Orientation days

Orientation days for new students are arranged in the beginning of each semester. It is very important that all new students participate, as the orientation includes important information about organising your studies, University in general, living in Finland among other things. You also have an excellent opportunity to meet the other international students and make new friends!

Students in Cafe Oskar

Orientation Days in 2022-2023

Orientation days in the autumn semester 2022

22 & 23 August 2022

Orientation days in the spring semester 2023

4 & 5 January 2023

Semester dates 

In the autumn semester, teaching starts 1 September

In the spring semester, teaching starts 9 January

Note: Students will receive the programme before the orientation days.

Students who start in the international Master's degree programmes in autumn, will also have a kick-off meeting with their own Master's programme where they can draft their own personal study plans and go through which courses to begin with. These meetings take place after the orientation days, and exact time and location will be sent to the Master's degree students by e-mail.

Orientation Days in 2021-2022

    Orientation days in the autumn semester:

    • Monday-Tuesday 23-24 August 2021, online

    Orientation days in the spring semester (for exchange students):

    • Wednesday 5 January & Friday 7 January, campus and online
       

    Students who start in the international Master's degree programmes in autumn, will also have a kick-off meeting with their own Master's programme where they can draft their own personal study plans and go through which courses to begin with. These meetings take place after the orientation days, and exact time and location will be sent to the Master's degree students by e-mail.

     

    The official duration of an academic year is from the 1st August to 31st July, and academic year is divided into two semesters:

    • Autumn semester, 1 August – 31 December
    • Spring semester, 1 January – 31 July

    In the autumn 2021, teaching will begin 30 August. In the spring 2022, teaching will begin 10 January.

     

    Note: Students will receive the programme before the orientation days,
    and presentations will be available on Moodle afterwards.