The calendar is defined in the Rector's Directives, stipulating the start dates of semesters, the university holiday schedule, and the end date of the academic year. The calendar also indicates the period during which students can enrol for course units provided by their faculty or other faculties.
The academic year is divided into two semesters (winter and summer). Each semester consists of teaching periods, examination periods and holiday.
The winter semester begins at the start of October and the summer semester in the middle of February.
The number of teaching weeks and the length of the examination period is determined by the deans of the faculties and is defined in the Deans' directives. Schedule for the academic year 2023/2024:
2 October, 2023 commencement of the academic year and the winter semester of the academic year 2023/2024
23 December, 2023 – 1 January, 2024 Christmas holiday
19 February, 2024 commencement of the summer semester of the academic year 2023/2024
8 July, 2024 – 18 August, 2024 summer holiday
30 September, 2025 end of the academic year 2023/2024
Schedule of the Academic Year 2022/2023
3 October, 2022 commencement of the academic year and the winter semester of the academic year 2022/2023
23 December, 2022 – 1 January, 2023 Christmas holiday
13 February, 2023 commencement of the summer semester of the academic year 2022/2023
1 July, 2023 – 31 August, 2023 summer holiday
30 September, 2023 end of the academic year 2022/2023