The academic year is divided into two semesters:
- Winter term: October – mid-February.
- Summer term: mid-February – mid-June.
The system requires 15 weeks of classes followed by two or four-week examination sessions. Unsuccessful students may retake an examination in February (for the first semester) and in September (for the second semester).
- Oct 1 Inauguration Ceremony
- Nov 1 All Saints’ Day
- Nov 11 Polish Independence Day
- Dec 25-26 Christmas
- Jan 1 New Year
- Jan 6 Three Kings Day
- Feb 19 Copernicus’ birthday/University Holiday
- Apr 5-6 Easter
- May 1 Labour Day
- May 2 National Flag Day
- May 3 Constitution Day
- Jun 4 Corpus Christi
- Jun – Sep Summer holidays