Academic Year and Registration

The academic year at the University of Vaasa is divided into autumn semester (September-December) and spring semester (January-May) and both semesters are further divided into two study periods. Some of the courses might take place only during one period and therefore start in the middle of the semester. Students are required to register to each course separately.

Students are advised to arrive in Vaasa during the official arrival days as the pick-up service is available only during those days.

 

Academic Year 2020-2021

 

Autumn Semester 2020

Official arrival dates: 24 – 25 August 2020
Orientation days (compulsory): 26 – 28 August 2020

Public holidays during Autumn semester:

  • All Saints'Day: 31 October 2020
  • Independence Day: 6 December 2020
  • Christmas: 24-26 December 2020

 

Spring Semester 2021

Official arrival day: 4 January 2021
Orientation days (compulsory): 5 & 7 January 2021


Public holidays during spring semester:

  • New Year's Day: 1 January 2021
  • Epiphany: 6 January 2021
  • Easter: 2-5 April 2021
  • Labour Day: 1 May 2021
  • Ascension Day: 13 May 2021
  • Midsummer Day: 26 June 2021