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Academic calendar

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters, which are divided into 4 teaching blocks. Each teaching block consists of 7 or 8 lecture weeks, immediately followed by 3 weeks of exams. The examination period at the end of teaching block 4 will have 4 exam weeks.

For each course there are two exam possibilities per academic year; the exam and the resit. The exam dates of all written exams are scheduled at the beginning of the academic year. Once they are set, the dates of written exams cannot be changed.

We advise exchange students to arrive well before the start of the semester, so that they have the opportunity to attend the Faculty Introduction, arrange the necessary formalities and get acquainted with the town and the university. Students arriving late are not guaranteed admission to classes.

Please see below for the academic calendar 2019-2020.

Academic calendar 2019-2020

Date Event
28 August 2019 festivities of the city of Groningen – Bommen Berend
28 August 2019 Faculty of Law Introduction for incoming law students (mandatory) and registration for non-EU (visa etc.)
29 August 2019 University introduction programme (mandatory) for all incoming international students
29-30 August 2019 Faculty of Law (mandatory) course discussions
30 January 2020 University introduction programme (mandatory) for all incoming international students (2nd, spring semester)
31 January 2020 Faculty of Law introduction for incoming exchange students 2nd semester (spring semester)
Block 1
2 September 2019 – 18 October 2019 lecture period
21 October 2019 – 8 November 2019 exam period Block 1
Block 2
11 November 2019 – 10 January 2020 lecture period
23 December 2019 – 3 January 2020 Christmas holiday
6 January 2020 – 10 January 2020 last lecture week Block 2
13 January 2020 – 31 January 2020 exam period Block 2 & resit exams Block 1
Block 3
3 February 2020 – 20 March 2020 lecture period
23 March 2020– 10 April 2020 exam period Block 3 & resit exams Block 2
Block 4
13 April 2020 – 5 June 2020 lecture period
8 June 2020 – 19 June 2020 exam period Block 4
22 June 2020 – 3 July 2020 resit exams Block 3 & 4

No lectures will be held on:

10 April Good Friday and 13 April 2020 Easter Monday
21 May Ascension Day, and 22 May 2020
1 June 2020 Whit Monday

Last modified:02 May 2019 10.08 a.m.