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Important dates

Starting dates Autumn 2019

International students

Orientation Days for new students are 29-30 August 2019. All new international students are expected to attend these introductory sessions. 

Read more about the Orientation Days.

Academic calendar

The starting dates and ending dates of the current and upcoming semesters are: 

  • Spring 2019: 2019-01-21 -- 2019-06-09
  • Autumn 2019: 2019-09-02 -- 2020-01-19
  • Spring 2020: 2020-01-20--2020-06-07
  • Autumn 2020: 2020-08-31-- 2021-01-17
  • Spring 2021: 2021-01-18 -- 2021-06-06
  • Autumn 2021: 2021-08-30 -- 2022-01-22

The academic year is divided into four study periods as follows: 

Autumn Semester

Period 1: Late August/early September to the end of October/beginning of November
Period 2: Beginning of November to mid-January

Spring Semester

Period 3: Mid-January to the end of March/early April
Period 4: Early April to the beginning of June

Breaks during the academic year

There are no official breaks during the semesters but there might be periods without lectures. You can check that in your schedule. However, please note that the schedules are usually not finished until shortly before the start of the programme/course.

The autumn semester ends in January and thus lasts over Christmas. However, some courses may finish before that. For exchange students who are in Borås for the autumn semester, it is advisable to discuss with your course coordinator before you book your return travel to ensure that you complete all the necessary tasks. Failure to do so may result in you not receiving your credits.