Academic calendar - general

Semesters and collective days off


The UvA academic year is divided into two semesters, each lasting 21 weeks. The 2013-2014 academic year is scheduled as follows:

  • First semester:
    2 September (week 36) 2013 – 31 January 2014 (week 5)
  • Second semester:
    3 February 2014 (week 6) – 27 June 2014 (week 26)

Collective days off

In 2013, the day before Queen's Day (Monday, 29 April) and the day after Ascension Day (Friday, 10 May) are collective days off and the University will be closed.

King's Day (formerly known as Queen's Day) on 27 April will be celebrated in 2014 on Saturday, 26 April. As this holiday falls in the weekend, it has not been reserved as a collective day off for that year.

Academic calendars 2014-2105 and 2015-2016

Download the academic calendars (PDF) for the coming years below.

Academic Affairs

10 September 2013