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Faculty of Law

Calendars

The calendars below contains all the important dates for the Faculty of Law academic year, including instruction periods, exam weeks and course registration periods. More information on registration deadlines is available on the Course Registrations page linked below.

Periods of Instruction, 2015-2016

The academic year is divided into two, 21-week semesters.  These semesters are further divided into three blocks.

SEMESTER 1
Mon 31 Aug - Fri 23 Oct

Block 1:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 26 Oct - Fri 18 Dec

Block 2:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 4 Jan - Fri 29 Jan

Block 3:
3 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

SEMESTER 2
Mon 1 Feb - Thr 24 March

Block 1:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Tue 29 March - Fri 27 May

Block 2:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 30 May - Fri 24 June

Block 3:
3 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 27 June - Fri 8 July

Mon 15 Aug - Fri 19 Aug

Blok 3:
Exam re-takes

Periods of Instruction, 2014-2015

SEMESTER 1
Mon 1 Sept - Fri 24 Oct

Block 1:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 27 Oct - Fri 19 Dec

Block 2:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 5 Jan - Fri 30 Jan

Block 3:
3 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

SEMESTER 2
Mon 2 Feb - Fri 27 March

Block 1:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 30 March - Wed 29 May

Block 2:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 1 June - Fri 26 June

Block 3:
3 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 29 June - Fri 10 July

Mon 17 Aug - Fri 21 Aug

Blok 3:
Exam re-takes

Timetable

To find the schedule of individual courses, see Timetables.

Holidays

On these days, there will be no classes and the law school will be closed:

25 - 31 December 2015 Christmas recess
Friday 1 January 2016 New Year's Day
Friday 25 March 2016 Good Friday
Monday 28 March 2016 Easter Monday
Wednesday 27 April 2016 King's Day
Thursday 5 May 2016 Liberation Day and Ascension Day
Friday 6 May 2016 Collective day off
Monday 16 May 2016 Whit Monday

Alternative exam period for US and Canadian Exchange Students

The UvA academic year may conflict with the academic year at the home institutions of some American and Canadian exchange students.

Students affected by such a conflict may need to take UvA exams at an earlier date than those listed in the normal academic schedule. These students should contact the exchange programme coordinator ( aexp-fdr@uva.nl) to schedule exams on an earlier date.

Alternative exam dates are only available to students from US and Canadian law schools that have exchange agreements with the UvA. All other students must take exams according to normal exam schedules.

Published by  Amsterdam Law School

21 August 2015