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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2019/2020

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Solemn Opening of the Academic Year: 18th September 2019
Commemoration of the University's Day: 1st March 2020

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. The suspension of classes during the student festivity "Latada" has been changed by the Rector's Dispatch no. 156/2019, from 12th July.

In accordance with the Rector's Dispatch no. 19/2019, from 7th February, the classes and assessment's periods concerning the academic year 2019/2020 are as follows: 
1st SemesterBeginningEnd
Classes [1]16.09.201921.12.2019
Suspension of classes | Latada [2]10.10.201912.10.2019
Christmas Holidays23.12.201902.01.2020
Exams (normal and referral periods)03.01.202007.02.2020
Public defenses of Master's Degree Dissertations/Projects/Internship Reports03.01.202028.02.2020
Exams (special exam period only for study cycles with an odd number of semesters)02.03.202027.03.2020
2nd Semester BeginningEnd
Classes10.02.202030.05.2020
Easter Holidays06.04.202013.04.2020
Suspension of Classes (Student Festivity - "Queima das Fitas")11.05.202015.05.2020
Exams (normal, referral and special periods)01.06.202024.07.2020
Public defenses of Master's Degree Dissertations/Projects/Internship Reports01.06.202030.07.2020
Summer Holidays01.08.202031.08.2020
Public defenses of Master's Degree Dissertations/Projects/Internship Reports (special exam period) [3]01.09.202030.09.2020
Extraordinary Exam Periods [4]October 
March
PhD and Tenure Exams [5]02.09.201931.07.2020


In order that each curricular unit may have the same number os weeks in each semester, it is recomended that:

1st semester

  • classes from 1st November (Friday) change to the same day of the week in the following week, thus causing the change of the subsequent classes;
  • classes from the 14th week must take place in the last week of classes of the 1st semester (between 17th and 20th December).

2nd semester

  • classes from 13th April (Monday), 1st May (Friday) change to the same day of the week in the following week, thus causing the change of the subsequent classes;
  • classes from the 14th week must take place in the last week of classes of the 2nd semester (between 25th and 30th May).

[1] The beginning of classes for the 1st year of Bachelor's Degree Courses and Integrated Master's Degree Courses may be adjusted to the enrolment and registration's calendar for students admitted in the first phase of the National Contest for Admissions to Higher Education (CNA - Concurso Nacional de Acesso).

[2] The suspension of classes and examinations due to the student festivity "Latada" is only applicable to the Bachelor's Degrees and Integrated Master's Degrees, and the Organizational Units must decide on the best way to reset the classes scheduled for this period.

[3]  The period between 1st and 30th September 2020, deemed as special exam period, is only available for defenses of Master's Degree Dissertations/Projects/Internship Reports/Thesis Projects.

[4] The Extraordinary Exam Periods of October and March are aimed at the assessment of students who benefit from the Status provided for in the applicable regulations. 

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