Academic calendar 2016-2017

The academic year 2016-2017 starts on Monday 26 September 2016 and ends on 24 September 2017.  The year is divided into two terms (semesters).

The first semester ends on 12 February 2017. The second semester starts on 13 February 2017. The academic year 2017-2018 will start on 25 September 2017.

For specific course details, consult your class schedule/ time table via the faculty website.

Educational activities and examinations

  • Mon 26/09/2016 start of the academic year 2016-2017
  • Mon 26/09/2016 through Sat 17/12/2016 12 weeks of first-term educational activities
  • Mon 19/12/2016 through Sat 24/12/2016 1 week of catch-up activities
  • Mon 26/12/2016 through Sat 07/01/2017 2 weeks of Christmas recess
  • Mon 09/01/2017 through Sat 04/02/2017 4 weeks of first-term examination period, including:
    • preparation time for the exams
    • deliberations and announcements of the examination results
    • feedback on first-term first examination period
  • Mon 06/02/2017 through Sat 11/02/2017 1 week inter-term recess
  • Mon 13/02/2017 through Sat 01/04/2017 7 weeks of second-term educational activities, including:
    • feedback on first-term examination period up to and including 24/02/2017
  • Mon 03/04/2017 through Sat 17/04/2017 2 weeks of Easter recess
  • Tue 18/04/2017 through Sat 20/05/2017 5 weeks of second-term educational activities
  • Mon 22/05/2017 through Sat 27/05/2017 1 week of catch-up activities
  • Mon 29/05/2017 through Sat 08/07/2017 6 weeks of second-term examination period, including:
    • preparation time for the exams
    • deliberations
    • examination results announcements
    • feedback on the second-term examination period
  • Mon 10/07/2017 through Sat 19/08/2017 6 weeks of summer recess
  • Mon 21/08/2017 through Sat 16/09/2017 4 weeks of resit examination period, including:
    • deliberations
    • examination results announcements
    • feedback on all examination periods
  • Mon 18/09/2017 through Sat 23/09/2017 1 week of feedback on all examination periods and reorientations
  • Mon 25/09/2017 start of the academic year 2017-2018

Ghent University will be closed (lessons will be suspended) on

  • Mon 31/10/2016
  • All Saints: Tue 01/11/2016
  • All Souls: Wed 02/11/2016
  • Armistice  Day: Fri 11/11/2016
  • King's Day: Tue 15/11/2016
  • Christmas recess: Sun 25/12/2016 up to and including Sun 01/01/2017
  • Dies Natalis: Fri 24/03/2017
  • Easter Monday: Mon 17/04/2017
  • Labour Day: Mon 01/05/2017
  • Ascension: Thu 25/05/2017 - Fri 26/05/2017
  • Whit Monday: Mon 05/06/2017
  • Flemish National Day: Tue 11/07/2017
  • Ghent Festival: Mon 17/07/2017 - Fri 21/07/2017
  • Assumption: Tue 15/08/2017