Academic Year

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

Academic Year 2023-2024 / 2024-2025

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 2023-2024

Calendar Academic Year 2024-2025

Two factsheets have been made containing an explanation and frequently asked questions about the resit policy that applies from this academic year (2023-2024) onwards.

Factsheet students

Factsheet chairgroups/teachers

Public Holidays 2024-2025
Calendar week Day Date Holiday
Week 52 Wednesday 25 December 2024 First Christmas Day
Week 52 Thursday 26 December 2024 Second Christmas Day
Week 01 Wednesday 01 January 2025 New years Day
Week 16 Friday 18 April 2025 Good Friday
Week 16 Sunday 20 April 2025 Easter Sunday
Week 17 Monday 21 April 2025 Easter Monday
Week 17 Saturday 26 April 2025 Kings Day
Week 19 Monday 05 May 2025 Liberation Day
Week 22 Thursday 29 May 2025 Ascension Day
Week 23 Sunday 08 June 2025 Whit Sunday
Week 24 Monday 09 June 2025 Whit Monday
Registration for courses 2024-2025
Period Start registration date Final registration date Courses with maximum
1 1 June 2024 4 August 2024 28 July 2024
2 1 June 2024 29 September 2024 22 September 2024
3 1 June 2024 24 November 2024 17 November 2024
4 1 June 2024 12 January 2025 5 January 2025
5 1 June 2024 9 February 2025 2 February 2025
6 1 June 2024 6 April 2025 30 March 2025

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

New (1st year at the WUR) MSc students: Contact your study-advisor to discuss your programme and different final registration regulations in the first period.

Registration for (resit) exams (test in Osiris) 2023-2024 en 2024-2025
Period Start registration date Final enrolment date Final unenrolment date Deadline grade registration
6* 1 June 2023 26 May 2024 26 May 2024 12 July 2024 17:00 h
Resit C1 1 September 2023 23 June 2024 23 June 2024 20 August 2024 9:00 h
Resit C2 1 September 2023 14 July 2024 14 July 2024 20 August 2024 9:00 h
Resit C3 1 September 2023 21 July 2024 21 July 2024 20 August 2024 9:00 h
2024-2025
Period Start registration date Final enrolment date Final unenrolment date Deadline grade registration
1 1 June 2024 22 September 2024 22 September 2024 11 November 2024 9:00 h
2 1 June 2024 17 November 2024 17 November 2024 14 January 2025 9:00 h
3* 1 June 2024 19 January 2025 19 January 2025 17 February 2025 9:00 h
4* 1 June 2024 23 February 2025 23 February 2025 24 March 2025 9:00 h
5 1 June 2024 30 March 2025 30 March 2025 20 May 2025 9:00 h
6* 1 June 2024 25 May 2025 25 May 2025 11 July 2025 17:00h
6 - First Half 1 June 2024 25 May 2025 25 May 2025 24 June 2025 9:00 h
6 - Second half** 1 June 2024 25 May 2025 25 May 2025 11 July 2025 17:00 h
Resit A 1 September 2024 19 January 2025 19 January 2025 24 February 2025 9:00 h
Resit B 1 September 2024 20 April 2025 20 April 2025 26 May 2025 9:00 h
Resit C1 1 September 2024 22 June 2025 22 June 2025 20 August 2025 9:00 h
Resit C2 1 September 2024 13 July 2025 13 July 2025 20 August 2025 9:00 h
Resit C3 1 September 2024 20 July 2025 20 July 2025 20 August 2025 9:00 h

