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Austria 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: Universities

The  academic  year  consists  of  the  winter semester, the summer semester and the periods during which no courses are held. (The so-called
‘lecture-free’  time  is  comparable  to  the  summer holidays of schools.)
Christmas  (2 weeks),  Semester  holidays (February),  Easter  (2 weeks);  summer  holidays (July to September); no more detailed information available.  All  holiday  periods  are  set  by  the university’s senate.

Type  of  programme:  Fachhochschulen  (Universities  of  applied  science):

All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed  by  the  institutions.  Usually  teaching activities last 15-20 weeks (mostly 15 weeks for full-time  programmes,  18-20 weeks  mainly  for part-time programmes).
Usually  there  are:  Christmas  holidays  (around 2 weeks),  Easter  holidays  (1-2 weeks)  and  the periods between the semesters.
Austria 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: Universities

The academic year consists of the winter semester, the summer semester and the periods during which no courses are held. (The so-called 'lecture-free' time is comparable to the summer holidays of schools.)
Christmas (2 weeks), semester holidays (February), Easter (2 weeks); summer holidays (July to September); no more detailed information available. All holiday periods are set by the university's senate.

Type of programme: Fachhochschulen (Universities of applied science):

All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by the institutions. Usually teaching activities last 15-20 weeks (mostly 15 weeks for full-time programmes, 18-20 weeks mainly for part-time programmes). Usually there are: Christmas holidays (around 2 weeks), Easter holidays (1-2 weeks) and the periods between the semesters.
Austria 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: Universities

The academic year consists of the winter semester, the summer semester and the periods during which no courses are held. Christmas (2 weeks), semester holidays (February), Easter (2 weeks); summer holidays (July to September); no more detailed information available. All holiday periods are set by the university’s senate.

Type of programme: Fachhochschulen (Universities of applied science):

All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by the institutions. Usually teaching activities last 15-20 weeks (usually 15 weeks for full-time programmes, 18-20 weeks for degree-programmes especially designed for working professionals).

Usually there are: Christmas holidays (around 2 weeks), Easter holidays (1-2 weeks) and the periods between the semesters.
Austria 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: Universities

The academic year consists of the winter semester, the summer semester and the periods during which no courses are held. Christmas (2 weeks), semester holidays (February), Easter (2 weeks); summer holidays (July to September); no more detailed information available. All holiday periods are set by the university’s senate.

Type of programme: Fachhochschulen (Universities of applied science):

All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by the institutions. Usually teaching activities last 15-20 weeks (usually 15 weeks for full-time programmes, 18-20 weeks for degree-programmes especially designed for working professionals).

Usually there are: Christmas holidays (around 2 weeks), Easter holidays (1-2 weeks) and the periods between the semesters.
Belgium 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Belgium - Flemish Community

(1stsemester)

Teaching activities: From the beginning of the academic year until 20 December

Holidays: Two weeks around Christmas and New Year

(2ndsemester)

Teaching activities: Start first week of February until the end of the 3rd or 4th week of May. There is an Easter holiday break of two weeks.

Holidays: From the beginning (1st or 2nd week) of July until next academic year

Belgium - French Community

The first term starts on 15 September 2014; the second on 1 February 2015; the third on 1 July 2015. The two first terms include at least 12 weeks of teaching activity.

Teaching activity starts on the first Monday of the term.

For purposes of curricular organisation, each of the three four-month terms includes assessment and holiday periods.

Institutional autonomy


Belgium - German-speaking Community

(1stsemester)

Teaching activity: 2 September - 24 October 2014

Autumn holiday: 27-31 October 2014

Teaching activity: 3 November - 19 December 2014

Christmas holiday: 22 December 2013 - 2 January 2015

(2ndsemester)

Teaching activity: 12 January - 13 February 2015

Carnival holiday: 16-20 February 2015

Teaching activity: 23 February - 3 April 2015

Easter holiday: 6-17 April 2015

Teaching activity: 20 April - 29 May 2015

Belgium 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Belgium - Flemish Community

(1stsemester)

Teaching activities: From the beginning of the academic year until the end of the week before the Christmas holidays.

Academic year 2015/16:
until Saturday 19 December 2015

Holidays: Two weeks around Christmas and New Year

Academic year 2015-16:
from Monday 21 December 2015 until Sunday 3 January 2016.


(2ndsemester)

Teaching activities: From the beginning of February until the end of the 3rd or 4th week of May.

Academic year 2015/16:
from Monday 8 February 2016 until Saturday 21 May 2016.

There is an Easter holiday break of two weeks.

Academic year 2015/16:
from Monday 28 March 2016 until Sunday 10 April 2016

Holidays:From the beginning (1st or 2nd week) of July until the start of the subsequent academic year

Start holidays academic year 2015/16:
Monday 4 July 2016

Belgium - French Community

The first term starts on 14 September 2015; the
second on 1 February 2016; the third on 1 July 2016.
The two first terms include at least 12 weeks of
teaching activity.
Teaching activity starts on the first Monday of the
term.
For purposes of curricular organisation, each of the
three four-month terms includes assessment and
holiday periods.
Institutional autonomy
Belgium - German-speaking Community

(1stsemester)

Teaching activity: 2 September - 30 October 2015

Autumn holiday: 2-6 November 2015

Teaching activity: 9 November - 18 December 2015

Christmas holiday: 21 December 2015 - 2 January 2016

(2ndsemester)

Teaching activity: 11 January - 5 February 2016

Carnival holiday: 8-12 February 2016

Teaching activity: 15 February - 25 March 2016

Easter holiday: 28 March - 8 April 2016

Teaching activity: 11 April - 27 May 2016

Belgium 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Belgium - Flemish Community

(1stsemester)

From the beginning of the academic year until the end of the week before the Christmas holidays.

Academic year 2016/17:
until Saturday 24 December 2016

Two weeks around Christmas and New Year.
 
Academic year 2016/17:  
from Monday 26 December 2016 until
Sunday 10 January 2017

(2ndsemester)

From the beginning of February until the end of the
3rd or 4th week of May.
 
