Academic Calendar 2018/2019

Summer Semester 2018/2019
Orientation and matriculation week for new students of international programmes February 04 – 08, 2019
Classes held from – to
(13 weeks)
February 11 – May 10, 2019
Dean’s Day
classes and office hours cancelled
 April 18, 2019
Rector’s Day
classes and office hours cancelled
 April 25, 2019
Exam period
(6 weeks)
May 13 – June 21, 2019
Diploma Thesis Submission/Defense May 13, 2019/June 4, 2019
State Exam June 12, 2019
Public holidays
University closed, classes not held
  • April 19 – Good Friday
  • April 22 – Easter Monday
  • May 1 – Labour day
  • May 8 – Liberation Day

 

Winter Semester 2019/2020
Orientation and matriculation week for new students of international programmes September 06 – 13, 2019
Classes held from – to
(13 weeks)
September 16 – December 13, 2019
Exam period
(6 weeks)
December 16, 2019 – February 5, 2020
Public holidays
University closed, classes not held
  • September 28 – Day of the Czech statehood
  • October 28 – Foundation of the Independent Czechoslovak State
  • November 17 – Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day
  • December 24 – Christmas Eve
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • January 1 – Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State

 

The essential dates of the academic calendar (such as semester starting and ending dates) are common for the whole university.

An academic year starts on 1 September and ends on 31 July of the following calendar year.

It is divided into two semesters, traditionally called Winter Semester (WS, in Czech: zimní semestr/ZS; in some texts also referred to as Fall/Autumn/First semester) and Summer Semester (SS, in Czech: letní semestr/LS; in some texts also referred to as Spring/Second semester).

Each semester consists of 13 weeks when classes are held followed by a 6-week exam period.
WS classes usually start in mid-September and end before Christmas.
SS classes usually start in mid-February and end in mid-May.

July and August are considered as summer holiday period.

Classes and exams are usually held from Monday to Friday; some may take place on Saturdays (intensive courses, executive education, courses for part-time students/students in a combined form of study).

University Closing Days

The university is closed on Sundays and on Czech public holidays.

No Classes Days

There are also other occasions when classes and office hours are cancelled, although the university premises are open: the traditional Rector’s Sports Day – held usually in April – and Dean’s Day(s) – dates may vary every academic year and depend on the decision of the dean of the respective faculty.