Faculty of Mathematics and Science


Why study in Jyväskylä? Jyväskylä is a beautiful city with a distinct and historic culture, beautiful architecture and a fascinating way of life.

Thinking about studying in Finland?

Finland is livable country, with its distinctive language and culture. Finland is on the forefront of technology and still having its roots deep in nature. We have one of the most advanced educational systems in the world. Finland's well-educated population is also extremely fluent in English. Jyväskylä is a beautiful city with a distinct and historic culture, beautiful architecture and a fascinating way of life. Jyväskylä is the capital of Central Finland, and has some 136 000 inhabitants. City offers the advantages of a small town, without the drawbacks of a big city. Comfort and safety characterise the city, as well as short distances. The city centrum is located within walking distance in the city centre – and all this next to a lake.

The University of Jyväskylä ranks amongst the best research universities worldwide and is located in Central Finland, the Land of Thousand Lakes, where nature and personal security are amongst our most highly valued assets. Faculty of Mathematics and Science is involved in research on various fields. Watch a Youtube video: "Thinking about studying science in Jyväskylä, Finland?" and also other videos. Jyväskylä University's Youtube channel shares video content about research and learning that takes place here on campus.

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's Degrees at the Faculty of Mathematics and Science are delivered in Finnish language only. In order to be able to study at an undergraduate level, an applicant must be fluent in Finnish.

Master's Degree

All students accepted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Science for Bachelor degree have a right to study Master's degree in the same major or subject. Those who have graduated as a Bachelor elsewhere can apply for right to study master degree in each major subject of the faculty. The following Master's degree programmes are fully delivered in English:

Get to know and watch "Get your Master's from JYU" videos: Biological and Environmental Science, Nanoscience and Nuclear and Particle Physics. If you have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field and wish to continue your studies in Faculty, more information about applying for Master’s Degree Studies is available here.

Doctoral Studies

If you have a higher academic degree, eg. a master's degree, and wish to pursue doctoral studies in the science. Please, read more about PhD studies.

Exchange Students

If you are a foreign student wishing to study in our Faculty as an exchange student, admission is based on student exchange programmes or agreements between universities. More information is available here.

Information on Studying in Finland

  • Study in Finland website of the national Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) contains a database of English-language degree and non-degree programmes, information about Finland as a study destination, our higher education institutions, and practicalities concerning scholarships, admissions systems and living in Finland.
  • University Admissions Finland (UAF) offers a portal for applicants to eleven universities in Finland. It provides information on how to apply to a Finnish university and assists you in the application process.