Academic year in Europe

Country
Year

Austria 2014/15 - academic year

Country: Austria
Year: 2014-2015
Public holidays: 26 October 2014, 1 November 2014, 8 December 2014, 25-26 December 2014, 1 January 2015, 6 January 2015, 21 April 2015, 1 May 2015, 25 May 2015, 4 June 2015, 14 June 2015, 15 August 2015

Beginning of the academic year

Type of programme: Universities:
1 October 2014

Type  of  programme:  Fachhochschulen  (Universities  of  applied  science):
Institutions  are  autonomous.  Starts  generally between 1 September and 10 October.


Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year

Type of programme: Universities

The  academic  year  consists  of  the  winter semester, the summer semester and the periods during which no courses are held. (The so-called
‘lecture-free’  time  is  comparable  to  the  summer holidays of schools.)
Christmas  (2 weeks),  Semester  holidays (February),  Easter  (2 weeks);  summer  holidays (July to September); no more detailed information available.  All  holiday  periods  are  set  by  the university’s senate.

Type  of  programme:  Fachhochschulen  (Universities  of  applied  science):

All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed  by  the  institutions.  Usually  teaching activities last 15-20 weeks (mostly 15 weeks for full-time  programmes,  18-20 weeks  mainly  for part-time programmes).
Usually  there  are:  Christmas  holidays  (around 2 weeks),  Easter  holidays  (1-2 weeks)  and  the periods between the semesters.

Examinations of the academic year

Type of programme: Universities

No centrally set dates but most of examinations are carried out in January, March, June and October.

Type of programme:
Fachhochschulen

Institutions are free to fix examination dates.

End of the academic year

Type of programme: Universities
30 September 2015

Type of programme: Fachhochschulen

Institutions are autonomous. The academic year usually ends at the date the new one begins.



last modification: 2016-05-24 13:19:10

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