Academic Year Overview

The Academic year is divided into two, twenty-week semesters. Each semester is divided into two “study periods,” which means that an individual course will generally run half of the semester, or ten weeks. Exams are held at the end of each Study Period.

The Autumn semester begins in late August/early September and ends in the middle of January. The Spring semester begins in the middle of January and ends in the beginning of June.  

Autumn Term

Autumn Term Dates: August 26, 2019 – January 14, 2020

Roll-call (Year 1 students): August 12th  

Orientation weeks (Year 1 students): August 12th – 24th  

Reception, City Hall (Year 1 students): August 25th 

Re-exams (August): August 12th – 24th

Study period 1 - August 26th – October 11th

Own work: October 14th – 17th

Exam period 1: October 18th – 25th

Study period 2 -  October 28th – December 13th

Own work / re-exams: December 16th – 19th  

Own work: December 20th – January 3rd  

National holiday: January 6th  

Exam period 2: January 7th – 14th  

Spring Term

Spring Term Dates: January 15, 2020 – June 1, 2020

Study period 3 -  January 15th – March 3rd

Own work: March 4th – 6th

Exam period 3: March 7th – 14th

Study period 4:  March 16th – May 18th

Study period 4: March 16 – May 18th

Own work / re-exams: April 14th – 17th

National holiday: April 10th – 13th , May 1st

Own work: May 19th – 20th, May 22nd  

National holiday: May 21st   

Exam period 4: May 25th – June 1st  

Last day of term: June 1st

Own work / re-exams: June 2nd – 5th    

National holiday: June 6th


Graphic Display of KTH Academic Year 19-20

Graphic, PDF

  Academic Year 2019-2020 (pdf 39 kB)