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Academic Calendar 2020/2021

|| 2018/2019 || 2019/2020 || Forthcoming academic year

  • Solemn Opening of the Academic Year: 14th October 2020
  • Commemoration of the University's Day: 1st March 2021

NOTE: 

Adjustments and changes in this calendar may occur. As a result it is important to check regularly the information in your Faculty (or Organisational Unit) and this webpage.

In accordance with the Rector's Order no. 149/2020, of 25th June, amended by the Rector's Order no. 27/2021 of 1st February, the classes and assessment's periods concerning the academic year 2020/2021 are as follows: 
1st SemesterBeginningEnd
Classes21.09.202018.12.2020
Classes of 1st curricular year
06.10.202018.12.2020
Christmas Holidays21.12.202001.01.2021
Exams (normal and supplementary examination periods)04.01.202112.02.2021
Public defences of Master's Degree Dissertations/Projects/Internship Reports04.01.202126.02.2021[1]
Exams (special examination period only for cycles of studies with an odd number of semesters)01.03.202126.03.2021[2]
2nd SemesterBeginningEnd
Classes15.02.202120.05.2021[3]
Easter Holidays29.03.202105.04.2021
Suspension of classes (student festivity Queima das Fitas)21.05.202128.05.2021
Exams (normal, supplementary and special periods)[4]09.06.202110.09.2021
Public defences of Master's Degree Dissertations/Projects/Internship Reports04.06.202110.09.2021[5]
Summer Holidays01.08.202131.08.2021
Public defences of Master's Degree Dissertations/Projects/Internship Reports (special examination period)01.09.202130.09.2021
Extraordinary Examination Periods[6]October
March
PhD and Tenure Exams[7]01.09.202031.07.2021

[1] In accordance with article 259 of Law no. 75-B/2020 of 31st December, and the Rector's Order no. 26/2021, of 1st February, the dates to submit dissertations or other Master’s Degree final works may be extended until 31st July 2021.

[2] In accordance with article 259 of Law no. 75-B/2020 of 31st December, and the Rector's Order no. 26/2021, of 1st February, the dates to submit dissertations or other Master’s Degree final works may be extended until 31st July 2021.

[3] The period between 21st May and 4th June may be used for academic activities

[4] The exceptional period for improvement exams concerning curricular units of the second semester of the academic year 2019/2020, previously scheduled for the Special Examination Period of March 2021, will be also included in this period.

[5] In accordance with article 259 of Law no. 75-B/2020 of 31st December, and the Rector's Order no. 26/2021, of 1st February, the dates to submit dissertations or other Master’s Degree final works may be extended until 31st July 2021.

[6] The Extraordinary Examination Periods are aimed at the assessment of students who benefit from the Statuses provided for in the applicable regulations.

[7] The Rector may authorise exams held outside this period, by means of an adequate justification

The possible resetting of classes not delivered due to calendar holidays and civil service holidays must be determined by the Professor responsible for the Curricular Unit taking into consideration the specific needs of that Unit and the number of classes. 

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