University of Jyväskylä

The University of Jyväskylä is one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Its seven faculties are today hosting some 15 000 students from all over Finland and from nearly 100 countries around the world.


The University of Jyväskylä offers high-quality, research-based Master’s degree programmes in English tuition free. International students are welcome to apply to the 2-year programmes, which lead to an officially recognized Master’s degree and qualify for doctoral studies. The university’s core fields of research and education are: basic natural phenomena, the structure of matter, education, learning and teaching in the future, languages, culture and social change processes, physical activity and wellbeing, and human technology


The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university and an expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences. The University is Finland’s leading expert in teacher education and adult education, as well as the major exporter of education.


The University of Jyväskylä has its roots in the first Finnish-speaking teacher training college, established by Uno Cygnaeus in 1863. Today this Finnish educational tradition is combined with modern internationality. It collaborates with more than 400 foreign universities for student and teacher exchanges, and over thousand international students study on our campuses every year. It offers international master’s degree programmes, as well as popular international summer and winter schools.


The University of Jyväskylä has 15 000 degree students, who together with the adult education students constitute a total of 40 000 students. The University is a highly popular seat of learning: one out of ten applicants is accepted to study with at the University. The students come from all over Finland and abroad, from some 100 countries. The number of staff is 2 600, and the annual budget is approximately 211 million euro (2013).


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Published: 2015-04-19