Academic Calendar

At the University of Warsaw (UW), classes begin on 1 October. The academic year consists of two semesters, with a week’s break in between. Both semesters conclude with examinations. Resits are held in September.
The summer break begins after the summer examinations and continues until the start of the next academic year. In December, there is a Christmas break of a dozen or so days and in the spring a several-day spring break.

First (winter) semester

The academic year starts with an official ceremony at the beginning of October. A procession with the Rector, Vice-Rectors and members of the UW Senate walks from Kazimierzowski Palace – which houses the offices of the UW authorities – to the University’s largest hall, the Adam Mickiewicz Assembly Hall in the Auditorium Maximum building. During the opening ceremony, the Rector presents student books to the first-year students who have scored the highest marks in the admission process.

  • Classes (block I), 1.10.2017 – 31.10.2017
  • Classes (block II), 2.11.2017 – 3.12.2017
  • Classes (block III), 4.12.2017 – 22.12.2017
  • Christmas vacation, 23.12.2017 – 7.01.2018
  • Classes (continued, block III), 8.01.2018 – 26.01.2018
  • Winter examination session, 27.01.2018 – 09.02.2018
  • Inter-semester break, 10.02.2018 – 16.02.2018

Second (SUMMER) semester
17.02.2018 – 30.09.2018 

  • Classes (block I), 17.02.2018  18.03.2018
  • Classes (block II), 19.03.2018  30.04.2018
  • Classes (block III), 4.05.2018  10.06.2018
  • Resit examination session for winter semester, 2.03.2018 – 8.03.2018
  • Easter vacation, 29.03.2018 – 3.04.2018
  • Juwenalia (Students’ Festival), 11.05.2018  12.05.2018
  • Summer examination session, 11.06.2018 – 1.07.2018

Summer holidays
2.07.2018 – 30.09.2018

Resit examination session for summer semester

1.09.2018 – 15.09.2018

  • Period for making all individual decisions to credit a year of study in the academic year 2017/2018, 17.09.2018 – 30.09.2018




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