The academic year - dates and times


Academic Year

An acadmic year at Chalmers is divided into two semesters, where each semester consists of two study periods. A study period consists of seven to nine study weeks and ends with an examination period. A number of self study days can also be part of a study period. There are also five re-sit examination periods distributed over the academic year.

Autumn term:
Monday September 2, 2019 - Sunday January 19, 2020

Spring term:
Monday January 20, 2020 - Sunday June 7, 2020

Mandatory Registration for incoming Master's students (admitted to a 2 year programme)
You must register for the courses in your Master's programme, latest by 2 September. Further information is available at the Student Portal > Incoming student 2019

The Student Union's career contact days (CHARM, arbetsmarknadsdagar) at the Johanneberg campus.
All lectures and classes that are scheduled for Master and incoming exchange students on Tuesday February 4, 2020 in the afternoon from 1 pm to 4 pm should be changed to another time. All lectures and classes after 10 am on Wednesday February 5, 2020 are to be cancelled for these students.

Personal growth training program - Of Course
Thursday February 13, 2020. All lectures and classes are to be cancelled from 12 am for all students.

According to Chalmers wage agreement Easter Eve, Friday following Ascension Day, Midsummer's Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are equivalent to holidays. On the following working days, ordinary working hours are reduced by four hours (half day): Walpurgis Eve, the day before All Hallow's Eve and 23 december. Such working free time shall not be scheduled.


From To
Sign-up re-sit examination days August Mon 2019-01-14 Wed 2019-07-31
Re-sit examination days August Mon 2019-08-19 Sat 2019-08-31

Aut 2019 From To
Registration Autumn Term Mon 2019-08-12 Mon 2019-09-09
Sign-up re-sit examination days October Mon 2019-08-19 Thu 2019-09-26
Examination sign-up study period 1 Mon 2019-08-19 Thu 2019-10-10
Sign-up re-sit examination days Christmas, New Year Mon 2019-08-19 Thu 2019-12-12
Examination sign-up study period 2 Mon 2019-08-19 Thu 2019-12-19
Study period 1 Mon 2019-09-02 Fri 2019-11-01
Course selection for study period 2, the autumn 2019 Tue 2019-09-17 Tue 2019-10-08
Re-sit examination days October/self-study Fri 2019-10-11 Sat 2019-10-12
Examination days 1 Sat 2019-10-26 Fri 2019-11-01
Study period 2 Mon 2019-11-04 Sat 2020-01-18
Course selection for the spring 2020 Tue 2019-11-19 Tue 2019-12-10
Self-study Mon 2019-12-23 Fri 2020-01-03
Re-sit examination days Christmas, New Year/Self-study Tue 2020-01-07 Thu 2020-01-09
Self-study Fri 2020-01-10 Fri 2020-01-10
Examination days 2 Sat 2020-01-11 Sat 2020-01-18
Registration Spring Term Mon 2020-01-13 Sun 2020-01-19

Spr 2020 From To
Examination sign-up study period 3 Mon 2020-01-13 Thu 2020-02-27
Sign-up re-sit examination days Easter Mon 2020-01-13 Thu 2020-03-19
Examination sign-up study period 4 Mon 2020-01-13 Wed 2020-05-13
Sign-up re-sit examination days June Mon 2020-01-13 Wed 2020-05-20
Registration Spring Term, cont Mon 2020-01-20 Mon 2020-01-27
Study period 3 Mon 2020-01-20 Sat 2020-03-21
CHARM (Career contact days) Tue 2020-02-04 Wed 2020-02-05
Personal growth training program - Of Course Thu 2020-02-13 Thu 2020-02-13
Examination days 3 Sat 2020-03-14 Sat 2020-03-21
Study period 4 Mon 2020-03-23 Fri 2020-06-05
Application period for Master's Programmes academic year 2020/21 for undergraduate students at Chalmers Wed 2020-04-01 Wed 2020-04-15
Re-sit examination days Easter/Self-study Mon 2020-04-06 Wed 2020-04-08
Course selection for the autumn 2020 Tue 2020-04-07 Tue 2020-04-28
Self-study Thu 2020-04-09 Tue 2020-04-14
Self-study Thu 2020-04-30 Thu 2020-04-30
Self-study Fri 2020-05-22 Fri 2020-05-22
Examination days 4 Sat 2020-05-30 Fri 2020-06-05
Re-sit examination days June Mon 2020-06-08 Wed 2020-06-10

Published: Fri 01 Apr 2011. Modified: Wed 12 Dec 2018