Academic Calendar 2020/2021
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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 classes and assessment periods concerning the academic year 2020/2021 approved in the meeting of the Senate on 4th March 2020, are the following:|
|Classes of 1st year ||06.10.2020||18.10.2020|
|Suspension of classes | (student festivities Queima das Fitas from the academic year 2019/2020 and Latada from 2020/2021) ||23.10.2020||30.10.2020|
|Exams (normal and referral periods)||04.01.2021||05.02.2021|
|Public defences of Master's Degree Dissertations/Projects/Internship Reports||04.01.2021||26.02.2021|
|Exams (special exam period only for cycles of studies with an odd number of semesters) ||01.03.2021||26.03.2021|
|Suspension of classes (student festivity Queima das Fitas)||21.05.2021||28.05.2021|
|Exams (normal, referral and special periods)||04.06.2021||28.07.2021|
|Public defences of Master's Degree Dissertations/Projects/Internship Reports||04.06.2021||30.07.2021|
|Public defences of Master's Degree Dissertations/Projects/Internship Reports (special exam period) ||01.09.2021||30.09.2021|
|Extraordinary Examination Periods ||October||March|
|PhD and Tenure Exams ||01.09.2020||31.07.2021|
 The two weeks preceding the beginning of the classes in the academic year 2020/2021 (from 7th to 18th September), for the second and subsequent curricular years, if necessary, may be used to reset classes or develop the competences and knowledge regarding the preceding academic year, in accordance with a structured plan duly communicated by the Organisational Units to their students. The week for enrolment and registration at the UC of the 1st year students will be from 28th September to 2nd October. During this week, (distance and/or face-to face) activities will be planned aimed at all the UC students and carried out in parallel with the ongoing academic activities.
 The classes for the 1st year of Bachelor's Degree Courses and Integrated Master's Degree Courses will begin on 6th October in accord with the calendar published by the Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES). Classes and/or compensation activities should be provided to 1st year students, which may be extended until 15th January if necessary and in accordance with what will be defined by each Organisational Unit. If this extension takes place, the exams concerning curricular units of the 1st year can only be scheduled after classes end.
 The suspension of classes
lasts one week and it brings together the student festivities Latada and Queima das Fitas 2020, as long as, at that time, there are individual
and collective safety and health-protection conditions of the stakeholders in
accord with the recommendations of the health and government authorities. If,
due to the reasons mentioned above, these events cannot be undertaken, the
suspension is eliminated and therefore the normal academic activities must proceed.
 The exceptional period for improvement exams concerning curricular units of the academic year 2019/2020 will be included in this period if at that time the face-to-face exams are possible to take place.
 The period between 1st and 30th September 2021, deemed as special exam period, is only available for defences of Master's Degree Dissertations/Projects/Internship Reports/Thesis Projects.
 The Extraordinary Examination Periods are aimed at the assessment of students who benefit from the Statuses provided for in the applicable regulations.
 The Rector may authorise exams held outside this period, by means of an adequate justification