The academic year at Chalmers University of Technology starts in late August or early September and ends in June the following year. The academic year consists of two semesters, Autumn (September-January) and Spring (January-June). The exact dates may vary from one year to another. Sweden has a system of credits (högskolepoäng); a normal 40-week academic year corresponds to 60 credits. The system is compatible with ECTS credits. Chalmers does not award ECTS grading.
Each semester is then divided into two study periods with 7 weeks of lectures followed by one week of examinations. There are also three re-sit opportunities during the year.
Academic year 2014/2015
Autumn semester: Monday September 1, 2014 - Sunday January 18, 2015
Academic year 2015/2016
Autumn semester: Monday August 31, 2015 - Sunday January 17, 2016
Public Swedish Holidays
Public Swedish holidays
are not scheduled. Besides, at Chalmers Easter Eve, friday following Ascension Day, Midsummer's Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are equivalent to holidays. On the following days, ordinary working hours are reduced by four hours (half working day): Walpurgis Eve, the day before All Hallow's Eve and 23 December. Such working free time shall not be scheduled.