Welcome to JYU
Unique and international. Innovative and dynamic. Warm and cool. Welcome to your destination – University of Jyväskylä.
Located at the heart of Finland, JYU is a world-class university where cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research meets open and energetic communality.
Multidisciplinary university with six faculties
The University of Jyväskylä brings together education and psychology, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, sport and health sciences, information technology and business and economics into a multidisciplinary whole brimming with the latest knowledge and skills. In our six faculties, we offer several Master’s degree programmes and doctoral studies in English.
Since 1863, the dialogue between research, education and society has been our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.
Through renowned teaching, high-profile expertise, and global collaboration the JYU community seeks and finds solutions to challenges of the future.
In the international rankings of all universities in the world, the University of Jyväskylä is among the top three percent. JYU represents the best of the world in several of its disciplines. Our vision is to be a global leader in the study of learning, wellbeing and basic natural phenomena, reshaping competence to build a sustainable society.
The park-like campus of the University of Jyväskylä lies next to Jyväskylä city centre. Located in the beautiful Central Finland, Jyväskylä is a “little big city”, where all the services, shops, schools, and workplaces are close at hand.
Support for your studies & plenty of activities
At the University of Jyväskylä, the community takes care of its members. The helpful JYU staff and the Student Life operating model, designed specifically to enhance the wellbeing of our students, support you through even the most demanding periods of study.
As a student here, you get more than just the right to attend courses. For example, since JYU is the only provider of university-level education in sport sciences in Finland, we have a great selection of sports and other activities to keep you sharp and powered up. We love to keep moving – you don't need to be a sports student to enjoy the range of exercise.
Affordable student accommodation lets you share your free time with fellow students and create a long-lasting bond with JYU’s international community.
The University of Jyväskylä also offers scholarships for its most successful international master’s degree students, which cover the cost of tuition fees and make studying with us rewarding and very affordable.
Jyväskylä is a student-friendly, continuously growing city with a population of nearly 145,000, of which almost every third are students.
In this lively and compact city, you can live close to the campus and the city centre while having a touch of Finnish nature right next to you. With people and services close by, you are always just a bicycle ride from the beat of the city. The lively but safe environment lets you focus on the important things in your life and studies.
Jyväskylä is rich with free time activities ranging from sports to culture. If you are searching a new hobby or just eager to try new things, there is something for all tastes.
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FAQ about applying
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