Study time and graduation within the statutory study time

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The statutory study time for completing a Bachelor’s degree (210 credits) is 3,5 years, or 7 semesters, however for the degree of Bachelor of Culture and Arts (240 credits) it is 4 years, or 8 semesters. The statutory study time for a Master’s degree is 2 years.

According to the Universities of Applied Sciences Act 30 § (932/2014) full-time students have the right to complete the studies leading to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a university of applied sciences in a time period of at most one year exceeding the normative duration of the studies.

It is important that you make sure that you have completed all the studies required for the degree in your study plan, and that you are able to complete all your studies within the statutory study time. If you have any questions concerning your studies or you need guidance, please contact your Guidance Counsellor.


  1. At the beginning of the semester, please check and make changes to your PSP, if necessary. If you need guidance, please contact your Guidance Counsellor.
  2. If you have made changes to your PSP, send it for approval by 27 October 2023. 
  3. Spring and summer semester timetables will be published in Lukkarikone (Timetable tool) on 20 November 2023. Make your own study schedule thereafter. You will get more information from Education Services.
  4. The pre-enrolment time for spring and summer semester courses 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. Timetables and course enrolment.
  5. Changes to the enrolment for attendance/non-attendance for spring semester 2024 must be done in Peppi between 27 November and 15 December 2023.
  6. The compulsory enrolment for attendance/non-attendance for the next academic year is done in Peppi during spring semester 2024. You will get more information from Study Services. More information about enrolment for attendance/non-attendance.

NB Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland) usually grants financial aid for students at the beginning of the studies only for the statutory study time. If you need financial aid after this, you need to apply for it separately. You can also get financial aid for the summer time. More information from Kela web pages >>

If you have any questions, please contact Study Services.

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Study Services Haaga
Study Services Malmi
Study Services Pasila
Study Services Porvoo
Study Services Vierumäki
Study Services, Teacher Education
+358 503373313
Study Services Open UAS
+358 29 447 0108