Academic Calendar 2018/19

The original version in Czech language is available here.

Winter Semester 2018 (WS)
Official start and end Fri 1 September 2018 – Sun 10 February 2019
Orientation and matriculation week for new students of international programmes Mon 10 September 2018 – Fri 14 September 2018
Classes held from – to
(13 weeks)
Mon 17 September 2018 – Fri 14 December 2018
Dean’s Day
classes and office hours cancelled
Thu 27 September 2018
Exam period
(6 weeks)
Mon 17 December 2018 – Fri 21 December 2018

Thu 27  – Fri 28 December 2018

Wed 2 January 2019 – Fri 1 February 2019

Public holidays
University closed, classes not held
Fri 28 September 2018
Sun 28 October 2018
Sat 17 November 2018
Mon-Wed 24-26 December 2018
Tue 1 January 2019


Summer Semester 2019 (SS)
Official start and end Mon 11 February 2019 – Fri 31 August 2019
Classes held from – to
(13 weeks)
Mon 11 February 2019 – Fri 10 May 2019
Dean’s Day
classes and office hours cancelled
Thu 18 April 2019
Rector’s Sports Day
sport activities offered, no classes
Thu 25 March 2019
Exam period
(6 weeks)
Mon 13 May 2019 – Fri 21 June 2019
Summer holiday Sat 1 July 2019 – Sat 31 August 2019
Public holidays
University closed, classes not held
Fri 19 April 2019 (Good Friday)
Mon 22 April 2019 (Easter Monday)
Wed 1 May 2019
Wed 8 May 2019
Fri-Sat 5-6 July 2019

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 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).

University Closing Days

The university is closed on Sundays and on Czech public public holidays.

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.

Regularly Held Special Events

Event (Czech name) Event (English name) Usual date Organized by
Veletrh pracovních příležitostí ŠANCE ŠANCE Job Fair October & March Development and Counselling Centre (RPC)
Den s VŠE VŠE Day (Alumni Annual Event) November Development and Counselling Centre (RPC)
Reprezentační ples VŠE VŠE Ball December Development and Counselling Centre (RPC)
Den otevřených dveří cizojazyčných oborů VŠE VŠE International Programmes Open House Day
(event language: English)
March University of Economics, Prague (VŠE)