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 2018–2019‌

Period

Week

Date
No. of weeks
Autumn semester 2018
36–03

3 September 2018 – 20 January 2019

20
Period 1

36–45

3 September – 11 November

10 
Period 2

46–03

12 November – 20 January

10





Spring semester 201904–2321 January 2019 – 9 June 2019
20
Period 3

04–13

21 January – 31 March

10

Period 4

14–23

1 April – 9 June

10

Next Academic Year

The Academic Year 2019–2020

The Academic Year 2019–2020‌

Period

Week

Date
No. of weeks
Autumn semester 2019
36–03

2 September 2019 – 19 January 2020

20
Period 1

36–45

2 September – 10 November

10 
Period 2

46–03

11 November – 19 January

10





Spring semester 202004–2320 January 2020 – 7 June 2020
20
Period 3

04–13

20 January – 29 March

10

Period 4

14–23

30 March – 7 June

10


Exceptions from the above semester dates 2018–2019

Pre Undergraduate Study Semester

Pre Undergraduate Study Semester

The Pre Undergraduate Study Semester starting in the spring semester 2019 lasts for 21 weeks.

Period

Week

Date

Spring semester 2019

04–24

21 January 2019 - 14 June 2019

Preschool Teacher Education Programme

Preschool Teacher Education Programme


Autumn semester 2018 for the Preschool Teacher Education Programme's finishing semester.

Period

Week

Date

Autumn semester 2018

32–51

6 August 2018 – 21 December 2018

BSc in Nursing

BSc in Nursing – admitted before autumn semester 2018

Students admitted before autumn semester 2018 adhere to the following semester dates:

Period

Week

Date

Autumn semester 2018

35–03

27 August 2018 – 18 January 2019

Period 1

35–44

27 August – 2 November

Period 2

45–03

3 November – 18 January


Admitted autumn semester 2018
Students admitted for the autumn semester 2018 adhere to regular semester dates 3 September – 20 January 2019.

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 2018–2019

Period

Week

Date

Autumn semester 2018



Period 1

45

5 November – 11 November

Period 2

03

14 January – 20 January




Spring semester 2019



Period 1

13

25 Mars – 31 Mars

Period 2

23

3 June - 9 June




Re-examination weeks

33–34

12 August - 25 August

Published by: Lisa Olsson Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2019-01-17
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