Academic calendar

Utrecht University's academic year is divided into two semesters, each consisting of two periods. Lectures, classes and exams take place in these periods, although some programmes may slightly differ from the dates below. It is best to check your programme's timetable to see the exact dates. The only exception to this is the Christmas break, during which there are no educational activities, tests or resits.

2021-2022

Semester I

  • start 1st period: Monday 6 September 2021 (week 36)
  • start 2nd period: Monday 15 November 2021 (week 46)

Winter break: 27 December 2021 - 7 January 2022 (week 52 and week 1)

Semester II

  • start 3d period: Monday 7 February 2022 (week 6)
  • start 4th period: Monday 25 April 2022 (week 17)

Non-teaching Days: Good Friday (15 April), Easter (17 and 18  April), King’s Day (27 April), Liberation Day (5 May),  Ascension Day (26 May) and the day after, Whitsun (5 and 6 June)

2022-2023

Semester I

  • start period 1: Monday 5 September (week 36)
  • start period 2: Monday 14 November (week 46)

Non-teaching days: Monday 26 December t/m Friday 6 January (week 52 en week 1)*

Semester II

  • start period 3: Monday 6 February (week 6)
  • start period 4: Monday 24 April (week 17)

End of period 4: Friday 30 June (the Friday of week 26)

2023-2024

Semester I

  • Start period 1: Monday 4 September (week 36)
  • Start period 2: Monday 13 November (week 46)

Non-teaching days: Monday 25 December t/m Friday 5 January (week 52 en week 1)

Semester II

  • Start period 3: Monday 5 Februari (week 6)
  • Start period 4: Monday 22 April (week 17)

End period 4: Monday 28 June (week 26)

* Note: For students of the faculty of Humanities the winter break starts on December 26th and ends on January 13th.