Teaching and Examination Periods

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020-2021

WINTER SEMESTER

Beginning: 1-9-2020 – Ending: 9-2-2021

Supplementary Examination Period: 1-9-2020 – 30-9-2020

Registration of first-year students: 2nd half of September

Classes begin on: 1-10-2020

Signing up for courses and registering for the winter semester: 1-10-2020 to 31-10-2020

Signing up for course books: 2nd half of October

Deadline to sign up for course books: 2nd half of December

Classes end on: 15-1-2021

Interval: 18-1-2021 to 22-1-2021

Exam period: 25-1-2021 to 13-2-2021

 

SPRING SEMESTER

Classes begin on: 11-2-2019

Signing up for courses and registering for the spring semester: 8-2-2021 to 7-3-2021

Signing up for course books: 2nd half of March

Deadline to sign up for course books: 2nd half of May

Classes end on: 28-5-2021

Interval: 31-5-2021 to 4-6-2021

Exam period: 7-6-2021 to 26-6-2021

Supplementary Examination Period 2019: 1-9-2021 to 30-9-2021

The academic year begins on September 1 and ends on August 31 of the following year.

Classes are arranged in two semesters. Each semester includes at least 13 full weeks of classes, while 3 weeks are reserved for exams.

The winter semester begins on October 1 and the spring semester ends on May 31.

 

HOLIDAYS

There are no courses or exams during the months of July and August). Other holidays include:

  • Christmas holidays: December 24 to January 7.
  • Carnival holidays: Fat Thursday (11/3/2021) to the day following Ash Monday (16/3/2021).
  • Easter holidays: Good Monday (26/4/2021) to Low Sunday (9/5/2021).
  • October 26th: Patron saint day (St. Demetrius). Liberation of Thessaloniki (national holiday).
  • October 28th: “NO” Day, commemorating the rejection of fascism (national holiday).
  • November 17th: Commemorating the Polytechnic uprising of 1973 against the military junta.
  • January 30th: Three Holy Hierarchs day (religious holiday).
  • March 25th: Independence Day / Commemorating the 1821 Revolution leading to liberation from the Ottoman yoke (national holiday).
  • May 1st: Labour day (holiday-strike).
  • Pentecost Monday: Movable religious feast (21/6/2021).