Academic year

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Lead paragraph

The academic year is divided into five periods. The classroom lessons included in the degree programmes are organised according to the timetables during periods 1 and 2 in the Autumn semester, during periods 3 and 4 in the Spring semester, and during period 5 in the summertime. There may also be classroom instructions during the intensive weeks, which are organised before or after each period.

The academic year is divided into autumn semester (1 August–31 December) and spring semester (1 January–31 July).

Enrolment for attendance/non-attendance 2023-2024

Students have to enrol for attendance/non-attendance each academic year. Enroll as present or absent for the following academic (2024-2025) year in Peppi during 2 April–14 June 2024. 

If you need to make changes to your attendance/non-attendance for the spring semester 2024, they must be made on Peppi during 27 November – 15 December 2023.

All attending degree students must pay a healthcare fee to Kela, as they are entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS/YTHS). The healthcare fee is paid via Kela's e-service. Read more

Academic calendar

Spring semester 2024

  • Spring semester begins on 1 January 2024 and ends on 31 July 2024.
  • Spring semester lessons are held between 15 January 2024 and 17 May 2024.
  • Holidays: 1–5 January 2024 (week 1), 29 March, 1 April, 1 May, and 9 May. Additionally, on 28 March and 30 April, lessons end at 5.30 pm.
  • The pre-enrolment time for spring semester 2024 and summer 2024 begins on 27 November 2023 at 8.00 am and ends on 4 December 2023 at 4.00 pm. The second enrolment round begins on 2 January 2024 at 8.00 am and ends at 4.00 pm on the Friday of the week before the implementation begins.

Intensive week: 8–12 January 2024    (week 2)
3rd period: 15 January–15 March 2024    (weeks 3–7 & 9–11)
Intensive week: 19–23 February 2024    (week 8)
Intensive week: 18–22 March 2024    (week 12)
4th period: 25 March–17 May 2024    (weeks 13–20)
Intensive weeks: 20 May–7 June 2024    (weeks 21–23)

Summer 2024

  • The pre-enrolment time for spring semester 2024 and summer 2024 begins on 27 November 2023 at 8.00 am and ends on 4 December 2023 at 4.00 pm. The second enrolment round begins on 2 January 2024 at 8.00 am and ends at 4.00 pm on the Friday of the week before the implementation begins.

5th period: 20 May–16 August 2024    (weeks 21–33)

Autumn semester 2024

  • Autumn semester begins on 1 August 2024 and ends on 31 December 2024.
  • Autumn semester lessons are held between 19 August 2024 and 13 December 2024.
  • Holidays: 6 December, 23–27 December 2024 (week 52)
  • The pre-enrolment time for autumn semester 2024 begins on 15 May 2024 at 8.00 am and ends on 23 May 2024 at 4.00 pm. The second enrolment round begins on 3 June 2024 at 8.00 am and ends at 4.00 pm on the Friday of the week before the implementation begins.

Intensive week: 5–16 August 2024    (weeks 32–33)
1st period: 19 August–11 October 2024    (weeks 34–41)
Intensive week: 14–18 October 2024    (week 42)
2nd period: 21 October–13 December 2024    (weeks 43–50)
Intensive week: 16–20 December 2024    (week 51)

Spring semester 2025

  • Spring semester begins on 1 January 2025 and ends on 31 July 2025.
  • Spring semester lessons are held between 13 January 2025 and 16 May 2025.
  • Holidays: 30 December 2024–3 January 2025 (week 1), 6 January, 18 April, 21 April, and 1 May. Additionally, on 17 April, lessons end at 5.30 pm.

Intensive week:  6–10 January 2025    (week 2)
3rd period: 13 January–14 March 2025    (weeks 3–7 & 9–11)
Intensive week: 17–21 February 2025    (week 8)
Intensive week: 17–21 March 2025    (week 12)
4th period: 24 March–16 May 2025    (weeks 13–20)
Intensive weeks: 19 May–6 June 2023    (weeks 21–23)

Summer 2025

5th period: 19 May–15 August 2025    (weeks 21–33)

Autumn semester 2025

  • The autumn semester begins on 1 August 2025 and ends on 31 December 2025.
  • Autumn semester lessons are held between 18 August 2025 and 12 December 2025.
  • Holidays: 22–26 December 2025 (week 52)

Intensive weeks: 4–15 August 2025    (weeks 32–33)
1st period: 18 August–10 October 2025    (weeks 34–41)
Intensive week: 13–17 October 2025    (week 42)
2nd period: 20 October–12 December 2025    (weeks 43–50)
Intensive week: 15–19 December 2025    (week 51)