At the UvA, the academic year is split into two semesters of three periods each. Periods a and b of each semester are "lecture periods", period c is a "project period". Lecture periods consist of seven weeks of classes followed by an exam week; project periods are four weeks long.
|First semester||a||Lecture Period||September 5 - October 228|
|b||Lecture Period||October 31 - December 23|
|c||Project Period||January 9 - February 3|
|Second semester||a||Lecture Period||February 6 - March 31|
|b||Lecture Period||April 3 - June 2|
|c||Project Period||June 5 - June 30|
Further details are available on this UvA academic calendar page.