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Important dates

Starting dates autumn 2018

International students

Orientation Days for new students take place 30-31 August 2018. 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: 

  • Spring 2018: 2018-01-15 -- 2018-06-03
  • Autumn 2018: 2018-09-03 -- 2019-01-20
  • Spring 2019: 2019-01-21 -- 2019-06-09

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 are periods when there are no lectures. You can see when those periods are in your schedule. Note, however, that schedules are usually not completed until right before the programme or courses start.

The autumn semester ends in January and thus extends over the winter break. Some courses may, however, finish before this break. 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 home to ensure that you have completed all the necessary tasks that are required of you. Failure to do so may result in your not receiving your credits.