Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Over onsFaculteit RechtsgeleerdheidAlles over ons onderwijsInternational programmesExchange (guest) studentsCourse Information

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.

Below you can find the academic calendar for 2017-2018. The academic calendar for 2018-2019 will be practically the same, although some minor changes will occur. As soon as the academic calendar is available, the website will be updated.

The academic calendar for 2017-2018 is as follows:

Date Event
28 August 2017 festivities of the city of Groningen – Bommen Berend
30 August 2017 Faculty of Law Introduction for incoming law students (mandatory) and registration for non-EU (visa etc.)
31 August 2017 University introduction programme (mandatory) for all incoming international students
end January 2018 Introduction for incoming exchange students 2nd semester (spring semester)

Block 1
4 September – 20 October 2017 lecture period
23 October – 10 November 2017 exam period Block 1
Block 2
13 November 2017 – 12 January 2018 lecture period
25 December 2017 – 5 January 2018 Christmas holiday
8 January – 12 January 2018 last lecture week Block 2
15 January – 2 February 2018 exam period Block 2 & resit exams Block 1
Block 3
5 February – 23 March 2018 lecture period
26 March – 13 April 2018 exam period Block 3 & resit exams Block 2
Block 4
16 April – 8 June 2018 lecture period
11 June – 22 June 2018 exam period Block 4
25 June – 6 July 2018 resit exams Block 3 & 4

No lectures will be given on:

30 March Good Friday and 2 April 2018 Easter Monday
27 April 2018 King’s Day (national celebration of King Alexander’s birthday)
5 May 2018 Liberation Day
10 May Ascension Day, and 11 May 2018
21 May 2018 Whit Monday

Laatst gewijzigd:20 februari 2018 17:44