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
Fall term 2020: 31 August–17 January 2021.
Registration is open 24 August – 3 September
Spring term 2021: 18 January–6 June.
Registration is open 11-21 January
Academic year plan 2020/2021 (only available in Swedish)
Fall term 2021: 30 August–16 January 2021.
Spring term 2022: 17 January–5 June.
Academic year plan 2021/2022 (only available in Swedish)
Fall term 2022: 29 August - 15 January 2023
Spring term 2023: 16 January - 4 June
Academic year plan 2022-2023 (only available in Swedish)
Concepts in the academic year plan
Six periods of five weeks each of scheduled instruction. Because of public holidays, some periods may not contain five full weeks.
Four single weeks between the period weeks, devoted to productions, projects and intensive courses.
One week at the end of each term, primarily intended for examinations.
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.
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.
In connection to end of term, students and staff together celebrate seasons and summer holidays.
Changed tuition hours
During the academic year 2020/2021, classes can be planned to take place before 8.45, after 18.00 and during lunch hours 12.15-13.30, providing students and teachers agree.
Regular 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.