Study Counselling

Study guidance available for students at programme, Faculty and University level.

Programme Specific Study Guidance

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • International Coordinator, (Ms) Kirsi Torkkola
    - International Study Affairs of:
    • Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
    • Department of History and Ethnology

  • International Coordinator, (Ms) Anne-Riitta Vanhala
    - International Study Affairs of:
    • Department of Language and Communication Studies
    • Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies
  • Head of Academic Affairs, (Ms) Maija Pöyhönen

    - Responsible for general study affairs, matters concerning study rights, degrees and legal     protection

  • Faculty Office
    - Advice on general study related matters such as graduation and study rights
    E-mail: humtdk(a)jyu.fi, tel:+358 408053404. Office: Opinkivi-building, OPK116 

Student and Academic Services at the University

Student Services

  • General student administration, e.g. personal details, annual registration matters and certificates and student records
  • E-mail: opiskelijapalvelut@jyu.fi , Tel: 040 805 4339/ 040 805 4340, Office: T-building on the main Seminaarinmäki Campus

Admission Services 

  • General guidance for international degree students, e.g. residence permit and insurance matters and University level coordination of international degree student admissions matters
  • E-mail: admissions@jyu.fi, Office: T-building, Seminaarinmäki Campus

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are current international degree students of University of Jyväskylä and they come from all around the world. They are a useful contact point to answer any type of questions international degree students may have about the University or Jyväskylä or Finland. The Student Ambassadors can be contacted on Facebook (The Student Ambassadors at University of Jyväskylä) where they answer questions and post information about student life in Jyväskylä.


Tutors are more senior students who help the new students in all practical matters related to studying and settling in to Jyväskylä. A personal tutor is nominated for each foreign student, and this tutor will help with all general, practical matters, such as opening a bank account at the beginning of the studies. Finnish students who have not previously studied at the University will be appointed a Finnish tutor or a staff member, who will help the students with practicalities such as using the Korppi system.