For the Master’s programmes of the Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the academic year is divided into two semesters. These semesters are divided in two blocks.

Semester 1

Period 1: 06 September 2021 -14 November 2021
Period 2: 15 November 2021 - 06 February 2022

Semester 2

Period 3: 07 February 2022 - 24 April 2022
Period 4: 25 April 2022 -  03 July 2022

Teaching free means: no teaching and no testing during the period in question. This includes the following dates:

Blok Days Blok Date
Teaching-free week 08 November 2021 - 14 November 2021
Open Day Bachelors 19  November 2021
Christmas Break 27 December 2021 - 09 January 2022
Teaching-free week 31 January 2022 - 06 February 2022
Teaching-free week, including Good Friday and Easter 15 April 2022 - 24 april 2022
King's Day 27 April 2022
Liberation Day 05 May 2022
Feast of the Ascension 26 May 2022
Friday following Feast of the Ascension 27 May 2022
Whit Monday 06 June 2022

Course Schedules

Schedules in My Timetable

The timetables for period 1 will be published on July 30, 2021 at the latest, and will be available in MyTimetable from then on. The timetables for period 2 will be published on October 15, 2021 at the latest.

Schedules in the Course catalogue

The schedules for all courses in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences are included in the Course Catalogue.

Exam / additional test schedules

In MyTimetable, you can see where and when the examinations and additional tests will be administered. The information will be available in MyTimetable no later than two months before start of the test or additional test.

You can only view the information for the exams or additional tests for the courses for which you are registered. Information about tests for which you are not registered can be found in the course catalogue.


Timeslots divide the week in different parts to prevent a clash in course times. It is usually NOT possible to choose courses that are scheduled in the same timeslot. There are incidental cases where courses do not overlap, but more often than not, courses in the same timeslot cannot be followed together.

The timeslot model at Utrecht University has five different timeslots (A, B, C, D en E). Each timeslot consists of a fixed number of hours at a fixed moment in the week.