Important dates for the academic year

Teaching periods and registration schedules.

Uniarts Helsinki’s academic year

The university’s academic year begins on 1 August and ends on 31 July.

Teaching periods 2022-2023

In the 2022-2023 academic year, instruction is given between 8 August 2022 and 18 June 2023. 

What’s happening2022–2023
Joint studies/ summer studies8 – 28 August 2022
Teaching period 129 August – 16 October 2022
Uniarts Helsinki’s opening ceremony of the academic year15 September 2022
No contact teaching17 – 23 October 2022
Teaching period 224 October – 23 December 2022
No contact teaching26 December 2022 – 8 January 2023
Teaching period 39 January – 19 February 2023
No contact teaching20 – 26 February 2023
Teaching period 427 February – 7 May 2023
No contact teaching6 – 12 April 2023
Teaching period 5, joint studies/ summer studies8 May – 18 June 2023
Uniarts’ joint orientation for the new students26 August 2022
Uniarts’ joint orientation follow up for the new students12 May 2023

Uniarts Helsinki’s period for joint studies

The weeks are reserved primarily for the Uniarts Helsinki’s joint studies and mobility studies offered by the academies. The period is dedicated to joint studies and productions that are intended for all students of the Uniarts Helsinki’s academies, as well as – in special cases – for academy-specific courses such as orientation studies. There may also be special intensive courses in theory and languages and other special courses during these weeks.

Joint studies of the Uniarts Helsinki can also be organised during other times, but the period for joint studies is specifically reserved for these studies so that students have an equal opportunity to participate in them.

Breaks in contact teaching

During the break weeks, students can study and practise independently, for example get ready for performances, exhibitions or exams, or complete written assignments and write their theses.

There is a break in contact teaching at Easter, which begins on Thursday before Easter and ends on Wednesday after Easter. No teaching is arranged on national holidays.

Exceptions can be made if the academies and the Open Campus want to arrange classes during these weeks. Doctoral education, Open University instruction, master classes, special classes, and summer courses can also be scheduled for other times.

Registration for the academic year

The registration period for the 2022-2023 academic year is between 2 May and 10 August 2022. The registration period for the Spring term 2023 is between 1 December 2022 and 9 January 2023.

Registration for courses

Uniarts Helsinki’s course selection can be found in the Study Guide.

General exam dates

Some course examinations can be completed on the general exam dates. You can read about the available course completion methods in the course descriptions in the Study Guide.  

Literature examinations for the Sibelius Academy’s church music and pedagogical studies can also sometimes be substituted with literature essays. You can request the essay assignments by emailing siba.opintopalvelut@uniarts.fi.  

General exam dates (Helsinki) 

Autumn term 2022 

  • Sat 10 September 2022 (registration by 31 August)  
  • Sat 8 October 2022 (registration by 28 September)  
  • Sat 12 November 2022 (registration by 2 November)  
  • Sat 3 December 2022 (registration by 23 November)  

Spring term 2023 

  • Sat 14 January 2023 (registration by 4 January)  
  • Sat 11 February 2023 (registration by 1 February)  
  • Sat 11 March 2023 (registration by 1 March)  
  • Sat 15 April 2023 (registration by 5 April)  
  • Sat 13 May 2023 (registration by 3 May)  

Summer exam dates 2023 

  • Sat 3 June 2023 (registration by 19 May 2023)  
  • Sat 12 August 2023 (registration by 19 May 2023)  

How to register for an examination (Helsinki) 

Students must register for an examination no later than 10 days before the examination. Registrations done after the deadline will not be processed. If you miss the deadline, contact the person in charge of the examination and ask them if you can still participate in the examination.  

You can register for examinations taking place in autumn 2022 and spring 2023 here. 

Once the registration period has ended, staff from the academic affairs will contact you and provide you with instructions for participating in the examination.   

On the day of examination (Helsinki) 

Examinations are held in the Auditorium of the Helsinki Music Centre (H1112), the visiting address is Töölönlahdenkatu 16 C. The doors will open at 9:00. Examinations start at 9:15 and end at 13:15. Students are not allowed to leave the auditorium earlier than 30 minutes after the start of the examination. Students must show their student card or ID card in the examination as proof of identity and attendance. A student who has registered as a non-attending student cannot participate in an examination.  

The doors to the Helsinki Music Centre Auditorium are locked, which is why students who do not study at the Sibelius Academy are picked up from the lobby on the Töölönlahdenkatu side of the building at 09:05 and then escorted to the Auditorium.  

Remote maturity tests (Helsinki) 

Some maturity tests can be completed remotely. When you complete a maturity test remotely, you will be sent the maturity test assignment by email on the day of the examination. You have 4 hours to complete the maturity test on your own computer, and when you are done, you return the assignment as an email attachment.   

Remote maturity test dates (Helsinki) 

We will update this page with information on remote maturity test dates for the 2022-2023 academic year as soon as possible. 

How to register for a remote maturity test 

We will update this page with instructions for how to register for remote maturity tests in the 2022-2023 academic year as soon as possible.

