General information


Bachelor level courses are all taught in the Finnish language only. On Masters’ level teaching in English is provided in the International Master's Programme in Architectural Design, available both for degree students and exchange students of the faculty.


Autumn semester: September week 36 – December week 50
Spring semester: January week 2  – May week 20

The academic year consists of two semesters. The first starts in the beginning of September and ends in mid-December. The second semester begins in early January and ends in May. Both semesters are divided into two halves with an exam / intensive week in-between (week 43 in the autumn and 10 in the spring). Bachelor seminar is organized in May durng week 20.

There is a break of three weeks at Christmas  (weeks 51 - 1)and Easter break of one week (29.4.-4.5.2018).

In the spring semester, classes finish by mid-May, yet some critiques, dissertation work and diploma presentations are held in the second half of May. There is no summer semester, but during the summer, students may attend workshops, take exams, work on personal projects, or do research.



Last updated: 2.6.2020