Bulgaria - all types

Country: Bulgaria
Type of programme: all types
Beginning of the academic year: 1 October is assumed as the official start of the new academic year, but since Bulgarian higher education institutions are autonomous, starting dates vary from institution to institution.
Teaching activities and holiday periods: The academic year consists of two semesters (winter and summer semester). However, the length of the teaching activity (lectures and practice trainings) differs from one HEI to another, as the HEIs are autonomous. The dates of the examinations, holidays (other than the officially announced public and religious holidays) are determined at institutional level.
Examinations: The examination dates are determined at institutional level, however, they are usually scheduled within the period starting from the mid-January to mid-February at the latest (end of the winter semester), and within the period from mid-June to mid-July. Students who fail to take or pass an exam on the date within the indicated period, are supposed to take/re-take the exam usually in early September.
End of the academic year: Institutions are autonomous. The academic year generally ends between the end-June and the mid-July.

Public holidays:

Certain dates such as 22 September 2013,
1 November 2013,
24 December 2013,
3 March 2014,
6 May 2014,
24-25 May 2014 are regarded as official holidays (religious, national, public).

Students have a break for about 2 weeks for Christmas and Easter holidays. Each HEI celebrates the day of its patron, on which teaching activity is not carried out.

last modification: 2013-11-04 11:01:22
Source: Eurydice Facts and Figures
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