You may have already heard Finland is the happiest country in the world, but did you know it is also ranked one of the safest countries to travel! Located in Central Finland, Jyväskylä is a modern city amongst natural beauty. The University of Jyväskylä (JYU) is considered the best Nordic institution. They are the largest teacher education provider, the business program is AACSB accredited, and the Sports & Health Sciences program is unlike any other.  

LIFE ABROAD

- See the northern lights 

- Discover Finnish history at the myriad of local museums  

- Join the choir or orchestra

- Connect with a peer student tutor 

- Relax like a local in a sauna 

HOUSING AND MEALS

ISEP Exchange students are accommodated in the Soihtu apartments in Kortepohja Student Village. All housing is within walking distance of about a half hour or a short bus ride from campus.

All students will receive a meals stipend that can be used to purchase groceries and cook meals in shared facilities or eat on campus. There are restaruants located on and off the JYU Campus that offer discounted student prices. 

Program Website

Course Description

COURSES

As an ISEP student, you can build your own program by choosing your courses from a variety of fields. Use the notes for course searching to help you find which courses are available.

You can even take a Survival Finnish Course for 2 ECTS!

Students looking to complete a full-time course load should enroll in 24-30 ECTS per semester.

Highlighted faculties at JYU include:

- Education 

- Psychology 

- Communication 

- Social Sciences and Philosophy 

- Information Technology 

- Mathematics and Science (including Biological & Environmental Science, Chemistry, Math & Statistics, and Physics) 

- Sport and Health Sciences 

Additional fields of study and courses can be found here.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Grace Glancy 703-504-9975 | GGlancy@isep.org Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Management Economics Marketing Organizational Leadership

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Intercultural Communication Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education: Recommended!

    Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Special Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Italian Language and Literature Russian Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature Swedish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences

  • History

  • International/Global Studies

  • Psychology Recommended!

  • Social Sciences

  • Sports Studies: Recommended!

    Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 92
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Biology:

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Entrepreneurship Marketing Organizational Leadership

  • Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

  • Education: Recommended!

    Educational Leadership and Administration Elementary Education Special Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Russian Language and Literature Swedish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences

    Occupational Therapy

  • Mathematics

    Statistics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Hydrology and Water Resources Science Physics

  • Social Sciences

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 92
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Other Academic Conditions

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Semester & Prices (based on your filters)

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