Academic year 2016/17: 
from Monday 13 February 2017 until 
Saturday 27 May 2017.

There is an Easter holiday break of two weeks.
Academic year 2016/17: 
from Monday 3 April 2017 until 
Monday 17 April (Easter Monday)

Belgium - French Community

The first term starts on 14 September 2016; the second on 1 February 2017; the third on 1 July 2017.
The two first terms include at least 12 weeks of teaching activity.
Teaching activity starts on the first Monday of the term.
For purposes of curricular organisation, each of the three four-month terms includes assessment and holiday periods.
Institutional autonomy

Belgium - German-speaking Community

(1stsemester)

Teaching activity: 5 September – 28 October 2016

Autumn holiday: 31 October – 4 November 2016

Teaching activity: 7 November – 23 December 2016

Christmas holiday: 26 December 2016 – 6 January 2017

(2ndsemester)

Teaching activity: 16 January – 24 February 2017

Carnival holiday: 27 February – 3 March 2017

Teaching activity: 6-31 March 2017

Easter holiday: 3-14 April 2017

Teaching activity: 18 April – 26 May 2017

Belgium 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Belgium - Flemish Community

(1stsemester)

From the beginning of the academic year until the end of the week before the Christmas holidays

Academic year 2017/18: until Sunday 24 December 2017 There is an autumn holiday of one week for the students of some institutions of higher education only.

Academic year 2017/18: from Monday 30 October until Sunday 5 November 2017

Two weeks around Christmas and New Year.
 Academic year 2017/18: from Monday 25 December 2017 until Sunday 7 January 2018

(2ndsemester)

From the beginning of February until the end of the
3rd or 4th week of May.
 
Academic year 2017/18: 
from Monday 12 February 2018 until 
Sunday 27 May 2018

There is an Easter holiday break of two weeks.
Academic year 2017/18: 
from Monday 2 April 2018 until 
Sunday 15 April 2018 (Easter Monday)

Belgium - French Community

The  first  term  starts  on  14 September  2017;  the second  on  1 February 2018;  the  third  on 1 July 2018.  The  two  first  terms  include  at  least  12 weeks  of teaching activity.

For purposes of curricular organisation, each of the three  four-month  terms  includes  assessment  and holiday periods.

Institutional autonomy

Belgium - German-speaking Community

(1stsemester)

Teaching activity: 4 September – 28 October 2017

Autumn holiday: 31 October – 3 November 2017

Teaching activity: 6 November – 22 December 2017

Christmas holiday: 25 December 2017 – 5 January 2018

(2ndsemester)

Teaching activity: 15 January – 9 February 2018

Carnival holiday: 12-16 February 2018

Teaching activity: 19 February – 30 March 2018

Easter holiday: 2-13 April 2018

Teaching activity: 16 April – 25 May 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Teaching activity: 1 October 2016 - 22 January 2017
Winter holidays: 1-8 January 2017
Summer holidays: 18 July - 19 August 2017

Republic of Srpsk:

Teaching activity: 3 October 2016  – 20 January 2017
Winter holidays: 2-6 January 2017
Teaching activity: 20 February – 2 June 2017
Summer holidays: 7 July – 18 August 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Teaching activity: 2 October 2017 – 12 January 2018
Winter holidays: 3-8 January 2018
Summer holidays: 23 July – 24 August 2018

Republic of Srpsk:

Teaching activity: 2 October 2017  – 19 January 2018
Winter holidays: 1-10 January 2018
Teaching activity: 19 February  – 1 June 2018
Summer holidays: 16 July – 19 August 2018
Bulgaria 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
The academic year consists of two semesters (winter and summer). However, the length of teaching activity (lectures and practical trainings) differs from one HEI to another due to their autonomy.

Examinations dates, holidays (other than the officially announced public and religious holidays) are determined at institutional level.
Bulgaria 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
The academic year consists of two semesters (winter and summer). However, the length of teaching activity (lectures and practical trainings) differs from one HEI to another due to their autonomy.

Examinations dates, holidays (other than the officially announced public and religious holidays) are determined at institutional level.
Croatia 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity:
1 October – 24 December 2014
5-23 January 2015
24 February – 5 June 2015

Winter holidays:
25 December 2014 – 4 January 2015

Summer holidays:
6 July – 21 August 2015

Croatia 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity:
5 October – 24 December 2015
4-31 January 2016
29 February – 12 June 2015

Winter holidays:
24 December 2015 – 6 January 2016

Summer holidays:
11 July – 19 August 2016

Croatia 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity:
3 October – 23 December 2016
9 January – 3 February 2017
6 March – 9 June 2017

Winter holidays:
26 December 2016 – 6 January 2017

Summer holidays:
10 July – 25 August 2017
Cyprus 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Public universities determine all periods of teaching activity and holidays. Holiday periods at public universities will take place as follows: 24 December 2016 – 8 January 2017 (Christmas, at the end of the autumn semester)

8-23 April 2017 (Easter, before the end of the spring semester)

Summer session (if it is offered) starts in early June and lasts for 7 weeks.
Cyprus 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Public Universities determine all periods of teaching activity, as well as holidays.

Holiday periods at Public Universities will take place as follows:
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 semester)
Summer session (if it is offered) starts in early June and lasts for 7 weeks.
Czech Republic 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: ISCED 5A:
All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions in internal regulations.

Type of programme: ISCED 5B:
The exact dates are set by the school head in accordance with the educational programme, the period of teaching must be 40 weeks per academic year (32 for teaching at school, 6 for self study and examinations and 2 weeks of time reserve). The exact days of holidays are set by the school head in accordance with the accredited educational programme. At least 4 weeks are set for holidays.
Czech Republic 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: ISCED 6-8:
All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions in internal
regulations.

Type of programme: ISCED 655:
The exact dates are set by the school head in accordance with the educational programme, the period of teaching must be 40 weeks per academic year (32 for teaching at school, 6 for self study and
examinations and 2 weeks of time reserve).
The exact days of holidays are set by the school head in accordance with the accredited educational programme. At least 4 weeks are set for holidays.
Czech Republic 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: ISCED 6-8:
All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions in internal
regulations.

