Academic year in Europe

Country
Year

Spain 2015/16 - academic year

Country: Spain
Year: 2015-2016
Public holidays: About 12 public holidays (some of them common throughout the whole country and some specific of the different Autonomous Communities)

Beginning of the academic year

Type of programme: University tertiary education:

Between the first and the third week of September 2015.

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

Between 1 September 2015

Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year

Type of programme: University tertiary education

Beginning of the teaching activity:
Throughout the month of September (The beginning of the teaching activity in third-cycle education (to gain a PhD) generally occurs between the second week of October and the first week of November.)

Teaching activity:
Between the beginning of the teaching activity and Christmas holidays

Christmas Holidays:
About 15 days between 23 December 2015 and 7 January 2016

Teaching activity:
Between the end of Christmas holidays and the start of the examinations

Teaching activity:
Between the end of January/February examinations and Easter

Holidays Easter Holidays:
About 10 days between the fourth week of March and the first of April 2016

Teaching activity:
Between the end of Easter holidays and June examinations

Summer Holidays:
Between the end of June/July examinations and the end of August

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

Beginning of the teaching activity:

Between mid-September and the beginning of October

Teaching activity:

From the beginning of the teaching activity to June

Holidays  / Christmas:

Christmas: 2 weeks between 23 December 2015 and 6 or 7 January 2016.
Easter: About 10 days between the third week of March and first week of April 2016.
Summer: 13/16 weeks between June and beginning/mid-September or the beginning of October.
Public holidays: 12 (some of them common throughout the whole country and some specific of the different Autonomous Communities)

Examinations of the academic year

Type of programme: University tertiary education

Examinations:
2 weeks between the end of November and mid- December
These consist of extraordinary examination sessions which take place in December; therefore, not every student takes these exams, but only those who ask for this possibility instead of during the ordinary periods. Teaching activity is not stopped meanwhile.

About 1 month between May and mid-July, depending on whether the university conducts its extraordinary examinations in July or in September (no teaching activity during this period)

Extraordinary examinations:
3 weeks between the second week of June and the second week of July (in some universities the first two weeks of September 2016)

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

There are generally three periods of examinations: before Christmas holidays, before Easter holidays and before summer holidays. Schools are free to fix examination dates within those periods.

End of the academic year

Type of programme: University tertiary education

One day before the beginning of the 2016/17 academic year

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

30 June 2016

last modification: 2016-06-01 15:13:03

Source: Eurydice 

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