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 always begins on August 1 and ends on July 31. The terms are divided into two teaching periods each, periods 1 and 2 during the Autumn semester and periods 3 and 4 during the Spring semester. 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 2022

1.8–28.8.2022                            Summer teaching period 1
29.8–14.10.2022                        Teaching period 1
15.10 & 17–22.10.2022              Exam week for teaching period 1
24.10–9.12.2022                         Teaching period 2
(Independence day Tuesday 6.12.2021, no teaching)
10.12 & 12–17.12.2022               Exam week for teaching period 2

 

Spring semester 2023

23.1–10.3.2023                            Teaching period 3
11.3 & 13–18.3.2023                    Exam week for teaching period 3
20.3–12.5.2023                            Teaching period 4
Thu 6.4–Wed 12.4.2023               Easter vacation, no teaching
13.5 & 15–17.5 & 19-20.5.2023   Exam week for teaching period 4
(Ascension Day Thursday 18.5.2023, no teaching)
15.5–31.7.2023                            Summer teaching period

Academic year 2023-2024

Autumn Semester 2023
1.8–3.9.2023                    Summer teaching period 1
4.9–20.10.2023                Teaching period 1
21.10 & 23–28.10.2023    Exam week for teaching period 1
30.10–15.12.2023            Teaching period 2
(Finland's Independence Day 6.12.2023, no teaching)
16.12 & 18–22.12.2023   Exam week for teaching period 2

Spring Semester 2024
22.1–8.3.2024                  Teaching period 3
9.3 & 11–16.3.2024          Exam week for teaching period 3
18.3–10.5.2024                Teaching period 4
28.3–3.4.2024                  Easter vacation, no teaching
(Ascension Day Thursday 9.5.2024, no teaching )
11.5 & 13–18.5.2024        Exam week for teaching period 4
20.5–31.7.2024                Summer teaching period 2