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).
2019/2020 Fall semester
- Registration week and Orientation Days: 2-6 September 2019 (Monday-Friday)
- Course registration period: 29 August - 13 September 2019 (Thursday-Friday)
- Study period
- First day of the study period: 9 September 2019 (Monday)
- University Sports Day (no classes): 20 September 2019 (Friday)
- Fall break: 28 October - 1 November 2019 (Monday-Friday)
- Pázmány Day (no classes): 16 October 2019 (Wednesday)
- Public holiday: 23 October (Wednesday)
- Last day of the study period: 13 December 2019 (Friday)
- Exam period
- First day of the exam period: 16 December 2019 (Monday)
- Christmas break: 23 December - 1 January (Monday-Wednesday)
- Last day of the exam period: 31 January 2020 (Friday)