Academic year in Europe

Country
Year

Latvia 2017/18 - academic year

Country: Latvia
Year: 2017-2018
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 year

Occurs generally in the first week of September, but may differ among institutions which are autonomous.

Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year

Institutions 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 week.

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 year

Institutions fix periods of examinations. Usually examinations proceed after the teaching activity period and take place in January/February and June/July.

End of the academic year

The academic year generally ends after the last examination of spring or summer semester.

last modification: 2017-09-26 11:28:23

Source: Eurydice 

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