Jyväskylä Adult Education Centre

Office and information point

Tel. 014 266 0107
Address: Vapaudenkatu 39 - 41, 40100 Jyväskylä

Opening hours during the terms: Mon–Thu 10.00–18.00, Fri closed
Opening hours at another time: Mon–Thu 10.00–15.00, Fri closed

Our centre forms an integral part of Finnish non-formal adult education. We offer inexpensive general interest courses on skills and knowledge that help adults cope with everyday life. Anyone can attend the courses, irrespective of their age, profession, gender or educational background. The leading concepts are lifelong learning and self-enhancement.

We have modern premises in the City Library-Adult Education Centre building at Vapaudenkatu 39 - 41, 40100 Jyväskylä. Courses are also held in various schools and buildings throughout Jyväskylä and the municipalities of Luhanka, Muurame and Uurainen. The education services of the city of Jyväskylä is responsible for providing non-formal adult education, too. We are among the largest adult education centres in Finland.


The programme leaflet of spring 2019 will be delivered to all households in Jyväskylä, Muurame, Luhanka and Uurainen on 6 December.
You can see all the courses in here


Enrolment for spring term courses begins on Wed 12 December 16.00.

  • Enrol on the net 24/7 www.opistopalvelut.fi/jyvaskyla/
  • Enrol by phone, tel. 014 266 0107
    Wed 12 December 16.00–18.00
    Thu 13 December 10.00–15.00
    Fri 14 December 10.00–15.00
  • You can also enrol by visiting in our information point (look address on top)

Notification: If you are enrolling on Finnish courses and you don’t have a Finnish social security number, please register in our infomartion point (look address on top).


Bank: Keski-Suomen Osuuspankki
Payee: Jyväskylän kaupunki, City of Jyväskylä
IBAN FI62 5290 0220 0095 16
BIC OKOYFIHH (payments from abroad)


Attention! You can cancel your enrolment with no penalty fee 8 days before the start of the course. After the course has started, the whole course fee will be charged.

  • On the net
    > Choose Your registration
    You need your enrolment number and your course number.
  • By visiting in the information point Vapaudenkatu 39 - 41 (ground floor).
  • By calling Tel. 014 266 0107

Working times and holidays autumn 2018

The spring term begins on 7 January.
Winter holiday 25 february to 3 March.
Easter holiday 19 to 22 April

Information point closed 24 December 2018 to 1 January 2019.

Contact information

Principal, coordinator of writing, oral expression

Mikko Saikkonen
Tel. 014 266 4087, 050 597 8967, mikko.saikkonen[@]jkl.fi

Assistant principal, coordinator of theater
Klaus Savolainen
Tel. 014 266 4052, klaus.savolainen[@]jkl.fi

Coordinator of music Jyväskylä and Luhanka, health and well-being Luhanka
Sari Talvio
Tel. 014 266 4083, 050 372 7359, sari.talvio[@]jkl.fi

Coordinator of visual arts
Minna Piispanen
Tel. 014 266 4085, 050 502 1597, minna.piispanen[@]jkl.fi

Coordinator of textile crafts, ceramics, porcelain, glass, silver, mosaic, other applied arts
Eija Aitola
Tel. 014 266 4069, eija.aitola[@]jkl.fi

Coordinator of techical work, photography, architecture, navigation, nature, information technology
Timo Junkala
Tel. 014 266 7404, timo.junkala[@]jkl.fi

Coordinator of languages, genealogy, food and household, history and economy, health and well-being Jyväskylä and Uurainen
Marja Peltonen
Tel. 014 266 4082, 050 563 0153, marja.peltonen[@]jkl.fi

Coordinator of physical training, dance, health
Anu Vainio
Tel. 014 266 4077, anu.vainio[@]jkl.fi