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.

2019-2020

Semester I

  • start 1st period: Monday 2 September 2019 (week 36)
  • start 2nd period: Monday 11 November 2019 (week 46)

Non-teaching Days: 5 December, after 17.00, Winter break: 23 December 2019 - 5 January 2020 (week 52 en week 1)

Semester II

  • start 3d period: Monday 3 February 2020 (week 6)
  • start 4th period: Monday 20 April 2020 (week 17)

Non-teaching Days: Good Friday (10 April), Easter (12 and 13 April), King’s Day (27 April), Liberation Day (5 May),  Ascension Day and the day after (21 and 22 May), Whitsun (31 May and 1 June)

2020-2021

Semester I

  • start 1st period: Monday 31 August 2020 (week 36)
  • start 2nd period: Monday 9 November 2020 (week 46)

Winter break: 21 December 2020 - 10 January 2021 (week 52, week 53 and week 1)

Semester II

  • start 3d period: Monday 8 February 2021 (week 6)
  • start 4th period: Monday 26 April 2021 (week 17)

Non-teaching Days: Good Friday (2 April), Easter (4 and 5 April), King’s Day (27 April), Liberation Day (5 May),  Ascension Day (13 May) and the day after, Whitsun (23 May and 24 May)