Stockholm university

Term dates

The academic year at Stockholm University starts in late August and ends in early June. The academic year is divided into two semesters, an autumn semester and a spring semester.

The autumn semester starts at the end of August and continues until mid-January of the following year. The spring semester starts in January and finishes at the beginning of June.

Each semester is divided into 4 parts: Period 1 (A and B) and Period 2 (C and D).

Snow-covered bikes outside Studenthuset Photo: Niklas Björling

19 January 2026 to 7 June 2026

Period 1: 

A: Monday 19/1 
B: Thursday 19/2 

Period 2: 

C: Monday 23/3 
D: Monday 4/5 


1 September 2025 to 18 January 2026

Period 1: 

A: Monday 1/9 
B: Thursday 2/10 

Period 2: 

C: Monday 3/11 
D: Tuesday 2/12 


20 January 2025 to 9 June 2025 

Period 1: 

A: Monday 20/1 
B: Thursday 20/2 

Period 2: 

C: Monday 24/3 
D: Monday 5/5 


2 September 2024 to 19 January 2025 

Period 1: 

A: Monday 2/9 
B: Thursday 3/10 

Period 2: 

C: Monday 4/11 
D: Thursday 5/12 


Registration may take place before the official start of the semester

After you have been admitted to a course you will need to confirm your enrollment through a registration before the start of the semester. Sometimes the registration takes place some days before the official starting date of the semester - make sure you know when you have your registration before you book your flight to Sweden.

Stockholm University has a decentralised organisation which means that there are different ways of registering depending on which department you will be studying with. You will be given information from the respectively department on how and when to register. If you do not receive information regarding registration and if there is no information about registration dates on the departmental website, please contact the department directly.

You can find a list of all departments at

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