We are one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Our six faculties host nearly 15,000 students from all over Finland and nearly 100 countries around the world. Jyväskylä is a prominent school and university city with some 45,000 students during the academic year.

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.

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Quality of research and education

Five of our research units have been awarded Centre of Excellence status through the international evaluation carried out by the Academy of Finland. Our University is ranked on the ARWU Shanghai list, 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.

The distinctive quality and solid reputation of the Finnish education system brings thousands of international students to the country every year.

Limitless activities in all seasons

Extensive free time activities, Sports and exercise opportunities at the University of Jyväskylä are almost limitless! They range from wall climbing, spinning and snowboarding to the more traditional skiing, aerobics, jazz dance and various ball games. For music and culture lovers the University and city offers many other free time activities, including performances by the University Symphony Orchestra, several choirs and bands, student theatre, and a rock club with stand-up comedy nights and improvisation theatre.

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Jyväskylä – a “little big city”

Jyväskylä is a city of 135,000 inhabitants, where people welcome new faces. The city is cosy and vibrant, youthful and innovative. Jyväskylä is also a safe and pleasant place to live. Thanks to the short distances and lively urban centre, Jyväskylä is a “little big city”, where all the services, shops, schools, and workplaces are close at hand.

The University of Jyväskylä and JAMK University of Applied Sciences are among the most popular higher education institutions in Finland. Jyväskylä is an exceptionally attractive study destination with its combination of top-quality education and research, technologically advanced campuses, the unique Nordic nature and landscape, as well as a wide range of sports, cultural events and activities.

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