Academic Calendar

The full English version of the VŠE academic calendar is available here.

More details about important deadlines and regularly held special events is to be found here.

Academic year 2021/2022

Winter Semester 2021 (WS)
Official start and end Wed 1 September 2021 – Sun 13 February 2022
Matriculation for new students of international programmes Mon 13 September 2021 – Fri 17 September 2021
Orientation days for new students of international programmes Wed 15 September 2021 – Fri 17 September 2021
Classes held from – to
(13 weeks)
Mon 20 September 2021 – Fri 17 December 2021
Dean’s Day
classes and office hours cancelled
Fri October 29 2021
Exam period
(6 weeks)
Mon 20 – Tue 21 December 2021

Mon 27 – Tue 28 December 2021

Mon 3 January 2022 – Fri 4 February 2022

Public holidays
University closed, classes not held
Tue 28 September 2021
Thu 28 October 2021
Wed 17 November 2021
Fri-Sun 24-26 December 2021
Sat 1 January 2022
Summer Semester 2022 (SS)
Official start and end Mon 14 February 2022 – Wed 31 August 2022
Classes held from – to
(13 weeks)
Mon 14 February 2022 – Fri 13 May 2022
Dean’s Day
classes and office hours cancelled
Thu 14 April 2022
Rector’s Sports Day
sport activities offered, no classes
Wed 27 April 2022
Exam period
(6 weeks)
Mon 16 May 2022 – Fri 24 June 2022
Public holidays
University closed, classes not held
Fri 15 April 2022
Mon 18 April 2022
Sun 1 May 2022
Sun 8 May 2022
Tue-Wed 5-6 July 2022

General Information

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 August 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 of lecture period, 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).