Academic calendar

The academic year starts on August 15th and ends on the same day the following year, and is divided into two semesters, an autumn and spring semester.
The autumn semester normally begins at the end of August and the spring semester at the beginning of January. Course starts may vary between different study programmes.

Course schedules are usually available one month before the start of each semester. You can see your course schedule and when courses start in Ugla.

Vacation periods

  • Christmas vacation begins on December 20th and ends on January 2nd, both days included
  • Easter vacation starts on the Wednesday before Easter and ends on the Tuesday in the week after Easter, both days included
  • No classes are scheduled on the “First Day of Summer”, May 1st and December 1st

Autumn semester 2022

Published subject to change

DateEvents
15 August Beginning of the academic calender
22 - 26 August Orientation for first-year students and start of teaching
15 September Confirmation of registration for autumn semester courses
16 September Student Union Day, no classes from 11:40
20 September The track of those who have not confirmed enrollment in fall semester courses is closed
20 September Final publication of autumn semester examination schedule
1 October Final day to apply for support regarding special assistance in studies and during exams
1 October Final day to register for graduation in October
7 October

Continuous assessment day

15 October Delivery of graduation papers*
28 October

Continuous assessment day

1 November Final day for withdrawing from autumn semester courses/examinations
11 November

Continuous assessment day

15 November Course evaluation 
15 November - 1 December Open for postgraduate applications
30 November - 14 December Autumn semester examination period
15 - 16 December Competition exam - Make up exam
21 December - 2 January Christmas vacation

 

Spring semester 2023

Published subject to change

DateEvents
3 - 10 January Make-up and resit examination period for autumn semester - Beginning of spring semester
20 January

Confirmation of registration for spring semester courses

24 January The track of those who have not confirmed enrollment in spring semester courses is closed
31 January Final publication of spring semester examination schedule
1 February Final day to register for graduation in February
17 February Continuous assessment day
18 February Wintergraduation
1 - 25 March Registration for courses in the next school year
1 March Final day to apply for support regarding special assistance in studies and during exams
March Open for applications
10 March Continuous assessment day
31 March Continuous assessment day
1 April Final day for withdrawing from spring semester courses / examinations
1 April Closing date for applications from students outside the EEA
5 - 11 April Easter holidays
11 April Course evaluation
21 April First day of Summer, no classes
24 April - 9 May Spring semester examination period
1 May Final day to register for graduation in June
19 - 26 May Make-up and resit examinations for spring semesters
5 June Closing date for registration of incoming first-year students

9 and 10 June

Graduation ceremony

*Umsóknarfrestur um nám í lögreglufræði fyrir verðandi lögreglumenn er 14. febrúar til 31. mars