Academic calendar and exam schedule

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Here you will find the important dates for the semester start and the dates of the examinations.

Academic calendar

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Spring Semester 2017

Semester dates 20. Feb. 2017 01. Sep. 2017
Lectures 20. Feb. 2017 02. Jun. 2017
End-of-semester
exams
22. May 2017
16. Jun. 2017
Session exams
07. Aug. 2017 01. Sep. 2017

Autumn Semester 2017/18

Semester dates 18. Sep. 2017 16. Feb. 2018
Lectures 18. Sep. 2017 22. Dec. 2017
End-of-semester
exams
11. Dec. 2017
08. Jan. 2018
22. Dec. 2017
19. Jan. 2018
Session exams
22. Jan. 2018 16. Feb. 2018

Spring Semester 2018

Semester dates 19. Feb. 2018 31. Aug. 2018
Lectures 19. Feb. 2018 01. Jun. 2018
End-of-semester
exams
21. May 2018
15. Jun. 2018
Session exams
06. Aug. 2018 31. Aug. 2018

Autumn Semester 2018/19

Semester dates 17. Sep. 2018 15. Feb. 2019
Lectures 17. Sep. 2018 21. Dec. 2018
End-of-semester
exams
10. Dec. 2018
07. Jan. 2019
21. Dec. 2018
18. Jan. 2019
Session exams
21. Jan. 2019 15. Feb. 2019

Spring Semester 2019

Semester dates 18. Feb. 2019 30. Aug. 2019
Lectures 18. Feb. 2019 31. May 2019
End-of-semester
exams
20. May 2019
14. Jun. 2019
Session exams
05. Aug. 2019 30. Aug. 2019

Autumn Semester 2019/20

Semester dates 16. Sep. 2019 14. Feb. 2020
Lectures 16. Sep. 2019 20. Dec. 2019
End-of-semester
exams
09. Dec. 2019
06. Jan. 2020
20. Dec. 2019
17. Jan. 2020
Session exams
20. Jan. 2020 14. Feb. 2020

Spring Semester 2020

Semester dates 17. Feb. 2020 28. Aug. 2020
Lectures 17. Feb. 2020 29. May 2020
End-of-semester
exams
18. May 2020
12. Jun. 2020
Session exams
03. Aug. 2020 28. Aug. 2020

Autumn Semester 2020/21

Semester dates 14. Sep. 2020 19. Feb. 2021
Lectures 14. Sep. 2020 18. Dec. 2020
End-of-semester
exams
07. Dec. 2020
11. Jan. 2021
18. Dec. 2020
22. Jan. 2021
Session exams
25. Jan. 2021 19. Feb. 2021

Spring Semester 2021

Semester dates 22. Feb. 2021 03. Sep. 2021
Lectures 22. Feb. 2021 04. Jun. 2021
End-of-semester
exams
24. May 2021
18. Jun. 2021
Session exams
09. Aug. 2021 03. Sep. 2021

Further important dates such as public holidays are published in the academic calendar.

Dates of examinations

At ETH Zurich examinations take place during so-called «examination sessions». There are «end-of-semester examinations» which take place during and directly after the end of a semester. Afterwards there are «session examinations» which begin a few weeks after a semester ends and continue until the beginning of the following semester. To view the type of examination for a particular course look under «Performance assessment» in the Course Catalogue.

Exchange and visiting students must respect the official examination dates. This means that you should plan your exchange period to ensure your presence at ETH Zurich during the session examination.

You can find all relevant information about exams at ETH Zurich on the homepage of the Examination Office and an overview over the dates of the examinations.

Exchange Students

Shifting examinations requires official approval and is only granted in exceptional, study-related cases: for instance, if the semester at your home university commences during the session examination. You will receive more information via e-mail, please note the specified deadlines.

Form for shifting exminations

Visiting Students

Please be aware that visiting students are not allowed to shift their examinations!

 
 
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21.07.2017
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