The academic year begins in September and is over towards the end of June. As a general rule, it comprises 40 weeks of lectures, seminars and practical work and is mainly divided into 2 semesters.
Examination sessions take place at the end of each semester (first session starts in January and second – in June).
Students are examined separately in each subject and the total number of examinations in a semester is usually between four and six, but it depends on a study programme. Students who fail in an examination, can generally try to pass it again during the session or afterwards.
Academic Calendar for the academic year 2020/2021
Autumn semester (07.09.2020-28.01.2021):
Registration for studies - 31 August - 6 September
·Studies- 7 September - 23 December (16 weeks)
·Christmas Holidays- 23 December - 3 January
·Session/ exams- 4 January - 28 January (4 weeks)
Spring semester (08.02.2021-04.07.2021):
Registration for studies - 02 February - 7 February
·Studies- 8 February - 28 March (7 weeks)
·Easter Holidays- 29 March - 5 April
·Studies- 6 April to 6 June (9 weeks)
·Session/ exams- 7 June to 4 July (4 weeks)
·Studies/ Holidays- 5 July to 29 August