Academic calendar 2017-2018

The academic year 2017-2018 starts on Monday 25 September 2017 and ends on 23 September 2018.  

The year is divided into two terms (semesters):

  • the first semester ends on 11 February 2018
  • the second semester starts on 12 February 2018

The academic year 2018-2019 will start on 24 September 2018.

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

Overview

First term

  • Mon 25/09/2017 start of the academic year 2017-2018
  • Mon 09/10/2017 ceremonial opening
  • Mon 25/09/2017 through Sat 16/12/2017 12 weeks of first-term educational activities
  • Mon 18/12/2017 through Sat 23/12/2017 1 week of catch-up activities
  • Christmas recess: Mon 25/12/2017 - Sat 06/01/2018
  • Mon 08/01/2018 through Sat 03/02/2018 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
  • Inter-term recess: Mon 05/02/2018 - Sat 10/02/2018

Second term

  • Mon 12/02/2018 through Sat 31/03/2018 7 weeks of second-term educational activities, including feedback on first-term examination period up
  • Easter recess: Mon 02/04/2018 - Sat 14/04/2018
  • Mon 16/04/2018 through Sat 19/05/2018 5 weeks of second-term educational activities
  • Mon 21/05/2018 through Sat 26/05/2018 1 week of catch-up activities
  • Mon 28/05/2018 through Sat 07/07/2018 6 weeks of second-term examination period, including preparation time for the exams, deliberations, examination results announcements, feedback on the second-term examination period
  • Summer recess: Mon 09/07/2018 - Sat 18/08/2018

Resit examination period

  • Mon 20/08/2018 through Sat 15/09/2018 4 weeks of resit examination period, including deliberations, examination results announcements, feedback on all examination periods
  • Mon 17/09/2018 through Sat 22/09/2018 1 week of feedback on all examination periods and reorientation

Closing Days

  • Wed 01/11/2017 (All Saints)
  • Thu 02/11/2017 - Fri 03/11/2017 (All Souls)
  • Sat 11/11/2017 (Armistice Day)
  • Wed 15/11/2017 (King's Day)
  • Mon 25/12/2017 - Mon 01/01/2018 (Christmas recess)
  • Fri 23/03/2018 (Dies Natalis)
  • Mon 02/04/2018 (Easter Monday)
  • Mon 30/04/2018 - Tue 01/05/2018 (Labour Day)
  • Thu 10/05/2018 - Fri 11/05/2018 (Ascension)
  • Mon 21/05/2018 (Whit Monday)
  • Wed 11/07/2018 (Flemish National Day)
  • Mon 16/072018 - Sat 21/07/2018 (Ghent Festival)
  • Wed 15/08/2018 (Assumption)

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