Public holidays: Holidays which are not included in the Summer (~3 months)/Christmas (~2 weeks) / Easter Holidays (~1 week) are: 1 December 2015, 21 April 2016, 5 May 2016, 16 May 2016
Beginning of the academic yearInstitutions are autonomous. The beginning of the academic year is generally round mid-August.
Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year Teaching activity:
Institutions are autonomous. Teaching activity generally starts between 15 August and 5 September and ends on 30 November. Some institutions have summer sessions that last from May to August.
Holidays: 21 December 2015 – 4 January 2016, 21-28 March 2016
Teaching activity: Institutions are autonomous. Teaching activity generally starts around 7 January and ends between 25 March – 3 April 2015
Examinations of the academic year Institutions are autonomous. Examinations generally take place between 30 April and 31 May.
End of the academic yearNo precise date. The academic year ends de facto after the last examination.