Timetable for the Academic year

Important dates during the academic year, teaching periods and exam week dates, for the ongoing and next academic year.

The Academic year begins always 1 August and ends 31 July. The terms are divided into two teaching periods each, periods 1 and 2 during the Autumn term and periods 3 and 4 during the Spring term. Each teaching period consists of seven weeks of teaching followed by one week for exams. Period 4 is one week longer than the other periods due to the Easter vacation. In addition to this, there are two Summer terms before and after the regular teaching periods: one in August and one in May-July.

 

Autumn semester 2019

1-30.8.2019 Summer teaching period 1
v. 35 (26-30.8.2019) Introduction for new students
2.9–18.10.2019 Teaching period 1
2.9.2019 at 13.00 Opening of the Academic year, Vaasa
3.9.2019 at 13.00 Opening of the Academic year, Helsinki
19 & 21–26.10.2019 Exam week for period 1
28.10–13.12.2019 Teaching period 2
6.12.2019 Independence day, no teaching
14 & 16–21.12.2019 Exam week for period 2

Spring semester 2020

20.1–6.3.2020 Teaching period 3
7 & 9–14.3.2020 Exam week for period 3
16.3–8.5.2020 Teaching period 4
9–15.4.2020 Easter vacation, no teaching
9 & 11-16 & 18-19.5.2020 Exam week for period 4
20.5-31.7.2020 Summer teaching period 2

Autumn Semester 2020

1-30.8.2020                               Summer teaching period 1
31.8.-16.10.2020                       Teaching period 1
17 &19-24.10.2020                    Exam week for period 1
26.10–11.12.2020                      Teaching period 2
12 & 14–19.12.2020                  Exam week for period 2

Spring Semester 2021

18.1-5.3.2021                             Teaching period 3
6. & 8–13.3.2021                        Exam week for period 3
15.3–7.5.2021                            Teaching period 4
1-7.4.2021                                  Easter vacation
8. & 10-12. & 14-15. & 17-18.5.2021               Exam week for period 4
19.5-31.7.2021                           Summer teaching period 2