The study year at Umeå University starts in late August or early
September each year. Autumn term stretches into mid-January, and
the spring term ends in the first week of June.Term dates, student
sports days and Swedish national holidays are found here.
During national holidays ("red days"), there is no scheduled
education. Often, the day before a national holiday can be
scheduled as half a day only, due to that staff often have a work
hour shortening on such days. Please check your schedule!
Please also note that on national holidays, many shops, banks
etc. are closed, and public transportation follows a different
scheduling than on normal weekdays.
Winter break: Education can be
scheduled until a few days before Christmas. Check in good time
with your programme director to know when it is OK to leave before
Winter break, and when you need to return. Some courses have
scheduled teaching already during week 1.
Student sports days
Once a term, the University arranges Student sports days, during
which education should not be scheduled (unless it cannot be
Student Sports Day, autumn: Wednesday, the 3rd week of
Student Sports Day, spring: Tuesday, on Shrove Tuesday
Dates for study year 2017/2018
Autumn term (week 35-02): starts 28 August 2017, ends
14 January 2018
Spring term (week 3-22): starts 15 January 2018, ends 3
Student Sports Day, autumn: September 13, 2017
Student Sports Day, spring: February 13, 2018 (also
Dates for study year 2018/2019
Autumn term (week 36-03): starts 3 September 2018, ends
20 January 2019
Spring term (week 04-23): starts 21 January 2019, ends 9
Student Sports Day, autumn: September 19, 2018
Student Sports Day, spring: March 5, 2019 (also