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Academic calendar

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


Winter semester, 1.10.2020-7.03.2021

Starts on 1 October and lasts till 7 March. Classes start on 19 October. There is a two-week break for Christmas holidays (23 December – 6 January) and a one-week vacation period in February (22-28 February). Winter semester examination session takes place from 8 to 21 February. Make-up exams take place between 1 and 7 March.

Summer semester, 8.03-2.07.2021

Starts on 8 March and lasts till 2 July, with a one-week break for Easter vacations (2-6.04). Classes end on 20 June (the dean of a particular UL Faculty may extend it up till 27 June).  Summer examination session starts on 21 June and lasts till 2 July.


Days off:

31st October – Day off

1st November – All Saints’ Day

23rd December – 6th January – Christmas Break

2nd-6th April – Easter Break

1st May – Labour Day

3rd May – Constitution Day

One Friday in May (to be agreed) – class-free day for all (“Juwenalia” – students’ festival)

24th May – the UL Celebration Day (75th birthday!)

3rd June – Corpus Christi

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