Academic calendar

The academic year consists of two semesters, an autumn semester and a spring semester, each extending over 20 weeks. The autumn semester runs from the end of August to mid-January, and the spring semester from mid-January to mid-June.

There are no regular breaks in the academic calendar. However, it is common to find there are no or few classes around Christmas and Easter.

Please note that the autumn semester continues after the Christmas holidays. Exchange students who study at the University of Skövde during the autumn semester may only take distance exams at their home institution after December 22. Observe that students staying an entire year must be back for exams in January (for more information see: Distance Examination). Students studying during the spring semester are allowed to take exams offered after August 1 as distance exams at their home institution.

The academic year for 2019/2020:

  • Autumn semester: September 2, 2019 - January 19, 2020
  • Spring semester: January 20, 2020 - June 7, 2020

The academic year for 2018/2019:

  • Autumn semester: September 3, 2018 - January 20, 2019
  • Spring semester: January 21, 2019 - June 9, 2019

The academic year for 2017/2018:

  • Autumn semester: August 28, 2017 - January 14, 2018
  • Spring semester: January 15, 2018 - June 3, 2018

The academic year for 2016/2017:

  • Autumn semester: August 29, 2016 - January 15, 2017
  • Spring semester: January 16, 2017 - June 4, 2017

The academic year for 2015/2016:

  • Autumn semester: August 31, 2015 - January 17, 2016
  • Spring semester: January 18, 2016 - June 5, 2016

The academic year for 2014/2015:

  • Autumn semester: September 1, 2014 - January 18, 2015
  • Spring semester: January 19, 2015 - June 7, 2015

 The academic year for 2013/2014:

  • Autumn semester: September 2, 2013 - January 19, 2014
  • Spring semester: January 20, 2014 - June 8, 2014

The academic year for 2012/2013:

  • Autumn semester: August 27, 2012 - January 13, 2013
  • Spring semester: January 14, 2013 - June 2, 2013

At the University of Skövde, we use the week numbers in our schedules.

Example: Week 3, 2016 = week of January 18, 2016