JAMK University of Applied Sciences

JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Tel :+358 20 743 8100

Website :www.jamk.fi/english

JAMK University of Applied Sciences is an attractive, internationally oriented higher education institution with a strong role among the developers of the Jyväskylä region and Central Finland. The number of students is 8,000.

JAMK offers first- and second-cycle degree education, open studies, continuing education, and vocational teacher education. JAMK maintains close contacts with regional enterprises and organisations. The orientation of JAMK’s education and the contents of the various curricula are based on the needs of working life.

There are three Bachelor’s degree programmes and two Master's degree programmes at JAMK which are conducted in English. The application periods can be found from our web sites “How to apply for Bachelor’s degrees” and “How to apply for Master’s degrees”. In addition to the degree programmes, JAMK offer Open Studies, Professional Specialisation Studies, Continuing Education and Vocational Teacher Education.

Bachelor’s Degrees:

  • International Business
  • Nursing
  • Logistics Engineering

Master’s Degrees:

  • Information Technology
  • International Business Management

JAMK is an internationally oriented institution of higher education, which is manifested by the versatile cooperation with international partners, both in education and project activity. JAMK has partners in more than 40 countries around the globe. Over 2,500 international degree and exchange students have contributed to the internationalisation of JAMK and the city of Jyväskylä over the past 10 years, while enjoying JAMK’s high-quality education and the opportunity to complete their studies in close interaction with working life.

Read more: www.jamk.fi/english/education


Computer facilities

JAMK has over 400 computers in the campuses. Computer classrooms are provided with laser printers, and scanners can be found in some classrooms. Computers are available for group works, for example at libraries.

Library services

The Library of JAMK University of Applied Sciences (JAMK) is one of the largest libraries in Central Finland. All together JAMK has four libraries; main campus Rajakatu 35, Dynamo building, and Institute of Natural Resources in Saarijärvi. Library services are open to the public. JAMK is the most significant gatherer of field-specific information in the region.

Read more: www.jamk.fi/english/library


Degree tutors are tutoring new students of their own degree programme. Tutors are taking care of the peer guidance, advice and supports when needed. They also develop the field of tutoring, arrange events, market JAMK and JAMKO and are very important part of student community!

International student tutors are tutoring exchange students; tutors help new exchange students to adapt to new living- and school environment, get to know Finnish culture and people, create events and also develop international matters and tutoring in JAMKO and JAMK.

Student Association

The purpose of the student union is to act as a link between its members and further their societal, social and mental as well as study and student’s status related aspirations. The task of the student union is to choose the student representatives in to the board of JAMK University of Applied Sciences and other task groups detailed in the University of Applied Sciences Act and also take part in the other activities in the school. By joining JAMKO the student gets an official SAMOK student card that grants the local and national student benefits and discounts.

Read more: http://jamko.fi/en/home

Living in Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is safe and pleasant to live in. It is cosy and international, youthful and innovative at the same time. Thanks to the short distances and the lively urban centre, Jyväskylä is a "little big city" where all the services, shops, schools and work are close at hand.

The residents of the city enjoy a broad diversity of high quality services, provided by the municipality. These include education, culture, social and health services, technical infrastructure, environmental protection and sport services.

In Jyväskylä, taking good care of the environment is seen as a common responsibility. The close proximity of nature with lakes, forests and attractive parks characterizes the city.

Read more: www.jkl.fi/lang


Living expenses

Living expenses depend on the lifestyle of the student. Accommodation in Jyväskylä costs roughly 300-400 € per month and other living expenses between 300-400 € per month. 

Tuition Fees

At JAMK University of Applied Sciences Bachelor level studies are free. Master’s degrees conducted in English have tuition for NON-EU/ETA -citizens. NON-EU/ETA-citizens have an opportunity to apply for JAMK's scholarship. Tuition fee for Master’s degrees is 8 000 € per academic year.


Application periods

Bachelor´s Degree Programmes 7.1.-12.2.2013 at 4.15 pm Finnish time

Master´s Degree Programmes 4.3.-3.4.2013 at 4.15 pm Finnish time

More information www.jamk.fi/english/education


Case Study

Name: Neil Stewart

Age: 23

Country of origin: Australian

Programme: BA in Logistics Engineering


Having already moved to Finland 6 months beforehand, I was surprised and glad to learn I had been accepted into JAMK’s Logistics Engineering Degree Programme. It presented me with a new opportunity to learn about something new in a completely different environment. I accepted the challenge with open arms and I feel like I have improved as a person since I began my studies in 2007.

JAMK is a warm and friendly place where technology and innovation pave the way to a student’s success. Whether it is the different types of engineering labs, the IT centres, the modern library or up-to-date classrooms, JAMK provides all the necessary tools and instruments to ensure that each student can achieve their best.

With five international bachelor’s degree programmes in English on offer at JAMK as well as two master’s level programmes, there is a large variety of courses from which students can pick. Lecturers are very knowledgeable in their fields of teaching and can provide a practical view to students due to their experience in working life.

As an Australian I really appreciate cultural diversity; something that JAMK really thrives on. There are many different cultures present here ranging from all over Europe and the Americas to Africa and Asia. Working with different people from around the world gives you a new perspective on life and teaches you new things you cannot learn in any other way. Whether you are a degree or exchange student be sure to know that you will get the opportunity to associate yourself with people from many different backgrounds.

JAMK is a very modern school that can provide you with the learning you need in order to progress quickly in your working life. Help is there when needed and the general atmosphere of the school is just something you need to experience for yourself. I would recommend JAMK to anyone looking for that place to kick-start their life.