Biology Education Centre

Academic calendar

The autumn term starts the first Monday between August 28 and September 3 and lasts 20 weeks. The Spring term starts the Monday after autumn term and lasts 20 weeks.

Each term is divided into two periods each covering 10 weeks (15 credits). Most courses have nothing scheduled around Easter and Christmas, check the course schedule for more information.

SEMESTER 2018/2019

Autumn Semester 2018: September 3 to January 20 

  • Period 1                September 3 – October 28
  • Period 2                October 29 – January 20

No scheduled activities on December 27-28 and all holidays.

Spring term 2019: January 21  to Junie 9

  • Period 3                January 21 – March 24
  • Period 4                March 25 – June 9

No scheduled activities on  April 30, May 31 and all holidays.

Reexaminations

A student who has failed an examination has the right to try again (with new questions). There is no limitation of the number of re-examinations you can do. If you have passed an examination, you cannot take it again to improve your grade. You must register for re-examinations at the Student Portal before a specific date. You may also do a re-examination at the next regular examination date. If you wish to do this, you must contact the course leader in advance and ask to be registered on the course. 

Reexamination periods for master programmes in biology and applied biology 17/18

  • For courses given Autumn 2017 or earlier:
    • For courses given Period 1: 4–5 January 2018
    • For courses given Period 2: 3, 4, 7 April 2018
  • For courses given Spring 2017 or earlier:
    • For courses given Period 3: 4–5 June 2018
    • For courses given Period 4: 4–5 January 2018
  • For all courses: 20–25 August 2018

Reexaminations for master programmes in molecular biotechnology and bioinformatics

  • For courses given Autumn 2017 or earlier:
    • For courses given Period 1: 18–22 December 2017
    • For courses given Period 2: 4-16 June 2018
  • For courses given Spring 2017 or earlier:
    • For courses given Period 3: 4–16 June 2018
    • For courses given Period 4: 3–7 April 2018
  • For all courses: 20 August – 1 September 2018

More information about exams, e.g. exam locations, can be found on UU's pages