Latvia 2016/17 - academic year

Country: Latvia
Year: 2016-2017
Public holidays: 18 November 2016 (Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia), 24-26 December 2016 (Christmas), 14-17 April 2017 (Easter), 1 May 2017 (Convocation of the Constituent Assembly of the Republic of Latvia; Labour Day), 4 May 2017 (Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia)

Beginning of the academic year

Occurs  generally  in  the  first  week  of September, but may differ among institutions which are autonomous.

Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year

Institutions fix periods of teaching activity and holidays. Teaching activity usually is organised from September to December and from February to May.

Higher education institutions in cooperation with their stakeholders from employment organisations autonomously determine the practical training placements (internships) periods for their students.

As regards the holidays, there is usually one week around Christmas/New Year and another one at Easter.

Examinations of the academic year

Institutions fix periods of examinations. Usually examinations proceed after the teaching activity period and take place in January/February and June/July.

End of the academic year

The academic year generally ends after the last examination of spring or summer semester.

last modification: 2017-01-17 11:05:51

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