International Relations Office

Academic calendar

The academic year at Polish universities consists of 2 semesters of 15 weeks’ duration.



The winter semester, 1.10.2017-18.02.2018

Starts on 1 October (classes start on 3 October) and lasts till 18 February, with a two-week break for Christmas holidays (23 December – 2 January) and with one-week vacation period in February (5-11 February). Winter semester examination session takes place between 22 January and 4 February. Make-up exams take place between 12 and 18 February.

The summer semester, 19.02-30.06.2018

Starts on 19 February and lasts till the end of June, with a one-week break for Easter vacations (29.03 – 03.04) and summer holidays from the beginning of July to 30 September. Summer semester examination session takes place between 11 and 30 June. September is reserved for make-up exams.

Days off:

October 2nd – Matriculation Day

October 31st – Day off

November 1st – All Saints’ Day

November 11th – Independence Day

December 23rd – January 2nd – Christmas Break

January 6th – Epiphany

March 29th – April 3rd – Easter Break

April 30th – Day off

May 1st – Labour Day

May 2nd – Day off

May 3rd – Constitution Day

May 23rd – the UL Celebration Day

May 31st – Corpus Christi

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