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24.1.2023

The popularity of Jyväskylä's international degree programmes in English continues to grow strongly. The application period starting in autumn 2023 closed on 18 January.
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The University of Jyväskylä's English-language Master's programmes and the University of Applied Sciences' English-language degree programmes again attracted a record number of international and domestic applicants.

Applications to Master's programmes doubled

One applicant can apply for more than one programme. The number of applications doubled in almost all of the University of Jyväskylä's Master's programmes. A total of 305 places were available in 15 Master's programmes, for which 6023 applications were received. In the most popular fields, the number of applicants was several dozen times higher than the number of places available. Last year there were 2011 applicants and 2676 applications.

The popularity of English-language degree programmes at Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences continues to soar for the third year in a row. Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (Jamk) had a total of 380 places available in seven Bachelor's (AMK) degree programmes and eight Master's (YAMK) degree programmes. In total, according to preliminary data, more than 20 000 applications were submitted to Jamk, which is about double the number compared to last year. In three years, the popularity of Jamk's English-language degrees has increased more than 7-fold.

Interest in business, gaming and tourism

The most popular places to apply to university were in the School of Business and Economics:

  • International Business and Entrepreneurship (997 applications),
  • Banking and International Finance (727) and 
  • Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication (673).

There were 119 applicants from 119 different countries, the largest group being Pakistanis, with 917 applicants. Of the total number of applicants, 4303 were from outside the EU/EEA.

On average, almost 80 applications per place were submitted to Jamk's Bachelor's degree programmes.

  • The Business Information Technology course, which focuses on the games sector, had the highest ratio, with as many as 122 applications per place, for a total of 3,675 applications.
  • Tourism is also growing strongly, with the Tourism Management degree programme receiving around 93 applications per place.

International Business Management attracted by far the highest number of applications for Master's degrees, with a total of 1,333 applications, more than four times the number of last year. Up to 66 applications were submitted for each place.