging from the Ultimate Sauna Experience, Café Lingua and Stammtisch to Buddy Programme, Trips to Åland, Russia, Lapland and much more!

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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

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