Academic Calendar & Organization of Study

Academic Calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester is 13 weeks long. Winter semester starts in late September; in the last week before Christmas there are no classes because it is a “credit week”, which is one week of mostly written tests which are either a completion of the courses themselves or a prerequisite of registering for an oral exam in the exam period. The exam period goes on through January until mid-February. The summer semester runs from mid-February to mid-May. The last week is again a credit week, with the exam period lasting until the end of June.

The academic year starts on 1 September 2022 and ends on 31 August 2023. The winter semester classes end before Christmas. Exams are scheduled throughout January. The summer semester begins in the middle of February and classes end in the middle of May with exams continuing until the end of June. With approval from respective departments, students can take examinations also before the official examination period.


Orientation week Winter semester (for Erasmus+&Exchange students)

12 September - 16 September 2022

Winter semester (beginning of classes)

19 September 2022

Winter semester (ending of classes)

16 December 2022

Christmas break

19 December 2022 - 2 January 2023

Examination period beginning

2 January 2023

Examination period ending

10 February 2023

Arrival at the dormitories

3 – 5 February 2023

Orientation week Summer semester (for Erasmus+&Exchange students)

6 – 10 February 2023

Summer semester (beginning of classes)

13 February 2023

Summer semester (ending of classes)

12 May 2023

Palacký University Olomouc Academic week

13 - 19 February 2023

Sports Days

28 September 2022 + 10 May 2023

Examination period beginning

15 May 2023

Examination period ending

30 June 2023
(6 September 2023 at the latest)

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