Welcome to the lively and energetic JAMK School of Business! Let Jyväskylä get you inspered. On this page you will find information about arriving to Jyväskylä and links to other useful information about how to get your life and studies in Jyväskylä started.

Accommodation info

You can find more information about accommodation in the Info letter that you received from us.

Arrival

Arrival for an exchange period at JAMK
How to get from Helsinki to Jyväskylä?
Jyväskylä is located about 250 km from the capital of Finland, Helsinki. We recommend to take a train or bus from Helsinki to Jyväskylä. Websites with information on the schedules and costs are available at:
• Railways: www.vr.fi
• Bus: www.matkahuolto.fi OR www.onnibus.com

When to arrive and who will meet you upon arrival?
If you are planning to arrive in Jyväskylä during a weekend or on a public holiday you should be aware that most of the services and institutions you need are closed (bank, accommodation service, school etc.) and it is difficult to run any urgent matters. That is why we recommend you to arrive on business days: from Monday to Friday during the daytime if at all possible!
The tutors will get in touch with you after you have received the official letter of acceptance from JAMK. You should then confirm your arrival date and time by e-mail to your tutor no later than three weeks before the arrival. Your tutor will meet you upon arrival in Jyväskylä (assuming that you arrive on business day during the daytime and have confirmed your arrival date and time to your tutor). Please make sure you arrive in Jyväskylä in time for the orientation.

Additional info

Insurance info

Residence permit info (for both EU and non-EU students)

Semester dates 

Courses (Study Abroad Programme)

Studying at JAMK 

Health and wellbeing  

Quality through studies 

Visit Jyväskylä (information about the city and different activities)

Academic Year 2020-2021

Official semester dates for Study Abroad students run as follows:

Autumn Semester:

  • 31 August 2020 - 18 December 2020

Spring Semester:

  • 10 February 2021 – 28 May 2021 (Summer School courses 7 June 2021 - 23 June 2021)

Exam Periods: There are no separate exam periods at JAMK. Exams are held during the official semester.

Orientation: Orientation for spring semester 2021 takes place on 10 January 2021. A lot of useful information on living in Finland and studying at JAMK is provided during the orientation. You will get more information later by email.

Enrolment Period for courses for Study Abroad Students

Study Abroad students enroll for courses according to the course choices in their Learning Agreement. Course enrolments are completed during the enrolment periods:

  • Spring semester: 10-28 February 2021

Course enrolments are done in the Peppi Service, which Study Abroad students can access with their JAMK user account.

Fall and Spring Break 

During fall and spring break there are no classes but students may have assignments to complete.

  • Fall Break: 12 October 2020 - 18 October 2020
  • Spring Break: 01 March 2021 - 7 March 2021

Public Holidays 2020-2021

  • Independence Day: 6 December 2020
  • Christmas: 24-26 December 2020
  • New Year's Day: 1 January 2021
  • Epiphany: 6 January 2021
  • Easter: 2-5 April 2021
  • May Day: 1 May 2021
  • Ascension Day: 13 May 2021
  • Whit Sunday: 23 May 2021
  • Midsummer: 26 June 2021

At the end of your studies

At the end of your studies you'll receive a transcript of records for the credits you have earned.

Need more information?

Korkia-Aho Risto

Korkia-Aho Risto

Kansainvälisten asioiden koordinaattori, International Coordinator
LIKE Hallinto, Administration
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358405215687
Afanaseva Olga

Afanaseva Olga

Koulutuskoordinaattori, Education Coordinator
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358406602563
Lietonen Ani

Lietonen Ani

Koulutussuunnittelija, Education Planner
Matkailu ja palvelut sekä YAMK, Tourism and Service Business and Master´s Degrees
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358408098391
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