Examinations of the academic year

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CountryExaminations of the academic year
Austria 2015/16 - examinations
Type of programme: Universities

No centrally set dates but most of examinations are carried out in January, March, June and October.

Type of programme:
Fachhochschulen

Institutions are free to fix examination dates.

Belgium 2015/16 - examinations
Belgium - Flemish Community

(1stsemester)

3-4 weeks in January

Examinations academic year 2015-16:
from Monday 4 January 2016 until Saturday 30 January 2016

Followed by one week without class between the first and the second semester

Class-free week academic year 2015/16:
from Monday 1 February 2016 until Sunday 7 February 2016

(2ndsemester)

Last week of May until the end of the last week of June or the 1st week of July

Academic year 2015/16:
from Monday 23 May 2016 until Saturday 2 July 2016

Belgium - French Community

Curricular activities leading to an academic qualification in the first or second cycle are spread over the first two four-month terms in the academic year (with the exception of certain forms of assessment or professional integration activity). Each of these first two terms involves at least 12 weeks of activity and may not exceed four months. A period of assessment occurs at the end of each term.

The third term includes assessment periods (as well as professional integration or personal project activity).

Institutional autonomy

Belgium - German-speaking Community

4-8 January 2016
6-24 June 2016
Croatia 2015/16 - examinations
13 January – 10 February 2015
Examinations resits: 29 August – 9 September 2016
Czech Republic 2015/16 - examinations
Type of programme: ISCED 6-8:
Examination periods are fixed by institutions in internal regulations.

Type of programme: ISCED 655:
The exact days are set by the school head in accordance with the accredited educational programme.
Denmark 2015/16 - examinations

The universities fix the dates of examinations autonomously, but generally the period of examinations are:

Fall Semester: typically December and two-three weeks in January

Spring Semester: Mid and end of May and two-three weeks in June

Re-examinations are mainly placed in August before the start of a new academic year.

Estonia 2015/16 - examinations

Occur generally between 2 January and 20 January.

Finland 2015/16 - examinations
Fixed by the teachers.
France 2015/16 - examinations
Type of programme: University studies:

Examination periods are entirely at the discretion of the university managing bodies.

Type of programme: non-university studies:

Examination periods are entirely at the discretion of the managing bodies of institutions.
Germany 2015/16 - examinations
no data
Greece 2015/16 - examinations
Winter semester exams begin approximately in mid-January 2016 and last for three weeks until the beginning of February 2016

Spring semester exams take place in June 2016 and last for three weeks

Hungary 2015/16 - examinations
no data
Iceland 2015/16 - examinations
Institutions are autonomous. Examinations generally take place between 30 April and 31 May.
Ireland 2015/16 - examinations
Two weeks in February.

For Institutes of Technology, it’s usually two weeks during May. For Universities, it’s usually two weeks during June.

Teachers and students are entirely free to fix examination dates jointly. Each University or Institute manages this separately.
Italy 2015/16 - examinations
Examinations (first session): 1-15 February 2016
Examinations (second session):
1-15 July 2016
Examinations (third sessions): 1-15 September 2016
Admission tests and entrance examinations: April 2015 and September 2015
Latvia 2015/16 - examinations
Institutions fix periods of examinations. Usually examinations proceed after the teaching activity period and take place in January/February and June/July.
Liechtenstein 2015/16 - examinations
Examination weeks: 7-28 January 2016
Examination weeks: 16 June – 1 July 2016
Lithuania 2015/16 - examinations
The last four weeks of each semester are allocated to examination sessions.
Luxembourg 2015/16 - examinations

11 January – 7 February 2016, 6 June – 3 July 2016

Macedonia 2015/16 - examinations
8-22 January 2016
16 May – 17 June 2016
15 August – 15 September 2016
Malta 2015/16 - examinations
Type of programme: Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology:

Semester I

5-12 February 2016

Semester II

20 June – 1 July 2016

Type of programme: University of Malta:

Semester I

14-30 January 2016

Semester II

28 May – 30 June 2016

Montenegro 2015/16 - examinations
11 January – 7 February 2016
Netherlands 2015/16 - examinations
Institutions are entirely free to fix examination dates.
Norway 2015/16 - examinations
HEIs are autonomous.
Poland 2015/16 - examinations
Institutions are autonomous.
Portugal 2015/16 - examinations

The teaching department, teachers and students are entirely free to fix examination dates jointly. Normally there are two examinations periods:

1st: between the end of December and the end of February;

2nd: between the beginning of June and the end of July.

Romania 2015/16 - examinations
The examination dates are determined at institutional level. Teachers and students are free to fix the dates for examinations within the examination sessions established by institutions.
Slovakia 2015/16 - examinations
no data
Slovenia 2015/16 - examinations
Spring examinations: 4 to 6 weeks in June and July

Autumn examinations: Around 4 weeks from mid-August to end of September
Spain 2015/16 - examinations
Type of programme: University tertiary education

Examinations:
2 weeks between the end of November and mid- December
These consist of extraordinary examination sessions which take place in December; therefore, not every student takes these exams, but only those who ask for this possibility instead of during the ordinary periods. Teaching activity is not stopped meanwhile.

About 1 month between May and mid-July, depending on whether the university conducts its extraordinary examinations in July or in September (no teaching activity during this period)

Extraordinary examinations:
3 weeks between the second week of June and the second week of July (in some universities the first two weeks of September 2016)

Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:

There are generally three periods of examinations: before Christmas holidays, before Easter holidays and before summer holidays. Schools are free to fix examination dates within those periods.

Sweden 2015/16 - examinations
Fixed by the teachers.
Turkey 2015/16 - examinations
Each university fixes its own examination dates. The number of mid-term exams is decided either by the university senate, or by the board of each faculty. In addition to the mid-term exams, there is a final exam for each particular course at the end of each semester. The final exams generally start either right after or one week after the end of the semester. It takes 2-3 on average. Those who take classes annually take one or two midterms and a final exam a year.
United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 2015/16 - examinations
no data
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