Public holidays: Christmas holiday (normally 21 December 2015 – 4 January 2016), Easter holiday (normally 21-29 March 2016), 1 May 2016 (Labour Day), 5 May 2016 (Ascension Day), 16 May 2016 (Whit Monday), 17 May 2016 (National Day)
Beginning of the academic yearHigher Education Institutions (HEIs) are autonomous. Generally mid-August
Teaching activity and holidays of the academic yearHEIs are autonomous, with the exception of public holidays.
Examinations of the academic yearHEIs are autonomous.
End of the academic yearHEIs are autonomous. The academic year generally ends at the end of June.