University of Jyväskylä

University of Jyväskylä

Located at the heart of Finland, the University of Jyväskylä is a world-class university where cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research meets open and energetic communality. JYU 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.

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

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)

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 17 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.

Research

Our naturally beautiful campus is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – an open and collaborative community of 2,600  experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow.

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. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
351 50
2021
401 100
2020
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
358 -25
2021
333 13
2020
346
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
701
2020
701 -200
2019
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
525 -36
2020
489
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.

Housing services

Student apartments are located within walking distance or a short bus ride away from campus. 

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

MBA
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

i have a BSc physical science degree in sri lanka.currently i am working as a administrative manager at a legal firm in sri lanka

Pursuing a degree needs dedication.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have just started my studies at the university, the lecturers are academically impressive and they're quite resourceful. Since Jyväskylä is not that big city, which makes getting work very limited.

Good place to get Master's Degree
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am a first-year student whose studies were affected by COVID-19, so I'll update this later

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