Valmynd Leit


Academic year

The academic year starts on August 1st and ends on July 31st the following year, and is divided into two semesters, an autumn and spring semester. The autumn semester normally begins at the end of August or the beginning of September and the spring semester at the beginning of January.  Course starts may vary between different study programmes and course schedules are usually available one month before the start of each semester.

Vacation periods

Christmas vacation begins on December 21st and ends January 2nd, both days included. Easter vacation starts on the Wednesday before Easter and ends on the Tuesday in the week after Easter, both days included.  No classes are scheduled on "The First Day of Summer", May 1st, and December 1st.

Autumn semester 2018

27-31 August Orientation for first year students and start of teaching
20 September Final publication of autumn semester examination schedule
5-15 September Confirmation of registration for autumn semester courses
21 September Student Union Day, no classes from 11:40
15 October Delivery of graduation papers*
5 November Final day for registering in/withdrawing from autumn semester courses/examinations
1 December Icelandic Independence Day - no classes
3-17 December Autumn semester examination period
21 December Christmas vacation begins


Spring semester 2019

3-9 January Make-up and resit examination period for autumn semester
10-20 January Confirmation of registration for spring semester courses and notification of graduation in June
30 January Final publication of spring semester examination schedule
15 February Delivery of graduation papers*
15-25 March Registration for courses in the school year 2018-2019
20 March Final day for registering for graduation in June 2017
1 April Closing date for applications from students outside the EEA
1 April Final day for registering in/withdrawing from autumn semester courses / examinations
17 Apil -23 April Easter holidays 
25 April First Day of Summer, no classes
24 April-10 May Spring semester examination period
24-31 May Make-up and resit examinations for spring and autumn semesters
5 June Closing date for registration of incoming first-year students
14 and 15 June Graduation ceremony
10 July Closing date for payment of registration fee for all students

Students who do not complete their studies in time for the official graduation in June can receive their graduation papers on the 15th of October or the 15th of February. In order for this to occur, a request for graduation must have been received before the 1st day of those specific months, given that all graduation documents are in place.

Schools & Faculties

School of Health Sciences

School of Business and Science

Distance Education?????

Graduate Studies????

School of Social Science and Humanities

Resarch Institutes????

University of Akureyri

Nordurslod 2         600 Akureyri, Iceland         Tel. +354 460 8000 / f: 460 8999

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