University of Jyväskylä is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor students of the faculty of Humanities in  Jyväskylä, Finland.

Student experiences

Please note the following: these student experiences are for a special programme, so some of the information does not apply to this exchange.

Read about student experiences.

Academic calendar

Autumn semester: approximately September – December

Spring semester: approximately January –May

Academic calendar 


The University of Jyväskylä organises an Orientation Programme to help new international students settle and get to know each other.



Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English is required.

Course requirements: Erasmus+ students can choose courses from the curriculum of their host department and/or from the international study programmes arranged at the University of Jyväskylä. There are some restrictions that must be taken into consideration. Some of the courses may be targeted at students of a particular department or faculty only. The courses may also have some prerequisites that the participants must fulfil. 

Areas of study open to exchange students

The agreement is for Jounalism and Information, so the students can take courses at the Department of Language and Communication Studies. Subjects taught here cover Communication and Journalism too. The students should study their major (and minor subjects) mainly, but they have the possibility to study other open courses also. The courses offered for all exchange students are indicated clearly in our course information. The participation may be restricted e.g. due to a limited number of participants or prerequisites required for the courses.

Courses at Master’s level

No (Bachelor only)

Language of instruction


Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS 

Number of places available

1 place per year. 

Additional information

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators, just send an email or call us.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)