Exchange Students

Talvipäivä Laajavuoressa

Exchange students are welcome to take courses at the Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication. Some language courses start from the beginning, some require previous knowledge of the particular language and some courses are general communication and culture courses. To choose the right courses, use the information and help provided here on our web pages and in the course descriptions. 

What languages would you like to study?

Exchange students are generally not required to take any language courses by the University of Jyväskylä, but their home university or the rules of the exchange programme may require such studies. Also, it is easier and more interesting to live in Finland if you know a little bit of Finnish; so at least the Survival Finnish course is strongly recommended for all those with no previous skills in Finnish. Students with previous Finnish skills can choose more advanced courses matching their skills.

Studying and learning in English may also require that you update your skills in academic English, for which several  courses are offered. You can also choose advanced courses in other languages if you already have skills in that particular language. Beginner language courses are usually taught in Finnish and are popular among the degree students and might not have room for exchange students. Please read the course descriptions or contact the responsible teacher to find more about the course prerequisites and recommended skill level.

The Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication also organises several courses on multilingualism and intercultural communication as well as coordinates the language tandem (Each One Teach One). Please make use of our diverse and interesting course selection for exchange students

Recommended courses for exchange students academic year 2022/2023. NB. Course selection not definite, subject to changes.

Course offer, teaching schedule and course registration for each semester is in SISU, the study data registry of the University of Jyväskylä.

The following pages provide a closer look on our teaching, courses offered each semester vary:      


Questions concerning your studies: