Teaching and Examination Periods

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018-2019

WINTER SEMESTER

Beginning: 1-9-2018 – Ending: 9-2-2019

Supplementary Examination Period: 3-9-2018 – 29-9-2018

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

Classes begin on: 1-10-2018

Signing up for courses and registering for the winter semester: 1-10-2018 to 31-10-2018

Signing up for course books: 2nd half of October

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

Classes end on: 11-1-2019

Interval: 14-1-2019 to 18-1-2019

Exam period: 21-1-2019 to 9-2-2019

 

SPRING SEMESTER

Beginning: 11-2-2019 – Ending: 29-6-2019

Classes begin on: 11-2-2019

Signing up for courses and registering for the spring semester: 1-2-2019 to 28-2-2019

Signing up for course books: 2nd half of March

Classes end on: 31-5-2019

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

Interval: 3-6-2019 to 7-6-2019

Exam period: 10-6-2019 to 29-6-2019

Supplementary Examination Period 2019: 2-9-2019 to 28-9-2019

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 (7/3/2019) to the day following Ash Monday (12/3/2019).
  • Easter holidays: Good Monday (22/4/2019) to Low Sunday (5/5/2019).
  • 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 (17/6/2019).