Switzerland 2016/17 - academic year

Country: Switzerland
Year: 2016-2017
Public holidays: 25 December 2016 (Christmas Day), 26 December 2016 (Boxing Day), 1 January 2017 (New Years Day), 14 April 2017 (Good Friday), 17 April 2017 (Easter Monday), 25 May 2017 (Ascension Day), 5 June 2017 (Whit Monday), 1 August 2017 (National Day), Depending on the canton of location, each university has additional single holidays.

Beginning of the academic year

1 August 2016

Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year

The academic year consists of an autumn semester, a spring semester and periods during which no courses are held.

Teaching activity autumn semester: 19 September – 23 December 2016
Teaching activity spring semester: 20 February – 2 June 2017

Examinations of the academic year

Universities and universities of teacher education fix the periods of examinations autonomously. Usually they take place within 1 to 3 weeks before the end of a semester.

At the universities of applied sciences, the examinations usually take place at the end of the teaching period. For that reason, their teaching activity period usually lasts about two weeks longer than indicated above.

End of the academic year

31 July 2017

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