Academic Calender 2015-2016



 

Academic year
The academic year in university faculties commences 1 July where autumn and spring semesters are divided into two short terms, 7 weeks each followed by final exams.
Invocational programmes the academic year is divided into two terms, autumn and spring.

Holidays
The Christmas break is from 20 December until 3 January and the easter break begins after class on Friday before Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Monday. In addition to these holidays there are no classes on the first day of summer, on 1 May and 1 Descember.

PLEASE NOTE: The academic calander is displayed with provisions for possible amendments.

 

University Faculties - Summer 2015

Date Event
15 May Application deadline for exchange students for autumn 2015
19-22 May Field course: Geology and soil science
XX May and 17-20 August Field course: Ecology
1-5 June Field course: Natural resources in Iceland: Utilization and management
5 June Graduation from AUI
5 June Application deadline for undergraduate studies autumn 2015
22 - 26 June Field Botany - Summer Course (All programmes)
31 July - 4 August Outdoor Activity - Summer Course
10-16 August Field course: Icelandic Forests 
17-19 August Repeatet exams from spring semester

 

 

University faculties - Autumn 2015
Date Event
17-19 August Repeatet exams from spring semester
19 August Autumn semester begins, undergraduate freshmen welcome, attendance required
19 August Autumn semester begins, graduate freshmen welcome, attendance required
20 August Short Term I begins
7-11 September Distant learning - practical exercises
14-18 September Compulsory course for MS students
28 Sept - 2 October Distant learning - practical exercises
6 October End of Short Term I
9 October Harvest Festival
7- 16 October Exams Autumn Short Term I  
15 October Application deadline for graduate studies in spring 2016
15 October Application deadline for exchange students - Spring semester 2016
12-16 October M.Sc. Seminar 
16 October Landsyn - Annual Seminar on Natuarl Resources in Iceland
19 October Autumn Short Term II begins
October Introduction of B.Sc. Final Assignments - Thesis
October Deadline for B.Sc. Assignment contracts for spring semester
2-6 November Distant learning - practical exercises
9-13 November Compulsory course for MS students
26 Nov Deadline for deliverance of B.Sc. Final Assignments - Thesis
23 - 27 November Distant learning - practical exercises
1 December Icelandic sovereignty day - Leagal holiday
7-18 December Exams Spring Short term III

 

 

University faculties - Spring 2016
Date Event
4-6 January Repeated exams from autumn semester
6 January Spring Short Term III begins
January Introduction of B.Sc. Final Assignments - Thesis
25-29 January Distant learning - practical exercises
15-19 February Distant learning - practical exercises
23 February End of Short Term III
25 Feb - 4 March Exams Autumn Short term III
7 March Spring Short Term IV begins
March Deadline for B.Sc. Assignment contracts for autumn semester
7 March  Spring Short Term IV begins
14 March AUI Annual Celebration
March Introduction of B.Sc. Final Assignments - Thesis
19 - 28 March Easter Vacation
29 March - 1 April Distant learning - practical exercises
8 April  Deadline for deliverance of M.Sc Final Assignments - Thesis
8 April  PhD Seminar
15.apr Application deadline for graduate studies in autumn 2016
21 April  First day of summer / Leagal holiday
18 - 22 Apríl Distant learning - practical exercises
29 April End of Short Term IV
1.maí 1 May - Labour Day - Leagal holiday
4 May Deadline for deliverance of B.Sc. Final Assignments - Thesis
2 - 13 May Exams Spring Short term IV
17 - 20 May Field course: Geology and Soil Science
30 May - 3 June Field course: Natural resources in Iceland: Utilization and management
3 June Graduation from AUI
5 June Application deadline for undergraduate studies in autumn 2016
??? Field course: Ecology
20 - 24 June Field Botany - Summer Course  (All programmes)
   
30 July - 2 August Outdoor Activity - Summer Course
??? Field course: Ecology
??? Field course: Soil conservation and restoration in Iceland (SL)
17 - 19 August Repeated exams from spring semester