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)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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

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.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
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2016
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2015
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
357 -19
2017
338 -19
2016
319
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
401
2017
401 -50
2016
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
457
2017
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2016
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

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).