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Semesters and holidays

Teaching and exam periods

Teaching in the autumn semester ^ September-December (up to and including week 51)
Winter exams January
Winter re-exams February-March
Teaching in the spring semester Februar-May (up to and including week 22)
Summer exams June
Summer re-exams August

* Enkelte kurser i efterårssemestret afvikles som intensive kurser i august måned. Se kursusbeskrivelserne for nærmere oplysninger om undervisningstidspunkter.

Important deadlines

Registration for autumn courses 20-30 May
Registration for spring courses 20-30 November
Registration for winter exams (hvis du ikke er tilmeldt undervisning i kurset) 1-15 September
Registration for summer exams (hvis du ikke er tilmeldt undervisning i kurset)
1-15 February
Registration for re-exams in February and March
1-20 January
Registration for re-exams in August 1-20 June
Applications for minor subjects 1 May
Applications for Master's degree programmes 1 March (commencement of study 1 September)
15 October (commencement of study 1 February)
Applications for stays abroad 1 March (Erasmus)
1 October (remaining Erasmus places)
1 November (overseas exchange places)
Submission of project contracts No later than 1 week into the semester when the project is done
Replacement of electives No later than 3 weeks into the semester
Applications for exemptions and credit transfers Meeting dates for the Study Board of Science
Meeting dates for the Study Board of Pharmacy

^ A few courses in the autumn semester are conducted as intensive courses during August. Please consult the course descriptions for further information.


  • Autumn break: week 42
  • Christmas holidays: week 52
  • Easter break: from Tuesday before Easter up to and including Easter Monday

Additionally, there are no classes on 31 December (New Year's Eve), 5 June (Constitution Day) or public holidays. 

Additional special days at SDU

On the last Friday of October, the day of the Annual University Celebration, there are no classes after noon.

On the Thursday before Store Bededag, which is the annual Students' Day at SDU, there are no classes after 10 a.m.

On the last Friday of June, the Faculty of Science holds its annual Graduation Ceremony.