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 2 - October 25|
|b||Lecture Period||October 28 - December 20|
|c||Project Period||January 6 - January 31|
|Second semester||a||Lecture Period||February 3 - March 27|
|b||Lecture Period||March 30 - May 29|
|c||Project Period||June 1 - June 26|
Further details are available on this UvA academic calendar page.