Study Counselling

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

Programme-specific Study Guidance

Biology of Physical Activity

  • Programme Leader, University Researcher Mikko Virmavirta, Office: LL 218
    -  Overall responsibility for the MasterBPA programme and its courses
    - E-mail: mikko.virmavirta@jyu.fi
  • Educational Coordinator, Katja Pylkkänen
    - Individual Study Plans, student guidance
    E-mail: katja.pylkkanen@jyu.fi, Tel: +358 40 805 3394, Office: VIV 229

Sport and Exercise Promotion

  • Programme Leader, Professor Taru Lintunen
    - Overall responsibility for the SportPro programme and its courses
    - E-mail: taru.lintunen@jyu.fi, Tel: +358 40 805 3960, Office: L 363

Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

  • International Coordinator, Piia Viitanen
    - Advice on general study related matters concerning international degree and exchange students
    E-mail: studyaffairs-sport@jyu.fi, Tel: +358 40 805 4808, Office: L318
  • Faculty Office, Study Affairs
    - General matters, such as registration certificates, exam arrangements, degree certificates
    E-mail: opintoasiat-sport@jyu.fi, Tel: +358 40 805 3400, Faculty Office: L315/L316/L317
  • Head of Student and Academic Affairs, Päivi Saari

    - Responsible for general study affairs, such as matters concerning study rights, degrees and legal protection
    - E-mail: paivi.e.saari@jyu.fi, Tel: +358 40 805 3396, Office: L319

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: +358 40 805 4339 / +358 40 805 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, Tel: +358 40 805 3018 / +358 40 805 4132, 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, where they answer questions and post information about student life in Jyväskylä.


Tutors are senior students who help the new students in all practical matters related to studying and settling in Jyväskylä. A personal tutor is named 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.