Winter School in Sport Sciences

The international Winter School in Sport Sciences will be organized on 7-17 January 2020.

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 2020 is 15 September - 1 November 2019.

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

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

(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.)

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 2020 is 350 euros. 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.


There will be available apartments for Winter School participants; 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 2020  is 15 September - 1 November 2019.  The link to the online application will be added to this page.


In case you cannot find all relevant information on this website, do not hesitate to contact us: winterschool-sport@jyu.fi.

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