Student

Academic calendar

The University runs a two-semester system.
The 1st semester starts at the beginning of October and finishes by the end of January. There is a Christmas break in December. The examination session takes place at the end of January and lasts two weeks.
The 2nd semester starts in the middle of February and finishes in June with a break for Easter. The examination session starts in June and lasts about three weeks.

There are also resit examination periods (in Polish: sesje poprawkowe) for those who did not pass their exams. A student who fails an exam during the first examination period after the winter semester has an opportunity to resit it in March (at the beginning of the second semester), but a student who did not pass an exam after the second semester may not retake it until September. Your teachers will inform you about the form of examinations at the beginning of the courses. Be prepared to pass oral or written examinations. You should know that sometimes some teachers enable volunteer students to take an exam earlier than it is planned within an examination period. In Polish, it is called zerówka and is held before the official examination period begins.

Academic year 2018/19

Winter semester:
From 1st October 2018 to 18th February 2019:
            1) Classes: 1st October – 20th December 2018
            2) Winter break: 21stDecember 2018 – 6th January 2019
            3) Classes: 7thJanuary – 4th February 2019
            4) Exam session: 5th – 18th February 2019

Winter holidays: 19th – 25th February 2019

Summer semester:
From 26th February to 14th July 2019:
            1) Classes: 26th February – 17th April 2019
            2) Spring break: 18th – 24th April 2019
            3) Classes: 25th April – 23rd June 2019
            4) Exam session: 24th June – 14th July 2019

Summer holidays: 15th July – 01st October 2019*

* Students start their summer holiday break after completing their last exams.

Exam resits:
by 28th February 2019 – winter session
by 24th September 2019 – summer session

Additional free days (national holidays):
1st October 2018 – Matriculation ceremony for students enrolled in degree programmes
23rd October 2018 – Academic year inauguration
31st October 2018 – free day (no classes held)
1st November 2018 – All Saints’ Day
2nd November 2018 – All Souls' Day
11th November 2018 – Independence Day
21st – 23rd December 2018 – free days (no classes held)

24th December 2018 – Christmas Eve
25th December 2018 – Christmas Day
26th December 2018 – Boxing Day

27th – 31st 2018 –  free days (no classes held)
1st January 2019 – New Year
2nd January – 5th January 2019 –  free days (no classes held)
6th January 2019 – Epiphany
1st May 2019 – Labour Day
2nd May 2019 – National Flag Day
3rd May 2019 – Constitution Day
4th – 5th May 2019 – free days (no classes held)
9th June 2019 – Pentecost
20th June 2019 – Corpus Christi


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