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The academic year at Tampere University is divided into two semesters consisting of two periods each.

Academic year 2019-2020

Autumn semester 2019 (1 Aug - 31 Dec)

1. Period   1.8.2019 - 20.10.2019
Welcome Week week 34 19.8.2019 - 25.8.2019
1. teaching period weeks 35-41 26.8.2019 - 13.10.2019
contact teaching is not arranged week 42                 14.10.2019 - 20.10.2019
     
2. Period   21.10.2019 - 31.12.2019
2. teaching period weeks 43-49 21.10.2019 - 08.12.2019
contact teaching is not arranged weeks 50-51 9.12.2019 - 22.12.2019

 

Spring semester 2020 (1 Jan - 31 Jul)

3. Period   1.1.2020 - 1.3.2020
Welcome Week             week 1 2.1.2020 - 3.1.2020
3. teaching period weeks 2-8 7.1.2020 - 23.2.2020
contact teaching is not arranged week 9     24.2.202 - 1.3.2020
     
4. Period   2.3.2020 - 31.7.2020
4. teaching period weeks 10-(17) 22 2.3.2020 - 31.5.2020
examination weeks weeks 19-20 4.5.2020 - 17.5.2020

 

Summer 2020 weeks 21-31 18.5.2020-31.7.2020
  *weeks 31-33 1.8.2020 - 16.8.2020
Tampere Summer School   3.-14.8.2020

*) Officially includes to the following academic year.

No courses or exams will be arranged on the following days: Independence Day 6.12.2019, Christmas break 23.12.2019 - 6.1.2020, Easter break 8.4.-14.4.2020, May Day 1.5.2020 and Ascension Day 21.5.2020

 

Academic year 2020-2021

Autumn semester 2020 (1 Aug - 31 Dec)

1. Period   1.8.2020 - 18.10.2020
Welcome Week week 34 17.8.2020 - 23.8.2020
1. teaching period wweks 35-41 24.8.2020 - 11.10.2020
contact teaching is not arranged week 42 12.10.2020 - 18.10.2020
     
2. Period   19.10.2020 - 31.12.2020
2. teaching period weeks 43-49 19.10.2020 - 6.12.2020
contact teaching is not arranged weeks 50-51 7.12.2020 - 20.12.2020

Spring semester 2021 (1 Jan - 31 Jul)

Welcome Week   1.1.2021 - 7.3.2021
welcome week week 1 4.1.2021 - 8.1.2021
3. teaching period weeks 2-8 11.1.2021 - 28.2.2020
contact teaching is not arranged week 9 1.3.2021 - 7.3.2021
     
4. Period   8.3.2021 - 31.7.2021
4. teaching period weeks 10-(17)22 8.3.2021 - 31.5.2021
examinations weeks weeks 18-19 3.5.2021 - 12.5.2021

 

Summer 2021 weeks 20-31 17.5.2021 - 31.7.2021
  *weeks 31-33 1.8.2021 - 15.8.2021

*) Officially includes to the following academic year.

No courses or exams will be arranged on the following days:

  • Independence Day 6 December
  • Christmas break, 23 December 2020 - 10 January 2021
  • Easter break, 31 March - 6 April 2021
  • May Day, May 2021
  • Ascension Day, 13 May 2021

Welcome Week for new international exchange and degree students

Tampere University organises a Welcome Week for all new international exchange and degree students at the beginning of each semester. The Welcome Week includes information on studies, practicalities related to the arrival in Finland, university services, and activities of the student union and other student organisations.

  • Welcome Week, autumn semester 2020: 17 - 22 Aug 2020 (cancelled for exchange students)
  • Welcome Week, spring semester 2021: 4 - 8 Jan 2021
Welcome Week for exchange studentsOrientation to studies, international degree studentsTampere Summer School
Created:
25-02-2019
Updated:
29-05-2020