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

** 2023-2024 Periode 6 Second half with an exam in Resit C3 deadline grade registration 19 July 2024 17:00 h.

** 2024-2025 Period 6 Second half with an exam in Resit C3 deadline grade registration 18 July 2025 17:00 h.

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 2023-2024

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

Graduation Ceremony

MSc graduation 2023-2024

Potentially graduated email received Diploma ready to collect when born in NL (if you do not participate in the ceremony) Diploma ready to collect when born outside NL (if you do not participate in the ceremony) Deadline to apply for ceremony Participation in MSc ceremony possible as of
01-09-2023 t/m 30-09-2023 6/11/2023 18/12/2023 12/12/2023 (or before closure WUR account) January/February 2024
01-10-2023 t/m 31-10-2023 11/12/2023 18/12/2023 12/12/2023 (or before closure WUR account) January/February 2024
01-11-2023 t/m 30-11-2023 22/1/2024 22/1/2024 12/12/2023 (or before closure WUR account) January/February 2024
01-12-2023 t/m 31-12-2023 12/2/2024 11/3/2024 10/03/2024 (or before closure WUR account) April 2024
01-01-2024 t/m 31-01-2024 11/3/2024 18/4/2024 10/03/2024 (or before closure WUR account) April 2024
01-02-2024 t/m 29-02-2024 4/4/2024 18/4/2024 10/03/2024 (or before closure WUR account) April 2024
01-03-2024 t/m 31-03-2024 6/5/2024 17/6/2024 10/05/2024 (or before closure WUR account) June 2024
01-04-2024 t/m 30-04-2024 17/6/2024 17/6/2024 10/05/2024 (or before closure WUR account) June 2024
01-05-2024 t/m 31-05-2024 8/7/2024 5/8/2024 09/09/2024 (or before closure WUR account) November 2024
01-06-2024 t/m 30-06-2024 5/8/2024 5/8/2024 09/09/2024 (or before closure WUR account) November 2024
01-07-2024 t/m 31-07-2024 21/10/2024 21/10/2024 09/09/2024 (or before closure WUR account) November 2024
01-08-2024 t/m 31-08-2024 21/10/2024 21/10/2024 09/09/2024 (or before closure WUR account) November 2024
Ceremony January/February*
The ceremonies always take place between 09:30-18:00 CET
The final time slot will be mentioned in the invitation
Tuesday 30 January 2024 MCH, MDR, MID, MME, MES
Wednesday 31 January 2024 MCL, MEE, MFN, MGI, MIL, MTO, MLP, MUE
Thursday 1 February 2024 MAM, MAS, MBI, MOA/MRF, MPB**, MPS**
Friday 2 February 2024 MFQ, MFS, MFT, MNH
Monday 5 February 2024 MBE, MBF, MBS, MBT, MML
Ceremony April*
The ceremonies always take place between 09:30-18:00 CET
The final time slot will be mentioned in the invitation
Tuesday 16 April 2024 MCL, MEE, MFN, MGI, MIL, MTO, MLP
Wednesday 17 April 2024 MES, MUE, MAS
Thursday 18 April 2024 MFT, MFQ, MFS, MBT, MBF
Friday 19 April 2024 MNH, MML, MBE, MBS
Monday 22 April 2024 MAM, MBI, MOA/MRF, MPB**, MPS**
Tuesday 23 April 2024 MCH, MDR, MID, MME
Ceremony June*
The ceremonies always take place between 09:30-18:00 CET
The final time slot will be mentioned in the invitation
Tuesday 18 June 2024 MCH, MDR, MID, MME
Wednesday 19 June 2024 MCL, MEE, MFN, MGI, MIL, MTO, MLP, MUE
Thursday 20 June 2024 MBE, MBF, MBS, MBT, MML, MES
Friday 21 June 2024 MFQ, MFS, MFT, MNH
Monday 24 June 2024 MAM, MAS, MBI, MOA/MRF, MPB**, MPS**
Ceremony November*
The ceremonies always take place between 09:30-18:00 CET
The final time slot will be mentioned in the invitation
Monday 4 November 2024 MAS, MAM
Tuesday 5 November 2024 MBI, MOA/MRF
Wednesday 6 November 2024 MPB**, MPS**
Thursday 7 November 2024 MCL, MES
Friday 8 November 2024 MFN, MGI, MTO, MLP
Monday 11 November 2024 MEE, MUE, MIL
Tuesday 12 November 2024 MCH, MID, MDR
Wednesday 13 November 2024 MME
Thursday 14 Novermber 2024 MBF, MBS, MBT
Friday 15 Novermber 2024 MNH, MDS
Monday 18 November 2024 MFQ, MFS, MFT-1
Tuesday 19 November 2024 MFT-2, MML, MBE

*No rights can be derived from this schedule.

**The online Master Plant Breeding is part of MPS not MBP.

BSc graduation 2023-2024

BSc graduation schedule 2023-2024

Potentially graduated email received Diploma ready to collect when born in NL (if you do not participate in the ceremony) Diploma ready to collect when born outside NL (if you do not participate in the ceremony) Deadline to apply for ceremony Participation in MSc ceremony possible as of
01-09-2023 t/m 30-09-2023 6/11/2023 18/12/2023 10/03/2024(or before closure WUR account) May 2024
01-10-2023 t/m 31-10-2023 11/12/2023 18/12/2023 10/03/2024(or before closure WUR account) May 2024
01-11-2023 t/m 30-11-2023 22/1/2024 22/1/2024 10/03/2024(or before closure WUR account) May 2024
01-12-2023 t/m 31-12-2023 12/2/2024 11/3/2024 10/03/2024(or before closure WUR account) May 2024
01-01-2024 t/m 31-01-2024 11/3/2024 18/4/2024 10/03/2024(or before closure WUR account) May 2024
01-02-2024 t/m 29-02-2024 4/4/2024 18/4/2024 10/03/2024(or before closure WUR account) May 2024
01-03-2024 t/m 31-03-2024 6/5/2024 17/6/2024 09/09/2024 (or before closure WUR account) November 2024
01-04-2024 t/m 30-04-2024 17/6/2024 17/6/2024 09/09/2024 (or before closure WUR account) November 2024
01-05-2024 t/m 31-05-2024 8/7/2024 5/8/2024 09/09/2024 (or before closure WUR account) November 2024
01-06-2024 t/m 30-06-2024 5/8/2024 5/8/2024 09/09/2024 (or before closure WUR account) November 2024
01-07-2024 t/m 31-07-2024 21/10/2024 21/10/2024 09/09/2024 (or before closure WUR account) November 2024
01-08-2024 t/m 31-08-2024 21/10/2024 21/10/2024 09/09/2024 (or before closure WUR account) November 2024
Ceremony November*
The ceremonies always take place between 19:00-22:00 CET
The final time slot will be mentioned in the invitation
Thursday 14 November 2024 Planning: to be announced
Friday 15 November 2024 Planning: to be announced
Tuesday 19 November 2024 Planning: to be announced
Wednesday 20 November 2024 Planning: to be announced
Monday 25 November 2024 Planning: to be announced
Tuesday 26 November 2024 Planning: to be announced
Wednesday 27 November 2024 Planning: to be announced

*No rights can be derived this schedule