Denmark 2016/17 - academic year

Country: Denmark
Year: 2016-2017
Public holidays: 22 December 2016 – 1 January 2017 (both days inclusive) 8 -17 April 2017, Easter (both days inclusive) 12 May 2017 25 May 2017 3-5 June 2017 (both days inclusive)

Beginning of the academic year

The  universities  are  autonomous.  The academic  year  at  long-cycle  higher education  institutions  (universities)  is normally  divided  into  two  semesters  and begins typically:  
1) Early September (autumn semester)  
2) Early February (spring semester)  

Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year

The  universities  fix  all  periods  of  teaching activities  and  holidays  themselves.  The typical duration of teaching activities is:
1) Early September – mid-December
2) Early February – mid-May 

Examinations of the academic year

The  universities  fix  the  dates  of examinations  autonomously,  but  generally the period of examinations are: 

Fall Semester: typically December and two-three weeks in January

Spring Semester: Mid- and end of May and two-three weeks in June

Re-examinations are mainly placed in August before the start of a new academic year.  

End of the academic year

The academic year runs from 1 September and ends 31 August, but normally with holidays/periods with no teaching between 30 June and 31 August.

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