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 August 29, 2016 - Sunday January 15, 2017

Spring term:
Monday January 16, 2017 - Sunday June 4, 2017

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 7, 2017 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 8, 2017 are to be cancelled for these students.

Student Union day
Thursday February 16, 2017. 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 Tue 2016-06-07 Thu 2016-07-28
Re-sit examination days August Mon 2016-08-15 Sat 2016-08-27

Aut 2016 From To
Registration Autumn Term Mon 2016-08-15 Mon 2016-09-05
Sign-up re-sit examination days October Thu 2016-08-25 Thu 2016-09-22
Study period 1 Mon 2016-08-29 Sat 2016-10-29
Examination sign-up study period 1 Thu 2016-09-08 Thu 2016-10-06
Course selection for study period 2, the autumn 2016 Tue 2016-09-13 Tue 2016-10-04
Re-sit examination days October/self-study Fri 2016-10-07 Sat 2016-10-08
Examination days 1 Sat 2016-10-22 Sat 2016-10-29
Study period 2 Mon 2016-10-31 Sat 2017-01-14
Sign-up re-sit examination days Christmas, New Year Mon 2016-11-07 Mon 2016-12-05
Course selection for the spring 2017 Tue 2016-11-15 Tue 2016-12-06
Examination sign-up study period 2 Wed 2016-11-23 Wed 2016-12-21
Self-study Mon 2016-12-19 Mon 2016-12-19
Re-sit examination days Christmas, New Year/Self-study Tue 2016-12-20 Thu 2016-12-22
Self-study Fri 2016-12-23 Thu 2017-01-05
Examination days 2 Mon 2017-01-09 Sat 2017-01-14
Registration Spring Term Mon 2017-01-09 Sun 2017-01-15

Spr 2017 From To
Registration Spring Term, cont Mon 2017-01-16 Mon 2017-01-23
Study period 3 Mon 2017-01-16 Sat 2017-03-18
Examination sign-up study period 3 Wed 2017-01-25 Wed 2017-02-22
CHARM (Career contact days) Tue 2017-02-07 Wed 2017-02-08
Student Union day Thu 2017-02-16 Thu 2017-02-16
Sign-up re-sit examination days Easter Thu 2017-02-23 Thu 2017-03-23
Examination days 3 Sat 2017-03-11 Sat 2017-03-18
Study period 4 (part a) Mon 2017-03-20 Tue 2017-04-18
Course selection for the autumn 2017 Tue 2017-04-04 Tue 2017-05-02
Examination sign-up study period 4 Wed 2017-04-05 Wed 2017-05-10
Re-sit examination days Easter/self-study Mon 2017-04-10 Wed 2017-04-12
Self-study Thu 2017-04-13 Tue 2017-04-18
Study period 4 (part b) Wed 2017-04-19 Sat 2017-06-03
Sign-up re-sit examination days June Thu 2017-04-20 Thu 2017-05-18
Self-study Fri 2017-05-26 Fri 2017-05-26
Examination days 4 Mon 2017-05-29 Sat 2017-06-03
Re-sit examination days June Wed 2017-06-07 Fri 2017-06-09

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018.