Agenda & Calendar Academic Year

This page gives you all the important dates during the academic year 2016-2017. The Calendar Academic Year 2017-2018 is placed on the bottom of the page.

Academic Year 2016-2017

Lectures of the academic year 2016-2017 started on September 5th, 2016.

An academic year is divided into six educational periods. The 'Calendar academic year' contains more information about the academic year (e.g. exam and holiday weeks) and can be downloaded here:

Public Holidays 2016-2017
College week Day Date Holiday
Week 32 Friday April 14th, 2017 Good Friday
Week 33 Maandag April 17th, 2017 Easter Monday
Week 34 Thursday April 27th, 2017 King's Birthday
Week 35 Friday May 5th, 2017 Liberation Day
Week 38 Thursday May 25th, 2017 Ascencion Day
Week 40 Monday June 5th, 2017 Whit Monday
Registration for courses 2016-2017
Period Final registration date Courses with maximum
1 August 14th, 2016 August 7th, 2016
2 October 2nd, 2016 September 25th, 2016
3 December 11th, 2016 December 4th, 2016
4 January 22nd, 2017 January 15th, 2017
5 February 19th, 2017 February 12th, 2017
6 April 16th, 2017 April 9th, 2017

Attention:The dates mentioned above are all Sundays. The final dates when the Student Service Desk can help you with any registration problems is 2 days earlier on Friday.

New MSc students: Contact your study-advisor to discuss your program and different final registration regulations in the first period.

Registration for (resit)exams 2016-2017
Period Final registration date
1 October 9th, 2016
2 December 4th, 2016
3 January 22nd, 2017
Resit exams February January 22nd, 2017
4 March 5th, 2017
5 April 23rd, 2017
6 June 25th, 2017
Resit exams August July 30th, 2017

Attention: In period 3, 4 and 6 exams are spread over the full period. However registration is still required. 

Attention: The dates mentioned above are all Sundays. The final dates when the Student Service Desk can help you with any registration problems is 2 days earlier on Friday.

Graduation 2016-2017

Master (MSc) & Bachelor (BSc): The university has ‘automatic graduation’. This means that when your last (sufficient) grade has been entered in the Student Information System (in your approved study contract), it will automatically be determined that you have passed the final examination in the programme. This will be approved 11 times a year by the examination committee.

Graduation Schedule BSC 2016-2017 and

Graduation Schedule MSc 2016-2017.

Academic Year 2017-2018

Lectures of the academic year 2017-2018 start on September 4th, 2017.

An academic year is divided into six educational periods. The 'Calendar academic year' contains more information about the academic year (e.g. exam and holiday weeks) and can be downloaded here:

Public Holidays 2017-2018
College week Day Date Holiday
Week 30 Friday March 30th, 2018 Good Friday
Week 31 Monday April 2nd, 2018 Easter Monday
Week 34 Friday April 27th, 2018 King's Birthday
Week 35 Saturday May 5th, 2018 Liberation Day
Week 36 Thursday May 10th, 2018 Ascencion Day
Week 38 Monday May 21st, 2018 Whit Monday
Registration for courses 2017-2018
Period Final registration date Courses with maximum
1 August 13th, 2017 August 6th, 2017
2 October 1st, 2017 September 24th, 2017
3 December 10th, 2017 December 3rd, 2017
4 January 21st, 2018 January 14th, 2018
5 February 18th, 2018 February 11th, 2018
6 April 15th, 2018 April 8th, 2018

Attention:The dates mentioned above are all Sundays. The final dates when the Student Service Desk can help you with any registration problems is 2 days earlier on Friday.

New MSc students: Contact your study-advisor to discuss your program and different final registration regulations in the first period.

Registration for (resit)exams 2017-2018
Period Final registration date
1 October 8th, 2017
2 December 3rd, 2017
3 January 21st, 2018
4 March 4th, 2018
5 April 22nd, 2018
6 June 17th, 2018
Resit exams February Januari 21st, 2018
Resit exams August July 29th, 2018

Attention: In period 3, 4 and 6 exams are spread over the full period. However registration is still required. 

Attention: The dates mentioned above are all Sundays. The final dates when the Student Service Desk can help you with any registration problems is 2 days earlier on Friday.

Graduation 2017-2018

Master (MSc) & Bachelor (BSc): The university has ‘automatic graduation’. This means that when your last (sufficient) grade has been entered in the Student Information System (in your approved study contract), it will automatically be determined that you have passed the final examination in the programme. This will be approved 11 times a year by the examination committee.

Graduation Schedule MSc 2017-2018 and

Graduation Schedule BSc 2017-2018.

The Bachelor Graduation Ceremonies will take place on:
- Wednesday 1 November 2017 Life Sciences:  Biology (BBI), Animal Sciences (BDW) and Plant Sciences (BPW)
- Thursday 2 November 2017 Social Sciences:  Management and Consumer Studies (BBC), Communication Sciences (BCW), Economics and Governance (BEB), Health and Society (BGM), and International Development Studies (BIN).
- Wednesday 8 November 2017 Environmental Sciences: Forest and Nature Conservation (BBN), Soil, Water, Atmosphere (BBW), International Land and Water Management (BIL), Landscape Architecture and Planning (BLP) and Environmental Sciences (BMW)
- Thursday 9 November 2017 Technology & Nutrition: Biosystems Engineering (BAT), Biotechnology (BBT), Food Technology (BLT), Molecular Life Sciences (BML) and Nutrition and Health (BVG)