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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 2016 - 2017 

 

Autumn Semester 2016  30.8. - 21.12.2016 
Orientation days   30. - 31.8.2016
Independent Study Week (no teaching)   

 23.10. - 30.10.2016

Graduation Ceremony / semester ends  Wed 21.12.2016
   
Spring Semester 2017  12.1. - 27.5.2017
Arrival  10. - 11.1.2017
Studies start, orientation   12. - 13.1.2017
Independent Study Week (no teaching)  06.03. - 12.03.2017 
Graduation Ceremony / semester ends  Sat 27.5.2017
Academic Year 2016 - 2017

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