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  • Locations: Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange (Bilateral) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English and Foreign Language
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dorm/On-Campus Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Arts, Business, Communication, Cultural Studies, Dance, Education, Foreign Language (other), Health, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Management, Marketing, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Race & Ethnic Studies, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Science, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Women's Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisites: No Click here for a definition of this term Target Language: Finnish
Program Description:

UW-W Exchange

University of Jyvaskyla
Summer School in Human Sciences


Credits 1-3 UW-W credits per week-long course (1-9 credits total).
Dates May 21 - June 15, 2018.

Students can choose how many weeks (1, 2, 3, or 4) they would like to attend and will take one course per week.
App Deadline
  • UWW: February 16, 2018
  • JYU*: March 1, 2018
    *Students will be instructed to complete JYU application when UWW is processed.
jyvaskyla map


The Jyväskylä Summer School in Human Sciences comprises 16 interdisciplinary courses for undergraduate and graduate students interested in e.g. art and cultural studies, education, sport and health sciences, social sciences, and related fields.

Participants may participate in the full summer school program (one course per week) or parts of it.  The courses offered in Summer 2018 are:
WEEK I: 21 - 25 MAY 2018

WEEK II: 28 MAY - 1 JUNE 2018

WEEK III: 4 - 8 JUNE 2018

WEEK IV: 11 - 15 JUNE 2018




Summer School participants will be accommodated in the apartments of Kortepohja Student Village at about 2.5 kilometres / 1.5 miles from the University. Students have a furnished study-bedroom (with a shared kitchen and bathroom) which also includes a blanket, pillow and bed linen. Some of the apartments may also include basic kitchenware.

For a good description of the accommodation level in Kortepohja, see the summer school group accommodation info at their webpage:

Student Life and Surroundings

The Jyvaskyla Summer School organizes a variety of informal free-time activities to allow Summer School participants to get to know each other and explore their surroundings and Finnish culture.  These activities include hiking, sauna, barbeques, movie nights, and pub crawls.

Jyväskylä is a vibrant city of 130,000 placed along majestic Lake Jyväskylä.  Located in south-central Finland, Jyväskylä allows students easy access to the capital city of Helsinki, and to the rest of 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

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.  UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

UW-W tuition, as well as the UW-W Administrative Fees 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 (for 4 week session)*

Tuition* (credit equivalent to 6-9 credits)      1,912
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 33
Subtotal $2,220
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Passport/Passport Photos 150
Round-Trip Airfare 900
Accommodation** (335€) 395
Meals 500
Books/Supplies 100
Personal/Miscellaneous 400
Subtotal $2,445
Total*** $4,665

*Fees listed here are for the entire 4-week session based on Summer 2017 tuition fees. Subject to change for Summer 2018.  Participation for 1-3 weeks of the program may involve reduced fees for insurance, tuition, housing, meals, and personal expenses - please contact the Center for Global Education for further information.
**Accommodation rate is determined is on a weekly basis.  Price reflects a 4-week stay.
***Tuition rate listed is for undergraduate Wisconsin residents for 6-9 credits.  Non-resident and graduate tuition rates apply, and tuition rate will also depend on the number of credits a student chooses to take.



Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759