|Semester dates||Winter Semester:||~1st of October|
|Summer Semester:||~14th of February|
|Examination period||Winter Semester:||First two weeks of February|
|Summer Semester:||First two weeks of June|
|Number of weeks of study/academic year||Winter semester – 16 weeks,
Summer semester – 14 weeks
The academic year in Poland is divided into two semesters of about 15 weeks each - the winter and the summer semester.
The winter semester starts in October and ends in mid-February, with a break of about ten days for the Christmas holidays. The examination session usually takes two or three weeks, beginning in January.
The summer semester starts in mid-February and ends in June, with a one-week break for Easter.
Summer holidays last for three months from the beginning of July to the end of September, but only for those students who passed all exams within the summer examination session (two-three weeks in June). The ones who failed take the exams again in September.
- January 1 – New Year
- February 14 – Saint Valentine’s Day
- March 8 – Woman’s Day
- April 20, 2014 – Easter Sunday
- April 21, 2014 – Easter Monday
- May 1 – Labor Day
- May 3 – Constitution Day
- May 26 – Mother’s Day
- June 1 – Children’s Day
- June 19, 2014 – Corpus Christi
- June 23 – Father’s Day
- August 15 – Assumption Day
- October 1 – new academic year start
- November 1 – All Saint’s Day
- November 11 – Independence Day
- December 24 – Christmas Eve
- December 25-26 – Christmas Days
- December 31 – New Year’s Eve
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