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.

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)

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, week 53 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)