Type of programme: ISCED 655:
The exact dates are set by the school head in accordance with the educational programme, the period of teaching must be 40 weeks per academic year (32 for teaching at school, 6 for self-study and examinations and 2 weeks of time reserve).
The exact days of holidays are set by the school head in accordance with the accredited educational programme. At least 4 weeks are set for holidays.
Czech Republic 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: ISCED 6-8:
All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions in internal regulations.

Type of programme: ISCED 655:
The exact dates are set by the school head in accordance with the educational programme, the period of teaching must be 40 weeks per academic year (32 for teaching at school, 6 for self study and examinations and 2 weeks of time reserve).
The exact days of holidays are set by the school head in accordance with the accredited educational programme. At least 4 weeks are set for holidays.
Denmark 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays

The universities fix all periods of teaching activities and holidays themselves. The typical duration of teaching activities is:

1) Early September - mid-December

2) Early February - mid-May

Denmark 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays

The universities fix all periods of teaching activities and holidays themselves. The typical duration of teaching activities is:

1) Early September - mid-December

2) Early February - mid-May

Denmark 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
The  universities  fix  all  periods  of  teaching activities  and  holidays  themselves.  The typical duration of teaching activities is:
1) Early September – mid-December
2) Early February – mid-May 
Denmark 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
The universities fix all periods of teaching activities and holidays themselves. The typical duration of teaching activities is:
1) Early September - mid-December
2) Early February - mid-May
Estonia 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays

Teaching activity: All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions. The autumn semester lasts generally until 20 December.

Holiday: Occurs generally between 20 December and 1 January.

Estonia 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays

Teaching activity: All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions. The autumn semester lasts generally until 20 December.

Holiday: Occurs generally between 20 December and 1 January.

Estonia 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays

Teaching activity:All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions. The autumn semester lasts generally until 20 December.

Holiday: Occurs generally between 20 December and 1 January.

Estonia 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions. The autumn semester lasts generally until 20 December.

Occurs generally between 20 December and 1 January.
Finland 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays

First semester - Teaching activity: Fixed by each faculty, between the beginning of August and 21 December 2014.

Second semester - Teaching activity: Fixed by each faculty, between 2 January and 30 May 2015.

Finland 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays

First semester - Teaching activity: Fixed by each faculty, between the beginning of August and 21 December 2015.

Second semester - Teaching activity: Fixed by each faculty, between 2 January and 31 May 2016.

Finland 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays

First semester - Teaching activity: Fixed by each faculty,  between the beginning of August and  30 December 2016

Second semester - Teaching activity: Fixed by each faculty,  between 2 January and 31 July 2017

Finland 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays

First semester - Teaching activity: Fixed by each faculty, between the beginning of August 2017 and 30 December 2017

Second semester - Teaching activity: Fixed by each faculty, between 2 January and 31 July 2018

France 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
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.

France 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
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.

France 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
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.

France 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
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.
Germany 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity winter semester: 15 October - 19 December 2014
Holiday: 20 December 2014 - 4 January 2015
Teaching activity winter semester: 5 January - 13 February 2015
End of winter semester: 27 February 2015
Beginning of summer semester: 30 March 2015
Teaching activity summer semester: 14 April - 11 July 2015
Germany 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity winter semester: 12 October – 18 December 2015
Holiday: 21 December 2015 – 8 January 2016
Teaching activity winter semester: 5 January - 13 February 2015
End of winter semester: 27 February 2015
Beginning of summer semester: 30 March 2015
Teaching activity summer semester: 14 April - 11 July 2015
Germany 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity winter semester: 17 October – fourth week of December 2016
Holiday: Fourth week of December 2016 – first week of January 2017
Teaching activity winter semester: First week of January 2017 – second to third week of February 2017
End of winter semester: 31 March 2017
Beginning of summer semester: 1 April 2017
Teaching activity summer semester: Second to fourth week of April 2017 – fourth week of July 2017
Germany 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity winter semester: Second to third week of October – fourth week of December 2017
Holiday: Fourth week of December 2017 – first week of January 2018
Teaching activity winter semester: Second week of January 2018 – first week of February 2018
End of winter semester: 31 March 2018
Beginning of summer semester: 1 April 2018
Teaching activity summer semester: First to second week of April 2018 – second to fourth week of July 2018
Greece 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity (1 or winter semester):
From the beginning of the winter semester in September - approximately within the second fortnight of September - until 24 December 2014.

Holiday:24 December 2014 - 7 January 2015 (Christmas holidays).

Teaching activity (1 or winter semester):
8 January until the beginning of the winter semester exams set approximately in mid-January 2015.

Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester): Spring semester begins after the end of the winter semester exams, approximately in mid-February 2015

Holidays: 6-19 April 2015 (Easter holidays)

Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester): The period after Easter holidays until the beginning of spring semester exams, approximately beginning of June 2015
Greece 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity (1 or winter semester):
From the beginning of the winter semester in September –  approximately within the second fortnight of September – until 24 December 2015

Holiday: 24 December 2015 – 7 January 2016 (Christmas holidays)

Teaching activity (1 or winter semester):
8 January until the  beginning of the winter semester exams set approximately in mid-January 2016

Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester):Spring semester begins after the end of the winter semester exams, approximately in mid-February 2016

Holidays: 25 April – 8 May 2015 (Easter holidays)

Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester): The period after Easter holidays until the beginning of spring semester exams, approximately beginning of June 2016
Greece 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity (1 or winter semester):
From  the  beginning  of  the  winter semester in September – approximately within the second fortnight of September – until 24 December 2016

Holiday: 24 December 2016 – 6 January 2017 (Christmas holidays)

Teaching activity (1 or winter semester):
9 January 2017 until the beginning of the winter  semester  exams  set approximately in mid-January 2017

Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester): Spring semester begins after the end of the  winter  semester  exams, approximately in mid-February 2017.

