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.

Student housing

We offer apartments either at KOAS or at SOIHTU. You will be informed where to apply after the application deadline November 15th.


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
Aiplane: domestic flights from helsinki to jkl are available. Note; If you arrive by plane you need to take a taxi from airpoort to your residence as there is no bus connection.

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)

Courses (Study Abroad Programme)

Studying at JAMK 

Health and wellbeing  

Quality through studies 

Events and trips - JAMKO

Visit Jyväskylä (information about the city and different activities)


Academic Year 2021-2022

Official semester dates for Study Abroad students run as follows:

Autumn Semester:

  • 19 August 2021 - 17 December 2021

Spring Semester:

  • 7 February 2022 – 27 May 2022 (Summer School courses 6 June 2022 - 22 June 2022)

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

Orientation: Orientation for autumn semester takes place 19 to 20 August 2021. Orientation for the spring semester 2022 takes place on 8 to 9 February 2022. 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:

  • Autumn semester: 19-31 August 2021
  • Spring semester: 9-21 February 2022

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: 16 October 2021 - 24 October 2021
  • Spring Break: 26 February 2022 - 6 March 2022

Public Holidays 2021-2022

  • Independence Day: 6 December 2021
  • Christmas: 24-26 December 2021
  • New Year's Day: 1 January 2022
  • Epiphany: 6 January 2022
  • Easter: 15-18 April 2022
  • May Day: 1 May 2022
  • Ascension Day: 26 May 2022
  • Whitsunday: 6 June 2022
  • Midsummer: 24-26 June 2022

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.

  • Autumn semester: you will receive transcript of records latest in the end of February
  • Spring semester: you will received transcript of records latest in the end of August

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Korkia-Aho Risto

Korkia-Aho Risto

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Afanaseva Olga

Afanaseva Olga

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Global Competence, Global Competence
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Lietonen Ani

Lietonen Ani

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Mikhlina Anastasiia

Mikhlina Anastasiia

Assistentti, Assistant
Global Competence, Global Competence
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