Academic calendar

Academic year 2018-2019

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 2018

I period  3 September — 28 October 2018
II period  29 October — 21 December 2018

  • Orientation programme: 4-7 September 2018
  • Recommended arrival date: 3 September 2018
  • Courses begin by 10 September 2018. Courses and exams end by 21 December 2018.

Important note for exchange students: When applying for a grant, please bear in mind that the courses and exams end by 21 December 2018.

Spring semester 2019

III period  1 January — 10 March 2019
IV period  11 March — 19 May 2019
V period  20 May — 28 June 2019 (as a rule, not applicable to exchange students)

  • Orientation programme: 3-4 & 7 January 2019
  • Recommended arrival date: 2 January 2019
  • Classes begin by 7 January 2019. Classes and exams end by 19 May 2019 (or by 28 June 2019 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 19 May 2019.

  • Easter Break: 15-22 April 2019

Summer studies

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