Beginning of the academic yearThe universities are autonomous. The academic year at long-cycle higher education institutions (universities) is normally divided into two semesters and begins typically:
1) Early September (autumn semester)
2) Early February (spring semester)
Teaching activity and holidays of the academic yearThe universities fix all periods of teaching activities and holidays themselves. The typical duration of teaching activities is:
1) Early September – mid-December
2) Early February – mid-May
Examinations of the academic yearThe universities fix the dates of examinations autonomously, but generally the period of examinations are:
Fall Semester: typically December and two-three weeks in January
Spring Semester: Mid- and end of May and two-three weeks in June
Re-examinations are mainly placed in August before the start of a new academic year.
End of the academic yearThe academic year runs from 1 September
and ends 31 August, but normally with
holidays/periods with no teaching between
30 June and 31 August.