Public holidays: 18 November 2017 (Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia), 25-26 December 2017 (Christmas), 30 March – 2 April 2018 (Easter), 1 May 2018 (Convocation of the Constituent Assembly of the Republic of Latvia; Labour Day), 4 May 2018 (Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia)
Beginning of the academic yearOccurs generally in the first week of September,
but may differ among institutions which are
Teaching activity and holidays of the academic yearInstitutions fix periods of teaching activity and
holidays. Teaching activity usually is organised
from September to December and from
February to May.
Full-time studies correspond to 40 weeks per
year and not less than 40 academic hours per
Higher education institutions in cooperation with
their stakeholders from employment
organisations autonomously determine the
practical training placements (internships)
periods for their students.
As regards the holidays, there is usually one
week around Christmas/New Year and another
one at Easter.
Examinations of the academic yearInstitutions fix periods of examinations. Usually
examinations proceed after the teaching activity
period and take place in January/February and
End of the academic yearThe academic year generally ends after the last
examination of spring or summer semester.