Academic year

The academic year in Hungary starts in September and is built up of two semesters: fall and spring semesters. Both semesters start with a registration period which is followed by the study period and an examination period afterwards.

General structure of the year:

  • 1st Semester (Fall)
    • Registration period: early September
    • Study period: early September – mid-December
    • Examination period: mid-December – end of January
  • 2nd Semester (Spring)
    • Registration period: early February
    • Study period: early February – mid-May
    • Examination period: mid-May – end of June
  • In the 1st semester (Fall) usually there is a one-week fall break in October/ November.
  • In the 2nd semester (Spring) usually there is a one-week spring break around Easter (in March or April).
  • The summer vacation lasts from the end of the 2nd semester (Spring) until the beginning of the 1st semester (Fall).

2020/2021 Fall semester

  • Enrollment period: 24 August - 7 September
  • Orientation Programs: 25 August - 4 September
  • Course registration period: 26 August - 11 September 2019
  • Study period:
    • 7 September - 11 December
  • Exam period
    • 14 December - 29 January 2021
  • Holidays:
    • Pázmány Day (no classes): 14 October, Wednesday
    • Public holiday (Revolution of 1956): 23 October, Friday
    • Fall break: 24 October - 30 October
    • All Souls' Day: 2 November, Monday
    • Immaculate Conception of Mary (no classes): 8 December, Tuesday

 

Updated: 28-07-2020

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