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Study Year

The study year at Umeå University starts in late August or early September each year. Autumn term stretches into mid-January, and the spring term ends in the first week of June. Term dates and Swedish national holidays are found here.


During national holidays ("red days"), there is no scheduled education. Often, the day before a national holiday can be scheduled as half a day only, due to that staff often have a work hour shortening on such days. Please check your schedule!

Please also note that on national holidays, many shops, banks etc. are closed, and public transportation follows a different scheduling than on normal weekdays.

Winter break

Education can be scheduled until a few days before Christmas. Check in good time with your programme director to know when it is OK to leave before Winter break, and when you need to return. Some courses have scheduled teaching already during week 1.

Health on Campus

Once a term, the University arranges Student sports days, during which education should not be scheduled (unless it cannot be avoided).

Health on Campus, autumn: Wednesday, week 37
Health on Campus, spring: Tuesday, on Shrove Tuesday (Fettisdag)

Dates for study year 2019/2020

Autumn term (week 36-03): starts 2 September 2019, ends 19 January 2020
Spring term (week 04-23): starts 20 January 2020, ends 7 June 2020

Health on Campus, autumn: September 18, 2019
Health on Campus, spring: February 25, 2020 (also Fettisdag/Shrove Tuesday)

Dates for study year 2020/2021 

Autumn term (week 36-02): starts 31 August 2020, ends 17 January 2021
Spring term (week 03-22): starts 18 January 2021, ends 6 June 2021

Health on Campus, autumn: September 9, 2020
Health on Campus, spring: February 16, 2021 (also Fettisdag/Shrove Tuesday)

Dates for study year 2021/2022

Autumn term (week 35-02): starts 30 August 2021, ends 16 January 2022
Spring term (week 03-22): starts 17 January 2022, ends 5 June 2022

Health on Campus, autumn: September 15, 2021
Health on Campus, spring: March 1, 2022 (also Fettisdag/Shrove Tuesday)

Dates for study year 2022/2023 

Autumn term (week 35-02): starts 29 August 2022, ends 15 January 2023
Spring term (week 03-22): starts 16 January 2023, ends 4 June 2023

Health on Campus, autumn: September 14, 2022
Health on Campus, spring: February 21, 2023 (also Fettisdag/Shrove Tuesday)

Dates for study year 2023/2024

Autumn term (week 35-02): starts 28 August 2023, ends 14 January 2024
Spring term (week 03-22): starts 15 January 2024, ends 2 June 2024

Health on Campus, autumn: September 13, 2023
Health on Campus, spring: February 13, 2024 (also Fettisdag/Shrove Tuesday)

Dates for study year 2024/2025

Autumn term (week 36-03): starts 2 September 2024, ends 19 January 2025
Spring term (week 04-23): starts 20 January 2025, ends 8 June 2025

Health on Campus, autumn: September 11, 2024
Health on Campus, spring: March 4, 2025 (also Fettisdag/Shrove Tuesday)