news 17.5.2022

Jamk offers free studies to all who have fled the war in Ukraine to Finland

​Jamk University of Applied Sciences supports Ukrainians who have fled the war with free open studies and exemption from tuition fees for those who have been granted a place to study and are under temporary protection in Finland due to the war in Ukraine.

Jamk University of Applied Sciences cooperates with the City of Jyväskylä and the Finnish Red Cross and offers free studies to all those who have had to flee Ukraine due to the war of aggression launched by Russia.

Open studies are free of charge to all those who have fled Ukraine and are under temporary protection in Finland. The study offer has been added on Jamk's website at

“The courses have been opened from Jamk's open studies in English. Open studies are concise, a set of a few credits, the level of which varies from beginners to master's level contents", says Vesa Saarikoski, Rector of Jamk.

For Jamk's degree students who have fled the war in Ukraine and are under temporary protection in Finland, Jamk offers a 100 % scholarship for the tuition fees for the academic year 2022–2023. The prerequisite for receiving the scholarship is that the student presents a certificate of application for temporary protection, a certificate of temporary protection or a residence permit card to Jamk's admission services.

An additional application is currently open for two English-language Master's degree programs: Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy and Digital Rehabilitation. Additional applications for other degree programs will open in the summer.

In addition, Jamk offers university students studying in Ukraine a separate right to study, which allows them to complete a total of 120 credits of university studies at Jamk for two years.

“A separate right to study is offered to those who have fled the war in Ukraine, who have been granted temporary protection in Finland and who are in the process of completing university studies in Ukraine or who have completed a university degree but need additional training. The plan is that a separate right to study would be available from 1 August 2022", says Saarikoski.

In Finland, those under temporary protection are also offered the opportunity to participate in Jamk's studies as an exchange student with Erasmus + funding and to participate in Jamkin Summer School free of charge in the summer of 2022 and 2023.

Further information

Vesa Saarikoski

Rehtori, Rector
Konsernin hallinto, Administration
Korkeakoulupalvelut, University Services