France - University

Country: France
Type of programme: Universities
Beginning of the academic year: Institutional autonomy. Almost everywhere the period is between 15 September and 15 October.
Teaching activities and holiday periods: All periods of teaching activity and holiday are fixed by institutions, which however comply with the following calendar: holidays at the end-of-year festive season (one or often two weeks), as well as in February (generally one week) and April (one or two weeks).
Examinations: Examination periods are entirely at the discretion of university managing bodies.
End of the academic year: No precise date. Institutional autonomy. In practice, the academic year ends after the final examination, in June or at the beginning of July.

The following dates are regarded as public holidays by all institutions:

I November 2013
II November 2013
25 December 2013
1 January 2014
21 April 2014
1 May 2014
8 May 2014
29 May 2014
9 Juin 2014

last modification: 2013-11-04 11:07:06
Source: Eurydice Facts and Figures
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