The Academic Year
The academic year starts on September 1 and ends on August 31 the following year.
Degree programme curricula are organized in two semesters. Each semester lasts at least 13 full-time teaching weeks and each is followed by a 2-3 week exam period.
Winter semester course period: late September- mid-January
Winter semester exam period: mid-January to mid February
Spring semester course period: mid- February – late May
Spring semester exam period: June
There is a third exam period in September for re-sits for courses in both semesters.
The exact dates of semesters are determined by the University Senate.
There are no classes in July and August, or on the following dates:
- 28 October National Holiday
- 8 November (Rethymno) Local Holiday
- 11 November (Heraklio) Local Holiday
- 17 November University Holiday
- Christmas Holidays: December 23 - January 7
- 30 January Public Holiday
- 25 March National Holiday (Independence Day)
- Easter holidays: No classes from Good Monday for two weeks. The dates vary according to the Orthodox Easter calendar
- 1 May Labour Day
Last update 12/01/2015