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

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. >> Read more

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. >> Read more

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. >> Read more

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. >> Read more