Holidays: 10-21 April 2017 (Easter holidays)

Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester): The period after Easter holidays until the beginning  of  spring  semester  exams, approximately beginning of June 2017
Greece 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity (1 or winter semester): From the beginning of the winter semester in September - approximately within the second fortnight of September - until 22 December 2017

Holiday: 25 December 2017 - 5 January 2018 (Christmas holidays)

Teaching activity (1 or winter semester):
8 January 2018 until the beginning of the winter semester exams set approximately in mid-January 2018.

Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester): Spring semester begins after the end of the winter semester exams, approximately in mid-February 2018.

Holidays: 2-13 April 2018 (Easter holidays)

Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester): The period after Easter holidays until the beginning of spring semester exams, approximately beginning of June 2018.
Hungary 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: From early or mid-September until mid- December The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Exam period: From mid-December until the end of January The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

(Holiday): In addition to national/public/church holidays, holiday periods vary greatly (see additional note 3).

Spring term: From the beginning of February until the end of June The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Teaching activity: From the beginning of February until midMay The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Exam period: From mid-May until the end of June The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

(Holiday): In spring term there is usually one week around Easter Institutional autonomy (see Additional note 3).
Hungary 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: From early or mid-September until mid- December The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Exam period: From mid-December until the end of January The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

(Holiday): In addition to national/public/church holidays, holiday periods vary greatly

Spring term: From the beginning of February until the end of June The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Teaching activity: From the beginning of February until midMay The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Exam period: From mid-May until the end of June The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

(Holiday): In spring term there is usually one week around Easter Institutional autonomy
Hungary 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: From early or mid-September until mid-December The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Exam period: From mid-December until the end of January The exact dates are fixed by institutions. 

(Holiday): In  addition  to  national/public/church  holidays, holiday periods vary greatly (see Additional note 3).

Spring term: From the beginning of February until the end of June The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Teaching activity: From the beginning of February until mid-May The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Exam period: From mid-May until the end of June The exact dates are fixed by institutions. 

(Holiday): n  spring  term,  there  is  usually  one  week  around Easter.
Institutional autonomy (see Additional note 3).
Hungary 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: From early or mid-September until mid-December The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Exam period: From mid-December until the end of January The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

(Holiday): In addition to national/public/church holidays, holiday
periods vary greatly (see Additional note 3).

Spring term: From the beginning of February until the end of June The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Teaching activity: From the beginning of February until mid-May The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

Exam period: From mid-May until the end of June The exact dates are fixed by institutions.

(Holiday): In spring term, there is usually one week around
Easter. Institutional autonomy.
Iceland 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: Institutions are autonomous. Teaching activity generally starts between 15 August and 5 September and ends on 30 November. Some institutions have summer sessions that last from May to August.

Holidays: 20 December 2014 - 5 January 2015 28 March - 7 April 2014

Teaching activity: Institutions are autonomous. Teaching activity generally starts around 7 January and ends between 25 March - 3 April 2015

Iceland 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: Institutions are autonomous. Teaching activity generally starts between 15 August and 5 September and ends on 30 November. Some institutions have summer sessions that last from May to August.

Holidays: 21 December 2015 – 4 January 2016, 21-28 March 2016

Teaching activity: Institutions are autonomous. Teaching activity generally starts around 7 January and ends between 25 March – 3 April 2015

Iceland 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: Institutions are autonomous. Teaching activity generally  starts  between  15 August  and 5 September  and  ends  on  30 November. Some institutions have summer sessions that last from May to August.

Holidays: 21 December 2016 – 2-6 January 2017, 10-17 April 2017

Teaching activity: Institutions are autonomous. Teaching activity generally  starts  around  7  January  and  ends between 25 March – 3 April 2017 

Iceland 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: Institutions are autonomous. Teaching activity generally starts between 15 August and 5 September and ends on 30 November. Some institutions have summer sessions that last from May to August.

Holidays: 19 December 2017 – 2-6 January 2018 28 March – 3 April 2018

Teaching activity: Institutions  are  autonomous.  Teaching  activity
generally  starts  around  7 January  and  ends between 25 March – 3 April 2018 

Ireland 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: 1 September - 24 October 2014

Holiday: 27-31 October 2014

Teaching activity and holidays: 3 November - 19 December 2014 All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by each individual University or Institute. Certain dates, such as 25 December, 1 January or 17 March, are nevertheless regarded as public holidays by Universities and Institutes.

Holiday:
22 December 2014 - 2 January 2015 (Christmas)

Teaching activity: From 5 January 2015 until the examinations

Holidays:17 March 2015 30 March - 10 April 2015 (Easter) 4 May 2015

Teaching activity: From 13 April 2015 until the examinations
Ireland 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: 1 September – 23 October 2015

Holiday: 26-30 October 2015

Teaching activity and holidays: 2 November – 18 December 2015 All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by each individual University or Institute. Certain dates, such as 25 December, 1 January or 17 March, are nevertheless regarded as public holidays by Universities and Institutes.

Holiday:
21 December 2015 – 3 January 2016 (Christmas)

Teaching activity: From 4 January 2016 until the examinations

Holidays: 17 March 2016, 21 March – 3 April 2016 (Easter), 2 May 2016

Teaching activity: From 4 April 2016 until the examinations
Ireland 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: 1 September – 28 October 2016

Holiday: 31 October – 4 November 2016

Teaching activity and holidays: 7 November – 22 December 2016
All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by  each  individual  University  or  Institute.  Certain dates, such as 25 December, 1 January or 17 March, are  nevertheless  regarded  as  public  holidays  by Universities and Institutes.

Holiday:
23 December 2016 – 2 January 2017 (Christmas)

Teaching activity: From the Monday following the last examination

Holidays: 17 March 2017, 10-21 April 2017 (Easter), 1 May 2017

Teaching activity: From 24 April 2017 until the examinations
Ireland 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
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

Italy 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
First semester - Teaching activity: 1 October 2014 - 31 January 2015 Second semester - Teaching activity: 1 March - 30 June 2015
Italy 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
First semester - Teaching activity: 1 October 2015 – 31 January 2016
Second semester - Teaching activity: 1 March – 30 June 2016
Italy 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
First semester - Teaching activity: 1 October 2016 – 23 December 2016
Second semester - Teaching activity: 1 March – 31 May 2017
Italy 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
First semester - Teaching activity: 1 October - 23 December 2017
Second semester - Teaching activity: 1 March - 31 May 2018
Latvia 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays

nstitutions fix periods of teaching activity and holidays. Teaching activity usually is organised from September-December and from February-May.

