Exchange studies

Academic calendar

The academic year in Sweden is divided into two semesters. The academic year consists of 40 weeks (20 weeks per semester), and begins with the autumn semester and finishes with the spring semester. There are no formal holiday periods during the semester. There are however short breaks over Christmas and Easter.

Semester dates

2016/2017
Autumn 2016: 29 August – 15 January (weeks: 35-02)
Spring 2017: 16 January – 4 June (weeks: 03-22)

2017/2018
Autumn 2017: 28 August – 14 January (weeks: 35–02)
Spring 2018: 15 January – 3 June (weeks: 03–22)

2018/2019
Autumn 2018: 3 September – 20 January (weeks 36–03)
Spring 2019: 21 January – 6 June (weeks 04–23)