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

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

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

Reception at City Hall: (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: 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 2019-2020

Autumn Term: 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: 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