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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 2020-2021. You can find a pdf with the full calendar holding all dates here.

Academic calendar 2020-2021

Date Event
26 August 2020 Faculty of Law Introduction for incoming law students (mandatory) and registration for non-EU (visa etc.)
27 August 2020 University introduction programme (mandatory) for all incoming international students
27-28 August 2019 Faculty of Law (mandatory) course discussions
28 August 2020 festivities of the city of Groningen – Bommen Berend
29 January 2021 University introduction programme (mandatory) for all incoming international students (2nd, spring semester)
29 January 2021 Faculty of Law introduction for incoming exchange students 2nd semester (spring semester)
Block 1
31 August 2020 – 16 October 2020 lecture period
19 October 2020 – 6 November 2020 exam period Block 1
Block 2
9 November 2020 – 10 January 2021 lecture period
21 December 2020 – 1 January 2021 Christmas holiday
4 January 2021 – 8 January 2021 last lecture week Block 2
11 January 2021 – 29 January 2021 exam period Block 2 & resit exams Block 1
Block 3
1 February 2020 – 19 March 2021 lecture period
22 March 2021– 9 April 2021 exam period Block 3 & resit exams Block 2
Block 4
12 April 2021 – 4 June 2021 lecture period
7 June 2021 – 18 June 2021 exam period Block 4
21 June 2021 – 2 July 2021 resit exams Block 3 & 4

No lectures will be held on:

2 April (Good Friday) and 5 April 2021 (Easter Monday)
27 April (King's Day)
5 May (Liberation Day)
13 May (Ascension Day) and 14 May 2021
24 May 2021 (Whit Monday)

Last modified:01 April 2020 2.48 p.m.