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 6 - October 29|
|b||Lecture Period||November 1 - December 24|
|c||Project Period||January 10 - February 4|
|Second semester||a||Lecture Period||February 7 - April 1|
|b||Lecture Period||April 4 - June 3|
|c||Project Period||June 6 - July 1|
Further details are available on this UvA academic calendar page.