Study information

Below follows a description of the study system at Luleå University of Technology. It is very important that you carefully read through this information before filling in your Proposed Study Plan/Learning Agreement!

The academic year is divided into two semesters of approximately 20 weeks each. Each semester is divided into two quarters in approximately 10 weeks periods.

The autumn semester generally starts at the beginning of September and runs to about 15 January (quarters 1 and 2).

Spring semester starts about 15 January and ends first week of June (quarters 3 and 4). Every quarter ends with an exam week.

Academic Calendar 2016/17

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Academic Calendar 2017/2018

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Published: 6 February 2012

Updated: 8 February 2017


Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close cooperation with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.6 billion per year. We currently have 1,700 employees and 15,000 students.


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