Be part of our community

Being part of the university community and getting involved with activities on and off campus are an important part of your time as a student. There are various opportunities for you to connect with other students and get involved whether you are interested in picking up a new hobby, becoming an active member of one of the student associations or getting to know a Finnish family through the Friendship Family Programme.

Erasmus Student Network

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) arranges a variety of free time activities and trips for international students (not only Erasmus students). To find out more about their activities, please visit the ENS Facebook group.

Friendship family programme

The purpose of the friendship family programme is to give international students a chance to have first-hand experience of the Finnish culture and way of life in a Finnish family, in addition to life on campus. At the same time, the families get an opportunity to learn about the students' home countries and cultures.

Social activities and leisure time

Your time in Jyväskylä is a great opportunity to attend various events, visit museums, take up a new hobby or perhaps take part in a range of sports activities. >> Read more

Student tutors

Becoming a student tutor for international students gives you an opportunity to help new international students and to get to know new people and new cultures.You can apply to become a student tutor if you have studied at the University of Jyväskylä for at least one academic year as a degree student.

Student Union

The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä is students’ own organisation and guards its members' interests and rights. The Student Union also offers a wide range of services and free time activities related to culture and sports as well as international and environmental matters.

Subject associations

Subject associations are for students who share a particular subject as a major. The associations organize various free time activities ranging from cultural events to parties and sports events. Getting involved with the activities of your subject association is a perfect way to get to know your fellow students.