The academic year in Hungary starts in September and is built up of two semesters: autumn and spring semesters. Both semesters start with a registration period which is followed by the study period and an examination period afterwards.
The general structure of the year:
Semester 1 (Autumn)
Registration period: early September
Study period: early September – mid-December
Examination period: mid-December – end of January/early February
Semester 2 (Spring)
Registration period: early February
Study period: early February – mid-May
Examination period: mid-May – early July
In semester 1 (Autumn) usually there is a one-week Autumn break in October or November.
In semester 2 (Spring) usually there is a one-week Spring break around Easter (in March or April).
Summer vacation lasts from the end of semester 2 (Spring) until the beginning of semester 1 (Autumn).