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
  • situated between lakes and hills
  • population over 140,000

Letter from Jyväskylä Region

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Jyväskylä Capital of Sport

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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

15 Jan 2021

Ilkka´s alumni story: I would have chosen a degree programme in English

A degree programme in English provides extensive skills and the ability to work in the field of modern multinational technology. Software business is already fundamentally international, and the current remote work model speeds up this development.

11 Nov 2020

Lotta Watia: Feeling passionate about everyday work

I absolutely love my work as a tour leader. Every day is different, and the customers give me so much energy. I get to spend days outdoors in different environments. At the same time, I get to share my passion and knowledge of Japan and other destinations in a fun way.

23 Jan 2020

Yaro appreciates the international atmosphere in JAMK

I work as Growth Manager at Brella. Responsibility, independence and creating relationships with the customers are best things in my work.

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