The Open University of the University of Jyväskylä

The Open University is an integral part of the University of Jyväskylä. If you intend to pursue academic studies through distance learning, the Open University offers you a wide range of opportunities. Multiple blended learning options have been in use for many years.


As an Open University student,you can study over 50 bachelor-level subjects in Finnish – from all seven faculties of the University – as well as some subjects offered entirely in English. You can start your studies at any point during the year, i.e. there is no fixed intake date, and you can study at your own pace, following your personal learning plan. All the subjects and courses available in English can be studied through distance learning.


The Open University adheres to the values and ethical principles of the University of Jyväskylä.

  • learner-centred and lifelong learning
  • academic education
  • ensuring the success of our partners
  • regeneration and innovation
  • sustainable development


  • The Open University of the University of Jyväskylä strenghtens the University's profile as a leading adult educator and teachers' educator with a nationally remarkable volume and high pedagogical quality, offering flexible and versatile modes of study, which will also provide opportunities for internationalization.

Facts and Figures

  • Established in 1984
  • An independent institute within the University of Jyväskylä
  • Nearly 50 subjects with instruction in Finnish, 2 in English
  • 50 educational partner institutions
  • 14 000 students annually