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