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

17 Jan 2020

JAMK alumni Jerry´s international business work at Porsche

Jerry Heinonen, International Business Graduate, works as Brand Ambassador at Porsche AG. Jerry appreciates the options JAMK offers for example for student exchange. He points out that internationality is highly valued by the employers and it most certainly pays off to be brave and go abroad. Jerry ended up at Porsche through internship and nowadays his work at Porsche includes a lot of travelling and teaching people how to become better drivers and understand the technology in sport cars, such as Porsche.

13 Jan 2020

Company visit started a passion for events

During the autumn of our first year we made a company visit to HimosLomat. We heard about their versatile business and especially the event production. At that moment I had a feeling that I would like to do my student training here, and so I wound for the following spring. After this, I started to incline towards event projects in my studies.

7 Jan 2020

JAMI recommends Sport Business management Master-studies at JAMK

Jami Palsa has recently started his Master -studies in JAMK Sport Business Management. He tells about his work at Elämys Group, an Event Management Company and the reasons why to study at JAMK. He has earlier graduated from JAMK, but wanted to strengthen his knowledge in sport business.

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