Academic Calendar

 

The academic year in Switzerland is split into two semesters (terms): autumn and spring. The autumn semester generally runs from week 37/38 to week 50/51; the spring semester from week 8/9 to week 22–24.

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
2017/2018 18.09.2017–22.12.2017  19.02.2018–01.06.2018
2018/2019 17.09.2018–21.12.2018  18.02.2019–31.05.2019
2019/2020 16.09.2019–20.12.2019  17.02.2020–29.05.2020

 

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
2017/2018 18.09.2017–Dec. 2017/Jan. 2018*  19.02.2018–June 2018*
2018/2019 17.09.2018–Dec. 2018/Jan. 2019*  18.02.2019–May/June 2019*
2019/2020 16.09.2019–Dec. 2019/Jan. 2020*  17.02.2020–May/June 2020*

 

* 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
2017/2018 18.09.2017–22.12.2017  19.02.2018–01.06.2018
2018/2019 17.09.2018–21.12.2018  18.02.2019–31.05.2019
2019/2020 16.09.2019–20.12.2019  17.02.2020–29.05.2020

 

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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