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Academic calendar

The academic year at KTH 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 2020-2021

Autumn Term: August 24, 2020 - January 15, 2021

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

Academic year 2021-2022

Autumn Term: August 30, 2021 – January 17, 2022

Introductory weeks: August 16 – 28

Re-Exams: August 16 – 28

Study period 1  August 30 – October 15

Own work: October 18 – 20

Exam period 1: October 21 – 22, October 25 – 29

Study period 2:  November 1 – December 17

Own work/re-exams: December 20 – 22

Own work: December 23– January 7

National Holiday: December 25, January 1, January 6

Exam period 2: January 10 – 15, January 17

Spring Term: January 18, 2022 – June 7, 2022

Study period 3:  January 18– March 7

Own work: March 8 – 10

Exam period 3: March 11 – 12, March 14 – 18

Study period 4:  March 21– May 20

Study period 4: March 21– April 14

National Holiday: April 15 -18

Own work/re-exams: April 19 – 22

Study period 4: April 25– May 20

National Holiday: May 26

Own work: May 23 – 25, May 27

Exam period 4: May 30– June 4, June 7

National Holiday: June 6

Last day of term: June 7

Own work/re-exams: June 08–10