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Semester Dates

The academic year at UiB is a total of 40 weeks and divided into two semesters.

Each semester at UiB starts with a Welcome Programme for all new international students.

Autumn Semester

The autumn semester:

  • Lasts approximately 19 weeks.
  • Starts in week 32 (early August).
  • Ends in week 51 (end of December).

Lecture start may vary each semester. Contact your faculty for more details.

Important dates in the autumn semester 2017

10-15 August

Welcome Programme for new international students.

1 September

Deadline to register for courses and exams at Studentweb

November-December

Examinations are held throughout the semester, but most of them will be held during this period. Please check each course for more details.

20 December

Official end of the autumn semester.

Public Holidays: There are several public holidays throughout the year in Norway.

Spring Semester

The spring semester:

  • Lasts 21 weeks.
  • Starts in week 1 or 2 (early January).
  • Ends in week 24 (end of June).

Lecture start may vary each semester. Contact your faculty for more details. 

Important dates in the spring semester 2017

5-6 January

Welcome Programme for new international students.

1 February

Deadline to register for courses and exams at Studentweb

May - June

Examinations are held throughout the semester, but most of them will be held during this period. Please check each course for more details.

20 June

Official end of the spring semester.

Public Holidays: There are several public holidays throughout the year in Norway.

NB! There are normally no lectures on Monday-Friday in the Easter week. Contact your faculty for more information.