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Calendar

The academic calendar 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:

Periods of Instruction, 2016-2017

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

SEMESTER 1
Mon 5 Sep - Fri 21 Oct

Block 1:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 31 Oct - Fri 16 Dec

Block 2:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 9 Jan - Fri 27 Jan

Block 3:
3 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

SEMESTER 2
Mon 6 Feb - Fri 24 March

Block 1:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Tue 3 Apr - Fri 26 May

Block 2:
7 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

Mon 5 June - Fri 23 June

Block 3:
3 weeks instruction, 1 week exams

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 2016 Christmas recess
Sun 1 January 2017 New Year's Day
Fri 14 April 2017 Good Friday
Mon 17 April 2017 Easter Monday
Thu 27 April 2017 King's Day
Fri 5 May 2017 Liberation Day
Thu 25 May 2017 Ascension Day
Mon 5 June 2017 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  Faculty of Law

7 October 2016