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JYU’s English-medium MDPs are popular

The University of Jyväskylä’s master’s degree programmes held in English attracted again a significant number of international and domestic applicants.

By the end of the application period yesterday, the MDPs had in total 1,050 applications that compete from 242 study places in 14 programmes. The total number of applicants was 780 because one person can apply for several programmes. Last year the number of applicants was 795 and the number of applications 861.

As in previous years, JSBE had the most popular programmes: International Business and Entrepreneurship (198 applications), Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication (148) and Banking and International Finance (116). In addition, the Educational Sciences programme at the Faculty of Education received 96 applications.

The applicants come from 88 different countries, from which the largest is Finland with 150 applicants. The number of applicants outside the EU/EEA countries is 538.

Vice Rector Marja-Leena Laakso is happy about wide international interest in studies at the University of Jyväskylä. “Student surveys reveal that our international students are happy with their studies, services and life in Jyväskylä. This motivates us to continue our good work in various sectors,” she says.

The MDPs are available for both Finnish and international applicants with a suitable bachelor’s degree from Finland or elsewhere. The programmes last for two years and their extent is 120 ECTS credits. Students from outside the EU and EEA countries are charged a tuition fee. For part of them, the University awards a grant to cover the tuition fee.

JYU has more than 1,000 international students every year. Around half of them study in English-medium MDPs and the rest in doctoral programmes or as exchange students.

Further information:

Vice Rector Marja-Leena Laakso, tel. +358 40 805 4024, marja-leena.laakso@jyu.fi

Admission Services, Coordinator Emilia Tolvanen, +358 40 805 3018, emilia.tolvanen@jyu.fi