The academic year officially commences on 1 September and ends on 31 August. On national holidays and compulsory closure dates, the university is closed and no lectures take place.
The academic calendar applies to the whole university and to all study programmes, with the exception of medicine.
- Academic calendar 2019-2020
- Academic calendar 2020-2021
- Academic calendar 2021-2022
- Academic calendar 2022-2023
The university is closed on the following public holidays.
- Good Friday
- Easter Sunday and Monday
- King's Day (the day upon which King's Day is celebrated nationally)
- Liberation Day: 5 May
- Ascension Day
- Whit Sunday and Monday
- 3 October (Relief of Leiden)
- Christmas Day and Boxing Day
The university is also closed on the 'compulsory closure' dates listed below.
|2022||Friday 27 May
Tuesday 27 December
Wednesday 28 December
Thursday 29 December
Friday 30 December
|2023||Friday 19 May
Wednesday 27 December
Thursday 28 December
Friday 29 December
Faculty Academic Calendar
Faculty Academic Year 2021-2022
The academic year comprises 2 semesters, each of 20 weeks (public holidays and compulsory vacation days not included) in which lectures, examinations, completion of assignments etc. take place.
Block 1: Thursday 9 September 2021 - Friday 22 October 2021
Block 2: Monday 1 November 2021 - Friday 17 December 2021
Block 1: Monday 7 February 2022 - Friday 18 March 2022
Block 2: Monday 28 March 2022 - Friday 20 May 2022
Monday 25 October 2021 - Friday 29 October 2021
Monday 20 December 2021 - Friday 24 December 2021, 16.00 hours
Monday 3 January 2022 - Friday 28 January 2022
Monday 21 March 2022 - Friday 25 March 2022
Monday 23 May 2022 - Friday 1 July 2022
Public Holidays/compulsory closing days
|4 October 2021||Leiden's Relief|
|26 November 2021||No lectures between 15.00-18.00h due to the Cleveringa lecture|
|25 December 2021 - 2 January 2022||Christmas and New Year's|
|8 February 2022||No lectures between 13.00-17.00h due to the Dies|
|13 April 2022||No lectures after 13.00h due to the Humanities Career Event and Campus The Hague Career Event|
|17 and 18 April 2022||Good Friday and Easter|
|27 April 2022||King's Day|
|5 May 2022||Liberation Day|
|26 and 27 May 2022||Ascension Day|
|5 and 6 June 2022||Whit Sunday|
* In agreement with the Commissie Overlap.
Previous faculty academic calendars
- Faculty Academic Calendar 2020-2021
- Faculty Academic Calendar 2019-2020
- Faculty Academic Calendar 2018-2019
- Faculty Academic Calendar 2017-2018
The calendar includes religious holidays and important dates related to diversity and inclusion. It serves as a tool to create awareness about these dates and their potential impact on work and study. The calendar can be useful for planning meetings, events, and other communications. A colour-coded distinction is made between religious holidays and other D&I dates. For religious holidays, the description of the agenda item includes information about possible dietary restrictions and restrictions on work.
The calendar does not give staff members or students the right to demand that certain activities do not take place on religious holidays, with the exception of official public holidays in the Netherlands.
The calendar can be downloaded as an iCalendar file by those who want to add these dates to their own Outlook, Google or Apple calendar.D&I Calendar
For questions about the calendar and/or suggestions for adjustments, please feel free to Aurelie van 't Slot.