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Academic Calendar

Academic calendar for the 2015/2016 school year. To view calendars from other years, click on the year below.


2015/2016 Academic Calendar

Instruction and grading periods

1st Semester Start End
Classes 14.09.2015 19.12.2015
Christmas Holiday 22.12.2015 03.01.2016
Exams (normal and recourse) 04.01.2016 05.02.2016
Defense of Master's thesis/project/internship report 04.01.2016 29.02.2016
2nd Semester Start End
Easter Holiday   
No classes (Queima das Fitas)   
Exams (normal, recourse and special)   
Defense of Master's thesis/project/internship report   
Summer Holiday 01.08.2016 31.08.2016
Defense(1) of Master's thesis/project/internship report (special period) 01.09.2016 30.09.2016
Exception Exams (2) October and March  
Doctoral and Tenure Evaluations(3) 01.09.2016 31.07.2016
  • (1)The period from 1 September - 30 September, considered a special period, is reserved for the defense of Master's Thesis/Project/Internship Report.
  • (2)The October and March exception periods are reserved exclusively for evaluation of students with Special Status according to the terms of the respective regulations.
  • (3)May be done outside of this time frame if justified and with approval of the Dean.