Public holidays: 3-7 October 2014, (4.5 days - religious holiday), 28-29 October 2014 (1.5 days - Republic Day), 1 January 2015 (New Year), 23 April 2015 (Children's Day), 1 May 2015 (Labour Day), 19 May 2015 (Youth and Sport Day)
Beginning of the academic year
Universities are autonomous. The autumn semester begins generally in September or October and the spring semester in February.
Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year
Universities are free to determine their own periods of teaching activity. As a rule, each academic year is composed of two semesters which include at least 14 weeks. Universities may offer summer schools for those who fail classes during regular semesters and who would like to take classes from next academic semester.
Examinations of the academic year
Each university fixes its own examination dates. The number of mid-term exams is decided either by the university senate, or by the board of each faculty. In addition to the mid-term exams, there is a final exam for each particular course at the end of each semester. The final exams generally start either right after or one week after the end of the semester. It takes 2-3 on average. Those who take classes annually take one or two midterms and a final exam a year.
End of the academic year
Universities are autonomous. Generally autumn semester ends in December and the spring semester in May or June. Summer semesters last from the end of June until mid August.