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 2019/20

Winter semester:
From 1st October 2019 to 18th February 2020:
            1) Classes: 1st October – 22nd December 2019
            2) Winter break: 23rd December 2019 – 6th January 2020
            3) Classes: 7thJanuary – 4th February 2020
            4) Exam session: 5th – 18th February 2020

Winter holidays: 19th – 25th February 2020

Summer semester:
From 26th February to 12th July 2020:
            1) Classes: 26th February – 8th April 2020
            2) Spring break: 9th – 15th April 2020
            3) Classes: 15th April – 21st June 2020
            4) Exam session: 22th June – 12th July 2020

Summer holidays: 13th July – 01st October 2020*

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

Exam resits:
by 29th February 2020 – winter session
by 24th September 2020 – summer session

Additional free days (national holidays):
1st October 2019 – Matriculation ceremony for students enrolled in degree programmes
23rd October 2019 – Academic year inauguration
1st November 2019 – All Saints’ Day
2nd November 2019 – All Souls' Day
11th November 2019 – Independence Day

24th December 2019 – Christmas Eve
25th December 2019 – Christmas Day
26th December 2019 – Boxing Day

27th – 31st 2020 –  free days (no classes held)
1st January 2020 – New Year
2nd - 3rd January 2020 –  free days (no classes held)
6th January 2020 – Epiphany
1st May 2020 – Labour Day
2nd May 2020 – National Flag Day
3rd May 2020 – Constitution Day
31st May 2020 – free day (no classes held)
11th June 2020 – Corpus Christi


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