|Country||Examinations of the academic year|
|Austria 2016/17 - 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 2016/17 - examinations|| Belgium - Flemish Community
3-4 weeks in January
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).
Belgium - German-speaking Community
4-8 January 2016
6-24 June 2016
|Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016/17 - examinations||Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:|
8 January – 2 February 2017
1-25 April 2017
9 June – 4 July 2017
1-25 September 2017
Republic of Srpsk:
23 January – 17 February 2017
17-28 April 2017
12 June – 14 July 2017
21 August – 15 September 2017
|Bulgaria 2016/17 - examinations||The examination dates are determined at
institutional level, however, they are usually
scheduled within the period starting from mid-
January to mid-February at the latest (end of the
winter semester), and within the period from mid-
June to mid-July.|
Students who fail to take or pass an exam on the date within the indicated period, are supposed to take/re-take the exam usually in early September.
|Croatia 2016/17 - examinations||12 June – 7 July 2017|
28 August – 8 September 2017
|Cyprus 2016/17 - examinations||Final examinations' periods and schedule are determined by the
universities themselves whereas midterm examination dates may be set
by faculty or faculty and students jointly. Only final examination periods
appear on the academic calendar and these occur at the end of each
Final examination periods in both UCY and CUT in 2016/17 will be as follows:
9-23 December 2016 for autumn semester
8-22 May 2017 for spring semester
In OUC final examinations will take place from 19 May – 12 June 2017.
|Czech Republic 2016/17 - examinations||Type of programme: ISCED 6-8:|
Examination periods are fixed by institutions in the internal regulations.
Type of programme: ISCED 655:
The exact days are set by the school head in accordance with the accredited educational programme.
|Denmark 2016/17 - 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 2016/17 - examinations||Occur generally between 2 January and 20 January.|
|Finland 2016/17 - examinations||Fixed by the teachers.|
|France 2016/17 - examinations||Type of programme: University studies:
Examination periods are entirely at the discretion of university managing bodies.
Type of programme: non-university studies:
Examination periods are entirely at the discretion of the managing bodies of institutions.
|Germany 2016/17 - examinations||no data|
|Greece 2016/17 - examinations||Winter semester exams begin approximately in mid-January 2017 and last for three weeks until the beginning of February 2017. |
Spring semester exams take place in June 2017 and last for three weeks.
|Hungary 2016/17 - examinations||no data|
|Iceland 2016/17 - examinations||Institutions are autonomous.|
Examinations generally take place between 2 and 20 December.
Examinations generally take place between 30 April and 31 May.
|Ireland 2016/17 - 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 2016/17 - examinations||Examinations (first session): January – February 2017 |
Examinations (second session): June – July 2017
Examinations (third sessions): September 2017
Admission tests and entrance examinations: September 2016
|Latvia 2016/17 - examinations||Institutions fix periods of examinations. Usually examinations proceed after the teaching activity period and take place in January/February and June/July.|
|Liechtenstein 2016/17 - examinations||Examination weeks: 9-27 January 2017|
Examination weeks: 12-30 June 2017
|Lithuania 2016/17 - examinations||The last four weeks of each semester are allocated to examination sessions.|
|Luxembourg 2016/17 - examinations|| |
16 January – 12 February 2017
12 June – 9 July 2017
|Macedonia 2016/17 - examinations||9-20 January 2017|
16 May – 16 June 2017
15 August – 15 September 2017
|Malta 2016/17 - examinations|| Type of programme: Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology:
3 January – 27 February 2017
6 February 2017
Type of programme: University of Malta:
14-31 January 2017
27 May – 30 June 2017
|Montenegro 2016/17 - examinations||9 January –12 February 2017|
|Netherlands 2016/17 - examinations||Institutions are entirely free to fix examination dates.|
|Norway 2016/17 - examinations||HEIs are autonomous.|
|Poland 2016/17 - examinations||Institutions are autonomous.|
|Portugal 2016/17 - examinations||The teaching department, teachers and
students are entirely free to fix examination
dates jointly. Normally there are two
|Romania 2016/17 - 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.|
|Serbia 2016/17 - examinations||HEIs determine the dates and the number of examination periods during the academic year, usually 4 to 6 periods, at the end of each semester and prior to the end of the academic year, after summer holidays.|
|Slovakia 2016/17 - examinations||no data|
|Slovenia 2016/17 - examinations||Spring examinations: 4 to 6 weeks in June and July|
Autumn examinations: Around 4 weeks from mid-August to end of
|Spain 2016/17 - examinations|| Type of programme: University tertiary education
2 or 3 weeks between the end of November and mid-December (2).
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 mid-May and the end of June, depending on whether the university conducts its extraordinary examinations in July or in September (no teaching activity during this period).
3 weeks between the second week of June and the second week of July (in some universities the first two weeks of September 2017)
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 2016/17 - examinations||Fixed by the teachers|
|Switzerland 2016/17 - examinations||Universities and universities of teacher
education fix the periods of examinations
autonomously. Usually they take place within
1 to 3 weeks before the end of a semester.|
At the universities of applied sciences, the examinations usually take place at the end of the teaching period. For that reason, their teaching activity period usually lasts about two weeks longer than indicated above.
|Turkey 2016/17 - 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) 2016/17 - examinations||no data|