Public holidays: 28 October 2016 (National holiday), 17 November 2016, 30 January 2017, 27 February 2017 (Religious holiday) 25 March 2017 (National holiday; however Saturday this year) 1 May 2017 (Labour Day), 5 June 2017 (Religious holiday)
Beginning of the academic year1 September 2016
Teaching activity and holidays of the academic yearTeaching activity (1 or winter semester):
From the beginning of the winter semester in September – approximately within the second fortnight of September – until 24 December 2016
Holiday: 24 December 2016 – 6 January 2017 (Christmas holidays)
Teaching activity (1 or winter semester): 9 January 2017 until the beginning of the winter semester exams set approximately in mid-January 2017
Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester): Spring semester begins after the end of the winter semester exams, approximately in mid-February 2017.
Holidays: 10-21 April 2017 (Easter holidays)
Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester): The period after Easter holidays until the beginning of spring semester exams, approximately beginning of June 2017
Examinations of the academic year
Winter semester exams begin approximately in mid-January 2017 and last for three weeks until the beginning of February 2017.
Spring semester exams take place in June 2017 and last for three weeks.
End of the academic year31 August 2017