University of Jyväskylä

Increase in the number of applicants to JYU Master’s Degree Programmes

The University of Jyväskylä’s Master’s Degree Programmes held in English attracted a significant number of international and domestic applicants. By the end of the application period yesterday, the MDPs had in total 862 applicants for 252 study places in 14 programmes. This is a significant increase in comparison to the last year’s 562 applicants for 17 programmes. 

The increasing trend in the number of applicants proves that JYU’s high-quality and multidisciplinary education offering is competitive also in the international student market. As in previous years, the most popular programmes were at JSBE: International Business and Entrepreneurship (158 applicants), Banking and International Finance (110) and Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication (108). The Educational Sciences programme at the Faculty of Education also received 106 applications.

The applicants are from 98 different countries, from which the largest is Finland with 160 applications. The number of applicants outside the EU/EEA countries is 620.

–         The result is very encouraging for the future, says Vice Rector Marja-Leena Laakso. Increase in the number of applicants is a sign of the high quality of our MDPs. Also the marketing and brand work is bearing fruit. 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 many sectors.

All MDPs are open for both Finnish and international applicants. They are available for students 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.

The University 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. +358 408 054 024,

Head of Internationalisation Anna Grönlund, tel. +358 503 130 401,