Academic calendar

The academic year is based on a two-semester system. The official academic year starts on 1 August and ends on 31 July. However, in the autumn semester lectures are scheduled mainly between September and mid-December, and in the spring semester between early January and May. The Christmas break is about three weeks and during the spring semester, there is a week-long Easter break. There is generally no teaching during the summer and on public holidays.

Teaching will not be arranged during the opening ceremony, sports day, and 1st of May Eve (30 April).

Academic year 1 August 2017 – 31 July 2018 ​1 August 2018 – 31 July 2019
Registration, current students 2 May – 15 September 2017  2 May  – 15 September 2018
Registration, new MSc students ends 15 September 2017 ends 15 September 2018​
Registration for spring term only, current students 1 December 2017 – 15 January 2018 1 December 2018– 15 January 2019
Opening ceremony of the academic year

 

Joensuu: 6 September 2017

Savonlinna: 12 September 2017

6 September 2018 in Kuopio

Anniversary 21 March 2019 at 1.00 – 3.30 p.m. in Kuopio​

Periods (used in some study fields)
Autumn semester, 1st period 1 September – 27 October 2017 3 September – 26 October 2018​
Autumn semester, 2nd period 30 October – 18 December 2017 29 Octotber – 18 December 2018​
Spring semester, 3rd period 8 January  – 16 March 2018 7 January  – 15 March 2019​
Spring semester, 4th period 19 March – 25 May 2018 18 March – 24 May 2019​
Orientation for new students 4 – 6 September 2017, and

8 – 10 January 2018

 

3-5 September 2018, and

7-9 January 2019

Christmas break 19 December 2017 – 7 January 2018 19 December 2018 – 4 January 2019​
Easter break 29 March – 4 April 2018 18 – 24 April 2019​
Sports day starting 12.15 p.m. 4 October 2017, and

13 February 2018

3 October 2018, and

12 February 2109​

 

 

 

 

Teaching will not be arranged during the opening ceremony, sports day and 1st of May Eve (30 April).

Sports afternoons

Upcoming sports afternoons:

  • 12 Feb 2019, 2 Oct 2019,
  • 25 Feb 2020, 7 Oct 2020,
  • 16 Feb 2021, 6 Oct 2021,
  • 1 Mar 2022, 5 Oct 2022,
  • 21 Feb 2023, 4 Oct 2023,
  • 13 Feb 2024 and 2 Oct 2024.