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Study periods and
important dates

Periods

The academic year 2017–18 is 28.8.2017–19.6.2018.

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.

The academic year 2017–2018 is 28.8.2017–18.6.2018.

Fall semester: 28.8.–22.12.2017
Spring semester 2.1.–18.6.2018
Summer semester: 19.6.–24.8.2018

Breaks in tuition

Christmas break 23.12.2017–1.1.2018
Public Holidays in Finland in 2017–2018

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 30 March to 2 April
May Day 1 May
Ascension Day 10 May
Midsummer Eve and Day 22 to 23 June

Graduation

Students can graduate several times a year. The certificate is requested three weeks before the intended graduation date.

Registration

The student can enrol for attendance or non-attendance depending on the date, when he or she has accepted study entitlement.

If the student has accepted study entitlement in a degree programme before autumn 2015, he or she can enrol for non-attendance for four terms at the most. If the student has accepted study entitlement in autumn 2015 or after it, he or she can enrol for non-attendance without a specific reason for two semesters at the most. In addition, he or she can enrol for non-attendance because of military or non-military service or because of maternity, paternity or parents’ leave without decreasing the study entitlement time.

A present student can enrol for non-attendance for either the autumn or spring semester of the following academic year by the end of July. If the student does not enrol for non-attendance by this time, he or she is enrolled for the whole academic year.

Enrolment for the following academic year begins in April or May in the spring term and ends by the beginning of August. Information of enrolment is sent to the students by e-mail.

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.

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.

Graduation party

A graduation party is arranged twice a year on all campuses at SAMK, one before Christmas and another one before summer. The graduation party always includes a common part which is broadcasted from the venue of the main party (different every time) to other campuses. After that each campus has its own programme.

Students can graduate several times a year.

Next graduation party:

The broadcast from Pori Campus, Satakunnankatu 23, starts at 14.00 15 December 2017.

Enrolments

Pori campus
Enrolments; More information: opintopalvelut.pori(a)samk.fi

Rauma campus:
Päivi Vahtokari, 044 710 3503