The start and end dates of the current and upcoming semesters are:
Spring 2021: 2021-01-18 -- 2021-06-06
Autumn 2021: 2021-08-30 -- 2022-01-16
Spring 2022: 2022-01-17 -- 2022-06-05
Autumn 2022: 2022-08-29 -- 2023-01-15
Spring 2023: 2023-01-16 -- 2023-06-04
The academic year is divided into four study periods
Period 1: Late August/early September to the end of October/beginning of November
Period 2: Beginning of November to mid-January
Period 3: Mid-January to the end of March/early April
Period 4: Early April to the beginning of June
International students new to Sweden and Swedish higher education is strongly encouraged to participate in the Orientation Days prior to starting their studies in Borås. The Orientation days are held Thursday and Friday the week before the start of the semester. The Orientation days are mandatory for Exchange students. Read more about the Orientation Days.
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. To your schedule (external link) (search for the name or course code).
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.