Our academic year is divided into two semesters, each sub-divided into two periods, so 4 periods in total. Different courses are offered during each period. When you create your course selection, make sure that the course is offered during the period of your exchange.
Semester 1 (Fall): First week of September – last week of January
Period one: September – November
Period two: November – January
Semester 2 (Spring): Second week of February – first week of July (Retakes for the 4th period are in August)
Period three: February– April
Period two: April – July
Click here for the current Academic Calendar.
Credits and Assessment
- In the Bachelor (undergraduate) most courses are assessed by an exam at the end of the period (every 7-9 weeks).
In the Master (graduate) programme some courses have different assessment methods (assignments, homework, practical, etc.) throughout the duration of the course. Check the study guide for specifications.
Re-sits for the courses are offered in the exam period of the subsequent period. For example, re-sits for period 1 courses are offered in the exam week of period 2. Please note exchange students who will study with us for the Fall semester only, cannot participate in the re-sits from period 2 which take place in period 3, since that is outside the enrolment period. Proctoring of exams is unfortunately not an option, since that is not facilitated by our Faculty.
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is used. Find detailed information on the central website.
The Bachelor programme takes 3 years and consists of 180 ECTS in total. The MSc programmes takes 2 years and consists of 120 ECTS in total. The study workload is 60 ECTS per year and 30 ECTS per semester.
For conversion of the credits you should consult your home university