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Academic Calendar

The academic year officially commences on 1 September and ends on 31 August. On collective closing days the university is closed and no lectures take place. The academic calendar applies to the whole university and to all study programmes with the exception of medicine.

Academic Calendar

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Faculty Academic Calendar

Faculty Academic Year 2022-2023

The academic year comprises 2 semesters, each of 20 weeks (public holidays and compulsory vacation days not included) in which lectures, examinations, completion of assignments etc. take place.

Semester I 
Block 1: Thursday 8 September 2022 - Friday 22 October 2022
Block 2: Monday 31 October 2022 - Friday 16 December 2022

Semester II
Block 1: Monday 6 February 2023 - Friday 24 March 2023
Block 2: Monday 3 April 2023 - Friday 19 May 2023; reserved Monday 22 May 2023 - Friday 26 May 2023

Exams

Semester I
Monday 24 October 2022 - Friday 28 October 2022
Monday 19 December 2022 - Friday 23 December 2022
Monday 2 January 2023 - Friday 27 January 2023

Semester II
Monday 21 March 2023 - Friday 25 March 2023
Monday 30 May 2023 - Friday 30 June 2023

Public Holidays/compulsory closing days

Date Occasion
3 October 2022 Leiden's Relief
24 November 2022 No lectures between 15.00-18.00h due to the Cleveringa lecture
25 December 2022 - 1 January 2023 Christmas and New Year's
8 February 2023 No lectures between 13.00-17.00h due to the Dies
21 March 2023 Minor Market after 15.30h; education continues
5 April 2023 No lectures after 13.00h due to the Humanities Career Event and Campus The Hague Career Event
7 April 2023 Good Friday
9 and 10 April 2023 Easter
27 April 2023 King's Day
5 May 2023 Liberation Day
18 and 19 May 2023 Ascension Day
5 and 6 June 2023 Whit Sunday

 * In agreement with the Commissie Overlap.

Previous faculty academic calendars

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