For Visitors

Whether you are a teacher or a specialist from the educational field or business life, Jamk warmly welcomes you for a visit. Should you have specific interests and expectations for the visit at Jamk, please share them with us. We will do our best to find you a corresponding contact person to host your visit at Jamk and to assist with the practical arrangements.

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Teaching visit at Jamk

Are you thinking about visiting Jamk for a short teaching period? Please find some practical information below to support planning your stay with us. 

Erasmus+ staff mobility

Based on the rules of the Erasmus+ programme, the home institution is responsible for awarding the possible Erasmus+ grant to cover the costs of the visit. Please contact the International Office of your institution to ask about the availability of funding.

For the Erasmus+ staff mobility, your home institution will require at least a duly signed Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Agreement for Teaching/Training. Fill in the document as guided by your home institution. To get the Erasmus+ documents signed by Jamk, you can send the documents to your host scanned by email prior to your arrival.

When you are about to end your Erasmus+ visit at Jamk, remember to ask for a signed certificate from your host. The home institution needs the document to confirm the dates of your Erasmus+ mobility.

Visa, permits and invitation letter

A visa is a permit to enter the country for short-term and temporary visits, for three months stay at the most. A residence permit is required when the stay in Finland is over three months. Please note that visitors from the EU member states, Nordic countries, Liechtenstein and Switzerland do not need to have a visa or residence permit to enter Finland.

In case a visa is needed for your visit, you will need an official invitation from Jamk for the visa application. We will provide you the invitation after the receiving department has accepted the visit and a detailed programme has been made. The invitation is written and sent only for the duration of your visit at Jamk. The decision of granting the visa is made by the Finnish authorities.

More  information about applying, granting and validity of visas can be found on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Further information about residence permits can be found on the Finnish Immigration Service's website.


There are several options where to stay during your visit in Jyväskylä. Since many organisations have their own rules for arranging and booking accommodation, we recommend you to make the bookings independently and as guided by your organisation.

Jamk's campuses in Jyväskylä are located near the city centre, where most of the accommodation options are also located.


Mobility statistics (both staff and student mobility) are reported annually to the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Thus, all guests, whose visit is confirmed by Jamk (whether they are teachers or other professionals) are requested to register as a visitor. By filling in the registration form you give us information about international mobility and cooperation at Jamk. The information is purely for statistics and saved on Jamk's secure servers. None of your personal details are forwarded to the Ministry. The information is not sent to 3rd parties. 

For more information about data registration, please contact international(at)