Academic Calendar

 

The academic year in Switzerland is split into two semesters (terms): autumn and spring. The autumn semester generally runs from week 38 to week 51; the spring semester from week 8 to week 22.

With a few exceptions, courses at Swiss universities start with the autumn semester in September.

Universities

Autumn semester: calendar week 38 to 51
Spring semester: calendar week 8 to 22

Academic year Autumn Semester Spring Semester
2020/2021 14.09.2020–18.12.2020 22.02.2021–04.06.2021
2021/2022 20.09.2021–24.12.2021 21.02.2022–03.06.2022
2022/2023 19.09.2022–23.12.2022 20.02.2023–02.06.2023

 

Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts

Autumn semester: calendar week 38 to 3/4
Spring semester: calendar week 8 to 23/24

Academic year Autumn Semester Spring Semester
2020/2021 14.09.2020–Dec. 2020/Jan. 2021* 22.02.2021–June 2021*
2021/2022 20.09.2021–Dec. 2021/Jan. 2022* 21.02.2022–June 2022*
2022/2023 19.09.2022–Dec. 2022/Jan. 2023* 20.02.2023–June 2023*

 

* The dates at the end of the semester can vary according to and within the UASA, depending on the particular school. The examinations are integrated in the semester at UASAs.

 

Universities of Teacher Education

Autumn semester: calendar week 37/38 to 50/51
Spring semester: calendar week 8/9 to 22/23

Academic year Autumn Semester Spring Semester
2020/2021 14.09.2020–18.12.2020 22.02.2021–04.06.2021
2021/2022 20.09.2021–24.12.2021 21.02.2022–03.06.2022
2022/2023 19.09.2022–23.12.2022 20.02.2023–02.06.2023

 

At the UTEs, the periods of study vary in part because of the practical training integrated into the training at elementary schools

 

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