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Academic year

Academic year

The academic year begins 1 August and ends 31 July. The academic year is divided into two terms: The autumn term and the spring term.

The autumn term 1.8–31.12
The spring term 1.1–31.7
Teaching periods at Åbo Akademi University

Each term of the academic year is divided into two periods.

For new students, the academic year starts week 35 with a study orientation week.

Period I week 36–43
Period II week 44–51
Period III week 2–11
Period IV week 12–21


(Rector’s decision 31/2020)

Updated 28.2.2023