Are you looking for a unique experience?

Who can apply?

All international and Finnish students who are majoring in biology, especially those with emphasis on ecology, evolution, aquatic ecology, limnology, hydrobiology or environmental science, are encouraged to apply. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the high quality teaching of the School by internationally recognized researchers, and enjoy the opportunity to get hands on experience in winter ecology field methods. You are expected to have basic knowledge in the field.

How can I apply for the Winter School?
  • The registration is performed through an online form.
  • The registration is open until 20th of January, 2019.
  • Both the students of JYU and external students apply via online form. 

All the applicants will be informed about the decisions in January 2019. Accepted students will be sent further information e.g. on the transport and accommodation. For further information about the application procedure, please send your questions by e-mail to Winter School Secretary (


Attendance in the Winter School is free of charge, but students are responsible for their meals, accommodation and travel costs. The accommodation and meals are arranged at the Konnevesi research station. The Winter School of Ecology is not able to grant any Winter School students financial support. In order to ensure your participation, we recommend that you take steps to secure your own funding, for example, by turning first to your home institution or other local sources of financial aid.