University of Jyväskylä is one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland. The University has about 2,500 employees and nearly 15,000 students from around 100 countries. The annual budget of the University is 201 million euro.

Top reasons to study here

  • We are one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland.
  • Quality of research and education.
  • Limitless activities in all seasons.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (4)
Social Sciences (4)
Education & Training (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)



The foundations of the University of Jyväskylä lie in the first Finnish-speaking teacher training college, Jyväskylä Teacher Seminary, established in 1863 by Uno Cygnaeus. He is often called "the Father of the Finnish Primary School System".

Teacher training and forward-looking work in teaching are counted among our strengths, along with natural sciences, humanities, sport and health.


We offer 14 high-quality, research-based two-year Master’s degree programmes in English, which lead to an officially recognised Master’s degree and qualify for doctoral studies.

Approximately 160 doctors graduate annually from the University of Jyväskylä. We educate research professionals and competent and versatile experts in various fields for the needs of society.


Career Services ensures that all students have an opportunity to get a contact to working life during their studies. We aim at giving students a realistic picture on working life, their preparedness for it and employment opportunities.

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Student services

The University Services of the University of Jyväskylä offers support, assistance and services for the education, research and other operations of the University.

Library services

The Jyväskylä University Library is one of the oldest libraries in Finland. Today, the Library serves over 2 000 customers daily and over a half million annually. The collections exceed over 1.5 million volumes and include 7 500 currently subscribed printed journals. Customers have access to several Finnish and foreign databases and over 20 000 electronic journals.

ICT services

The University of Jyväskylä provides a wireless network on its campus areas.

Medical services

The Finnish Student Health Service (generally referred to as YTHS) provides health and medical care for Bachelor's and Master's level students who have joined the Student Union.Doctoral students are not entitled to the services of YTHS.

Student Life

Campus life

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 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.

Sports facilities

  • Gym
  • Hall of ball games
  • Hall of rhytmic sport
  • Hall of apparatus gymnastics
  • Hall of gymnastics

Student clubs

Student Union of University of Jyväskylä is our University’s students’ interest and service organisation. Student 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).

Student Reviews

JYU, the place to be
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
First, the application and selection process was very transparent. The university has a good mechanism, to settle in new students especially foreigners. I was given great autonomy to develop my learning skills. Most important of all is the friendly student - teacher relation that enables for critical academic discourse. lastly, the university library is fascinating and easily accessible both on...
Integrating student to the real world.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
it was exciting and educating, however, there should be room for easy integration of foreign student into the reality in the country after studies
Studied in Jyväskylä, Finland
Siiri Murto rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Studying in the University of Jyväskylä has given me a great opportunity to deepen my understanding in education and education theory. I have been studying in teacher education department for three years now and I have experienced lots of many interesting projects and courses during my time in the university. Jyväskylä is really student friendly city that offers lots of activities and the unive...