Academic Years in Europe

Please find below a quick overview on the academic year of each gSmart EU HEI.
Read also the information on the Organisation of the Academic Year in Europe 2013/14 issued by the European Commission.

Austria, University of Salzburg, University of Applied Sciences Carinthia
    The academic year in Austria is divided into two terms (Semester) of around four months each, namely the winter term (Wintersemester), usually starting in the first week of October and lasting until end of January the following year, and the summer term (Sommersemester), which stretches from beginning of March till end of June.
Academic year and registration periods: more info PLUS, CUAS
Hungary, University of West Hungary
    The academic year consists of two terms, the spring (February–June) and the autumn (September–January) term. Both terms have a 6-week team period. > more information
Netherlands, VU Amsterdam
    All programmes at VU University Amsterdam follow the same time-table structure. The academic year starts in the first week of September and is divided into two semesters. Each semester consists of three periods of 8+8+4 weeks. Examinations are held at the end of each semester (January and June), or at the end of the eight- or four-week period. Re-sits usually take place in the last two weeks of August. For precise information on programmes and dates, see the information provided by the faculty
Spain, University of Málaga
    UMA academic calendar for the year 2012-2013 will be available in the web page by September. Nevertheless, students are advised to visit the web page where the undergraduate academic calendar 2011-2012 is available.
    The Spanish academic year lasts for nine months and is usually divided into three terms of classes, separated by holiday periods, although for academic purposes, universities tend to use semsters (the first from October to February and the second from February to June). Class start at the end of September or the beginning of October for students on Degree, Diploma or Engineering courses, although the year is structured differently for postgraduates. >more information
Romania, Babeş-Bolyai University
    The academic year in Romania has a number of fixed reference points – the periods for courses, seminars and practical activities, examination sessions, vacations and holidays; structured in 2 semesters, each comprising 14 weeks of courses, seminars and practical activities and followed by an examination session. > more information