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

Summer studies

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