Academic year in Europe

Country
Year

Austria 2016/17 - academic year

Country: Austria
Year: 2016-2017
Public holidays: 26 October 2016 1 November 2016 8 December 2016 25-26 December 2016 1 January 2017 6 January 2017, 17 April 2017, 1 May 2017, 25 May 2017, 5 June 201,7 15 June 2017, 15 August 2017

Beginning of the academic year

Type of programme: Universities:
1 October 2016

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. 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 (usually 15 weeks for full-time programmes, 18-20 weeks for degree-programmes especially designed for working professionals).

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 2017

Type of programme: Fachhochschulen

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



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