Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

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).

2016/2017

Semester I (Autumn)

   

Autumn registration period

7–9 September 2016 (Wednesday–Friday)

Orientation Days (for international students, in English)

during registration period

Opening Ceremony (for Hungarian faculty and students, in Hungarian, by invitation only)

9 September 2016 (Friday)

UNESCO International Day of University Sport

20 September 2016 (Tuesday)

Study period

First day of tuition

12 September 2016 (Monday)

Autumn break

2–4 November 2016 (Wednesday–Friday)

Last day of tuition

16 December 2016 (Friday)

Examination period

First day

19 December 2016 (Monday)

Last day

3 February 2017 (Friday)

 

Semester II (Spring)

   

Spring registration period

6-10 February 2017 (Monday–Friday)

Orientation Days (for international students, in English)

6-10 February 2017 (Monday–Friday)

Study period

First day of tuition

13 February 2017 (Monday)

Spring break

12–18 April 2017 (Wednesday–Tuesday)

Last day of tuition

19 May 2017 (Friday)

Pázmány Day

12 May 2017 (Friday)

Examination period

First day

22 May 2017 (Monday)

Last day

7 July 2017 (Friday)

2015/2016

Semester I (Autumn)

   

Autumn registration period

2-4 September 2015 (Wednesday–Friday)

Orientation Days (for international students, in English)

2-4 September 2015 (Wednesday–Friday)

Opening Ceremony (for Hungarian faculty and students, in Hungarian, by invitation only)

4 September 2015 (Friday)

Study period

First day of tuition

7 September 2015 (Monday)

Autumn break

26–30 October 2015 (Monday–Friday)

Last day of tuition

11 December 2015 (Friday)

Examination period

First day

14 December 2015 (Monday)

Last day

29 January 2016 (Friday)

 

Semester II (Spring)

   

Spring registration period

1-5 February 2016 (Monday-Friday)

Orientation Days (for international students, in English)

3-5 February 2016 (Wednesday-Friday)

Study period

First day of tuition

8 February 2016 (Monday)

Spring break

23-29 March 2016 (Wednesday-Tuesday)

Last day of tuition

13 May 2016 (Friday)

Pázmány Day

6 May 2016 (Friday)

Examination period

First day

17 May 2016 (Tuesday)

Last day

1 July 2016 (Friday)