Public holidays: Certain dates are regarded as official holidays (religious, national, public): 22 September 2016, 24 December 2016, 3 March 2017, 1 May 2017, 6 May 2017, 24-25 May 2017
Students have a break for about 2 weeks for Christmas and Easter holidays. Each HEI celebrates the day of its patron, on which teaching activity is not carried out.
Beginning of the academic year1 October is assumed as the official start of the new
academic year. However, due to the autonomy of
higher education institutions (HEIs), starting dates
vary from one institution to another.
Teaching activity and holidays of the academic yearThe academic year consists of two semesters
(winter and summer). However, the length of
teaching activity (lectures and practical trainings)
differs from one HEI to another due to their
Examinations dates, holidays (other than the
officially announced public and religious holidays)
are determined at institutional level.
Examinations of the academic yearThe examination dates are determined at
institutional level, however, they are usually
scheduled within the period starting from mid-
January to mid-February at the latest (end of the
winter semester), and within the period from mid-
June to mid-July.
Students who fail to take or pass an exam on the
date within the indicated period, are supposed to
take/re-take the exam usually in early September.
End of the academic yearHEIs are autonomous. The academic year generally
ends between end-June and mid-July.