May-Mester 2020

Experience the world by travelling this "May-mester" through our faculty-led short courses. Additional opportunities for 2020 will be added as they become available.

University of Jyväskylä - Finland 

International Summer School in Human Sciences
May 18–June 12, 2020

The University of Jyväskylä is pleased to welcome you to our 17th International Summer School in Human Sciences in May-June 2020. The Summer School in Human Sciences comprises of 22 interdisciplinary courses for undergraduate and/or graduate students interested in e.g. language and culture studies, communication, education, music, psychology, sport and health sciences, business and marketing and social sciences.

Courses available:

Week I: May 18–22, 2020

  • Visual Communication as a Way to Improve Working Life Skills
  • Finnish Language and Culture
  • Education in Finland
  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • Sports Economics

Week II: May 25–29, 2020

  • Physical Activity, Sport, Health and Health Promotion - International Perspectives
  • Regional Approaches to Global Sustainability
  • Conflict and Intergroup Communication
  • How to Make a Successful Application for Erasmus+ Sport Programme
  • Ear Training & Blended Learning
  • Intrapreneurship: Current Perspectives on New Business Development and Corporate Entrepreneurship

Week III: June 1–5, 2020

  • Sport Marketing
  • National Education Systems: Foundations, Frameworks, Structures and Experiences
  • Managing Customer Relationships with Digital Marketing
  • Nordic Working Life Model: Past, Present and the Future of Work in Light of Institutional Theories
  • Multilingual Communication in Multicultural Teams
  • Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy and other Arts Therapies

Week IV: June 8–12, 2020

  • Greek Political Thought and its Modern Echos
  • Humor, Laughter, and Society
  • Music, Mind & Well-being
  • Magic of the Game - Perspectives to Digital Games
  • Adapted Physical Activity

Course descriptions

How to apply?

The online application form and instructions for completing the application are available at The application deadline is 1 March 2020. 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.


Students are accepted to the Summer School in the framework of the bilateral cooperation agreements between the University of Jyväskylä and partner universities. Consequently, we do not charge tuition or course fees. However, students may be required to pay tuition for their own home university to enable credit transfer. We may collect small participation fees for individual events of the social programme. Students are expected to pay for their travel to and from Jyväskylä as well as living expenses and accommodation while in Jyväskylä.

Teaching staff

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


Summer School participants can reserve accommodation in the apartments of the Kortepohja Student Village at about 2.5 kilometres / 1.5 miles from the University. They will each have a furnished study-bedroom (with a shared kitchenette and bathroom) which also include a blanket, pillow, bed linen and some basic kitchenware. Also included in the room price is breakfast and the possibility to use the gym.

The cost of accommodation is as follows:

4 weeks: 450 €
3 weeks: 390 €
2 weeks: 320 €
1 week: 235 €

Further information

Summer School in Human Sciences
University of Jyväskylä

Application supporting documents can be submitted to:

Sherilyn Acorn-LeClair
Manager, Study & Stay PEI and Study Abroad Programs
Office of Study Abroad and International Collaboration
Dalton Hall, Room 315