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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 2018-2019. 

Academic calendar 2018-2019

Date Event
28 August 2018 festivities of the city of Groningen – Bommen Berend
29 August 2018 Faculty of Law Introduction for incoming law students (mandatory) and registration for non-EU (visa etc.)
30-31 August 2018 University introduction programme (mandatory) for all incoming international students
end  January 2019 Introduction for incoming exchange students 2nd semester (spring semester)
Block 1
3 September – 19 October 2018 lecture period
22 October – 9 November 2018 exam period Block 1
Block 2
12 November 2018 – 11 January 2019 lecture period
24 December 2018 – 4 January 2019 Christmas holiday
7 January – 11 January 2019 last lecture week Block 2
14 January – 1 February 2019 exam period Block 2 & resit exams Block 1
Block 3
4 February – 22 March 2019 lecture period
25 March – 12 April 2019 exam period Block 3 & resit exams Block 2
Block 4
15 April – 7 June 2019 lecture period
10 June – 21 June 2019 exam period Block 4
24 June – 5 July 2019 resit exams Block 3 & 4

No lectures will be held on:

19 April Good Friday and 22 April 2019 Easter Monday
30 May Ascension Day, and 31 May 2019
10 June 2019 Whit Monday

Last modified:10 September 2018 12.00 p.m.