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Academic Calendar

The academic year in Finland starts in late August/early September and ends in late May. It consists of two semesters, the autumn and spring semester. Courses are normally arranged once a year, either in the autumn or spring semester. There are no exam weeks. Course exams are arranged after the lessons are finished, which can be anytime after the middle of the semester.

When booking your flights, please note that lessons and exams will continue until the end of each semester and you are expected to stay until the end of the semester. The graduation date is the last day when any lessons or exams may take place. 

Autumn Semester 2018
Recommended arrival days
Orientation days
Independent Study Week (no teaching)
End of semester

28.8. - 19.12.2018
24. - 25.8.2018
28.8. - 31.8.2018
15.10. - 21.10.2018

Spring Semester 2019 
Studies start, orientation
Independent Study Week (no teaching)
End of semester
10.1. - 31.5.2019
10. - 11.1.2019
04.03. - 10.03.2019