Student Guide

Academic calendar

On this page you can find Aalto University teaching periods and other key dates

The academic year is divided into two terms: the autumn term begins annually on 1 August and ends on 31 December of that year. The spring term begins annually on 1 January and ends on 31 July of that year.

Academic year 2023–2024

Autumn term 2023

Teaching/evaluation period Time Week numbers
First evaluation period and orientation 28 Aug – 3 Sep 2023 35
Period I and evaluation week 4 Sep – 22 Oct 2023 36–42
Period II and evaluation week 23 Oct – 10 Dec 2023 43–49
Second evaluation period 11 Dec – 17 Dec 2023 50

Spring term 2024

Teaching/evaluation period Time Week numbers
Period III and evaluation week 8 Jan  – 25 Feb 2024 2–8

Period IV and evaluation week

Spring break 28 Mar – 3 Apr 2024

26 Feb – 21 Apr 2024 9–16

Period V: multimodal period in which diverse forms of teaching are implemented, for example:

  • Teaching for 6 weeks with an evaluation of learning included
  • Intensive studies of varying lengths
  • Project course which starts with contact teaching and continues as summer project
  • Summer schools
22 Apr – 9 Jun 2024 17–23

The academic calendar of the Bachelor’s Program in International Business offered at the Mikkeli campus can be found here.

Academic year 2024–2025

Application dates

Graduation dates

See your programme pages for more information on graduation. You can find all current Aalto University programmes here.

See also

Student Guide illustration, applications, instructions and guidelines

Applications, instructions and guidelines

The academic policies and regulations of Aalto University as well as instructions and applications.

Student Guide illustration, applications, instructions and guidelines

Annual enrolment

Information on annual enrolment

Applications, instructions and guidelines
Opiskelijan oppaan kuvituskuvaa

Study vocabulary and the academic year

Important terms and events, which are helpful to students.

New students

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