20.11.2018

Tuition fees & scholarships

Read about our tuition fee policy and information on available scholarships.
 

In accordance with the Finnish law, the University of Jyväskylä charges tuition fees from non-EU/EEA students in the English-taught Master's programmes. However, certain kinds of residence permits exempt their holders from the liability to pay tuition fees, please see additional information below. The University of Jyväskylä has a scholarship system to support the studies of students who are liable to pay tuition.

Please note that no tuition is charged if you

  • are an exchange student (regardless of your nationality)
  • study in a programme taught in Finnish or Swedish
  • have started your studies before 1 August 2017
  • are admitted for doctoral studies
  • are a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland
  • are in possession of a valid residence permit in Finland of the type A, P, P-EU, or EU Blue Card
  • for further information, please see our FAQ on tuition fees

Tuition fees in international Master’s degree programmes at the University of Jyväskylä 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Fee / Academic year

Language, Globalization and Intercultural Communication

EUR 8,000

Development, Education and International Cooperation

EUR 10,000

Faculty of Information Technology

Fee / Academic year

Information Systems

EUR 8,000

Cognitive Computing and Collective Intelligence

EUR 8,000

Faculty of Education and Psychology

Fee / Academic year

Educational Sciences

EUR 10,000

School of Business and Economics

Fee / Academic year

Banking and International Finance

EUR 10,000

Corporate Environmental Management

EUR 10,000

Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication

EUR 10,000

International Business and Entrepreneurship

EUR 10,000

Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

Fee / Academic year

Biology of Physical Activity

EUR 10,000

Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Fee / Academic year

Biological and Environmental Science

EUR 12,000

Mathematics

EUR 12,000

Nuclear and Particle Physics

EUR 12,000

Nanoscience

EUR 12,000

 

JYU Scholarship Programme for students liable to pay tuition fees

University of Jyväskylä offers scholarships covering the cost of tuition fees for its most successful international Master’s degree students. The scholarship covers the full tuition fee and it is awarded for two academic years. You are eligible for a JYU scholarship if you are

  • eligible to apply to study in an IMDP offered by JYU
  • liable to pay tuition fees: please see our FAQ

Scholarships are granted based on the admission criteria of the programme in question. A maximum of 50% of admitted scholarship applicants in each programme may be granted a scholarship. Receiving the scholarship for the second academic year depends on your study progress during the first academic year. A minimum of 55 ECTS credits during the first academic is required in order to receive the scholarship also for the second year. The exact number of available scholarships is dependent on the annual student intake. The scholarships are personal and cannot be transferred to other students.

You can apply for the scholarship in the same online form with which you apply for admission to a Master’s programme at JYU. If you get admitted to one of our programmes, you will be informed in the same email on admission and on whether you have been awarded the scholarship. A student must accept the scholarship by returning a signed scholarship acceptance form.

JYU does not offer other university level scholarships. However, faculties may offer specific field-based additional scholarships for their students.

Scholarship for living expenses in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Non-Finnish students in the English-taught Master’s degree programmes of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science, who are not eligible for Kela's (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland) student financial aid, can apply for a scholarship for living expenses from the Faculty.

Students who have been admitted to a Master’s Degree Programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Science to start their studies in 2019 can apply for this grant after arriving at the University of Jyväskylä. The scholarship for living expenses (500 euros/month) is granted for two academic years (until 31.7.2021). The scholarship is paid twice a year. The progress of studies of scholarship recipients will be checked from the study register in the end of February 2020, so make sure that all the credits you have completed are in the register by then. The scholarship of the second academic year will be awarded to you only on the condition that during your first study year, you have completed a minimum of 55 ECTS credits (by 31.7.2020) and you have a valid residence permit (residence permit not required from EU/EEA citizens).

If you complete the degree faster than in two years, the right to the scholarship expires upon the completion of the degree.

Academic years for which the student has registered for non-attendance are treated in accordance with the Universities Act and scholarships are not paid during those academic years.

Other sources for funding your studies: