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, 2015-2016
The academic year is divided into two, 21-week semesters. These semesters are further divided into three blocks.
|Mon 31 Aug - Fri 23 Oct||
|Mon 26 Oct - Fri 18 Dec||
|Mon 4 Jan - Fri 29 Jan||
|Mon 1 Feb - Thr 24 March||
|Tue 29 March - Fri 27 May||
|Mon 30 May - Fri 24 June||
Mon 27 June - Fri 8 July
Mon 15 Aug - Fri 19 Aug
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 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 ( 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.