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 2023/2024
Autumn semester (04.09.2023-28.01.2024):
Registration for studies: 28 August - 3 September (for full time students only)
·Studies: 4 September - 24 December (16 weeks)
·Christmas Holidays: 25 December - 31 December
·Session/ exams: 1 January - 26 January (4 weeks)
Spring semester (05.02.2024-30.06.2024):
Registration for studies: 29 January - 4 February
·Studies: 5 February - 1 April (8 weeks)
·Easter Holidays: 1 April - 7 April
·Studies: 8 April to 2 June (8 weeks)
·Session/ exams: 3 June to 30 June (4 weeks)