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Study periods and
important dates

Registration

Every student shall enrol for attendance or non-attendance each academic year by using WinhaWille.

A student may enrol for non-attendance for a maximum period of two academic years without having to give any particular reason. This shall not shorten the duration of his or her study entitlement. Non-attendance does not have to be continuous. First year students are enrolled for attendance automatically as they confirm the study place offered.

Periods

The academic year 2016–17 is 29.8.2016–19.6.2017.

However, the last period is reserved for work placements, meaning that there is normally no tuition in June. Outside the academic year you can for example pass exams or on-line courses, or do your training.

Fall semester 29.8.–22.12.2016

Spring semester 2.1.–19.6.2017

Summer semester: 20.6.–25.8.2017

Breaks in tuition

Christmas break 23.12.2016–1.1.2017
Public Holidays in Finland in 2016–2017

In addition, there are some public holidays during the academic year when there is no tuition:
Christmas 24 to 26 December
New Year's Day 1 January
Epiphany 6 January
Easter 14 to 17 April
May Day 1 May
Ascension Day 5 May
Midsummer Eve and Day 24 to 25 June

 

Graduation

Graduates leave an application for the Degree Certificate and answer a Questionnaire for the Graduates at SoleHOPS eServices.

NOTE! CHANGED POLICY! The certificate is requested three weeks before the intended graduation date.

Graduation days, academic year 2016-2017

23.9.2016
21.10.2016
19.12.2016
27.1.2017
24.3.2017
28.4.2017
31.5.2017
16.6.2017

SAMK's procedural instructions ME71111 Award of Degree Certificate

QUALIFICATIONS PROVIDED BY DEGREES

The status of the degrees awarded by the universities of applied sciences within the Finnish system of academic degrees, as well as the qualifications provided by them, are defined in legislation.