Utrecht University's academic year is diveded 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.

2016-2017

Semester I

  • start 1st period: Monday 5 September 2016 (week 36)
  • start 2nd period: Monday 14 November 2016 (week 46)

Winter break: 26 December 2016 - 6 January 2017 (week 52 en week 1)

Semester II

  • start 3d period: Monday 6 February 2017 (week 6)
  • start 4th period: Monday 24 April 2017 (week 17)
2017-2018

Semester I

  • start 1st period: Monday 4 September 2017 (week 36)
  • start 2nd period: Monday 13 November 2017 (week 46)

Winter break: 25 December 2017 - 5 January 2018 (week 52 en week 1)

Semester II

  • start 3d period: Monday 5 February 2018 (week 6)
  • start 4th period: Monday 23 April 2018 (week 17)

Non-teaching Days: Good Friday (30 March), Easter (1 and 2 April), King’s Day (27 April), Liberation Day (5 May),  Ascension Day (10 May) and the day after, Whitsun (20 and 21 May)

2018-2019

Semester I

  • start 1st period: Monday 3 September 2018 (week 36)
  • start 2nd period: Monday 12 November 2018 (week 46)

Winter break: 24 December 2018 - 4 January 2019 (week 52 en week 1)

Semester II

  • start 3d period: Monday 4 February 2019 (week 6)
  • start 4th period: Monday 22 April 2019 (week 17)

Non-teaching Days: Good Friday (19 April), Easter (21 and 22 April), King’s Day (27 April), Liberation Day (5 May),  Ascension Day (30 May) and the day after, Whitsun (9 and 10 June)