Timetable for the academic year

Academic year 2019–2020

Autumn semester: From 1 August to 31 December 2019 (Christmas break weeks 52 and 1)

Spring semester: From 1 January to 31 July 2020 (Winter break week 8, Easter break 9.-15.4.2020)

Tuition is given 12.8.2019 - 12.6.2020. See the more exact tuition timetables in the Study guide.

As a student of the University of the Arts Helsinki, you will need to register as present or absent at the beginning of every academic year. For 2019–2020, the registration period is from 2 May to 12 August 2019 (for the Spring term also 1.12.2019-7.1.2020). Please deliver the receipt of the payment to your own Academy study services office by the deadline.


General examination dates

General examination dates

Helsinki examination dates


Summer 2019 (enrolment by 10.5.)


Autumn 2019

14.9. (enrolment by 4.9.)
12.10. (enrolment by 2.10.)
9.11. (enrolment by 30.10.)
7.12. (enrolment by 27.11.)

Spring 2020

11.1. (enrolment by 2.1.)
8.2. (enrolment by 29.1.)
7.3. (enrolment by 26.2.)
4.4. (enrolment by 25.3.)
2.5. (enrolment by 22.4.)

How to register for an exam

You must register for the exam no later than 10 days before the exam using the online form below. Enrolments after the deadline will not be processed. In these cases, you should contact the examiner and, if it is still possible for you to sit the exam, register directly with the examiner. 

Enrolment for Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020 examinations here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Exams can be taken on general examination dates for all courses which are part of the curriculum and include a written exam.

Harmonisation exams and other exams where instruments are permitted must be agreed on separately with the lecturer. Music recognition exams which are included in music history courses are arranged separately each semester. Students are advised to bring a CD player and headphones to the listening exam.

Exam day

The exams take place at Töölönkatu 28 Auditorium. Notice that the examinations are held in the Sibelius Academy Auditorium of M-building from Autumn 2019. The exam starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM. You can leave the auditorium 30 minutes after the start of the exam. You must present your student card at the exam for identification purposes and to confirm your attendance. Students who have registered as absent in the period in question cannot sit for exams.