Academic calendar

The academic year at KTH consists of one autumn and one spring term. Specific dates for the academic year 2015/16 can be found below.

The academic year is divided into two terms. The autumn term starts in late August/early September and runs until the middle of January. Spring term begins in the middle of January and runs until the beginning of June.

Each term consists of two study periods, each comprising three or four parallell courses during seven weeks of scheduled lectures, laboratory work, group work and smaller tutorial sessions. These are followed by one week of preparation/own work, free from scheduled tuition, before the exams take place in October, January, March and June. Re-examination takes place in January, April and June.

Academic year 2014/2015

Spring term: January 20, 2015 - June 9, 2015

  • Study period 3: January 20 – March 9, 2015
  • Own work: March 10 – March 12, 2015
  • Examinations: March 13 – March 20, 2015
  • Study period 4: March 23 – May 25, 2015
  • Own work: April 2, 2015
  • Re-examinations: April 7 – April 10, 2015
  • Own work: April 30; May 15; May 26 - May 29, 2015
  • Examinations: June 1 - June 9, 2015
  • Re-examinations: June 10 - June 13, 2015

Academic year 2015/2016

Autumn term: August 31, 2015 – January 18, 2016

  • Study period 1: 15-08-31 – 15-10-16
  • Own work: 15-10-19 – 15-10-22
  • Exam period 1: 15-10-23 – 15-10-30
  • Period 2: 15-11-02 – 15-12-18
  • Own work: 15-12-21 – 16-01-05
  • Own work/Re-exam 1: 16-01-07 – 16-01-09
  • Exam period 2: 16-01-11 – 16-01-18

Spring term: January 19, 2016 – June 7, 2016

  • Period 3: 16-01-19 – 16-03-11
  • Own work/Re-exam: 16-03-12 – 16-03-16
  • Exam period 3: 16-03-17 – 16-03-24
  • Period 4: 16-03-29 – 16-05-23
  • Own work: 16-05-24 – 16-05-27
  • Exam period 4: 16-05-30 – 16-06-07
  • Own work: 16-05-05
  • Last day of term: 16-06-07
  • Re-exam 3: 16-06-08 – 16-06-11

Arrival days

For Exchange students

Autumn term 2015: August 1-2 for students attending Intensive Swedish Language course and August 22-23 for other students Arrival and introduction

For Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus and EIT master's students

Please see each programme website for more information.

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