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 Calendar – academic year 2021/2022

The academic year commences on 1 October 2021 and terminates on 17 July 2022. 

I. WINTER SEMESTER: 1 October 2021 – 19 February 2022

1) Classes and lectures: 1 October – 22 December 2021

2nd November 2021 – All Souls' Day – FREE

11th November 2021 – Independence Day – FREE

2) Christmas and New Year break: 23 December 2021 – 7 January 2022
3) Classes and lectures: 8 January – 5 February 2022

4) Assessment/Examinations Session: 6 February – 19 February 2022

Winter holidays: 20 – 27 February 2022

II. SUMMER SEMESTER: 28 February – 17 July 2022

1) Classes and lectures: 28 February – 13 April 2022
2) Easter Holiday break: 14 April - 20 April 2022
3) Classes and lectures: 21 April – 26 June 2022 

            1–4 May 2022 – May holiday break – FREE
            16-17 June  2022 – Corpus Christi holiday – FREE

4) Assessment/Examinations Session: 27 June – 17 July 2022

Summer holidays: 18 July – 30 September 2022* 

* Students start their summer holidays after completing their last exams. 

Exam resits:
by 28 February 2022 – winter session
by 25 September 2022 – summer session (excluding August) 


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