The first semester of the academic year begins in the second half of September. This semester ends in December for the examination period.
The second semester begins at the end of February/beginning of March, and continues until the end of May/beginning of June, when the second examination period begins.
Christmas and Easter vacations are two weeks long.
Examinations (written, oral or both) take place at the end of the first and second semesters. In some cases, the student is requested to present a project or laboratory work.
First semester assessment period - January and February
Second semester assessment period - June and July
January 1 New Year's Day
April 25 Freedom Day
May 1 Worker’s Day
June 10 Portugal Day
June 13 Saint Anthony’s Day (only in Lisbon)
August 15 Assumption
December 8 Immaculate Conception
December 25 Christmas Day
It is important to highlight that the academic calendar might slightly vary from School to School.