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The professional supplementary education of the Summer University offers insights and know-how for the working life. We organize public trainings which develop working life knowledge and abilities all year round. These trainings are suitable for many occupational fields as supplementary education.
In our course programme, there are trainings e.g. from the following fields: Health and Well-being, Education, Law as well as Communication in written and spoken forms. The course programmes of the Open University can also be utilized for personal occupational development.


The Open University studies of the Summer University are academic courses and study programmes open to everybody. The studies are organised throughout the year and it is possible to participate flexibly alongside working. Most subjects are suitable for minor studies and optional subjects for the ones already studying in tertiary studies as degree students. The Open University studies are also well suitable for those who are applying to a university and the studies may enhance the possibilities to succeed in the entrance exams.
The Summer University complements the study programmes of the regional tertiary studies by bringing Open University studies from other universities and universities of applied sciences to the area. The study programmes consist of courses that are not organised by the local tertiary institutions. In most subjects, it is possible to study either separate courses or basic and subject study modules.


In the Summer University’s study programme, there are also courses that support the progress in high school as well as courses that prepare for the matriculation examinations. With these candidate and high school courses, the students receive confidence in the overall studying and for the matriculation exams, as well as they get to learn new things and test their knowledge. The teaching is organized in the guidance of professional and motivational teachers. We also organize review and supporting courses that are suitable for any stage in high school. Some of the courses are also organised online. Ask from your high school’s subject teacher about the possibility to include our courses to your certificate of graduation!


The Summer University organises high quality language courses for different needs. Language courses are organised e.g. as a part of Open University studies, professional supplementary education as well as activities of the University of the Third Age. The teaching language is usually Finnish. We also have a selection of Finnish language courses for foreigners, including the Intensive Summer Course in Finnish Language which has been organised for over thirty years, and gathers students from all over the world.

More information on Summer University Finnish language courses can be found here.

More information on Intensive courses on Finnish language and culture can be found here.


The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a scientific meeting spot of knowledge and life experience. In UTA there are activities such as weekly lecture series, different seminars and courses, IT training and field trips all without pressure over grades or performance. All interested are warmly welcome to join. The UTA activities are also organized together with the University of Jyväskylä and the city of Jyväskylä.

More information on the University of the 3rd Age can be found here.


There are plenty of things to wonder and investigate in the world for all ages. The University of the Children and the Youth (UCY) offers a new functioning form, with which the younger ones can familiarize themselves with the fields operating in the University. The meaning of the courses and workshops is to inspire children and the young to bravely explore the world of science, art and research. The scientific work is done by researching, evaluating, wondering, getting inspired as well as experimenting by oneself. UCY is organized together with the University of Jyväskylä.


We plan and organize trainings also based on our customers’ wishes. We tailor a high quality and cost-effective event or training programme in interaction with the buyer.