Dear student,

Are you interested in doing summer studies in an international student group? Sign up for the Summer School in Human Sciences! The Summer School takes place in May – June and it is a great opportunity to study interesting courses in an international atmosphere on your home campus. The Summer School comprises of 14 interdisciplinary courses for students interested in e.g. language and culture studies, communication, education, music, sport and health sciences, business and marketing and social sciences.

All degree students and exchange students of the University of Jyväskylä are welcome to apply to the Summer School in Human Sciences. You can choose one or more courses (one course per week). Courses are taught in English. The Summer School is free of charge for the students of our partner universities. Application deadline for the Summer School is 1 March 2023.

Further information on the Summer School in Human Sciences can be found below and at


International Summer School in Human Sciences

22 May – 9 June 2023

Courses available:

Week 1 (22. – 26.5.2023)

  • Finnish Language and Culture
  • Visual Communication as a Way to Improve Working Life Skills
  • International Summer School in Sport Event Management
  • Current Perspectives on New Business Development and Corporate Entrepreneurship

Week 2 (29.5. – 2.6.2023)

  • Education in Finland
  • Social Marketing
  • Nordic working life model: past, present and the future of work in light of institutional theories
  • Music, Mind & Well-being
  • Digital Business Strategy

Week 3 (5. – 9.6.2023)

  • Multilingual Communication in Multicultural Teams
  • Mindfulness in the Modern World
  • Doing business in Finland, in Chile and in Peru – similarities and differences in business environment
  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • Physical activity, Sport, Health and Health Promotion – International Perspectives

Course descriptions

How to apply?

The online application form and instructions for completing the application are available at The application deadline is 1 March 2023. You are welcome to apply for the full summer school programme (one course per week) or parts of it. Each course lasts one week and they are 2-5 ECTS credits.


Students from partner universities all over the world are invited to apply to the Summer School. Also the degree and exchange students of the University of Jyväskylä are welcome to join the courses.

Participation fee

The University of Jyväskylä does not charge tuition for the courses from students of partner universities collecting eventual tuition fees of their own. The Summer School is free of charge also for the degree and exchange students of the University of Jyväskylä. Students are expected to pay for their travel to and from Jyväskylä (if applicable) as well as living expenses and accommodation while in Jyväskylä.  Small participation fees may be collected for individual events of the social programme.

Teaching staff

The teaching staff of the Summer School consists of professors, researchers and experts from the University of Jyväskylä and from partner universities.

The summer school has reserved a tentative quota of rooms for summer school students coming from outside of Jyväskylä. Detailed information about accommodation during the summer school, reservation and payment instructions will be sent to students who have been granted admission to the Summer School. Information about accommodation options is available on the accommodation website:

Further information:

Summer School in Human Sciences

University of Jyväskylä