Higher education institutions in cooperation with their stakeholders from employment organisations autonomously determine the practical training placements (internships) periods for their students.

As regards holidays, there is normally one week around Christmas/New Year and another one at Easter.

Latvia 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays

nstitutions fix periods of teaching activity and holidays. Teaching activity usually is organised from September-December and from February-May.

Higher education institutions in cooperation with their stakeholders from employment organisations autonomously determine the practical training placements (internships) periods for their students.

As regards holidays, there is normally one week around Christmas/New Year and another one at Easter.

Latvia 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Institutions fix periods of teaching activity and holidays. Teaching activity usually is organised from September to December and from February to May.

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.
Latvia 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
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.
Liechtenstein 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Winter semester: 1 September 2014 - 31 January 2015
Teaching activity for new students / Introductory weeks: 3-5 September 2014
Teaching activity for continuing students: 15 September - 19 December 2014
Christmas holidays: 22 December 2014 - 6 January 2015
Summer semester:
1 February- 31 August 2015
Teaching activity:
19 February - 3 June 2015
Easter holidays: 03-11 April 2015
Liechtenstein 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Winter semester: 1 September 2015 – 31 January 2016
Teaching activity for new students / Introductory weeks: 31 August – 5 September 2015
Teaching activity for continuing students: 7 September – 19 December 2015
Christmas holidays: 21 December 2015 – 6 January 2016
Summer semester:
1 February– 31 August 2016
Teaching activity:
22 February – 4 June 2016
Easter holidays: 25 March – 3 April 2016
Liechtenstein 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Winter semester: 1 September 2016 – 31 January 2017
Teaching activity for new students / Introductory weeks: 5-10 September 2016
Teaching activity for continuing students: 12 September – 23 December 2016
Christmas holidays: 24 December 2016 – 6 January 2017
Summer semester:
1 February – 31 August 2017
Teaching activity:
20 February – 3 June 2017
Easter holidays: 14-23 April 2017
Liechtenstein 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Winter semester: 1 September 2017 – 31 January 2018 
Teaching activity for new students / Introductory weeks: 4-9 September 2017
Teaching activity for continuing students: 12 September – 11 September – 22 December 2017
Christmas holidays: 23 December 2017 – 7 January 2018
Summer semester:
1 February – 31 August 2018
Teaching activity:
19 February – 2 June 2018 
Easter holidays: 30 March – 8 April 2018
Lithuania 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays

Teaching activity:

Institutions are autonomous.

Each semester usually covers 20 weeks. The last four weeks within are allocated to an examination session. In some institutions, the semester can last longer (up to 22 weeks) or shorter (17 weeks). In most institutions, the spring semester starts at the beginning of February.

Holidays:

Institutions are autonomous.

All institutions have Christmas holidays usually from 25 December to the beginning of January.

The winter break begins at the end of the autumn semester, right after the winter examination session (usually end of January/beginning of February) and lasts 1 or 2 weeks.

Most institutions have Easter holidays lasting a few days in the spring semester.

Summer holidays usually start after the end of the spring semester and last maximum 2 months, normally between 1 July and 31 August.

Lithuania 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays

Teaching activity:

Institutions are autonomous.

Each semester usually covers 20 weeks. The last four weeks within are allocated to an examination session. In some institutions, the semester can last longer (up to 22 weeks) or shorter (17 weeks). In most institutions, the spring semester starts at the beginning of February.

Holidays:

Institutions are autonomous.

All institutions have Christmas holidays usually from 25 December to the beginning of January.

The winter break begins at the end of the autumn semester, right after the winter examination session (usually end of January/beginning of February) and lasts 1 or 2 weeks.

Most institutions have Easter holidays lasting a few days in the spring semester.

Summer holidays usually start after the end of the spring semester and last maximum 2 months, normally between 1 July and 31 August.

Lithuania 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays

Teaching activity:

Institutions are autonomous. 
Each semester usually covers 20 weeks. The last four weeks  within  are  allocated  to  an  examination  session. In some institutions, the semester can last longer (up to 22 weeks)  or  shorter  (17  weeks).  In  most  institutions, the spring semester starts at the beginning of February.

Holidays:
Institutions are autonomous.
 
All  institutions  have  Christmas  holidays  usually  from 25 December to the beginning of January.

The  winter  break  begins  at  the  end  of  the  autumn semester,  right  after  the  winter  examination  session (usually end of January/beginning of February) and lasts 1 or 2 weeks.

Most institutions have Easter holidays lasting a few days in the spring semester.

Summer holidays usually start after the end of the spring semester and last maximum 2 months, normally between 1 July and 31 August. 
Lithuania 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays

Teaching activity:

Institutions are autonomous. 
Each semester usually covers 20 weeks. The last four weeks  within  are  allocated  to  an  examination  session. In some institutions, the semester can last longer (up to 22 weeks)  or  shorter  (17  weeks).  In  most  institutions, the spring semester starts at the beginning of February.

Holidays:
Institutions are autonomous.
 
All  institutions  have  Christmas  holidays  usually  from 25 December to the beginning of January.

The  winter  break  begins  at  the  end  of  the  autumn semester,  right  after  the  winter  examination  session (usually end of January/beginning of February) and lasts 1 or 2 weeks.

Most institutions have Easter holidays lasting a few days in the spring semester.

