Student welfare includes health, wellbeing, economical security and housing related issues as well as studies support services. In JAMKO we receive your feedback and guide you with any problems.
If you need more information about matters mentioned above please contact JAMKO’s person responsible for social policy via sopo(a)jamko.fi or via telephone +358 45 319 4905.
Jyväskylä is a popular student city therefore searching of accommodation should start early. Especially in the autumn there are lot of candidates looking for housing. In the centre of Jyväskylä housing is slightly more expensive, on the other hand, when living further away from the city centre you may need local travel card or other methods of transportation. When choosing your first home in Jyväskylä do not put too strict criteria for your living, a roof over the head is a priority, so that you can concentrate on your studies! Check out the map of Jyväskylä, and clarify the location of your school and campus, at the same time you can reflect on what sort of distance away from your school you want to live in.
More information about accommodation from study guide of JAMK University of Applied Sciences: http://www.jamk.fi/english/forstudents/studyguide/supportservices/accommodation
From Central Finland Student Housing Foundation (KOAS) you can find the cell and family apartments as well as studios. Visit: www.koas.fi.
Cell-appartments, private landlords and housing can be browsed at:
http://www.jyy.fi/fi/asuntopalsta/ (Jyväskylä University Student Union JYY)
https://www.ovv.com/ (students housing rentals)
http://jva.fi/ (Jyväskylä rental appartements)
Harassment contact persons
Harassment contact persons are supporting you in case you feel bullied or have some kind of harassment either by staff of the school or classmates. Contact persons are the students like yourself but they have been trained and they are familiar with their tasks. Contacts are extremely confidential. Harassment contact persons will help you with the situation ongoing. JAMKO has two harassment contact persons both male and female.
You can contact harassment contact persons via email hairinta (at) jamko.fi. Enter to a title field either "female harassment contact person" or "male harassment contact person" depending on either you want to contact.
JAMK University of Applied Sciences has its own library on each campus. A student card can be activated to be used as a library card! You can borrow books from any campus and return the books anywhere. For more information >>>
You can also use City of Jyväskylä’s, Aalto library services and Jyväskylä University Library services.
Study psychology services may be necessary when your studies are not progressing and you find signs of fatigue from yourself. Services are provided free of charge for students.
Piippukatu 2, room 543, Aivoteollinen kampus, previously Dynamo
Reception without time reservation: Piippukatu, on Thu at 12-13
Booking the reception: firstname.lastname@example.org / +358 40 521 9415
Student financial aid
The majority of Finnish students are financially supported by the Finnish state. International students are entitled to the financial aid for students only on certain conditions. Please see further information on: http://www.jamk.fi/english/forstudents/studyguide/supportservices/livingcosts
Further information on Student financial aid:
Student financial aid and the processing of applications: Kela / +358 20 692 209
Financial Aid Committee:
Secretary Ms. Soile Pirkola, +358 40 848 8605
JAMK University of Applied Sciences,
Rajakatu 35, 40200 Jyväskylä
The students of the University of Applied Sciences are entitled to a reduction of 1.67 euros on meal prices at the student restaurant by showing a student card, a Kela meal bonus card, a registration certificate, or other certificate on study entitlement at a higher education institution.
The meal subsidy is also granted at the student restaurants of Finnish universities and other universities of applied sciences
University of Jyväskylä, menus >>>
Jyväskylä Vegetarian Restaurant Katriina >>>
Student Healthcare and Dental care
Student healthcare services are intended for all students, regardless of the home municipality. Health care includes: health checks, vaccinations, preventive care issues, medical care, mental health and supervision of health conditions etc. Work is done by a doctor and nurse. Medical appointments can be booked through the nurse. Reception of the nurse without an appointment is on weekdays 8-11 at Tapionkatu 7, 40200 Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä, a student may enrol for dental care in their own neighborhood dentist. Foreign Residents students receive priority for urgent emergency care (eg, toothache, dental accident, or irritated wisdom tooth.)
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Equality and Accessibility
JAMKO supports equal and barrier-free learning environment! Learning environment in which everyone feels good supports everyone. If necessary, you are entitled to special arrangements, such as advance materials, assistive devices etc.
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