Academic calendar

Academic calendar

Windesheim's academic year is divided into two semesters. One starts in autumn and the other starts in spring.

If you come here on an international exchange, you'll usually stay for one or two semesters. The semesters are divided into terms. There are a few breaks in the course of the academic year. If you come to follow our BA programme Global Project and Change Management, you'll normally spend the whole of your first and second academic years here. In years 3 and 4, you have the option of studying abroad.

Academic calendar 2016-2017 

Autumn semester (5 September 2016 – 28 January 2017)

Pick up service (free) Zwolle train station - student housing: Thursday 1 September 2016
Check in for exchange students: Friday 2 September 2016
Block 1: 5 September 2016 – 12 November 2016
Block 2: 14 November 2016 – 28 January 2017

Autumn break: 15 October 2016 – 23 October 2016 (less classes then usual)
Christmas Holiday: 24 December 2016 – 8 January 2017 (no classes)

Spring semester (30 January 2017 – 24 June 2017)

Pick up service (free) Zwolle train station - student housing: Friday 27 January 2017
Check in for exchange students: Saturday 28 January 2017
Block 3: 30 January 2017 - 8 April 2017
Block 4: 10 April 2017 – 24 June 2017

Spring break: 20 February 2017 – 26 February 2017 (no classes)
Good Friday: 14 April 2017 (no classes)
Easter Monday: 17 April 2017 (no classes)
King’s Day: 27 April 2017 (no classes)
May Holiday: 24 April 2017 – 30 April 2017 
Liberation Day: 5 May 2017 (no classes)
Ascension Day: 25 May 2017 (no classes)
Pentecost: 5 June 2017 (no classes)