Summer holidays usually start after the end of the spring semester and last maximum 2 months, normally between 1 July and 31 August. 
Luxembourg 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Winter semester: 15 September 2014 - 15 February 2015
Christmas holidays: 22 December 2014 - 4 January 2015
Revision: 5-11 January 2015
Winter break between semesters: 9-15 February 2015
Summer semester: 16 February - 13 September 2015
Easter holidays: 6-12 April 2015
Revision: 1-7 June 2015
Summer break between semesters: 6 July - 13 September 2015
Luxembourg 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Winter semester: 15 September 2015 – 14 February 2016
Christmas holidays: 21 December 2015 – 3 January 2016
Revision: 4-10 January 2016
Winter break between semesters: 8-14 February 2016
Summer semester: 15 February – 11 September 2016
Easter holidays: 28 March – 3 April 2016
Revision: 30 May – 5 June 2016
Summer break between semesters: 4 July – 11 September 2016
Luxembourg 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Winter semester: 15 September 2016 –  19 February 2017
Christmas holidays: 24 December 2016 –  8 January 2017
Winter break between semesters: 13-19 February 2017
Summer semester: 20 February – 10 September 2017
Easter holidays: 17-23 April 2017
Revision: 5-11 June 2017
Summer break between semesters: 10 July – 10 September 2017
Luxembourg 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Winter semester: 18 September 2017 – 10 February 2018
Christmas holidays: 25 December 2017 – 7 January 2018 
Winter break between semesters: 12-18 February 2018
Summer semester: 19 February – 8 September 2018
Easter holidays: 2-8 April 2018
Revision: 4-9 June 2018
Summer break between semesters: 8 July – 8 September 2018
Macedonia 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: 15 September 2014 - 31 December 2014 Christmas/New Year holidays: 31 December 2014 - 7 January 2015 Teaching activity: 2 February 2015 - 15 May 2015
Macedonia 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: 15 September – 31 December 2015
Christmas/New Year holidays: 01-07 January 2016
Teaching activity: 01 February – 13 May 2016
Macedonia 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity: 15 September – 30 December 2016
Christmas/New Year holidays: 1-8 January 2017
Teaching activity: -
Malta 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology:

29 September 2014

Type of programme: University of Malta:

1 October - 19 December 2014

Malta 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology:

Start of Teaching Activity for all new, progressing and continuing students: 1 October 2015

Teaching Activity (Semester I continued): 4 January – 4 February 2016

Teaching Activity (Semester II continued): 4 April – 17 June 2016


Type of programme: University of Malta:

1 October – 18 December 2015 (1st year students)
28 September – 18 December 2015 (continuing
students)

4-10 January 2016
(Revision Week 11-13 January 2016)

1 February – 20 March 2016

4 April – 22 May 2016
(Revision Week 23-27 May 2016 )

Malta 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology:

Start of Teaching Activity for all new, progressing and continuing students: 3 October 2016

Teaching Activity (Semester I continued): 3 January – 27 February 2017

Teaching Activity (Semester II continued): 6 February 2017


Type of programme: University of Malta:

3 October – 19 December 2016 (1st year students)
26 September – 19 December 2016 (continuing students)

5-13 January 2017  
(Revision Period 11-13 January 2017)

1 February – 7 April 2017

24 April – 26 May 2017 
(Revision Period 23-26 May 2017 )

Malta 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology:

Start of Teaching Activity for all new, progressing and continuing students: 2 October 2017

Teaching Activity (Semester I continued): 4 January - 2 February 2018

Teaching Activity (Semester II continued): 12 February 2018


Type of programme: University of Malta:

2 October - 19 December 2017 (1st year students)
25 September - 19 December 2017 (continuing
students)

4-17 January 2018
(Revision Period 15-17 January 2018)

5 February - 23 March 2018

9 April - 25 May 2018
(Revision Period 21-25 May 2018)

Montenegro 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity:  8 September - 19 December 2014 (a break between 20 and 27 October)
Christmas/New Year holidays: 25 December 2014 - 9 January 2015
Montenegro 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity:  21 September – 31 December 2015
Christmas/New Year holidays: 25-27 December 2015, 1-3 January 2016, 7-9 January 2016
Montenegro 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity:  26 September 2016 – 5 January 2017
Christmas/New Year holidays: 25-27 December 2016, 1-3 January 2017, 7-9 January 2017
Montenegro 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity:  25 September 2017 – 5 January 2018
Christmas/New Year holidays: 25-27 December 2017 1-2 January 2018 7-9 January 2018
Netherlands 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions.
Netherlands 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions.
Netherlands 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions.
Netherlands 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
All periods of teaching activity and holidays are fixed by institutions.
Norway 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
HEIs are autonomous, with the exception of public holidays, see below.
Norway 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
HEIs are autonomous, with the exception of public holidays.
Norway 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
HEIs are autonomous, with the exception of public holidays, see below.
Norway 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
HEIs are autonomous, with the exception of public holidays, see below.
Poland 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays

Teaching activity:

Institutions are autonomous.

Christmas holidays:

Institutions are autonomous.

Break between the semesters:

Institutions are autonomous. Usually one week in February

Easter holiday:

Institutions are autonomous.





Poland 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays

Teaching activity:

Institutions are autonomous.

Christmas holidays:

Institutions are autonomous.

Break between the semesters:

Institutions are autonomous. Usually one week in February

Easter holiday:

Institutions are autonomous.





Poland 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays

Teaching activity:

Institutions are autonomous. Usually between the beginning of October and the third week of December

Christmas holidays:

Institutions are autonomous.

Break between the semesters:

Institutions are autonomous. Usually one week in February

Easter holiday:

Institutions are autonomous.





Poland 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays

Teaching activity:

Institutions are autonomous. Usually between the beginning of October and the third week of December (e.g. UoW: 1 October - 22 December 2017).

Christmas holidays:

Institutions are autonomous. (e.g. UoW: 23 December 2017 -
7 January 2018).

Break between the semesters:

Institutions are autonomous. Usually January (e.g. UoW: 8-26 January 2018).

Easter holiday:

Institutions are autonomous. Easter Monday and a few extra days are free (e.g. UoW: 29 March - 3 April 2018).





Portugal 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Institutions are autonomous and fix all periods of teaching activity and holidays.
Portugal 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Institutions are autonomous and fix all periods of teaching activity and holidays.
Portugal 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Institutions are autonomous and fix all periods of teaching activity and holidays.

Typically, 1st semester goes from the second or third week of September to the second or third week of December; 2nd semester starts in the second week of February and ends in the end of May.

