Important dates for the academic year

Academic year

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

Uniarts teaching periods in the academic year 2020-2021

In the academic year 2020-2021 instruction is given on 10 August 2020 – 18 June 2021.

Joint studies/ summer studieswk 33-34
I teaching periodwk 35-41
Uniarts opening ceremony3 September 2021
No contact teaching wk 42
II teaching periodwk 43-51
No contact teachingwk 52-1
III teaching periodwk 2-7
No contact teachingwk 8
IV teaching period9-18
No contact teaching1-7 April 2021
V teaching period, joint studies/ summer studieswk 19-24
Uniarts’ joint orientation for the new students21 August 2020
Uniarts’ joint orientation follow-on for the new students29 April 2021

Uniarts’ joint studies weeks

Weeks 33–34 in August and weeks 19–24 in May and June are reserved primarily for the University of the Arts Helsinki’s joint studies and academy-specific joint studies and mobility studies between the academies. The period for joint studies is dedicated to joint studies and productions that are intended for all the students of the University of the Arts Helsinki’s academies, as well as for academy-specific courses such as orientation studies. There may also be special courses and intensive teaching in knowledge-based subjects, theory and languages during these weeks. Joint studies of the University of the Arts 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.

The deans of the academies and the academic head of the Open Campus can make exceptions to the afore-mentioned teaching schedules for a legitimate reason required by the curricula. Doctoral education, Open University instruction, master classes, special classes, and summer courses can also be scheduled for other times.

Registration for the academic year 2020-2021

The enrolment period starts 2 May 2020 and ends 10 August 2020.

If a previous year student notices that they have not attending as present or absent in the beginning of the autumn semester, it is possible to regain student status by paying the re-registration fee and the student union fee, and by delivering the payment receipts and the registration form to the student’s respective academy’s study office at the beginning of the autumn semester. For more information, please contact the the academies’ student services.

The contact information of the academie’s student services