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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 2021-2022

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 9 September - Friday 22 October
Block 2: Monday 1 November - Friday 17 December

Semester II
Block 1: Monday 7 February - Friday 18 March
Block 2: Monday 28 March - Friday 20 May

Exams

Semester I
Monday 25 October - Friday 29 October
Monday 20 December - Friday 24 December, 16.00 hours
Monday 3 January - Friday 28 January

Semester II
Monday 21 March - Friday 25 March
Monday 23 May - Friday 1 July

Public Holidays/compulsory closing days

Date Occasion
4 October 2021 Leiden's Relief
26 November 2021 No lectures between 15.00-18.00h due to the Cleveringa lecture
25 December 2021 - 2 January 2022 Christmas and New Year's
8 February 2022 No lectures between 13.00-17.00h due to the Dies
13 April 2022 No lectures after 13.00h due to the Humanities Career Event and Campus The Hague Career Event
17 and 18 April 2022 Good Friday and Easter
27 April 2022 King's Day
5 May 2022 Liberation Day
26 and 27 May 2022 Ascension Day
5 and 6 June 2022 Whit Sunday

 * In agreement with the Commissie Overlap.

Previous faculty academic calendars

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