Academic calendar

The academic year at Utrecht University is divided into 2 semesters and each semester is divided into 2 blocks/periods/terms. Lectures, classes and exams (except re-takes) take place in these periods, although some faculties may slightly differ from the dates below.
 

Early exit option

Most Faculties offer courses in block 2 that have an "early exit" option (= finish before Christmas). This is only possible for students who need to return to their home institution for the second semester in January. In some cases less than 7.5 ECTS are awarded. These are tailor made solutions and it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor. Housing through Short Stay Solutions can only be rented for a full semester.

2018-2019
Semester I

Start period 1: Monday 3 September 2018 (week 36)
Start period 2: Monday 12 November 2018 (week 46)
No classes: 24 December 2018 - 4 January 2019 (week 52 en week 1)

Semester II

Start period 3: Monday 4 February 2019 (week 6)
Start period 4: Monday 22 April 2019 (week 17)

2019-2020
Semester I

Start period 1: Monday 2 September 2019 (week 36)
Start period 2: Monday 11 November 2019 (week 46)
No classes: 23 December 2019 - 5 January 2020 (week 52 en week 1)

Semester II

Start period 3: Monday 3 February 2020 (week 6)
Start period 4: Monday 20 April 2020 (week 17)