Academic Year and Registration

The academic year at the University of Vaasa is divided into autumn semester (September-December) and spring semester (January-May) and both semesters are further divided into two study periods. Some of the courses might take place only during one period and therefore start in the middle of the semester. Students are required to register to each course separately.

Students are advised to arrive in Vaasa during the official arrival days as the pick-up service is available only during those days.

Academic year 2021-2022

Autumn Semester 2021

  • 30.8.–17.12.2021
    • Opening of the Academic Year: 6 September 2021

Spring Semester 2022

  • 10.1.–27.5.2022
    • Anniversary celebrations: 27 January 2022
    • Easter: 14.-18. April 2022

 

Academic year 2022-2023

Teaching is arranged during Autumn semester 1.9.–21.12.2022 and during Spring semester 9.1.–26.5.2023.

University of Vaasa starts using study periods in Academic year 2022-2023. Both Autumn semester and Spring semester are divided into two periods so altogether there are four periods in Academic year. 

Summer 2022

Teaching is arranged during summer period 28.5.–31.8.2022 (weeks 22–34).

Please notice that completing studies during August requires registering as attending for the autumn semester 2022.

In Summer studies section you will find a list of courses that are available for degree students which can be completed during summer 2022.

Autumn semester 2022

Teaching is arranged during Autumn semester 1.9.–21.12.2022 (weeks 35–51)

  • Study period 1: 1.9.–23.10.2022 (weeks 35–42)
  • Study period 2: 24.10–21.12.2022 (weeks 43–51)

Spring semester 2023

Teaching is arranged during Spring semester 9.1.–26.5.2023 (weeks 2–21)

  • Study period 3: 9.1.–19.3.2023 (vk 2–11)
  • Study period 4: 20.3.–28.5.2023 (vk 12–21)
    • Easter 6.–10.4.2023 (Thursday–Monday)

Summer 2023

Teaching is arranged during summer 29.5.–31.8.2023. 

Completing studies during August requires registering as attending for the autumn semester 2023.

See also: Summer studies section.

Registration for study modules begins

Registration for study modules begins on 25th August 2022.

Registration for language studies begins on 22nd August 2022.

Further information about registration will be updated to Peppi before registration begins.