Summer School in Human Sciences

The Jyväskylä Summer School in Human Sciences comprises 15 interdisciplinary courses for undergraduate and / or graduate students interested in e.g. art and culture studies, education, sport and health sciences, psychology, communication, social sciences and philosophy or related fields.

Participants are welcome to take the full summer school programme (one course per week) or parts of it.




19 - 23 May 2014

  • Finnish Language and Culture (Language and Culture Studies)
  • Caring Leadership (Educational Leadership)
  • Educational Cultures (Intercultural Education)
  • Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy and Other Arts (Psychology)


26 - 30 May 2014

  • Education in Finland (Education)
  • Diversity Management (Educational Leadership)
  • Working Models in Domestic Violence Counseling (Psychology)
  • Physical activity, Sport, Health and Health Promotion - International perspectives (Health Sciences)


2 - 6 June 2014

  • Sport Psychology for Performance Enhancement (Sport and Exercise Psychology) 
  • International Marketing (Business studies)
  • Studies in Cultural Anthropology (Anthropology)


9 - 13 June 2014

  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication (Communication)
  • Sport Marketing (Sport Sciences) PLEASE NOTE: the study module will last until Saturday 14 June



Participation fee

The University of Jyväskylä does not charge tuition for the courses from students of partner universities collecting eventual tuition fees of their own. There will be a small fee for the social programme. Students are expected to pay for their travel to and from Jyväskylä as well as living expenses and accommodation while in Jyväskylä.


Students from partner universities all over the world as well as local students are invited to apply to the Summer School. The programme is intended for undergraduate and / or graduate students majoring in art and culture studies, education, sport sciences, social sciences and philosophy or related fields.

Teaching staff

The teaching staff of the Summer School include professors, researchers and experts from the University of Jyväskylä and from partner universities.

Coordination & further information

Practical arrangements are coordinated by the International Office of the University of Jyväskylä (e-mail:

    Contact Information


    Academic and Student Services
    P.O.Box 35
    40014 University of Jyväskylä
    tel. +358 40 805 4335
    fax +358 14 617 570
    E-mail: international-office[at]

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