Academic year

The academic year consists of:
  • two semesters, autumn and spring, starting at the beginning of October and mid-February respectively, lasting 15 weeks each;
  • three examination sessions during which no courses are held, in winter (January/February), summer (June) and autumn (September), lasting at least two weeks each and not shorter then 7 weeks altogether;
  • there is usually a one and half-weeks Christmas break, one-week Easter break and one-week break between the semesters (February). July and August (summer holidays) are free from any academic activities. The students who passed their exams in June do not have to take September session and, for them, the break extends until the beginning of October.

The Rector, who has the power to decide which days are free of classes, sets the precise duration of the academic year. The Inauguration Day is usually held on the 1st of October.

Polish public holidays:

  • New Year's Day (1 January)
  • Easter Sunday and Easter Monday (in March or April)
  • May Day (1 May)
  • Constitution Day (3 May)
  • Corpus Christi Day (always on a Thursday in May or June)
  • Feast of the Assumption Day (15 August)
  • All Saints' Day (1 November)
  • Independence Day (11 November)
  • Christmas (25-26 December)


Grades are based on semester coursework and/or an oral/written examination. A student is marked according to the following scale:

  • A or 5 (very good)
  • B+ or 4.5 (more than good)
  • B or 4 (good)
  • C+ or 3.5 (fairly good)
  • C or 3 (satisfactory)
  • D or 2 (fail)

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