Our general Studies pages summarise all major information concerning
the start and completion of your studies and graduation. Please read the
instructions carefully, and, should you fail to find an answer to your
question, contact the Student Services.
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- Your teacher tutor introduces you to target-oriented studying
and the study process of your subject, and gives you advice on how to
plan your studies.
- The secretary of study affairs helps you with teaching
schedules, registering for exams, transcripts of academic records and
other practical issues.
- The head of study affairs is responsible for the general
academic affairs, such as the degree structure, selection of minor
subjects, recognition of prior learning and graduation.
- Amanuenses counsel you on the studies in your degree programme, as well as schedules and other teaching arrangements.
- Professors, lecturers and assistants offer you subject-specific guidance.
Summer exam dates 2018
To be announced later.
Autumn semester 2017
and spring semester 2018
Registering at the latest 10 days before general examination dates
21 September, 2017 at 12-14 (F2066 hall)
26 October, 2017 at 12-14 (Esko and Asko hall)
23 November, 2017 at 12-14 (Esko and Asko hall)
14 December, 2017 at 12-14 (Esko and Asko hall)
25 January, 2018 at 12-14 (Esko and Asko hall)
22 February, 2018 at 12-14 (Esko and Asko hall)
22 March, 2018 at 12-14 (Esko and Asko hall)
24 April, 2018 at 12-14 (Esko and Asko hall)
17 May, 2018 at 12-14 (Esko and Asko hall)
Period 1: 21 Aug – 21 Oct 2017 (9 weeks)
Period 2: 23 Oct – 16 Dec 2017 (8 weeks)
Period 3: 8 Jan – 3 March 2018 (8 weeks)
Period 4: 12 March – 31 May 2018 (11.5 weeks)
Period 5: summer schools, no set dates
Using the F-wing facilities in the evening
You can work in the F-wing without a separate key Mon–Fri 7.30–21.00 and Sat 8.30–16.00.
If you have an electronic key, you may access the facilities also after these times. You can enter the F-wing through the F5 entrance every day between 7.00 and 11.59. If you come after 21.00, you must use the F5 entrance and have a key.
You may request an electronic key at the information desk in the main lobby,
Mon–Fri mainly 8.00–16.00.
Before you start working in our facilities, familiarise yourself with our common ways of working and safety guidelines in our safety guidebook.
General writing instructions
Writing and assessing academic texts plays a significant role in higher education. Please familiarise yourself with our general writing instructions concerning e.g. academic text types, layout and referencing.
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You can earn credits by attending our guest lectures, seminars and public defences related to art and design, marking them on your lecture log and producing a lecture journal. Lectures organised outside of our university must be pre-approved by a professor in your degree programme.
Thesis and graduation
Under the Thesis and Graduation section on our general Studies pages you will find the steps of completing a bachelor's and master's thesis, as well as instructions on research ethics, the reassessment procedure, maturity test and applying for a degree certificate.
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Does your thesis include data that is considered confidential? Read our instructions on concealment of confidential data and sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Make your research plan
Make your personal study plan
Your application should be appended with a personal study plan. When making your plan, comply with the requirements of the doctoral programme under consideration. In each programme, you can take courses from the Graduate School's offer and from other programmes.
If you have already agreed on supervising, complete the supervising agreement.
To the online application system
Application periods in academic year 2017–2018:
- in autumn 1 September to 19 October 2017 by 15:00 and
- in spring from 1 March to 18 April 2018 by 15:00.
The dates and times are local Finnish time. If your application is successful, your study right begins either on 1 January or 1 August, depending on whether you applied in autumn or spring. It is possible to grant the study right at other times, but we require strong grounds – such as significant research funding requiring a doctoral study right – for making such an exception. Your study right application is addressed to the faculty relevant to your research.