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  • Locations: Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • Program Terms: Winterim
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  • Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winterim 2023 10/15/2022 ** 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.
Program Description:

UW-W Partnership

University of Jyvaskyla
Winterim Program - Faculty of Sport and Health Science


Credits 2 UW-W credits per week-long course
(2-4 credits total)
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, open to all students
Dates 2 weeks in during UW-W winter break. 
Winterim 2019: January 7 - January 18
Brochure winterschool2019_English.pdf


The Jyväskylä Winter School in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences comprises 3 courses for undergraduate and graduate students interested in sport and health sciences. 

The courses offered in Winterim 2019 are:
International Perspectives to Organisation and Management of Sport - 24h of lectures and 5-6 or 15-20 pages of learning diaries (2 or 4 ECTS credits). Sport Management and Organization of Sport from the perspective of various countries and regions. 

Sport Marketing - 20h lectures and seminars, pre-assignment, group work presentations, 5-6 pages of lecture diaries, 10-12 pages of written assignment (2 or 4 ECTS credits). Concepts and theory of Sport Marketing, Event Management, and Sport Sponsorship.

Winter Sports - held simultaneously with the other two courses. Practical winter sport lessons for all levels. All equipment and facility fees are included. The activities are snow walking, outdoor trips, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and ice-hockey (1 ECTS credit). 



JYU Winter School participants will be accommodated in study-bedrooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms (for two weeks staying approx. 250€). Student apartments are located within walking distance or a short bus ride away from the campus.

Student Life and Surroundings

The Jyvaskyla Winter School organizes a variety of informal free-time activities to allow Winter School participants to get to know each other and explore their surroundings and Finnish culture.  These activities include cultural tours on the campus and museums, getting to know Finnish life and society by going to sauna and swimming in a frozen lake, informal get-togethers, sports (skiing, skating, sledging…), and much more!.

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.  It is famous for its winter activities!


Cost of Attendance

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 2 week session)*

Tuition* (program fee 350€) 408
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 17
Subtotal $700
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Passport/Passport Photos 150
Round-Trip Airfare 700
Accommodation (est. 250€) 295
Meals 200
Personal/Miscellaneous 250
Subtotal $1,595
Total $2,295

*Fees listed here are for the entire 2-week session.  Exchange rate taken September 2018. USD amounts subject to change.


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