Timetable for the academic year

Academic year 2017–2018

Autumn semester: From 1 August to 31 December 2017 (Christmas break weeks 52 and 1)

Spring semester: From 1 January to 31 July 2018 (Easter break 29.3.-4.4.2018)

Tuition is given 14.8.2017-15.6.2018. See the more exact tuition timetables in the Teaching syllabus.


As a student of the University of the Arts Helsinki, you will need to register as present or absent at the beginning of every academic year. For 2017–2018, the registration period is from 15 May to 15 August 2017 (for the Spring term also 1.12.2017-8.1.2018). Please deliver the receipt of the payment to your own Academy study services office by the deadline.


General examination dates

General examination dates

Helsinki examination dates

Summer 2018


8.6. (enrolment by 11.5.)
10.8. (enrolment by 11.5.)


Autumn 2018

15.9. (enrolment by 5.9.)
13.10. (enrolment by 3.10.)
10.11. (enrolment by 31.10.)
8.12. (enrolment by 28.11.)

Spring 2019

12.1. (enrolment by 2.1.)
9.2. (enrolment by 30.1.)
9.3. (enrolment by 27.2.)
6.4. (enrolment by 27.3.)
4.5. (enrolment by 24.4.)

Summer 2019

7.6. (enrolment by 10.5.)
9.8. (enrolment by 10.5.)

How to register for an exam

You must register for the exam no later than 10 days before the exam using the online form. Enrolments after the deadline will not be processed. In these cases, you should contact the examiner and, if it is still possible for you to sit the exam, register directly with the examiner.

Exams can be taken on general examination dates for all courses which are part of the curriculum and include a written exam.

Harmonisation exams and other exams where instruments are permitted must be agreed on separately with the lecturer. Music recognition exams which are included in music history courses are arranged separately each semester. Students are advised to bring a CD player and headphones to the listening exam.

Exam day

The exams take place at Töölönkatu 28 Auditorium if not otherwise noted. The exam starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. You can leave the auditorium 30 minutes after the start of the exam. You must present your student card at the exam for identification purposes and to confirm your attendance. Students who have registered as absent in the period in question cannot sit for exams.