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 2021-2022

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 2021

  • 24 August 2021 – 17 December 2021 (orientation days for exchange students: 24-27 August)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2022 To be confirmed

  • 12 January - 20 May 2022 (orientation days for exchange students 12-14 January)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of technology

Semester 1, Autumn 2021

  • 19 August - 19 December
  • Orientation for exchange students: 19-20 August
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2022

  • 5 January - 20 May
  • Orientation for exchange students: 5 and 7 January (note: 6 January is a national holiday)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of culture and creative industries

Semester 1, Autumn 2021

  • 25 August 2021 - 17 December 2021 (orientation for exchange students: 25-27 August)
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Semester 2, Spring 2022 (To be confirmed)

  • 5 January -  20 May 2021 (orientation for exchange students 5-7 January)
     
  • Orientation for new degree students: see Acceptance Materials for New Degree Students

Field of health care and social services

Semester 1, Autumn 2021

  • International Semester Programme 30 August - 17 December 2021 (orientation 24 - 27 August 2021)
  • Social Work in Urban Areas Programme 23 August - 31 January 2022 (orientation 19 - 20 August 2021)
     
  • 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 2021-2022

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

  • All Saints' Day 6 November
  • Independence Day 6 December
  • Christmas 24 to 26 December
  • New Year's Day 1 January
  • Epiphany 6 January
  • Easter 15 April to 18 April
  • May Day 1 May
  • Ascension Day 26 May
  • Midsummer Eve and Day 24 to 25 June