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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.


Academic Year 2018 - 2019 

Autumn Semester 2018  28.8. - 19.12.2018 
Recommended arrival days  24. - 25.8.2018
Orientation days   28.8. - 31.8.2018
Independent Study Week (no teaching)   

 15.10. - 21.10.2018

Graduation Ceremony / semester ends  Wed 19.12.2018
Spring Semester 2019  10.1. - 31.5.2019
Studies start, orientation   10. - 11.1.2019
Independent Study Week (no teaching)  04.03. - 10.03.2019 
Graduation Ceremony / semester ends  31.5.2019