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.
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.
Friday 19 May