Academic year in Europe

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Ireland 2017/18 - academic year

Country: Ireland
Year: 2017-2018
Public holidays: no data

Beginning of the academic year

Universities and Institutes of Technology are autonomous bodies and start dates may vary but in general for 2017/18 the academic year starts on Monday 4 September.

Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year

Teaching activity: The semester is generally a period of 15 weeks, which normally includes 12 weeks teaching. All periods of teaching activity and holidays are individually fixed by each University or Institute.

Holiday: Bank Holiday Monday 30 October 2017, Dates from 18 December 2017 (Christmas)

Teaching activity: 15-22 January to 21-28 April 2018

Holidays: St Patrick's Day 17 March 2018 (Bank holiday Monday 19), Good Friday 30 March 2108, Easter Monday 2 April 2018, May Bank Holiday 7 May 2018

Examinations of the academic year

In December, starting from the week of 4th to 11th.  Each University or Institute manages this separately.

Usually 2 weeks (11-12 working days) in May.  Each University or Institute manages this separately.

End of the academic year

Universities and Institutes of Technology are autonomous bodies. For Universities, the academic year generally ends at the date the new one begins. For Institutes of Technology, the academic year generally ends in June.

last modification: 2017-09-26 10:09:18

Source: Eurydice 

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