General exam dates and remote maturity tests (Kuopio) 

Some course examinations can be completed on the general exam dates. You can read about the available course completion methods in the course descriptions in the Study Guide.  

Literature examinations for theological studies consist of independent studies and essay assignments. The assignments are sent on the day of the examination by email, and students are also informed of the essay deadline at the same time. You can find the set literature for theological courses in the course descriptions provided in the Study Guide.  

Maturity tests, too, are completed remotely. When you complete a maturity test remotely, you will be sent the maturity test assignment by email. You have 4 hours to complete the maturity test on your own computer, and when you are done, you return the assignment as an email attachment.   

Autumn term 2022 

Fri 23 September 2022 (registration by 13 September)  
Fri 28 October 2022 (registration by 18 October)  
Fri 25 November 2022 (registration by 15 November)  

Spring term 2023 

Fri 27 January 2023 (registration by 17 January)  
Fri 24 February 2023 (registration by 14 February)  
Fri 24 March 2023 (registration by 14 March)  
Fri 21 April 2023 (registration by 12 April)  
Fri 5 May 2023 (registration by 25 April)  

How to register for an examination and a remote maturity test (Kuopio)   

Students must register for an examination no later than 10 days before the examination by filling a registration form

General exam dates (Seinäjoki) 

Some course examinations can be completed on the general exam dates. You can read about the available course completion methods in the course descriptions in the Study Guide

Autumn term 2022 (registration deadline is provided in the parentheses) 

12 October (7 October) 
2 November (28 October) 
7 December (2 December) 
19 December (xx xx) 

How to register for an examination (Seinäjoki)   

Students must register for examinations by the deadlines listed in the parentheses using the examination service provided by the University Consortium of Seinäjoki. 

Additional schedule for the Academy of Fine Arts

Autumn 2022

– Orientation week for new students: week 34
– Autumn semester instruction: weeks 35-41 and 43-51
– Week free of instruction: 42 (17.10.2022 – 23.10.2022)
– Registration for spring semester 2023 courses/instruction: As of 15th November
– The last day during the autumn term to fill in the application for a degree certificate: 1st December 2022
– Graduation ceremony: 16th December 2022

Spring 2023

– Orientation week for new students: week 2
– Spring semester instruction: weeks 2-7 and 9-24
– Week free of instruction: week 8 (20.-24.2.2023), Easter holiday 6.-12.4.2023
– Registration for autumn semester 2023 courses/instruction: As of 15th May
– The last day during the spring term to fill in the application for a degree certificate: 26th May 2023
– Graduation ceremony: 8th June 2023

Additional schedule for the Sibelius Academy

Opening of the academic year 

The opening event for the 2022-2023 academic year will be held on 5 September 2022 on the Kuopio campus and on 15 September 2022 on the Helsinki campus. 

Teaching schedules 

In principle, group instruction is provided in weeks 36-51. The last day of teaching during the autumn term is Tuesday, 20 December 2022 (week 51). Students and teachers can agree on starting one-to-one teaching already from the beginning of August. 

Autumn term 2022 

In principle, group instruction is provided in weeks 36-51. The last day of teaching during the autumn term is Tuesday, 20 December 2022 (week 51). Students and teachers can agree on starting one-to-one instruction already from the beginning of August. 

Spring term 2023 

In principle, group instruction is provided in weeks 2-17. Students and teachers can agree on starting one-to-one instruction already from the beginning of January. 

Additional schedule for the Theatre Academy

Autumn term 2022

Period 1

Autumn 2022What’s happening
15–19 AugustJoint studies 
15 AugustOrientation/info session part 1 for new bachelor’s students (master’s students are also welcome to participate), the event is in Finnish 
22–26 AugustJoint studies 
24 AugustOrientation session for new international students and exchange students, the event is in English 
26 AugustUniarts Helsinki’s joint orientation for new students 
29 AugustTeaching begins 
29 AugustOrientation for new students: Introduction to the services for artistic activities 
30 AugustOrientation for new master’s students: Camp 
15 SeptemberOpening of Uniarts Helsinki’s academic year 
30 SeptemberRegistration deadline for production teams (spring 2023) 
30 SeptemberDeadline for approving students’ personal study plans (PSP) for the 2022-2023 academic year  
10 OctoberOrientation/info session part 2 for new bachelor’s students (master’s students are also welcome to participate), the event is in Finnish 
11–14 OctoberOrientation for new bachelor’s students: Camp 
17–21 OctoberNo contact teaching  

Period 2 

Autumn 2022What’s happening
21–25 NovemberJoint studies, language studies 
23–26 NovemberELIA Conference 
19 DecemberConferment ceremony (Publiikki) 
19–23 DecemberJoint studies 

Spring term 2023 

Period 3 

Spring 2023What’s happening
6 FebruaryApplication deadline for international student exchange and work placement 2023-2024 
20–24 FebruaryNo contact teaching  

Period 4 

Spring 2023What’s happening
6–12 AprilEaster break 
8–12 MayLanguage studies 
12 MayUniarts Helsinki’s joint orientation follow-up for new students
15–26 MayLanguage studies and joint studies 
29 May –16 JuneJoint studies 
16 JuneConferment ceremony (Publiikki)