Public holidays: 1 November 2017 (All Saints Day), 2 April 2018 (Christmas Monday), 1 May 2018 (International Labour Day), 31 May 2018 (Corpus Christi), 22 June 2018 (Antifascist Resistance Day), 25 June 2018 (Statehood Day)
Beginning of the academic year
Public Universities in Cyprus are autonomous as regards to
their modus operandi. Their schedules are determined by the
universities themselves. The academic year usually starts
between 1 and 15 September. At the UCY and the CUT
classes start on 4 September 2017, whereas the OUC’s first
student-tutor communication starts on 18 September 2017.
- University of Cyprus (UCY)
- Open University of Cyprus (OUC)
- Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)
Teaching activity and holidays of the academic yearPublic Universities determine all periods of teaching activity,
as well as holidays.
Holiday periods at Public Universities will take place as
23 December 2017 – 8 January 2018 (Christmas, at the end
of the autumn semester)
2-15 April 2018 (Easter, before the end of the spring
Summer session (if it is offered) starts in early June and lasts
for 7 weeks.
Examinations of the academic yearFinal examinations' periods and schedule are determined by
the Universities themselves, whereas midterm examination
dates may be set by faculty or faculty and students jointly.
Only final examination periods appear on the academic
calendar and these occur at the end of each semester.
The dates of the final examination periods in both UCY and
CUT in 2017/18 are listed below:
8-23 December 2017 for autumn semester
7-25 May 2018 for spring semester
In OUC final examinations will take place from 29 May – 13 June 2018.
End of the academic yearThe academic year traditionally ends at the end of July for all