The academic year consists of two terms and each term is divided into two study periods: the Autumn term (study period 1 and 2) and the Spring term (study period 3 and 4).
Autumn term 2012
The Autumn term of 2012 lasts from 3 September until 20 January (Week 36-03).
3 September - 4 November, Study period 1
12 October, Academic celebration
5 November - 20 January, Study period 2
Spring term 2013
The Spring term of 2013 lasts from 21 January until 9 June (Week 04-23).
21 January - 31 March, Study period 3
1 April - 9 June, Study period 4
Note that there is no official Christmas break in Swedish universities. The Autumn term runs from September to January. There will be no classes during the Christmas week, but you may be expected to work, for example with written assignments.