Congratulations on your new study place! You are in good company - one of the approximately 40,000 students currently studying in Jyväskylä. In proportion to population, Jyväskylä has the highest number of students among Finnish cities. With its about 143,000 inhabitants, every third person you pass by in Jyväskylä is a student.

Jyväskylä is a growing and internationally renowned city of education and expertise. The City has a long tradition of culture and education which lives strong even today.  

Jyväskylä is also Finland’s Capital of Sport, the best place to study and train. We offer not only a wide variety of physical activities and sports facilities from which to choose but also the highest level of expertise in sport sciences and in research on and training for competitive sports.

The City bustles with cosy and comfortable cafés and restaurants, concerts, festivals and cultural activities which offer you plenty to do in your free time. Living and everyday trips are easy to arrange in Jyväskylä. You can walk and get anywhere by bike or by green Linkki buses in just fifteen minutes! Check out local traffic services in Jyväskylä.

All higher education students will be invited to visit the City Hall together with their tutors at the beginning of the academic year. For further information, please turn to your tutor.

It is great to have you with us building a better future!