Tuition fees

Tuition fees for foreign-language-medium master’s degree programmes at the University of Jyväskylä.

In compliance with the Universities Act (558/2009), Finnish universities must charge tuition fees from non-EU/EEA students admitted to Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes completed in a language other than Finnish or Swedish. Therefore starting from 1 August 2017, the University of Jyväskylä charges tuition fees of EUR 8,000–12,000 from students who are liable to pay tuition fees. The fees are not charged from students who have started their studies before the autumn term 2017. Please see to the FAQ - Tuition & Scholarships for other exceptions. The University of Jyväskylä has a scholarship system to support the studies of students who are liable to pay tuition.

Please note that no tuition is charged if you

  • are an exchange student (regardless of the nationality)
  • study in a programme taught in Finnish or Swedish
  • have started your studies before 1 August 2017
  • are admitted for doctoral studies
  • are an EU, EEA, or Switzerland citizen
  • are in possession of a valid residence permit in Finland of the type A, P, P-EU, or EU Blue Card
  • are a close family member (*) of a person who is in possession of a valid residence permit in Finland of the type A, P, P-EU, or EU Blue Card 
  • are a close family member (*) of a citizen of an EU or EEA country or Switzerland who is residing in Finland.

(*) Close family member in this case means: a spouse, registered partner or common-law spouse; a child under 21 years of age who is financially dependent on their parent(s); or a parent who is financially dependent on their child

What does the tuition fee include?

After paying the tuition fee and the student union fee, you are a student at the University of Jyväskylä. As a student you get multiple benefits at the University and in the city of Jyväskylä. You can use all the services provided by the University, you are entitled to inexpensive healthcare services, and by paying the additional University Sports' fee you can participate in group fitness classes, ballgame sessions and sports events as often as you like. In addition, you can purchase a student card that entitles you to various discounts all over Finland.

Benefits:

  • a student tutor (another student of the University) who will help you with practical matters when you arrive
  • Student and Academic Services’ student guidance and counselling including consultation with student wellbeing advisors
  • ICT services
  • Access to the Jyväskylä University Library, its computers and its collections that exceed about 1.8 million volumes
  • Language courses at the University Language Centre
  • Possibility to use the versatile services of the University Sports (you need to pay an additional sports' fee of 40€/semester for this)
  • Inexpensive healthcare services of the Finnish Student Health Service (includes free general and mental health services and very affordable oral health services)
  • Possibility to apply for friendship family program and get firsthand experience of the Finnish culture
  • Possibility to live in an inexpensive student apartment
  • Services of the Student Union, for example supervision of the interests of students
  • Career services (for example internships and CV workshops)
  • Access to wide alumni network

Tuition fees in International Master’s Degree Programmes at the University of Jyväskylä 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Fee / Academic year

Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society

EUR 8,000

Intercultural Communication

EUR 8,000

Cultural Policy (no student intake in 2018)

EUR 8,000

Development and International Cooperation (no student intake in 2018)

EUR 8,000

Faculty of Information Technology

Fee / Academic year

Information Systems

EUR 8,000

Cognitive Computing and Collective Intelligence

EUR 8,000

Faculty of Education and Psychology

Fee / Academic year

Educational Sciences

EUR 10,000

Educational Leadership (no student intake in 2018)

EUR 10,000

School of Business and Economics

Fee / Academic year

Banking and International Finance

EUR 10,000

Corporate Environmental Management

EUR 10,000

Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication

EUR 10,000

International Business and Entrepreneurship

EUR 10,000

Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

Fee / Academic year

Sport and Exercise Promotion

EUR 8,000

Biology of Physical Activity

EUR 10,000

Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Fee / Academic year

Biological and Environmental Science

EUR 12,000

Nuclear and Particle Physics

EUR 12,000

Nanoscience

EUR 12,000