Facts and figures

University of Jyväskylä is an internationally ranked research university. We are one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland.

The foundations of the University of Jyväskylä lie in the first Finnish-speaking teacher training college, Jyväskylä Teacher Seminary, established in 1863. Teacher training and forward-looking work in teaching are counted among our strengths, along with natural sciences, humanities, sport and health. 

Our six faculties host nearly 15,000 students from all over Finland and nearly 100 countries around the world. Jyväskylä is a prominent study destination with some 45,000 students during the academic year.

We offer high-quality, research-based Master’s degree programmes in English. International students are welcome to apply to the two-year programmes, which lead to an officially recognised Master’s degree and qualify for doctoral studies. We also offer non-degree programmes and courses with instruction in English for exchange students in a variety of fields.

The University of Jyväskylä Graduate School for Doctoral Studies educates professionals in research, helping them become competent and versatile experts in various fields for the needs of society. Doctoral degrees can be completed fully in English. Approximately 160 doctors graduate yearly from the University’s seven faculties.

Bachelor's programmes are offered in Finnish only.

Key figures

Core fields

The University combines high-level competence in education, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and sport and health sciences, as well as in economics and business administration, into a multidisciplinary entity. This profile is strengthened through the following core fields:

  • Learning, teaching and the learning and growth environments that support development
  • Basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking
  • Languages, culture and communities in global change processes
  • Physical activity, health and wellbeing
  • Information technology and the human in the knowledge society

The university has strong ties with top national and international research, business and innovation communities. In global rankings, research activity at the University of Jyväskylä is among the top three per cent of all universities.