University of Jyväskylä

The University of Jyväskylä is an internationally renowned research university. They are one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland.

The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only university-level unit for sport and physical exercise education in Finland.

Finland is well known for highly professional teachers and a top grade educational system. The roots of the system lie in Jyväskylä. JYU has been a pioneer in teacher training since its establishment in 1863. Today, teacher training still is one of their core competences.

Study experience at JYU is shown as excellent results in the International Student Barometer (ISB) in autumn 2017: Over 90% of their international respondents are satisfied with their study experience. In the survey, JYU’s ratings for satisfaction with living were the best worldwide and satisfaction with teaching was the highest in Finland. ISB also shows their success in welcoming our international students, as satisfaction with arrival experiences and conditions topped other European universities.

Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Postal address:
PO Box 35, FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä
Street address:
Keskussairaalantie 4, Building Liikunta (L)
Tel. +358 14 260 1211

    The Faculty also features the education branch of health sciences; as regards its provision, physiotherapy, gerontology, and public health as well as health promotion and health education cannot be studied as one’s major subject in any other Finnish university.

    They offer high-quality, research-based master’s degree programmes in English. International students are welcome to apply to the two-year programmes, which lead to an officially recognised master’s degree and qualify for doctoral studies. They also offer non-degree programmes and courses with instruction in English for exchange students in a variety of fields.