Official Dates for the Periods 2018 - 2019

period weeks begins ends
1 31-42 1.8.2018 21.10.2018
2 43-52 22.10.2018 31.12.2018
3 (52) 1–11 1.1.2019 17.3.2019
4 12–21 18.3.2019 26.5.2019
5 22–30 (31) 27.5.2019 31.7.2019

 

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 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

International Business and Logistics
European Business Administration

  • 20 August, 2018 – 14 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students 21 August - 24 August, 2018 

Business Informatics, Master's

  • 13 August - 14 December, 2018
  • Orientation for exchange students 16 August, 2018

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

Semester 2, Spring 2019

  • 10 January, 2019 - 17 May, 2019
  • Orientation for exchange students: 10 - 11 January, 2019

Field of technology

Semester 1, Autumn 2019

  • 22 August - 20 December
  • Orientation for exchange students: 22-23 August

Semester 2, Spring 2020

  • Starting date to be confirmed, end date 24 May
  • Orientation dates to be confirmed

Field of culture and creative industries

Semester 1, Autumn 2018

  • 22 August, 2018 - 21 December, 2018 (Design students: 17 August - 21 December, 2018)
  • Orientation for exchange students: 22 August - 24 August, 2018  (Design students: 17 August, 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

Semester 2, Spring 2019

4 January - 24 May, 2019
Orientation for incoming exchange students: 4 and 7 January 2019

  • 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 2019

  • 26 August, 2019 - 20 December, 2019
  • Orientation for exchange students: 22 August - 23 August, 2019 

Semester 2, Spring 2020

  • Semester dates will be confirmed in August-September 2019
  • Orientation for exchange students: prior the semester dates

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 19 April to 22 April
  • May Day 1 May
  • Ascension Day 10 May
  • Midsummer Eve and Day 22 to 23 June