Academic calendar

All the important dates for the current and upcoming academic year. Find out when classes start. And when you'll have holidays.


2019-2020 semester division & holiday schedule

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the semester division is:

  • Semester 1:    2 September 2019 to 1 February 2020
  • Semester 2:    3 February 2020 to 4 July 2020
Fall holiday 14-10-2019 to 20-10-2019
Christmas holiday 23-12-2019 to 05-01-2020
Spring holiday 24-02 to 01-03-2020
Good Friday 10-04-2020
Easter Monday 13-04-2020
King's day 27-04-2020
May holiday  27-04-2020 to 03-05-2020
Liberation Day 05-05-2020
Ascension Day 21-05-2020 and 22-05-2020
Pentecost Monday 01-06-2020
Conclusion of academic year (presentations, reports, final assessments etc.) 06-07-2020 to 11-07-2020
Summer holiday 13-07-2020 to 16-08-2020
Re-sits and start up 17-08-2020 to 22-08-2020

Public holidays are set according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for the region (Regio Zuid). 

IntroductionHAN's On: International Welcome Days

Are you a new student? Your introduction is in the week before your 1st week of classes. The exact dates depend on the semester, the campus and your program. You’ll receive info about the introduction by email. The email will include a link to sign up. Fill in the online form and you're good to go!

2020-2021 semester division & holiday schedule

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the semester division is:

  • Semester 1:   31 August 2020 to 30 January 2021
  • Semester 2:   1 February 2021 to 3 July 2021
Fall holiday 19-10-2020 to 25-10-2020
Christmas holiday 21-12-2020 to 03-01-2021
Spring holiday 15-02 to 21-02-2021
Good Friday 02-04-2021
Easter Monday 05-04-2021
King's day 27-04-2021
May holiday  03-05-2021 to 09-05-2021
Liberation Day 05-05-2021
Ascension Day 13-05-2021 and 14-05-2021
Pentecost Monday 24-05-2021
Conclusion of academic year (presentations, reports, final assessments etc.) 05-07-2021 to 09-07-2021
Summer holiday 12-07-2021 to 15-08-2021
Re-sits and start up 06-08-2021 to 27-08-2021

Public holidays are set according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for the region (Regio Zuid).