Metropolia's guidelines concerning coronavirus

Read about the impact of coronavirus on Metropolia's operations.

Teaching takes place in the framework of the official dates. Divisions and degree programmes set the actual semester dates for courses within this framework see Semester Dates by the Field of Study in 2020-2021.

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 Metropolia´s student intranet.

Periods

Spring semester 2021: 1.1.-31.7.2021

  • 3. period 1.1.-14.3.2021
  • 4. period 15.3.-31.7.2021 (contact learning ends 23.5.)
  • Summer period 24.5.-31.7.2021

Autumn semester 2021: 1.8.-31.12.2021

  • 1. period 1.8.-24.10.2021
  • 2. period 25.10.-31.12.2021

Semester Dates by the Field of Study in 2020-2021

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 2020

  • 18 August, 2020 – 18 December, 2020 (orientation days: 18-21 August)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2021

  • 13 January - 21 May 2021 (online orientation days 13-15 January)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of technology

Semester 1, Autumn 2020

  • 20 August - 18 December
  • Orientation for exchange students: 20-21 August (online)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2021

  • 7 January - 21 May
  • Orientation for exchange students: 7-8 January (online)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of culture and creative industries

Semester 1, Autumn 2020

  • 19 August, 2020 - 18 December, 2020 (orientation for exchange students: 19-21 August)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2021

  • 7 January -  21 May 2021 (online orientation 7-8 January)
     
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of health care and social services

Semester 1, Autumn 2020

  • 24 August, 2020 - 18 December, 2020
  • Orientation for exchange students: 20 August - 21 August, 2020
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2021

  • Semester dates: 25 January, 2021 - 21 May, 2021
  • Orientation for exchange students: 19 - 22 January (online)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Public Holidays in Finland in 2020-2021

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

  • All Saints' Day 2 November
  • Independence Day 6 December
  • Christmas 24 to 26 December
  • New Year's Day 1 January
  • Epiphany 6 January
  • Easter 10 April to 13 April
  • May Day 1 May
  • Ascension Day 21 May
  • Midsummer Eve and Day 19 to 20 June