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15000
Students enrolled in this school.
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
13
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

The University of Jyvaskyla (Finnish: Jyväskylän yliopisto) is a research university in Jyvaskyla, Finland. It has its origins in the first Finnish-speaking teacher training college (the so-called Teacher Seminary), founded in 1863. Around 15,000 students are currently enrolled in the degree programs of the university.

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What is student life like?

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 be 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.

GymHall of ball games; Hall of rhythmic sport; hall of apparatus gymnastics; hall of gymnastics students. 

Union of the University of Jyväskylä is our University’s students’ interest and service organization. Students' 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).

Scholarships & Funding

Offers scholarships for its most successful international Master's degree students

Housing options.

Kortepohja Student Village is owned by the Student Union of the University of Jyvaskyla. Kortepohja, located about 2.5 kilometers from the main campus and the city center, houses approximately 1,900 students. -Central Finland Student Housing Foundation, KOAS offers around 3,900 apartments all around the Jyväskylä city area. The apartment buildings are located in the suburbs of Jyväskylä and offer an excellent opportunity to integrate with people outside the university. The buildings have laundry rooms, saunas, and storerooms, as well as hobby rooms. All KOAS apartments have an Internet connection. You need your own computer and a cable (RJ-45 CAT 5 or better) to use the Internet.

Dining information

There are several student restaurants with student discounts in Jyvaskyala.

Additional notes.

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