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Spain 2016/17 - academic year

Country: Spain
Year: 2016-2017
Public holidays: About 12 public holidays (some of them common throughout the whole country and some specific of the different Autonomous Communities).

Beginning of the academic year

Type of programme: University tertiary education:

Between  the  first  and  the  third  week  of September 2016.

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

1 September 2016

Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year

Type of programme: University tertiary education

Beginning of the teaching activity:
Throughout the month of September.  
The  beginning  of  the  teaching  activity  in  third-cycle education (to gain a PhD) generally occurs between  the  third  week  of  September  and October. 

Teaching activity:
Between  the  beginning  of  the  teaching  activity and Christmas holidays.

Christmas Holidays:
About  15  days  between  22  December  2016  and 8 January 2017.

Teaching activity:
Between  the  end  of  the  Christmas  holidays  and the start of the examinations.

Teaching activity:
Between  the  end  of  January/mid-February examinations and Easter Holidays.

Holidays Easter Holidays:
About 10 days between the second week and the fourth week of April 2017.

Teaching activity:
Between  the  end  of  Easter  holidays  and May/June examinations.

Summer Holidays:
Between  the  end  of  June/July  examinations  and the end of August or mid-September.

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

Beginning of the teaching activity:

Between  mid-September  and  the  beginning  of October.

Teaching activity:

From the beginning of the teaching activity to the end May or June

Holidays  / Christmas:

Christmas: 2 weeks between 22 December 2016 and 8 January 2017.
Easter: About 10 days between the second week and the fourth week of April 2017.
Summer:  13/16  weeks  between  June  and beginning/mid-September  or  the  beginning  of October.
Public  holidays:  12  (some  of  them  common throughout  the  whole  country  and  some  specific of the different Autonomous Communities).

Examinations of the academic year

Type of programme: University tertiary education

Examinations:
2 or 3 weeks between the end of November and mid-December (2).

These  consist  of  extraordinary  examination sessions  which  take  place  in  December; therefore,  not  every  student  takes  these  exams, but only those who ask for this possibility instead of during the ordinary periods. Teaching activity is not stopped meanwhile.

About 1 month between mid-May and the end of June,  depending  on  whether  the  university conducts its extraordinary examinations in July or in  September  (no  teaching  activity  during  this period).

Extraordinary examinations:
3  weeks  between  the  second  week  of  June  and the second week of July (in some universities the first two weeks of September 2017)

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

There  are  generally  three  periods  of examinations:  before  Christmas  holidays,  before Easter holidays and before summer holidays. Schools  are  free  to  fix  examination  dates  within those periods

End of the academic year

Type of programme: University tertiary education

One  day  before  the  beginning  of  the  2017/18 academic year.

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

31 August 2017

last modification: 2017-01-17 14:47:27

Source: Eurydice 

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