Winter School in Sport Sciences

The International Winter School in Sport Sciences on 8-19 January 2018 was a success! We thank you all for attending and for your valuable contribution! The next International Winter School in Sport Sciences will take place in January 2019.

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Students from universities and professionals from sport organizations all over the world are invited to apply for the Winter School in Sport Sciences. The programme is intended for undergraduate and graduate students as well as non-students from sport organizations interested especially in Social Sciences of Sport or Sport Management. The application round for the Winter School 2019 is published on this website by early autumn 2018.

Top-quality education on a beautiful campus

The distinctive quality and solid reputation of the Finnish education system brings thousands of international students to the country every year. Jyväskylä is an exceptionally attractive study destination with its combination of top-quality education and research, technologically advanced campus, safe and stable society, unique Nordic nature and landscape, and a wide range of sports and cultural events and activities.

Winter School courses

    • International Perspectives to Organisation and Management of Sport, can be completed as either 2 or 4 ECTS credits (dates tbc)
    • Sport Marketing, can be completed as either 2 or 4 ECTS credits (dates tbc)
    • Winter Sports, 1 ECTS credit (only part time, can be taken simultaneously with the other two courses, dates tbc)

(1 ECTS credit equals 27 hours of work completed both in and outside the classroom. Full time studies comprise of 60 ECTS credits per academic year.)

For more information on the contents of the courses, please see the more detailed course descriptions.

NOTE: When selecting the students to the Winter School, applicants wanting to participate the whole programme (3 courses) will be preferred. It is not possible to take ONLY the Winter Sports module!

Free time activities


Take part in the free time activities and get to know the “little big city” of Jyväskylä and your fellow Winter School students. And first of all: Have a good time!

Free time programme includes:
- cultural tours e.g. on the campus and museums
- getting to know Finnish life and society e.g. by going to sauna and swimming in a frozen lake
- informal get-togethers
- sports (skiing, skating, sledging…)
- and much more!

Practical information

Registration fee

The registration fee (students from other universities than JYU and non-students) for Winter School 2019 will be confirmed later. The registration fee includes:

  • Practical assistance of a full-time tutor
  • Welcoming reception
  • A full Winter School Study Guide and program
  • Tickets for Finnish Prime League ice hockey match
  • Recreational and social activities throughout the program
  • Closing ceremony dinner

(Note that all equipment and facility entrance fees/tickets are included for those students who are participating the LPE0596 Winter Sport course, e.g. snow walking, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and ice-hockey)

In addition to the registration fee, students are expected to pay for their travel to and from Jyväskylä as well as living expenses and accommodation while in Jyväskylä.


Winter School participants will be accommodated in study-bedrooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms (for two weeks staying approx. 250€). Student apartments are located within walking distance or a short bus ride away from the campus.


The application round for the Winter School in 2019 will be published during early autumn.


In case you cannot find all relevant information on this website, do not hesitate to contact the Winter School Coordinator: Anna Lee, anna.f.lee@jyu.fi