Teaching and Examination Periods
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020-2021
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
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.
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).