At JAMK University of Applied Sciences we have more than 8,000 students from over 70 countries. Here are some reasons why you should join our international team and start your own international career.

Get connected with working life

JAMK students not only earn a degree diploma; during their studies, they also gain a significant level of corporate work experience and establish extensive working life networks. Practical training, projects and thesis are ways of learning and interacting with working life and companies.

Enjoy the spirit of entrepreneurship

JAMK offers a good foundation for those who want to be entrepreneurs. Every year 20 new companies are founded at JAMK. 

Be unique!

JAMK staff is very easy to approach. You may critizise and propose your ideas. You are encouraged to a professional dialogue and personal growth.

Jyväskylä, city of students

Jyväskylä has four beautiful seasons ranging from warm green summers to crisp white winters. The city, located in Central Finland, is surrounded by numerous beautiful lakes and scenic nature. Finland and Jyväskylä are safe places to study and live in. Jyväskylä is a city of students, where every 3rd person that you pass by is a student. The city is very dynamic. Take a look at the sports and cultural activities, not to mention the restaurants and cafés. One of JAMK’s international students was very surprised to get her lost wallet back. This can actually happen in Jyväskylä! Honesty is the hallmark of Finnish culture.

  • a pocket size metropol with a lively urban centre
  • all the services, shops, schools and work are close at hand
  • a wide variety of leisure and sport activities
  • a modern centre for industry and learning
  • cituated between lakes and hills
  • population 134,700


Finland, the land of saunas and a thousand lakes, has high standards of education, social security and healthcare. She scores high in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Her nature is clean and serene, and she is the land of the midnight sun. Her citizens are honest people who highly respect each other’s privacy. Though Finnish is the official language, one can easily get along in English in Finland. Living costs in Finland are close to the Western European average, and for a student they are estimated to be between 730 and 1,200 euros per month depending on housing and individual needs and habits. Living costs usually include things like accommodation, food, public transport, study materials, clothing and leisure activities. Finland is the most physically active nation in the EU – keeping fit and active is second nature to the Finns, with excellent options available for all kinds of activities. When you arrive in Finland you should taste our speciality: a salty liquorice sweet called salmiakki!

  • a high standard of education, social security and healthcare
  • high scores in PISA assessments
  • the land of saunas and thousand lakes
  • the land of the midnight sun
  • famous brands: Alvar Aalto, Fazer, Marimekko, Moomins, Angry Birds, Fazer, Polar
  • clean nature
  • honest people
  • the home of the startup and high-tech event Slush 

Student and alumni stories

31 Oct 2017

In her youth, Katri did not care about studying – now she is writing a doctoral dissertation on patent licensing in American markets

I wouldn’t be where I am today, if a person’s whole life depended on the graduation diploma of upper secondary school. My passion for studying did not emerge until much later. Ten years ago, I could not have imagined that I would be writing a doctoral dissertation one day. I’m researching patent licensing, and the purpose is to help Finnish companies penetrate US markets.

23 Oct 2017

Come and take advantage of the opportunity to study in Finland

You don´t need to carry any books, since almost everything is handled digitally. The idea is to bring your own device with you to the classes. Nevertheless, there is an excellent library where you may read or borrow books, when needed. There are many differences between Finland and India, e.g. we call our teachers Sir/Madam, but here at JAMK you call your teachers by their names.

2 Aug 2017

Alexander´s Thesis got an honorary award from the Finnish Society for Future Studies

In order to meet world´s growing demand for food, the current food production needs to double in size, which requires finding more sustainable food production methods and sources of nutrition. Edible insects could offer a potential solution to the problem.

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