Academic year in Europe

Country
Year

France 2017/18 - academic year

Country: France
Year: 2017-2018
Public holidays: The following dates are regarded as publicholidays by all institutions:1 November 2017 (All Saints' Day), 11 November 2017 (1918 Armistice Day), 25 December 2017 (Christmas), 1 January 2018 (New Year), 2 April 2018 (Easter Monday), 1 May 2018 (Labour Day), 8 May 2018 (end of WWII in Europe), 10 May 2018 (Ascension Day), 21 May 2018 (Whit Monday), 14 July 2018 (National holiday), 15 August 2018 (Assumption Day)

Beginning of the academic year

Type of programme:

Institutional autonomy. Almost everywhere the period is between 15 September and 15 October.

Type of programme: non-university studies:

Institutional autonomy, although all institutions open at the beginning of September or later in the same month.

Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year

Type of programme: University studies:

All periods of teaching activity and holiday are fixed by institutions, which however comply with the following calendar: holidays at the end-of-year festive season (one or often two weeks), as well as in February (generally one week) and April (one or two weeks).

Type of programme: non-university studies:

All periods of teaching activity and holiday are fixed by institutions, which however comply with the following calendar: holidays between Christmas and New Year's Day; often one week in February; one or two weeks in April.

Examinations of the academic year

Type of programme: University studies:
Examination periods are entirely at the discretion of university managing bodies.

Type of programme: non-university studies:
Examination periods are entirely at the discretion of the managing bodies of institutions.

End of the academic year

Type of programme: University studies:

No precise date. Institutional autonomy. In practice, the academic year ends after the final examination, in June or at the beginning of July.

Type of programme: non-university studies:

No precise date. Institutional autonomy. In practice, the academic year ends after the final examination, in June or at the beginning of July.


last modification: 2017-09-25 13:08:12

Source: Eurydice 

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