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-
Winter semester exam period: mid-January to mid
Spring semester course period: mid- February – late
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
There are no classes in July and August, or on the
- 28 October National Holiday
- 8 November (Rethymno) Local
- 11 November (Heraklio) Local
- 17 November University Holiday
- Christmas Holidays:
December 23 - January 7
- 30 January Public Holiday
- 25 March National Holiday
- Easter holidays: No classes from
Good Monday for two weeks. The dates vary according to the Orthodox
- 1 May Labour Day