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Academic calendar

The academic calendar at Umeå University is divided into two terms (semesters), each lasting 20 weeks. The autumn term typically 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.

Term Dates

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

Spring 2018

15 January 2018 - 3 June 2017
Divided into four 7.5 ECTS courses with a normal study rate*

15 January 2018 - 14 February 2018
15 February 2018 - 20 March 2018
21 March 2018 - 26 April 2018
27 April 2018 - 3 June 2018

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

Orientation course

An orientation for new international students is typcially held the week prior to the first day of classes during the autumn and spring terms.
Orientation course

Swedish Holidays and Observances 2018-19

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
Sat. 4 November 2017 Alla helgons dag All Saints' Day
Sun. 24 December 2017 Julafton Christmas Eve
Mon. 25 December 2017 Juldagen Christmas Day
Sun. 31 December 2017 Nyårsafton New Year's Eve
Mon. 1 January 2017 Nyårsdagen New Y-18-ear's Day
Sat. 6 January 2018 Trettondedag jul Epiphany (13th Day of Christmas)

Christmas and Easter holidays

There is usually a break from classes at Umeå University during the Christmas/New Year's period and the Easter period, although the term is "technically" ongoing. The exact dates for such a break are determined by each department so please make sure to check with the programme/department to confirm the exact schedule of lectures and assignments.