The academic year at Lund University is divided into two semesters each lasting 20 weeks. Examination periods are included in the semester periods.
Academic year 2016/17
- Autumn semester 2016: 29 August 2016 - 15 January 2017
- Spring semester 2017: 16 January - 4 June 2017
Arrival Days for international students
- Arrival Day for the autumn semester 2015 is 18 August.
- Arrival Day for the spring semester 2016 is 11 January
What about holidays?
There is no official break in the academic calendar for Christmas or Easter, however in practice there is usually a break over Christmas and New Year's Eve as well as over the Easter period, including the public holiday days.
Please check with the programme coordinator to confirm when classes and assignments pause, before making any major plans or travel arrangements.
Public holidays and observances 2016
- New Year's Day (Nyårsdagen): 1 January
- Epiphany Day (Trettondagen): 6 January
- Good Friday (Långfredagen): 25 March
- Easter Sundy (Påskdagen): 27 March
- Easter Monday (Annandag påsk): 28 March
- Walpurgis Night (Valborgsmässoafton): 30 April
- May Day (Första maj): 1 May
- Ascension Day (Kristi himmelsfärds dag): 14 May
- Sweden's National Day: 6 June
- Midsummer Eve (Midsommarafton): 24 June
- Midsummer Day (Midsommardagen): 25 June
- All Saints' Day (Alla Helgons Dag): 5 November
- Christmas Eve (Julafton): 24 December
- Christmas Day (Juldagen): 25 December
- Boxing Day (Annandagen): 26 December
- New Year's Eve (Nyårsafton): 31 December