Academic Year

This page gives you all the important data from current academic years

Academic Year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021

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:

Calendar academic year 2020-2021

Public Holidays 2020-2021
College week Day Date Holiday
Week 17 Friday 25 December 2020 First Christmas Day
Week 17 Saturday 26 December 2020 Second Christmas Day
Week 18 Friday 01 January 2021 New Years Day
Week 31 Friday 02 April 2021 Good Friday
Week 31 Sunday 04 April 2021 Easter Sunday
Week 32 Monday 05 April 2021 Easter Monday
Week 35 Tuesday 27 April 2021 Kings Day
Week 36 Wednesday 05 May 2021 Liberation Day
Week 36 Thursday 06 May 2021 The morning after Liberation Day
Week 37 Thursday 13 May 2021 Ascencion Day
Week 38 Sunday 23 May 2021 Whit Sunday
Week 39 Monday 24 May Whit Monday
Registration for courses 2020-2021
Period Start registration date Final registration date Courses with maximum
1 Mid July 2020 9 August 2020 2 August 2020
2 End August 2020 27 September 2020 20 September 2020
3 End October 2020 29 November 2020 22 November 2020
4 End November 2020 17 January 2021 10 January 2021
5 Begin February 2021 14 February 2021 7 February 2021
6 Begin March 2021 11 April 2021 4 April 2021

Attention: Registration is compulsory for all scheduled courses. First Year BSc students will be registered automaticaly for courses in period 1.

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

Registration for (resit) exams 2020-2021
Period Start registration date Final registration date
1 Half July 2020 27 September 2020
2 End August 2020 22 November 2020
3* Eind October 2020 17 January 2021
4* End November 2020 28 February 2021
5 Begin February 2021 11 April 2021
6* Begin March 2021 06 June 2021
Resit exams February End October 2020 17 January 2021
Resit exams August Begin April 2021 18 July 2021

*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.

Please note:

Due to the corona outbreak, all ceremonies are cancelled until August 1. Please check the website regularly for the latest updates. The MSc graduation ceremonies in September will take place online.

Graduation 2019-2020

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 Schedules 2019-2020: Graduation Schedule MSc 2019-2020 and Graduation Schedule BSc 2019-2020