Beginning of the academic year: Private universities in Cyprus are autonomous as regards to their modus operandi and their schedules are determined by the universities themselves. The beginning of the academic year usually occurs between 15 and 30 of September. Classes start in the end of September or early October.
Teaching activities and holiday periods: Universities determine all periods of teaching activity and holidays. Holiday periods at private universities will take place as follows:
Around 23 December 2013 - 6 January 2014 (Christmas)
Around 14 - 25 April 2014 (Easter)
Summer sessions starts in early June and lasts for 7 weeks.
Examinations: Final examinations' periods and schedule are determined by the universities themselves whereas midterm examination dates may be set by faculty or faculty and students jointly. Final examination periods at private universities occur after the Christmas vacation, for the first semester and between 19 and 30 May 2014. For Summer session examination period occurs between 21 and 25 July 2014.
End of the academic year: The academic year traditionally ends at the end of July for all universities.