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Academic Calendar

The academic year at the University of Tampere is divided into two semesters consisting of two periods each. There is a Christmas vacation of three weeks after the second period. Summer vacation runs from the end of the fourth period until the start of the new academic year. The four-period system does not apply to Medicine, in which teaching is organised according to the two-semester system.

Academic Calendar 2018-2019

Autumn semester 2018

  • Period I:  27 Aug - 21 Oct
  • Period II: 22 Oct - 14 Dec

Spring semester 2019

  • Period III: 7 Jan - 3 March
  • Period IV: 4 March - 26 May

Teaching in the Spring Semester 2019 begins 7 January and ends by the end of May 2019. However, the academic year continues until 31 July 2019. All new international students are required to attend the Orientation Course (2 - 5 January, 2019).

Changes in Teaching Times

  • 17 - 23 April 2019, Easter break, teaching will not be arranged
  • Tue 30 April 2019, 1st of May eve, teaching ends at 16:00
  • Wed 29 May 2019, the eve of Ascension Day, teaching ends at 16:00

Academic Calendar 2019-2020

Autumn semester 2019 (19 Aug - 20 Dec)

  • Welcome Week: 19 Aug - 23 Aug
  • Teaching period I:  26 Aug - 13 Oct
  • Teaching period II: 21 Oct - 20 Dec

Spring semester 2020 (2 Jan - 31 May)

  • Welcome Week: 2 Jan - 3 Jan
  • Teaching period III: 7 Jan - 23 Feb
  • Teaching period IV: 2 Mar - 31 May

Information for incoming exchange students: www.tuni.fi/exchange.

No classes or exams will be arranged on the following days:

  • Independence Day on 6 December
  • Christmas break on 23 December 2019 - 6 January 2020
  • Easter break on 8 - 14 April 2020
  • May Day on 1 May 2020
  • Ascension Day on 21 May 2020

Summer 2020

  • 18.05.2020 - 31.07.2020
  • *1.8.2020 - 16.08.2020

*) These are included officially in the following academic year.