Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar at Umeå University is divided into two terms (semesters). The Autumn Term begins during the beginning of September and ends in the middle of January. The Spring Term begins in the middle of January and ends during the early part of June. There are also summer courses offered during the months of June, July and August.

Academic Term Dates
Ceremony Dates
Swedish Holidays and Observances

Academic Term Dates

Spring 2016 

18 January 2016 - 5 June 2016

Divided into four 7.5 ECTS courses with a normal study rate*
18 January 2016 - 17 February 2016
18 February 2016 - 21 March 2016
22 March 2016 - 2 May 2016
2 May 2016 - 5 June 2016

Autumn 2016 

29 August 2016 - 15 January 2017

Divided into four 7.5 ECTS courses with a normal study rate*
29 August 2016 - 28 September 2016
29 September 2016 - 31 October 2016
1 November 2016 - 1 December 2016
2 December 2016 - 15 January 2017

Spring 2017

16 January 2017 - 4 June 2017

Divided into four 7.5 ECTS courses with a normal study rate*
16 January 2017 - 15 February 2017
16 February 2017 - 21 March 2017
22 March 2017 - 27 April 2017
28 April 2017 - 4 June 2017

* The duration of a course can vary under certain circumstances.

Ceremony Dates

Spring Conferment for Doctorate Recipients:
Saturday, 21 May 2016, Aula Nordica

Annual Autumn Ceremony for Honorary Doctors, Newly Appointed Professors and Award Recipients:
Saturday, 22 October 2015, Aula Nordica

Swedish Holidays and Observances 2016

Fri. 1 January 2016 Nyårsdagen New Year's Day
Wed. 6 January 2016 Trettondedag jul Epiphany (13th Day of Christmas)
Fri. 25 March 2016 Långfredagen Good Friday
Sun. 27 March 2016 Påskdagen Easter Sunday
Mon. 28 March 2016 Annandag påsk Easter Monday
Sat. 30 April 2016 Valborgsmässoafton Walpurgis Eve
Sun. 1 May 2016 Första maj International Workers' Day
Thurs. 5 May 2016 Kristi himmelfärds dag Ascension Day
Mon. 6 June 2016 Nationaldagen National Day of Sweden
Fri. 24 June 2016 Midsommarafton Midsummer Eve
Sat. 25 June 2016 Midsommardagen Midsummer Day
Sat. 5 November 2016 Alla helgons dag All Saints' Day
Sat. 24 December 2016 Julafton Christmas Eve
Sun. 25 December 2016 Juldagen Christmas Day
Sat. 31 December 2016 Nyårsafton

New Year's Eve


Page Editor: Communications Office
2016-03-17

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Image: Mattias Pettersson

Celebrating the Swedish Way

Learn more about Swedish holidays and traditions from the Swedish Institute


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