Academic Year Calendar
The essential dates of the academic calendar (such as semester starting and ending dates) are common for the whole university.
An academic year starts on 1 September and ends on 31 July of the following calendar year.
It is divided into two semesters, traditionally called Winter Semester (WS, in Czech: zimní semestr/ZS; in some texts also referred to as Fall/Autumn/First semester) and Summer Semester (SS, in Czech: letní semestr/LS; in some texts also referred to as Spring/Second semester).
Each semester consists of 13 weeks when classes are held followed by a 6-week exam period.
WS classes usually start in mid-September and end before Christmas.
SS classes usually start in mid-February and end in mid-May.
July and August are considered as summer holiday period.
Classes and exams are usually held from Monday to Friday; some may take place on Saturdays (intensive courses, executive education, courses for part-time students/students in combined form of study).
No Classes Days
There are also other occasions when classes and office hours are cancelled, although the university premises are open: the traditional Rector’s Sports Day – held usually in April – and Dean’s Day(s) – dates may vary every academic year and depend on the decision of the dean of the respective faculty.