Beginning of the academic year1 September 2016 Universities and Institutes of Technology are
autonomous bodies. Occurs generally in September or October.
Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year Teaching activity: 1 September – 28 October 2016
Holiday: 31 October – 4 November 2016
Teaching activity and holidays: 7 November – 22 December 2016
All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by each individual University or Institute. Certain dates, such as 25 December, 1 January or 17 March, are nevertheless regarded as public holidays by Universities and Institutes.
Holiday: 23 December 2016 – 2 January 2017 (Christmas)
Teaching activity: From the Monday following the last examination
Holidays: 17 March 2017, 10-21 April 2017 (Easter), 1 May 2017
Teaching activity: From 24 April 2017 until the examinations
Examinations of the academic yearTwo weeks in February
For Institutes of Technology, it’s usually two weeks during May. For Universities, it’s usually two weeks during June.
Teachers and students are entirely free to fix examination dates jointly. Each University or Institute manages this separately.
End of the academic yearUniversities and Institutes of Technology are autonomous bodies. For Universities, the academic year generally ends at the date the new one begins. For Institutes of Technology, the academic year generally ends in June.