University of Jyväskylä


The University of Jyväskylä is a public research institution located in Jyväskylä, Finland. The university was first established in 1863 and had various names over time before it got its current name in 1967. One of the most well-known universities in Finland. It is renowned as a research institution with a focus on the scientific and social sciences, as well as expertise in teaching.

This university offers extensive studies in various programs but is well recognised for Human Sciences, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Teacher Education. The university is spread over five institutes and six faculties, including Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Business and Psychology.

Three campus regions house the majority of the faculties and departments. These include the city centre's Main Campus area. Others are Ylistönrinne and Mattilanniemi campuses. 

It is regarded as Finland's second-largest university as measured by the number of master's degrees awarded. They offer more than 120 topic area disciplines, undergraduate and graduate degrees, and teacher preparation programmes. The institution employs more than 1500 specialists on its academic staff to maintain a high standard of instruction.

Independent institutes of this university are:

This institute’s notable alumni includes:

  • Majaliwa Kassim Majaliwa (Prime minister of Tanzania)
  • Faina Jyrkilä
  • Jutta Urpilainen
  • Alvar Aalto
  • Sofi Oksanen
  • Seminaarinmäen mieslaulajat
  • Minna Canth


The university hosts a total number of 40,000 students. This institute has 7,046 undergraduates, 5,543 graduates and 1,466 doctoral students. 

Foreign students are welcome to submit applications to the university. A little under 4% of all students are foreigners. A total of 5,000 students attend this university from about 100 different nations. 

The extensive network of partner academic institutions and businesses allows the university to provide international student exchange programmes.


The university offers a limited number of accommodations for national and international students. However, you should apply soon; especially, you should start applying before August if you apply for Autumn.

Moreover, you may opt for KOAS, housing for students at the Kortepohja Student Village. It's a private organisation offering residential apartments to around 4,000 students within the Jyväskylä town area. The distance between the Main Campus and the 1,900-student Kortepohja Student Village is 2.5 kilometres.

Another area for the accommodation of students is the Central Finland Student Housing Foundation, KOAS. It has 3,900 apartments available in Jyväskylä's town region.


Global rankings of University of Jyväskylä are as follows. 

  • Rank #351 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  • Rank #358 by QS World University Rankings

  • Rank #701 by Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities

  • Rank #556 by the US News and World Report

  • Rank #568 by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)

Rankings among European universities are as follows.

  • Rank #165 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  • Rank #173 by QS World University Rankings

  • Rank #263 by Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities


University of Jyväskylä
Seminaarinkatu 15, 40014 Jyväskylän yliopisto, Finland

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