|Country||Examinations of the academic year|
|Austria 2017/18 - 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 2017/18 - examinations|| Belgium - Flemish Community
3-4 weeks in January
Last week of May until the end of the last week of June or the 1st week of Jul
Academic year 2017/18: from Monday 28 May 2018 until Sunday 1 or Sunday 8 July 2018 (depending on institution of higher education)
From mid-August until the end of the third week of September
Academic year 2017/18: from Monday 20 August 2018 until Sunday 16 September 2018
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
8-12 January 2018
4-22 June 2018
|Bosnia and Herzegovina 2017/18 - examinations||Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina:|
8 January – 2 February 2018
2-20 April 2018
4 June – 2 July 2018
3-28 September 2018
Republic of Srpsk:
22 January – 16 February 2018
16-27 April 2018
11 June – 13 July 2018
20 August – 14 September 2018
|Bulgaria 2017/18 - 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.
|Cyprus 2017/18 - 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 semester. |
The dates of the final examination periods in both UCY and CUT in 2017/18 are listed below:
8-23 December 2017 for autumn semester
7-25 May 2018 for spring semester
In OUC final examinations will take place from 29 May – 13 June 2018.
|Czech Republic 2017/18 - 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 2017/18 - examinations||
The universities fix the dates of examinations autonomously, but generally the examination period is:
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 2017/18 - examinations||Occur generally between 2 January and 20 January.|
|Finland 2017/18 - examinations||Fixed by the teachers|
|France 2017/18 - 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 2017/18 - examinations||no data|
|Greece 2017/18 - examinations||Winter semester exams begin approximately in mid-
January 2018 and last for three weeks until the
beginning of February 2018.
Spring semester exams take place in June 2018 and last for three weeks.
|Hungary 2017/18 - examinations||From mid-December until the end of January
The exact dates are fixed by institutions.|
From mid-May until the end of June The exact dates are fixed by institutions.
|Iceland 2017/18 - examinations||Institutions are autonomous.|
Examinations generally take place between 30 April and 31 May.
|Ireland 2017/18 - examinations||In December, starting from the week of 4th to 11th. Each University or Institute manages this separately.|
Usually 2 weeks (11-12 working days) in May. Each University or Institute manages this separately.
|Italy 2017/18 - examinations||Examinations (first session): January – February 2018 |
Examinations (second session): June – July 2018
Examinations (third sessions): September 2018
Admission tests and entrance examinations: September 2017
|Latvia 2017/18 - examinations||Institutions fix periods of examinations. Usually examinations proceed after the teaching activity period and take place in January/February and June/July.|
|Liechtenstein 2017/18 - examinations||Examination weeks: 8-26 January 2018 |
Examination weeks: 11-29 June 2018
|Lithuania 2017/18 - examinations||The last four weeks of each semester are allocated to examination sessions.|
|Luxembourg 2017/18 - examinations|| |
15 January – 10 February 2018
11 June – 7 July 2018
|Malta 2017/18 - examinations|| Type of programme: Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology:
5-9 February 2018
18 January – 3 February 2018
26 May – 30 June 2018
|Montenegro 2017/18 - examinations||8 January – 11 February 2018 |
|Netherlands 2017/18 - examinations||Institutions are entirely free to fix examination dates.|
|Norway 2017/18 - examinations||HEIs are autonomous.|
|Poland 2017/18 - examinations||Institutions are autonomous. Usually two weeks at the end of January/beginning of February (e.g. UoW: 27 January - 9 February 2018).|
|Portugal 2017/18 - examinations||The teaching department, teachers and students
are entirely free to fix examination dates jointly.
Normally there are two examinations periods:
|Romania 2017/18 - 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 2017/18 - examinations||HEIs determine the dates and the number of
examination periods during the academic year, usually
4 to 6 examination periods, usually taking place
between semesters and prior to the end of the
academic year, after summer holidays.|
The most common exam periods are:
|Slovakia 2017/18 - examinations||no data|
|Slovenia 2017/18 - examinations||
Spring examinations: 4 to 6 weeks in June and July
Autumn examinations: Around 4 weeks from mid-August to end of
|Spain 2017/18 - examinations|| Type of programme: University tertiary education
• According to the duration of the examinations: It ranges between 2 weeks (University of La Rioja) and 5 weeks (Universities in Galicia).
• According to the starting and the ending dates:
The earliest starting date is 4 December (University of Navarra) and the latest ending date is 6 February (University of Zaragoza).
• The University of Salamanca does not stop classes for exams.
• There is a 3rd extra call in November (2-13) in the University of Extremadura for those students close to ending their studies.
About 1 month between mid-May and the end of June, depending on whether the university conducts their extraordinary examinations in July or in September. There is no teaching activity during this period.
Particular feature: The University of Navarra, between 30 April and 18 June.
1. Those universities scheduling extraordinary exams in June spend about 1 month, between the 1st week of June and the last week of July.
2. Those examining in September, no more than 3.5 weeks at the beginning of September 2018.
Type of programme: non-university tertiary education:
|Sweden 2017/18 - examinations||Fixed by the teachers|
|Switzerland 2017/18 - examinations||Type of programme: Universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education (ISCED 6 and 7):|
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.
Type of programme: Colleges of professional education and training (ISCED 6):
Institutions are free to fix examination dates.
|Turkey 2017/18 - 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) 2017/18 - examinations||no data|