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).

The opening ceremony for the academic year is held on Wed 5 September 2018 (no teaching).

Changes in Teaching Times

Fri 2 November 2018, the eve of All Saints' Day, teaching ends at 4 p.m.
Wed 5 December 2018, the eve of Independence Day, teaching ends at 4 p.m.
17 - 23 April 2019, Easter break, teaching will not be arranged
Tue 30 April 2019, 1st of May eve, teaching ends at 4 p.m. 
Wed 29 May 2019, the eve of Ascension Day, teaching ends at 4 p.m. 

Graduation Ceremonies

Fri 14 Dec, 2018 at 17:30