Important Information

Important Information for Exchange Students

The Academic Year and Important Dates

The academic year is divided into two semesters.

  • The autumn semester starts in the end of August (depending on the degree programme) and ends the second week in January.
  • The spring semester starts the 2nd week in January and ends 31st of May. The exact dates differ between the degree programmes and are settled every year in May for the next academic year.

Fulltime studies in Finland means you should obtain 30 ECTS/semester or 60 ECTS/year.

Preliminary Learning agreement

Discuss your choices of courses with the person responsible for your study plan at your home institution and fill in the Learning Agreement before you travel to Finland. Your selection of courses must be approved and signed both by home university and by receiving university before final approval. Changes can be done within one month after arrival.

It is your personal responsibility that you have the prior knowledge required for participating in a course. Please read carefully the course descriptions and make sure you fulfill the requirements for each course (e.g. previous knowledge, language of instruction, etc)

Course Catalogue

In our Course catalogue you will find courses available in English or partly in English. Note that there are courses on both basic and advanced level and the language of instruction may be other than English (e.g. Swedish). For students with adequate knowledge of the Swedish language all our courses are of course available You will find the description for each course by clicking on their respective link.