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University of Jyväskylä

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Description University of Jyväskylä

  • Established: 1934
  • Location: Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • Language of instruction: Finnish, English
  • Number of students: 15,000
  • Type: state.

The Jyväskylä University was founded in 1934 on the basis of the Teacher’s Gymnasium, the first Finnish-language teacher training institution. Today Jyväskylä University is the third largest university in Finland after the universities of Helsinki and Turku.

In 2013, it took 299 place in the ranking of the best universities in the world according to the British company QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

The number of students is 15,000, another 25,000 people study at preparatory, short educational and language courses, postgraduate programs and the retraining department. Most of the programs are taught in Finnish; some bachelor's and master's specialties can be mastered in English. Students whose language level is lower than required can improve it in Finnish and English courses at the university - by the way, the same teachers teach the courses as in the main training programs.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Jyväskylä

Program name


  • Age - 17+
  • Beginning of training - September / October
  • Full-time form of education.


  • international Business
  • Business administration
  • Information technology in business
  • Purchasing and Logistics
  • Equipment
  • Bachelor in Health Care
  • Tourism management
  • Hotel management.


  • Age - 21+
  • Beginning of training - September / October
  • Full-time form of education.


  • Cybersecurity
  • International Business Management
  • Sports Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data analytics
  • Physical education and sport.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students can get a place in a hostel or rent an apartment in the city, which is easy to find with the help of a university real estate agency. Each dormitory and academic building has modern cafeterias and dining rooms where you can get a full meal for a modest amount: for example, a 2-course lunch in the student cafeteria costs 2 €.

The windows of the hostels overlook the lake and the forest, which makes living like a vacation in a suburban complex. To support a multinational atmosphere, the management of hostels in one room lodges students of different nationalities.


  • In addition to common specialties, the university offers a degree in a program rare for Finland - “physical education and sport”
  • The teaching staff consists of about 3000 professors, doctors and candidates of sciences, associate professors, teachers of the highest category
  • High quality teaching of disciplines
  • Preferential price system in many institutions of the city upon presentation of a student card of the University of Jyväskylä
  • Internship at leading Finnish companies
  • Finland is the safest and happiest country in the world according to the UN
  • Implementation of a dual degree program
  • The possibility of receiving scholarships and grants, participating in international exchange programs
  • The study week lasts from Monday to Thursday, Friday is a day for independent work.
  • A large number of free language courses and sports sections for students
  • Multinational setting
  • 89% of current students recommend entering Jyväskylä University.

Equipment University of Jyväskylä

The campus consists of 16 buildings, including educational buildings, dormitories and sports complexes. The university was built on the idea of the world famous architect and designer Alvar Aalto.

The university management pays special attention to the students ’healthy lifestyle: sports stations work for this purpose, you can buy food and ready meals from the healthy diet line in the canteens.

The forces of students and teachers work:

  • Center for Bioeconomics Research
  • Institute for Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation
  • Computer Laboratory for Applied Cybersecurity
  • Center for Automation and Robotics
  • Center for Expertise in Education and Business.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Training begins in the fall, documents can be submitted in April-March.

Additional costs include payment of room and board.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

In order to become a student of undergraduate studies at the University of Jyväskylä, an applicant must provide:

  • Certificate of general secondary education
  • Certificate of English Proficiency at least IELTS 5.0
  • Motivation letter and essay on learning objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree with statement of marks
  • Motivation letter
  • Certificate of knowledge of English at least IELTS 6.0
  • Letter of recommendation.

All documents must be submitted through the online application form on the site.

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University of Jyväskylä reviews

Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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