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Important dates

Starting dates spring 2019

International students

Orientation Days for new students take place 17-18 January 2019. All new international students are expected to attend these introduction sessions. 

Read more about the Orientation Days

Academic calendar

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

  • Autumn 2018: 2018-09-03 -- 2019-01-20
  • 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
  • Autumn 2021: 2021-01-18--2021-06-06

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

Autumn Semester

Period 1: end of August to the end of October
Period 2: beginning of November to the middle of January

Spring Semester

Period 3: middle of January to the end of March
Period 4: beginning of 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. Note, however, that the schedules are usually not finished until right before the programme or course start.

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