Official Dates for the Periods 2017 - 2018

period weeks begins ends
1 31-42 31.7.2017 22.10.2017
2 43-52 23.10.2017 31.12.2017
3 (52) 1–11 1.1.2018 18.3.2018
4 12–21 19.3.2018 27.5.2018
5 22–30 (31) 28.5.2018 29.7.2018

 

Teaching takes place in the framework of the official dates. Divisions and degree programmes set the actual semester dates for courses within this farmework (see below).

When planning your arrival to Finland, please follow the instructions given in your acceptance material, as they are specified to your degree programme.

For currently enrolled students, the semester dates are available in the intranet OMA.

Semester Dates by the Field of Study in 2018-2019

Please note that the semester dates might vary to some extent in different degree programmes. Divisions and degree programmes decide the timing of contact weeks, practical training, projects, exams and intensive study weeks as well as other practical issues concerning the studies.

Field of business

Semester 1, Autumn 2018

  • 20 August, 2018 – 14 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 20 August - 24 August, 2018 > see Orientation Programme
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2019

  • 7 January, 2019 - 17 May, 2019 TBC
  • Orientation for exchange students: 7 January - 11 January, 2019 > See Orientation Programme
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of technology

Semester 1, Autumn 2018

Information Technology

  • 16 August, 2018 - 14 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 16 -17 August > see Orientation Programme

Industrial Management, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  • 24 August, 2018 - 14 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 24 August > see Orientation Programme

Electronics, Laboratory Sciences, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering and Degree programme in Energy and Environmental Technology

  • 7 September, 2018 - 14 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 7 September > see Orientation Programme
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2019

  • end date: 24 May, 2019, starting date will be confirmed later
  • Orientation for exchange students: dates will be confirmed later
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of culture and creative industries

Semester 1, Autumn 2018

  • 22 August, 2018 - 21 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 22 August - 24 August, 2018 > see Orientation Programme
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

NOTE! Degree programme specific dates will be confirmed in the acceptance letters

Semester 2, Spring 2019

Dates will be confirmed during spring 2018

  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

NOTE! Degree programme specific dates will be confirmed in the acceptance letters

Field of health care and social services

Semester 1, Autumn 2018

  • 22 August, 2017 - 21 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students: 20 August - 21 August, 2018 > see Orientation Programme
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2019

Dates will be confirmed during spring 2018

  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Public Holidays in Finland in 2018-2019

In addition, there are some public holidays during the academic year when there is no tuition:

  • All Saints' Day 3 November
  • Independence Day 6 December
  • Christmas 24 to 26 December
  • New Year's Day 1 January
  • Epiphany 6 January
  • Easter 30 March to 2 April
  • May Day 1 May
  • Ascension Day 10 May
  • Midsummer Eve and Day 22 to 23 June