Top reasons to study here

  • Faculty of Mathematics and Science offers wide spectrum of research, with several world-leading research groups.
  • Our faculty is involved in five Centres of Excellence nominated by the Academy of Finland, has two Academy Professors and three FiDiPro-Professors.
  • The faculty has five Centre of Excellence nominated by the Academy of Finland.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



The faculty was founded in 1965. It has four departments located in the Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne campuses. Roughly 2300 students are enrolled in the faculty. The number of staff is about 560.



  • Biological and Environmental Science
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics


Departments with the fields of research and disciplines:

  • Department of Biological and Environmental Science: Aquatic Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Science and Technology and Cell and Molecular Biology, and Biology teacher education
  • Department of Physics: Nuclear and Accelerator Physics, Materials Physics, Particle Physics and Cosmology, and Physics teacher education
  • Department of Chemistry: Structural Chemistry, Renewable Natural Resources and Chemistry of Living Environment, Computational Chemistry and Spectroscopy, and Chemistry education.
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics: Mathematics, Stochastics, Statistics, and Mathematics teacher education.


Student services

Each semester begins with an orientation programme.

The orientation programme is designed to help new international students settle in and get to know each other, the University and the City of Jyväskylä. It is recommended that all new international students take part in the programme as it gives valuable information on studying and living in Jyväskylä. The orientation is organized jointly by the International Office and the Student Union.

Housing services

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

Library services

University Library offers students vast printed and electronic collections. Course books and other related literature of Mathematics and Sciences is located mainly at the Ylistönrinne campus library and Mattilanniemi campus.

Library offers as well information research services and education and counselling services.

ICT services

IT Services of the University offers different kinds of services for the students, including email and computer classes.To utilise these services you will need a username and a password.

Student Life

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).