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 2022-2023.

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

Autumn semester 2022: 1.8.-31.12.2022

  • 1. period 1.8.-23.10.2022
  • 2. period 24.10.-31.12.2022

Spring semester 2023: 1.1.-31.7.2023

  • 3. period 1.1-12.3.2023
  • 4. period: 13.3-21.5.2023
  • Summer period 22.5.-31.7.2023

Semester Dates by the Field of Study in 2022-2023

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 2022

  • 24 August - 16 December (orientation days for exchange students: 24 - 26 August)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2023

  • 11 January - 19 May (orientation days for exchange students: 11 - 12 January)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of technology

Semester 1, Autumn 2022

  • 18 August - 16 December (orientation days for exchange students: 18 - 19 August)
  • ​​​​​​Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2023

  • 4 January - 19 May (orientation days for exchange students: 4 - 5 January)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of culture and creative industries

Semester 1, Autumn 2022

  • 22 August - 16 December (orientation for exchange students: 22 - 23 August)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2023

  • 9 January - 19 May (orientation for exchange students: 9 - 10 January)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of health care and social services

Semester 1, Autumn 2022

  • International Semester Programme 29 August - 16 December 2022 (orientation 25 - 26 August)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2023

  • International Semester Programme: 23 January - 19 May 2023 (orientation 19-20 January)
  • FAB: 6 February - 19 May (orientation 13 - 14 February)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Public Holidays in Finland in 2022-2023

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

  • All Saints' Day 5 November
  • Independence Day 6 December
  • Christmas 24 to 26 December
  • New Year's Day 1 January
  • Epiphany 6 January
  • Easter 7 April to 10 April
  • May Day 1 May
  • Ascension Day 18 May
  • Midsummer Eve and Day 23 to 24 June