Examinations of the academic year

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CountryExaminations 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:

Institutions are free to fix examination dates.

Belgium 2017/18 - examinations
Belgium - Flemish Community


3-4 weeks in January

Examinations academic year 2017/18: from Monday 8 January 2018 until Sunday 4 February 2018

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

Class-free week academic year 2017/18: from Monday 5 February 2018 until Sunday 11 February 2018

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

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

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

Type of programme: University of Malta:

Semester I

18 January – 3 February 2018

Semester II

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:
  • 1st: between the end of December and the first week of February;
  • 2nd: between the beginning of June and the end of July.
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:
  • • January-February (15 Jan to 19 Feb)
  • • April (first half of April)
  • • June (the whole month)
  • • September (the whole month) – beginning of October
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).

Particular features:
• 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.

Extraordinary examinations:
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:
  • School year organised into 3 periods of examinations: before Christmas holidays, before Easter holidays and before summer holidays. Schools are free to fix examination dates within those periods.
  • School year is organised into 2 intervals: examinations take place after each interval.
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
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