Academic calendar - ALS
Faculty of Law
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.
|Mon 5 Sep - Fri 21 Oct||
|Mon 31 Oct - Fri 16 Dec||
|Mon 9 Jan - Fri 27 Jan||
|Mon 6 Feb - Fri 24 March||
|Tue 3 Apr - Fri 26 May||
|Mon 5 June - Fri 23 June||
To find the schedule of individual courses, see Timetables.
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.