Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Finland Winter Sports Science

International Experience Program: Finland

Faculty of Science/Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health/All Business Schools

Winter Sports Studies

Proposed 2019 Program

The International Winter School in Sport Sciences annually brings exercise science, sports management & marketing students, researchers and experts together from all over the world.

Jyväskylä is an exceptionally attractive study destination with its combination of top-quality education and research, technologically advanced campus, safe and stable society, unique Nordic nature and landscape, and a wide range of sports and cultural events and activities. This program is broken into three courses:

snow walkSport Marketing - will introduce students to the concepts and theory of sport marketing, marketing communications, sport sponsorship, event management and branding. These will be discussed and applied to specific cases, with a particular focus on the European perspective. Students will be encouraged to form opinions and gather information on related topics to deepen their knowledge in these areas.

International Perspectives to Organisation and Management of Sport - sport management will be discussed from the perspective of various countries and regions. Emphasis will be put particularly on:
- Perspectives to organisation and management of sport in the EU and Nordic countries
- Organisation of sport in other countries, according to the backgrounds of the participating students

Winter Sports - Students will get acquainted with various winter sports such as cross-country skiing, skating and games on ice, kick-sledging, snow racket hiking etc.

The benefits of this program are never ending- the chance to travel to Finland and experience their culture, meeting students from all over the world and learning so much from them in and out of the classroom, studying subjects that you simply don’t get the chance to at home with lecturers whose experiences and knowledge are second to none, and of course escaping the heat of our summer!  Andrew Lotherington, 2016 program participant

View the University of Jyväskylä website for more Winter School details. Please note this program is subject to change and information provided should be used as a guide only. CSU students must participate in all three courses.

When: approximately 7 - 18 January 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed on notification of successful application)

Number of Places: 4
This program will require minimum numbers to proceed.

winter lakeEligibility: Students who in 2018 will be enrolled in their 2nd year or above in CSU's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Management), Bachelor of Sports Studies/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business Studies, Bachelor of Business (Management or Marketing specialisations) at the time of undertaking the program.

Academic Information: Students may be eligible to receive academic recognition for an 8 point CSU subject for their participation in this program. When undertaking your Jyväskylä courses you should expect to complete approximately 7 ECTS credits for your study to be considered equivalent to an 8 credit point CSU subject. Academic recognition will require payment of a CSU subject tuition fee and satisfactory participation and completion of specified assessment items. Students must liaise directly with their Course Director for approval to include an elective subject in their course structure and should do so prior to applying for this program.

Financial Assistance: Students may be eligible to receive the Vice Chancellor Travel Grant of  $450 to reimburse them for some travel costs associated with participation in this program. Eligibility is restricted to CSU students receiving academic recognition for their participation in the program. These subsidies are limited in number. Upon receipt of travel documentation - the specifics of which will be outlined in successful notification of application - CSU Global will award eligible students funding valued at AUD $450

Jyvaskyla cityStudents may also be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Australian Government's OS-HELP loan. OS-HELP is a loan available to eligible Commonwealth Supported students who want to undertake some of their study overseas. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses.

Eligibility for OS-HELP will be assessed once successful students are selected and is based on a number of criteria.  Acceptance into a CSU Global program does not guarantee eligibility for the loan. Please note, you cannot pay your program deposit through OS-HELP.

All funding associated with CSU Global programs (travel grants, scholarships, subsidies and loans) is linked to successful completion of academic and program expectations and submission of documents. Failure to meet these requirements may result in funding being revoked.

Refer to CSU Global's Scholarships and Funding webpage for further information on financial assistance.

Program Cost: The program fee is free of charge to CSU students (registered through CSU Global). However, there will be a small fee for the social program and equipment for the Winter Sports course. Students are also expected to pay for their travel to and from Jyväskylä as well as living expenses and accommodation while in Jyväskylä.

Please note: This is an individually ticketed program (students to purchase their own flights, travel insurance, visas and passports). 

Application Timeline: Continue to the bottom of this page for application link

  • Application closing date: 19 August 2018*
  • Successful students notified (email): approx two weeks after the application closing date
  • Applications due to Jyväskylä: 15 September - 1 November*
    (You MUST have applied for or obtained your passport prior to this date. Please note it may take 3-4 weeks to obtain a passport)
  • Full and final payment date: To be advised by Jyväskylä
  • Pre-departure sessions: To be announced.

*You must apply for selection to CSU Global prior to your application being lodged and assessed by the University of Jyväskylä.

Further enquiries regarding this program should be directed to:

Alice Wood
CSU Global  
Charles Sturt University
Building 1395
Bathurst, NSW 2795
Phone: + 61 2 6338 4068

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