Academic Calendar

Semester Dates and Lecture Terms

The academic year at the University of Zurich begins on 1 August and ends on 31 July. It is divided into a fall and a spring semester. The lecture term lasts from mid-September to the end of December in the fall semester (calendar weeks 38 to 51), and from mid-February to the end of May in the spring (calendar weeks 8 to 22).

Semester Dates and Lecture Terms (Academic Calendar)


Examination dates differ according to faculty. Examinations usually take place within the last weeks of the lecture period or during the following month. You can find the examination dates for all courses on the respective faculty websites or ask the contact person at the relevant department. 

Faculty Websites