Academic year

The Swedish academic year comprises 40 weeks. Here you find the start date of the terms, and information about the academic year plan and its different concepts: period weeks, intensive weeks and more. Here you will also find tuition hours, which indicates when tuition normally is scheduled.

Term calendar, academic year plan

2018/2019

Fall term 2018: 3 September–20 January 2019.
Registration is open 20 August–6 September.

Spring term 2019: 21 January–6 June.
Registration is open 14–24 January.

Academic year planPDF (only available in Swedish)

2019/2020

Fall term 2019: 2 September–19 January.
Registration is open 26 August–5 September.

Spring term 2020: 20 January–7 Juni.
Registration is open 13–26 January.

Academic year plan 2019/2020PDF (only available in Swedish)

2020/2021

Fall term 2020: 31 August–17 January 2021.
Spring term 2021: 18 January–6 June.

Academic year plan 2020/2021PDF (only available in Swedish)

2021/2022

Fall term 2021: 30 August–16 January 2021.
Spring term 2022: 17 January–5 June.

Academic year plan 2021/2022PDF (only available in Swedish)

Concepts in the academic year plan

Period weeks

Six periods of five weeks each of scheduled instruction. Because of public holidays, some periods may not contain five full weeks.

Intensive weeks

Four single weeks between the period weeks, devoted to productions, projects and intensive courses.

Examination weeks

One week at the end of each term, primarily intended for examinations.

Admission weeks

During one week are scheduled no instruction. Premises and equipment used primarily for the ongoing admissions tests.

During week 21 scheduled some teaching, but admissions tests precedence to the premises.

Introductions week

Registration and joint activities, such as workshops, information sessions and other things, for new students. Usually takes place the week before the start of the autumn term.

Celebrations

In connection to end of term, students and staff together celebrate seasons and summer holidays.

Tuition hours

Tuition is scheduled for:

  • 8.45 to 12.15 all weekdays.
  • 13.30-16.45 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    13.30-15.00 Monday and Thursday

Other tuition times by agreement between teachers and students involved.

The following hours, no scheduled tuition can take place:

  • 12.15-13.30, lunch break.
  • 15.15 to 17.00 on Thursdays. Reserved for college meetings where teachers and/or student representatives attend.
  • 15.15 to 17.00 on Mondays during period weeks. Reserved for after studies for students, educational forum for teachers, as well as higher seminars for professors, lecturers and doctoral students.