The 2nd semester has a two to four days interruption for Carnival (end of February) and a one week interruption for Easter (mid- April)
Portugal 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Institutions are autonomous and fix all periods of teaching activity and holidays.

Typically, 1st semester goes from the second or third week of September to the second or third week of December; 2nd semester starts in the second week of February and ends in the end of May.

The 2nd semester has a two to four days interruption for Carnival (end of February) and a one week interruption for Easter (mid-April)
Romania 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays

The academic year consists of two semesters (winter and summer semesters). Higher education institutions (HEI) are autonomous. They fix all periods of teaching activity and holidays. The length of the teaching activity (lectures and practice trainings) differs from one HEI to another. Examinations dates and holidays (other than the officially announced public and religious holidays) are determined at institutional level.

A standard academic year includes:

First Semester (exact dates are fixed by HEIs)

Teaching: end of September - around 20-21 December Holiday: 22 December - 1st week of January (generally, 2 weeks)

Teaching: second week of January - mid of January (about 2 weeks)

Holiday: mid-February (generally, 1 week)

Second Semester (exact dates are fixed by HEIs)

Teaching: last week of February - end of May (with 1 week - Easter Holiday)

Work internship (for some students during summer holidays): beginning of July - mid-July (generally minimum 2 weeks - maximum 12 weeks)

Summer holiday: after work internship period until the end of

Romania 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
The academic year consists of two semesters.

Higher education institutions (HEI) are autonomous. They fix all periods of teaching activity, exams and holidays.

The length of the teaching activity (lectures and practice trainings) differs from one HEI to another.

Examinations dates and holidays (other than the officially announced public and religious holidays) are determined at institutional level.
Romania 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
The academic year consists of two semesters.

Higher education institutions (HEI) are autonomous. They fix all periods of teaching activity, exams and holidays.

The length of the teaching activity (lectures and practice trainings) differs from one HEI to another.

Examinations dates and holidays (other than the officially announced public and religious holidays) are determined at institutional level.
Romania 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
The academic year consists of two semesters.

Higher education institutions (HEI) are autonomous. They fix all periods of teaching activity, exams and holidays.

The length of the teaching activity (lectures and practice trainings) differs from one HEI to another.

Examinations dates and holidays (other than the officially announced public and religious holidays) are determined at institutional level.
Serbia 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity (1st or fall semester): From the beginning of October (3 October) to  the  end  of  December  (30 December 2016)
Teaching activity (1st or winter semester): Usually from 9 January until the end of the semester in February (20 February 2017)
Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester): From  the  end  of  February  (20  February 2017) until the Easter holidays (mid-April)
Teaching activity (2nd or spring semester): After  Easter  holidays  until  the  end  of  the semester,  usually  until  the  end  of  May (26 May 2017)
Serbia 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity (1st semester): From the beginning of October  (probably 2 October 2017 to 15 January 2018)


Teaching activity (2nd semester):
Usually from the end of February until the end of May (probably 19 February to 1 June 2018)


Slovakia 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
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Slovakia 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
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Slovakia 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
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Slovenia 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity - winter semester: 15 weeks on average

Winter examinations during winter holidays period: 4 weeks in January and February

Teaching activity - summer semester: 15 weeks on average

Spring examinations: 4 to 6 weeks in June and July

Summer holidays: 1 month on average (15 July to 15 August)

Autumn examinations: Around 4 weeks from mid-August to end of September
Slovenia 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity - winter semester: 15 weeks on average

Winter examinations during winter holidays period: 4 weeks in January and February

Teaching activity - summer semester: 15 weeks on average

Summer holidays: 1 month on average (15 July to 15 August)

Slovenia 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity - winter semester: 15 weeks on average

Winter examinations during winter holidays period: 4 weeks in January and February

Teaching activity - summer semester: 15 weeks on average

Summer holidays: 1 month on average (15 July to 15 August)

Slovenia 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Teaching activity - winter semester: 15 weeks on average

Winter examinations during winter holidays period: 4 weeks in January and February

Teaching activity - summer semester: 15 weeks on average

Summer holidays: 1 month on average (15 July to 15 August)

Spain 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: University tertiary education

Beginning of the teaching activity:
Throughout the month of September (The beginning of the teaching activity in third-cycle education (to gain a PhD) generally occurs between the second week of October and the first week of November.)

Teaching activity:
Between the beginning of the teaching activity and Christmas holidays

Christmas Holidays:
About 18 days between 20 December 2014 and 7 January 2015

Teaching activity:
Between the end of Christmas holidays and the start of the examinations

Teaching activity:
Between the end of January/February examinations and Easter

Holidays Easter Holidays:
About 10 days between the fourth week of March and the first of April 2015

Teaching activity:
Between the end of Easter holidays and June examinations

Summer Holidays:
Between the end of June/July examinations and the end of August

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

Beginning of the teaching activity:

Between mid-September and the beginning of October

Teaching activity:

From the beginning of the teaching activity to June

Holidays  / Christmas:

2 weeks between 22 December 2014 and 7 January 2015.

Easter: About 10 days between the third week of March and first week of April 2015.

Summer: 13/16 weeks between mid-June and beginning/mid-September or the beginning of October.

Public holidays: 12 (some of them common throughout the whole country and some specific of the different Autonomous Communities)

Spain 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: University tertiary education

Beginning of the teaching activity:
Throughout the month of September (The beginning of the teaching activity in third-cycle education (to gain a PhD) generally occurs between the second week of October and the first week of November.)

