Academic year in Europe

Country
Year

France 2015/16 - academic year

Country: France
Year: 2015-2016
Public holidays: The following dates are regarded as public holidays by all institutions: 11 November 2015, 25 December 2015, 1 January 2016, 28 March 2016, 1 May 2016, 5 May 2016, 8 May 2016, 16 May 2016

Beginning of the academic year

Type of programme: University studies:

Institutional autonomy. Almost everywhere the period is between 15 September and 15 October.

Type of programme: non-university studies:

Institutional autonomy, although all institutions open at the beginning of September or later in the same month.

Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year

Type of programme: University studies:

All periods of teaching activity and holiday are fixed by institutions, which however comply with the following calendar: holidays at the end-of-year festive season (one or often two weeks), as well as in February (generally one week) and April (one or two weeks).

Type of programme: non-university studies:

All periods of teaching activity and holiday are fixed by institutions, which however comply with the following calendar: holidays between Christmas and New Year's Day; often one week in February; one or two weeks in April.

Examinations of the academic year

Type of programme: University studies:

Examination periods are entirely at the discretion of the university managing bodies.

Type of programme: non-university studies:

Examination periods are entirely at the discretion of the managing bodies of institutions.

End of the academic year

Type of programme: University studies:

No precise date. Institutional autonomy. In practice, the academic year ends after the final examination, in June or at the beginning of July.

Type of programme: non-university studies:

No precise date. Institutional autonomy. In practice, the academic year ends after the final examination, in June or at the beginning of July.


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