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.

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).