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Academic calendar 2014-2015 (Leuven main campus)

As of 2014, KU Leuven offers degree programmes at various campuses throughout Flanders. The academic calendars for these campuses differ slightly from one another. The calendar below applies to KU Leuven's main campus in Leuven. 

September 2014

Mon.

22

Official opening of the 2014-2015 academic year in Leuven

October 2014

November 2014

Sat. 

1

All Saints (1)

Sun. 

2

All Souls (1)

Tue.

11

Armistice Day (1)

December 2014

Sat.

20

End of first semester classes

Sun.

21

KU Leuven Christmas holiday from Saturday, 20 December through Sunday, 4 January

Thu.

25

Christmas (1)

Fri.

26

Boxing Day (1)

January 2015

Thu.

1

New Year's Day (1)

Mon.

5

Exam study period from Monday, 5 January through Sunday, 11 January

Mon.

12

Start of the first examination period*

Sat. 31
End of the first examination period
No classes from Saturday, 31 January through Sunday, 8 February

February 2015

Mon.

2

KU Leuven Patron Saint's Day Celebration (1)

Mon.

9

Start of second semester

March 2015

April 2015

Sat.

4

Easter holiday from Saturday, 4 April through Sunday, 19 April

Sun. 5

Easter

Mon. 6

Easter Monday (1)

May 2015

Fri.

1

Labour Day (1)

Thu. 14 Feast of the Ascension (1)

Sat.

23
End of second semester classes
Exam study period from Saturday, 23 May through Sunday, 7 June 
Sun. 24 Pentecost
Mon. 25 Pentecost Monday (1)

June 2015

Mon. 8

Start of second examination period*

Sat. 27

End of second examination period 

Ma.

29

Start of examination board meetings for the second examination period

July 2015

Sat.

4

End of examination board meetings for the second examination period

Sat.

11

Holiday of the Flemish Community (1)

Tue.

21

Belgian National Day (1)

August 2015

Sat.

15

Assumption of Mary (1)

Mon.

17

Start of registration for the 2015-2016 academic year

Mon.

17

Start of third examination period*

September 2015

Sat.

5

End of third examination period 

Mon.

7

Monday of Leuven Fair (1)

Tue.

8

Start of examination board meetings for the third examination period 

Sat.

12

End of examination board meetings for the third examination period

* Some faculties start their examination periods slightly earlier than the dates indicated here. Please consult the faculty websites for more detailed information. 

(1) = The university campus in Leuven is closed.