Teaching activity:
Between the beginning of the teaching activity and Christmas holidays

Christmas Holidays:
About 15 days between 23 December 2015 and 7 January 2016

Teaching activity:
Between the end of Christmas holidays and the start of the examinations

Teaching activity:
Between the end of January/February examinations and Easter

Holidays Easter Holidays:
About 10 days between the fourth week of March and the first of April 2016

Teaching activity:
Between the end of Easter holidays and June examinations

Summer Holidays:
Between the end of June/July examinations and the end of August

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

Beginning of the teaching activity:

Between mid-September and the beginning of October

Teaching activity:

From the beginning of the teaching activity to June

Holidays  / Christmas:

Christmas: 2 weeks between 23 December 2015 and 6 or 7 January 2016.
Easter: About 10 days between the third week of March and first week of April 2016.
Summer: 13/16 weeks between June and beginning/mid-September or the beginning of October.
Public holidays: 12 (some of them common throughout the whole country and some specific of the different Autonomous Communities)
Spain 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: University tertiary education

Beginning of the teaching activity:
Throughout the month of September.  
The  beginning  of  the  teaching  activity  in  third-cycle education (to gain a PhD) generally occurs between  the  third  week  of  September  and October. 

Teaching activity:
Between  the  beginning  of  the  teaching  activity and Christmas holidays.

Christmas Holidays:
About  15  days  between  22  December  2016  and 8 January 2017.

Teaching activity:
Between  the  end  of  the  Christmas  holidays  and the start of the examinations.

Teaching activity:
Between  the  end  of  January/mid-February examinations and Easter Holidays.

Holidays Easter Holidays:
About 10 days between the second week and the fourth week of April 2017.

Teaching activity:
Between  the  end  of  Easter  holidays  and May/June examinations.

Summer Holidays:
Between  the  end  of  June/July  examinations  and the end of August or mid-September.

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

Beginning of the teaching activity:

Between  mid-September  and  the  beginning  of October.

Teaching activity:

From the beginning of the teaching activity to the end May or June

Holidays  / Christmas:

Christmas: 2 weeks between 22 December 2016 and 8 January 2017.
Easter: About 10 days between the second week and the fourth week of April 2017.
Summer:  13/16  weeks  between  June  and beginning/mid-September  or  the  beginning  of October.
Public  holidays:  12  (some  of  them  common throughout  the  whole  country  and  some  specific of the different Autonomous Communities).
Spain 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: University tertiary education

Beginning of the teaching activity:
Bachelor's: Between 4 and 26 September 2017
Master's or a PhD: The beginning of the teaching activity generally occurs between the third week of September and the third week of October.

Teaching activity:
1. Those universities starting no later than 13 September finish their teaching activity just before the Christmas holidays.
2. Those starting later than 13 September finish their teaching activity no later than 19 January.

Particular feature:
University of Salamanca: It divides the academic year in 2 equivalent intervals of 18 weeks, from 1 or 18 September (1st Bachelor year starts afterwards) to 2 February.

Christmas Holidays:
16 days between 23 December 2017 and 7 January 2018

Teaching activity:
Between the end of the Christmas holidays (University of Navarra) or the end of the 1st examination period and the start of May/June examinations: The average is mid-May. Particular features: The earliest ending date is 27 April in Navarra and the latest is mid-June in Salamanca.

Easter Holidays: About 10 days between the third week of March and the first week of April 2018

Summer Holidays: Between the end of June/July examinations and the end of August or late September

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

Beginning of the teaching activity:

Between mid-September and the beginning of October.

Teaching activity:

From the beginning of the teaching activity to the end of May or last week of June.

Holidays / Christmas:

Christmas: 2 weeks between 23 December 2017 and 7 January 2018.

Easter: About 10 days between the fourth week of March and the first week of April 2018.
Summer: 13 to 16 weeks between June and beginning/mid-September or the beginning of October.

Public holidays: about 12 (some of them common throughout the whole country and some specific of the different Autonomous Communities or local holidays).

Particular feature: Autonomous Community of Cantabria: the
organization and distribution of the school holidays is somehow different from that of the rest of regional administrations.

Summer holidays
Public holidays: 12 October, 6 to 8 December, 29 January.

Holiday periods:
- 1 week from 30 October
- 2 weeks from 25 December
- 22 to 27 February
- 1 week from 30 April.
Sweden 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Fixed by each faculty.
Sweden 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Fixed by each faculty.
Sweden 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Fixed by each faculty
Sweden 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Fixed by each faculty
Switzerland 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
The academic year consists of an autumn semester, a spring semester and periods during which no courses are held.

Teaching activity autumn semester: 19 September – 23 December 2016
Teaching activity spring semester: 20 February – 2 June 2017
Switzerland 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Type of programme: Universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education (ISCED 6 and 7):
The academic year consists of an autumn semester, a spring semester and periods during which no courses are held.

Teaching activity autumn semester: 18 September - 22 December 2017
Teaching activity spring semester: 19 February - 1 June 2018

Type of programme: Colleges of professional education and training (ISCED 6):
The institutions fix all periods of teaching activity and holidays. Usually teaching activities consist of two semesters starting between August and October and between January and April. The institutions autonomously fix the holidays.
Turkey 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Universities are free to determine their own periods of teaching activity. As a rule, each academic year is composed of two semesters which include at least 14 weeks. Universities may offer summer schools for those who fail classes during regular semesters and who would like to take classes from next academic semester.
Turkey 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Universities are free to determine their own periods of teaching activity. As a rule, each academic year is composed of two semesters which include at least 14 weeks. Universities may offer summer schools for those who fail classes during regular semesters and who would like to take classes from next academic semester.

The dates of the semester breaks are freely fixed by the universities. The duration of the semester breaks is at least 2 weeks.
Turkey 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Universities are free to determine their own periods of teaching activity. As a rule, each academic year is composed of two semesters which include at least 14 weeks. Universities may offer summer schools for those who fail classes during regular semesters and who would like to take classes from next academic semester.
Turkey 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Universities are free to determine their own periods of teaching activity. As a rule, each academic year is composed of two semesters which include at least 14 weeks. Universities may offer summer schools for those who fail classes during regular semesters and who would like to take classes from next academic semester.
United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 2014/15 - teaching activity and holidays
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are autonomous, but the first term or semester typically starts in late September/early October.
United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 2015/16 - teaching activity and holidays
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are autonomous, but the first term or semester typically starts in late September/early October.
United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 2016/17 - teaching activity and holidays
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are autonomous, but the first term or semester typically starts in late September/early October.
United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 2017/18 - teaching activity and holidays
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are autonomous, but the first term or semester typically starts in late September/early October.
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