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

Autumn 2017

28 August 2017 - 14 January 2018

Divided into four 7.5 ECTS courses with a normal study rate*
28 August 2017 - 27 September 2017
29 September 2017 - 30 October 2017
31 October 2017 - 30 November 2017
1 December 2017 - 14 January 2018

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

Ceremony Dates

Annual Autumn Ceremony for Honorary Doctors, Newly Appointed Professors and Award Recipients:
Saturday, 22 October 2016, Aula Nordica

Spring Conferment for Doctorate Recipients:
Saturday, 29 May 2017, Aula Nordica

Swedish Holidays and Observances 2016-17

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

Sun. 1 January 2017 Nyårsdagen New Year's Day
Fri. 6 January 2017 Trettondedag jul Epiphany (13th Day of Christmas)
Fri. 14 April 2017 Långfredagen Good Friday
Sun. 16 April 2017 Påskdagen Easter Sunday
Mon. 17 April 2017 Annandag påsk Easter Monday
Sun. 30 April 2017 Valborgsmässafton Walpurgis Eve
Mon. 1 May 2017 Första maj International Workers' Day
Thurs. 25 May 2017 Kristi himmelfärds dag Ascension Day
Tues. 6 June 2017 Nationaldagen National Day of Sweden


Page Editor: Communications Office
2016-09-12

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