Department of Chemistry

Exchange studies



The Department of Chemistry welcomes yearly an increasingly large number of  exchange students as well as international degree students. Teaching at the Department of Chemistry is based on high-level international research. The current specialization areas of the Department are:

  • Structural and synthetic chemistry
  • Renewable natural resources and chemistry of the living environment
  • Spectroscopy and computational chemistry
  • Chemistry teacher education

More information about the areas of specialization can be found here.

During their studies chemistry students have an opportunity to participate in the work of research groups through practical training in laboratories, and develop their academic skills under the supervision of noted researchers.

Degrees and studies

Chemistry teaching at the University of Jyväskylä consists of undergraduate instruction leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science (BSc, 180 credit points) and Master of Science (MSc, 120 credit points), and post-graduate instruction leading to the degrees of Licentiate of Philosophy (Phil. Lic.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Along with the thesis, the required coursework for the Phil. Lic. and PhD degrees is 60 credit points.

Bachelor's Degrees are taught in Finnish language only. In order to be able to study at an undergraduate level, the applicant must be fluent in Finnish. The Department of Chemistry offers an international Master's Degree Programme in Nanoscience, which is taught in English.

More detailed requirements and instructions are given in the faculty study guide.

Exchange studies

The Department of Chemistry is happy to host international exchange student and we participate in many exchange programs. You can find information about exchange programs on the webpage of the International Office of the University of Jyväskylä. Please also see more information about exchange possibilities at our faculty and department here.
If you have questions about exchange or visiting student matters, please contact our faculty's International Coordinator, Ms. Leena Mattila (leena.m.mattila(a), +358 400 247976). 

Info about courses that are lectured in English