Academic calendar

Academic year 2016-2017

The academic year of the University of Jyväskylä consists of the autumn semester and the spring semester which are both divided into two teaching periods.

Autumn Semester 2016

from 1 September to 31 December 2016

I  period  1 September — 21 October 2016
II period  24 October — 16 December 2016

  • Orientation programme: 2 & 5-7 September 2016
  • Recommended arrival date: 1 September 2016
  • Classes and exams end by 16 December 2016 

Important note for exchange students: When applying for a grant, please bear in mind that the courses and exams end by 16 December 2016.

Spring semester 2017

from 1 January to 31 May 2017

III period  2 January — 10 March 2017
IV period  13 March — 19 May 2017

  • Orientation Programme: 3-5 January 2017
  • Recommended arrival date: 2 January 2017
  • Classes and exams end by 19 May 2017

Important note for exchange students: When applying for a grant, please bear in mind that the courses and exams end by 19 May 2017.

  • Easter Break: 10-17 April 2017

Academic year 2017-2018

The academic year of the University of Jyväskylä consists of the autumn semester and the spring semester which are further divided into teaching periods.

Autumn Semester 2017

I period  4 September — 20 October 2017
II period  23 October — 15 December 2017

  • Orientation programme: 29 August - 1 September 2017
  • Recommended arrival date: 28 August 2017
  • Classes and exams end by 15 December 2017

Important note for exchange students: When applying for a grant, please bear in mind that the courses and exams end by 15 December 2017.

Spring semester 2018

III period  8 January — 9 March 2018
IV period  12 March — 18 May 2018
V period  21 May — 29 June 2018 (as a rule, not applicable to exchange students)

  • Orientation programme: 3-5 January 2018
  • Recommended arrival date: 2 January 2018
  • Classes and exams end by 18 May 2018 (or 29 June 2018 for degree students if their department offers courses during the V period)

Important note for exchange students: When applying for a grant, please bear in mind that the courses and exams end by 18 May 2018.

  • Easter Break: 26 March - 2 April 2018

Summer studies

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