Dates for the Academic Year

The Swedish academic year is divided into two semesters, each lasting 20 weeks. Each semester is then further divided into two study periods. There are no official breaks for Christmas, New Year or Easter but there is usually a lecture-free period during these holidays. Examination weeks take place in the last week of each study period. Re-examination weeks are at the end of August.

The Academic Year 2020–2021

The Academic Year

Period

Week

Date
No. of weeks
Autumn semester 2020
36–02

31 August 2020 – 17 January 2021

20
Period 1

36–45

31 August – 8 November

10 
Period 2

46–02

9 November – 17 January

10





Spring semester 202103–22
18 January 2021 – 6 June 2021
20
Period 3

03–12

18 January – 28 March

10

Period 4

13–22

29 March – 6 June

10





Summer semester 2021

23–32

7 June – 15 August

10

 

Exceptions from the above semester dates

The following programs have different semester dates during 2020-2021.

Pre Undergraduate Study Semester

Pre Undergraduate Study Semester

The Pre Undergraduate Study Semester starting in the spring semester 2021 lasts for 21 weeks.

Pre Undergraduate Study Semester

Period

Vecka

Datum

Spring semester 2021

03–23

18 January 2021 – 13 June 2021

Preschool Teacher Education Programme

Preschool Teacher Education Programme

Autumn semester 2020 for the Preschool Teacher Education Programme's finishing semester.

Preschool Teacher Education Programme

Period

Week

Date

Autumn semester 2020

32–51

3 August 2020 – 20 December 2020

BSc in Nursing

BSc in Nursing – admitted before autumn semester 2020

Students admitted before autumn semester 2020 adhere to the following semester dates:

BSc in Nursing

Period

Week

Date

Autumn semester 2020

35–02

24 August 2020 – 17January 2021

Period 1

35–44

24 August – 1 November

Period 2

45–02

2 November – 17 January


Admitted autumn semester 2020
Students admitted for the autumn semester 2020 adhere to regular semester dates 31 August – 17 January 2021.

Next Academic Year

The Academic Year 2021-2022

The Academic Year 2021–2022

The Academic Year

Period

Week

Date
No. of weeks
Autumn Smester 2021
35–02

30 August 2021 – 16 January 2022

20
Period 1

35–44

30 August – 7 November

10 
Period 2

45–02

8 November – 16 January

10





Spring semester 202203–22
17 January 2022 – 5 June 2022
20
Period 3

03–12

17 January – 27 March

10

Period 4

13–22

28 March – 5 June

10





Summer semester 2022

23–32

6 June – 14 August

10


Exceptions from the above semester dates

Pre Undergraduate Study Semester
The Academic Year 2021/22 the Undergraduate Study Semester starts week 03 and ends week 23.

Preschool Teacher Education Programme
The Academi Year 2021/2022 the Preschool Teacher Education Programme's finishing semester starts week 32 and ends week 51.

BSc in Nursing
The academic year 2021/22, BSc in Nursing starts the autumn semester week 34 and ends week 02. Exceptions for new students, who follows regular semester dates. The spring semester follows regular semester dates.

The Academic Year 2022-2023

The Academic Year 2022–2023

The Academic Year

Period

Week

Date
No. of weeks
Autumn Semester 2022
35–02

29 August 2022 – 15 January 2023

20
Period 1

35–44

29 August – 6 November

10 
Period 2

45–02

7 November – 15 January

10





Spring semester 202303–22
16 January 2023 – 4 June 2023
20
Period 3

03–12

16 January – 26 March

10

Period 4

13-22

27 March – 4 June

10





Summer semester 2023

23–32

5 June – 13 August

10


Exceptions from the above semester dates

Pre Undergraduate Study Semester
The Academic Year 2022/23 the Undergraduate Study Semester starts week 03 and ends week 23.

Preschool Teacher Education Programme
The Academi Year 2022/2023 the Preschool Teacher Education Programme's finishing semester starts week 32 and ends week 51.

BSc in Nursing
The academic year 2022/23, BSc in Nursing starts the autumn semester week 34 and ends week 02. Exceptions for new students, who follows regular semester dates. The spring semester follows regular semester dates.

Examination weeks

In general the examination weeks take place in the last week of the period. Written examination usually starts at 09.00 or 15.00 on weekdays and at 10.00 on Saturdays.

Examination weeks academic year 2020–2021

Examinations weeks

Period

Week

Date

Autumn semester 2020



Period 1

45

2 November – 8 November

Period 2

02

11 January – 17 January




Spring semester 2021



Period 1

12

22 March – 28 March

Period 2

22

31 May - 6 June




Re-examination weeks 2020

33–34

10 August - 23 August

Re-examination weeks 2021

33-34

16 August - 29 August

Published by: Lisa Olsson Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2020-06-23
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