Public holidays: Holidays which are not included in the Summer (~3 months) / Christmas (~2 weeks) / Easter Holidays (~1 week) are: 1 December 2016, 20 April 2017, 25 May 2017, 5 June 2017
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 2016 – 2-6 January 2017, 10-17 April 2017
Teaching activity: Institutions are autonomous. Teaching activity generally starts around 7 January and ends between 25 March – 3 April 2017
Examinations of the academic yearInstitutions are autonomous.
Examinations generally take place between 2 and 20 December.
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.