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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 2017 - 2018 

 

Autumn Semester 2017  29.8. - 20.12.2017 
Recommended arrival days  26. - 28.8.2017
Orientation days   29.8. - 1.9.2017
Independent Study Week (no teaching)   

 16.10. - 22.10.2017

Graduation Ceremony / semester ends  Wed 20.12.2017
   
Spring Semester 2018  11.1. - 31.5.2018
Studies start, orientation   11. - 12.1.2018
Independent Study Week (no teaching)  05.03. - 11.03.2018 
Graduation Ceremony / semester ends  31.5.2018
Academic Year 2016 - 2017

Autumn semester: 30.8. - 21.12.2016
Spring semester: 12.1. - 27.5.2017