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11.9.2017 - 17.9.2017 - Orientation Week

18.9.2017 - 15.12.2017 - Lectures


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Academic Year 2016/2017

The original version in Czech language is available here.

Winter Semester (WS)
Official start and end Mon 1 September 2016 – Sun 12 February 2017
Orientation and matriculation week for new students of international programmes Mon 12 September 2016 – Fri 16 September 2016
Classes held from – to
(13 weeks)
Mon 19 September 2016 – Fri 16 December 2016
Dean’s Day
classes and office hours cancelled
Fri 18 November 2016
Exam period
(6 weeks)
Mon 19 December 2016 – Wed 21 December 2016
Wed 28 December 2016 – Thu 29 December 2016
Mon 2 January 2017 – Thu 3 February 2017
Public holidays
University closed, classes not held
Wed 28 September 2016
Fri 28 October 2016
Thu 17 November 2016
Thu-Mon 22-26 December 2016
Sun 1 January 2017
Summer Semester (SS)
Official start and end Mon 13 February 2017 – Wed 31 August 2017
Classes held from – to
(13 weeks)
Mon 13 February 2017 – Fri 12 May 2017
Dean’s Day
classes and office hours cancelled
Rector’s Sports Day
sport activities offered, no classes
Wed 26 April 2017
Exam period
(6 weeks)
Mon 15 May 2017 – Fri 26 June 2017
Summer holiday Sat 1 July 2017 – Thu 31 August 2017
Public holidays
University closed, classes not held
Mon 17 April 2017 (Easter Monday)
Fri 14 April 2017 (Good Friday)
Mon 1 May 2017
Mon 8 May 2017
Wed-Thu 5-6 July 2017


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 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)