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Build your own study path at Jyväskylä!

You can build your own study path by choosing the contents and studies that interest you the most from the selection of each EduFutura institution. As an upper secondary school student, you can complete studies in the Jamk Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences or the University of Jyväskylä.

All the courses available at other EduFutura institutes are presented in the EduFutura online course catalogue. Choose courses taught in English. The course catalogue is mostly in Finnish-language.

Your guidance counsellor and the EduFutura coordinator of your upper secondary school will help you with enrolling in studies.

The best part – EduFutura studies are completely free of charge for you!

EduFutura Jyväskylä community comprises

You, too, are an EduFutura student, a member of the EduFutura community of more than 40,000 students!

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Complete higher education studies while attending an upper secondary school

 You can complete higher education courses in Jamk Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences or the University of Jyväskylä already during your upper secondary school studies. These studies will be recognised as prior competence in your school studies. In the future, if you apply for an EduFutura institute of higher education (Jamk, JYU), you can also include this study unit in your higher education degree studies. If you apply for another institute of higher education, remember to report the completed study unit to their records, too.

Orientation studies (1–2 ECTS credits) are primarily designed for secondary stage students. You can also complete study units intended for degree students of higher education institutes if the study unit has been made partly or fully available to upper secondary school and vocational school students.

Why should you take higher education studies?

  • Familiarising yourself with the field and its studies in an institute of higher education
  • An opportunity to explore studying in a higher education institute without commitment
  • Certainty for electing or eliminating some choices
  • Support for finding the right path for you
  • Developing study skills and academic capabilities
  • Potential advantage for your matriculation examination, aptitude interviews or personal statements
  • These studies will be recognised as prior competence in your school studies

Familiarise yourself with higher education studies

  • EduFutura Road Show of higher education in spring and autumn for Gradia and ‘Norssi’ upper secondary school students.
  • Applicant’s Day for JAMK and JYU in November.
  • Second year students of Gradia upper secondary schools will take part in a Higher Education Week. During the week, you will complete a study unit at JAMK or JYU and familiarise yourself with one study field.
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More information

Your teacher, guidance counsellor and the EduFutura coordinator at your school are happy to provide you with further information.

EduFutura’s study selection for upper secondary school students has been collected in the EduFutura online course catalogue. You can choose courses taught in English. The online course catalogue is mostly in Finnish-language.

Other possibilities

EduFutura entrepreneur studies break the boundaries by bringing together skilled professional and academic experts: we want workplaces to have a more entrepreneurial approach and the entrepreneurship courses in educational institutes to be filled with eager students. In these educational institutes’ joint entrepreneurship courses, future makers will find each other. If you are interested in entrepreneurship, the top team of Jyväskylä Startup Factory will offer you great coaching opportunities.