Studying at JYU
The academic year of the University of Jyväskylä consists of the autumn semester and the spring semester which are both divided into two teaching periods.
The credits used at the University of Jyväskylä comply with the ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).
The University of Jyväskylä offers a variety of courses in English for exchange students.
Finnish universities have a two-cycle degree system consisting of a Bachelor's and a Master's degree, followed by postgraduate licentiate and doctoral degrees.
Exams can take place throughout the academic year and there are no separate exam periods at the University of Jyväskylä.
You can apply for a degree after all the required courses have been completed.
The Language Centre offers a wide variety of courses in different languages.
Advanced studies in a major subject include writing a Master's thesis.
The most usual form of instruction is a lecture course with a final examination at the end. Another common type of a course is a self-study course. There are also seminars, practical courses and written assignments.
The normative duration of degrees and the right to study, as well as the extension of right to study time are stipulated in Universities Act (558/2009, Sections 41–43).
Each semester begins with an orientation programme which has been designed to help new students settle in and get to know each other, the University and the city of Jyväskylä.
All degree students draw up a personal study plan with the help of their study counsellors at the beginning of their studies.
Code of conduct for preventing and dealing with academic fraud and plagiarism.
Recognition of prior learning refers to the process of approving previous studies, internships, work experience or other competences as part of a degree, study entity or study unit in compulsory or optional studies.
Prior to starting your studies you have to enroll at the University.
Information for international students with special needs.
You can turn to the staff of your host department in academic matters.
Official transcripts of record can be collected from the Admission and Student Services.
Information on the things you should take care of before your departure.