Academic year in Europe

Country
Year

France 2016/17 - academic year

Country: France
Year: 2016-2017
Public holidays: 1 November 2016 (All Saints' Day), 11 November 2016 (1918 Armistice Day), 25 December 2016 (Christmas), 1 January 2017 (New Year), 17 April 2017 (Easter Monday), 1 May 2017 (Labour Day), 8 May 2017 (end of WWII in Europe), 25 May 2017 (Ascension Day), 5 June 2017 (Whit Monday), 14 July 2017 (National holiday), 15 August 2017 (Assumption Day)

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 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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