The academic year at Polish universities consists of 2 semesters of 15 weeks’ duration.
The winter semester
Starts on 1 October and lasts till 19 February, with a break for Christmas holidays (23 December – 2 January) and with one-week vacation period in February (6-12 February). Winter semester examination session takes place between 23 January and 5 February. Make-up exams take place between 13 February and 19 February.
The summer semester
Starts on 20 February and lasts till the end of June, with a break for Easter vacations (13 – 18 April) and summer holidays from the beginning of July to 30 September. Summer semester examination session takes place between 12 and 30 June. September is reserved for make-up exams.
October 3rd – Matriculation Day
October 31st – day off
November 1st – All Saints’ Day
November 11th – Independence Day
December 23rd – January 2nd – Christmas Break
January 6th – Epiphany
February 6th-12th – break between semesters
April 13th-18th – Easter Break
May 1st – Labour Day
May 2nd – day off
May 3rd – Constitution Day
May 24th – the UL Celebration Day
June 15th – Corpus Christi