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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).

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18 January 2021 to 5 June 2021

Period 1

A: Monday 18 January
B: Thursday 18 February

Period 2

C: Tuesday 23 March
D: Monday 3 May

31 August 2020 to 17 January 2021

Period 1

A: Monday 31 August
B: Thursday 1 October

Period 2

C: Tuesday 3 November
D: Thursday 3 December

20 January 2020 to 7 June 2020

Period 1

A: Monday 20 January
B: Thursday 20 February

Period 2

C: Monday 23 March
D: Monday 4 May

2 September 2019 to 19 January 2020

Period 1

A: Monday 2 September
B: Thursday 3 October

Period 2

C: Monday 4 November
D: Thursday 5 December

Spring 2019

21 January 2019 to 9 June 2019

Period 1
A: Monday 21 January
B: Thursday 21 February

Period 2
C: Tuesday 26 March
D: Monday 6 May

Autumn 2018

3 September 2018 to 20 January 2019

Period 1

A: Monday 3 September
B: Thursday 4 October

Period 2

C: Monday 5 November
D: Thursday 6 December

Spring 2018

15 January 2018 to 3 June 2018

Period 1

A: Monday 15 January
B: Thursday 15 February

Period 2

C: Tuesday 20 March
D: Monday 30 April

Autumn 2017

28 August 2017 to 14 January 2018

Period 1

A: Monday 28 August
B: Thursday 28 September

Period 2

C: Tuesday 31 October
D: Thursday 30 November

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 recieve 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 departemnts at

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