University of Jyväskylä
UW-W Exchange Program
||Across the curriculum
||2.5 GPA, All majors, Sophomore standing
||Fall, Spring, Year
|Language of Instruction
|Partner University Website
|Partner University Fact Sheet
||University of Jyvaskyla Fact Sheet 2014-15.pdf
Studying at the University of Jyväskylä offers students an exciting opportunity to take course across curriculum in English while experiencing the world renown Finnish education system.
The University of Jyväskylä campus is located in beautiful Jyväskylä, Finland, or better known around the world as “The City of Lights”. Jyväskylä is a vibrant city filled with rich tradition and Finnish culture.
The University of Jyväskylä offers a wide variety of coursework, and is internationally recognized as one of the top 400 universities in the world. Jyväskylä makes their education a global experience with professors from all over the world, and students representing over 100 countries.
No prior knowledge of Finnish is required, as a wide range of courses are taught in English. For students studying during the fall semester, Jyväskylä does offer a free Finnish course prior to the semester. Complete course information can be found in their online course catalog
Exchange students are guaranteed accommodation through student housing or housing providers contracted through the university. Students will apply for housing through the online application process. Students will then sent a housing offer 1-2 months before the accommodation is needed. For more information on accommodation, click here
Student Life and Surroundings
Exchange students at the University of will be provided many opportunities for success beginning with being given a student tutor. The Finnish school system also offers ample support for academic success.
Jyväskylä is a vibrant city of 130,000 placed along majestic Lake Jyväskylä. Located in south-central Finland, Jyväskylä allows students short travel to the capital city of Helsinki, and to Europe.
Finland is a great location for students who enjoy playing sports, or enjoying the outdoors. Although it may be famous for its winter activities, Jyväskylä provides outdoor entertainment all year round.
Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships
Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad. As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.
UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account. Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).
Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)
|Billed by UW-Whitewater
|Additional Estimated Expenses
|Passport and Passport Photos
|Finnish Residence Permit
|Trip to New York or Washington D.C. to apply for residence permit
*2015-16 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates. Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
**Accommodation is an estimate; individual options may vary
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,157
Passport and Visa Requirements
Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program. Students must also apply for a residence permit to study in Finland for periods of over 90 days. This process must be completed in person at a Finnish embassy or consulate. Please contact the CGE for further information.
||Early September to Late May
||Early September to Mid December
||Early January to Late May
CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5379 (direct)
UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisors:
Department of Communication
Office: Heide Hall 402