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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 24, 2020 - January 15, 2021

Roll-call (year 1 students): August 10th   

Orientation weeks (year 1 students): August 10th – 22nd  

Reception (year 1 students): August 22nd

Re-exams (August): August 10th – 22nd 

Study Period 1: August 24th – October 9th 

Own work: October 12th – 14th  

Exam period 1: October 15th – 16th  & October 19th – 23rd  

Study Period 2: October 26th – December 11th

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

Own work: December 18th – January 5th

National Holiday: December 25th  / January 1st / January 6th  

Exam period 2: January 7th – 8th & January 11th – 15th

Spring Term

Spring Term Dates: January 18, 2021 - June 8, 2021

Study Period 3: January 18th – March 5th

Own work: March 8th – 10th

Exam period 3: March 11th – 12th & March 15th – 19th

Study Period 4: March 22nd – May 24th

Study period 4: March 22nd – May 24th

National Holiday: April 2nd  – 5th   

Own work /re-exams: April 6th – 9th

National Holiday: May 13th

Own work: May 14th & May 25th – 28th

Exam period 4: May 31st – June 4th, June 7th – 8th

Last day of term: June 8th

Own work: June 9th

Own work /re-exams: June 10th – 12th


KTH Academic Year 20-21 graphic

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Academic Year 2020-2021 (pdf 89 kB)