At JAMK University of Applied Sciences we have more than 8,500 students from over 70 countries. Here are some reasons why you should join our international team and start your own international career.

new companies per year

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

High quality of learning

Finland is known for high scores in PISA assessment, and JAMK for high quality. JAMK passed the international audit of the FINHEEC and gained EPAS Accreditation for Bachelor's degree in International Business.

partners in 50 countries

JAMK is truly international with a wide international network. Every year JAMK attracts 350 international degree and 400 exchange students.

4 international campuses

Our four campuses are small and active, Finnish but international, like the city of Jyväskylä.

international summer students

The international Summer Schools are intensive study tracks designed to challenge and inspire both bachelor and master level students from all over the world. They attract over 100 participants every year.

High technology
with a human touch

The newest classrooms have smart boards, iPads, and other high technologies, but their interior is nicely designed and cosy. Our international students report that the teaching is excellent and our staff is very supportive.

a city of students

Every 4th person that you pass in Jyväskylä is a student. The city is very dynamic. Take a look at the sports and cultural activities, not to mention restaurants and cafés.

  • Jyväskylä, a city of students
  • 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
  • population 134,700
  • beautiful by nature, between lakes and hills
  • 3 hrs to Helsinki
  • 2 hrs to Stockholm
  • 4 hrs to St. Petersburg
  • 4 hrs to Paris or London
a safe country

One of our international students was very surprised to get her lost wallet back. This can actually happen in Finland! The Finns are said to be very honest.

  • 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
  • Alvar Aalto, Fazer, Marimekko, Moomins
  • clean nature
  • honest people




According to an inquiry, over 89 % of our students are ready to recommend JAMK as a place of study. In addition to that, international students were even more positive!

Anatoli Stikhin, Russia | Vocational Teacher Education

"I was a little bit sceptical towards teacher education, since I had been teaching for 25 years and sort of knew something already. But then I changed my mind because in many ways it offered quite a different approach to teacher education. JAMK is dynamic, developing and moving on."

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From Russia to Finland | Irina

"This country and this university of applied sciences can be an excellent start to my career! During studies I´ve already started a business with my friends, and with the help from professional business coaches. "

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MBA graduate Alison Doolittle-Suokas

""It was geared for people like me, a busy working mom looking for higher education. One of the great things about studying was that all the courses expanded on my current knowledge. I got to use what I knew and got brand new ideas to take me past my existing limits. I found a new way of learning and thinking.""

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