The academic year is divided in two semesters:
The first semester starts Mid-September and finishes at the end of January.
Classes start Mid-September and run until Mid-December.
Assessment period: January
The second semester starts in the beginning of February and finishes on the end of June.
Classes start in the beginning of February and run until the end of May.
Assessment period: May and June
At the end of both semesters there are special examination periods for re-sitting.
Holidays: Christmas and Easter - around two weeks; Carnival - four days.