Lithuania 2016/17 - academic year

Country: Lithuania
Year: 2016-2017
Public holidays: Certain dates are regarded as public holidays by all institutions: 1 November 2016, 1 January 2017, 16 February 2017, 11 March 2017, 1 May 2017, 24 June 2017, 6 July 2017

Beginning of the academic year

Institutions are autonomous.  
As  a  rule  the  beginning  of  the  academic  year  is 1 September. 

Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year

Teaching activity:

Institutions are autonomous. 
Each semester usually covers 20 weeks. The last four weeks  within  are  allocated  to  an  examination  session. In some institutions, the semester can last longer (up to 22 weeks)  or  shorter  (17  weeks).  In  most  institutions, the spring semester starts at the beginning of February.

Institutions are autonomous.
All  institutions  have  Christmas  holidays  usually  from 25 December to the beginning of January.

The  winter  break  begins  at  the  end  of  the  autumn semester,  right  after  the  winter  examination  session (usually end of January/beginning of February) and lasts 1 or 2 weeks.

Most institutions have Easter holidays lasting a few days in the spring semester.

Summer holidays usually start after the end of the spring semester and last maximum 2 months, normally between 1 July and 31 August. 

Examinations of the academic year

The last four weeks of each semester are allocated to examination sessions.

End of the academic year

Institutions are autonomous.  
As a rule, the academic year ends on 31 August.

last modification: 2017-01-17 11:32:22

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