Academic Calendar

Academic year 2019/2020

Winter Semester 2019 (WS)
Official start and end Mon 1 September 2019 – Sun 16 February 2020
Orientation and matriculation week for new students of international programmes Mon 9 September 2019 – Fri 13 September 2019
Classes held from – to
(13 weeks)
Mon 16 September 2019 – Fri 13 December 2019
Dean’s Day
classes and office hours cancelled
to be confirmed
Exam period
(6 weeks)
Mon 16 December 2019 – Fri 20 December 2019Thu 2 January 2020 – Wed 5 February 2020
Public holidays
University closed, classes not held
Sat 28 September 2019
Mon 28 October 2019
Sun 17 November 2019
Tue-Thu 24-26 December 2019
Wed 1 January 2020


Summer Semester 2020 (SS)
Official start and end Mon 17 February 2020 – Sat 31 August 2020
Classes held from – to
(13 weeks)
Mon 17 February 2020 – Fri 15 May 2020
Dean’s Day
classes and office hours cancelled
Thu 9 April 2020
Rector’s Sports Day
sport activities offered, no classes
Wed 22 April 2020
Exam period
(6 weeks)
Mon 18 May 2020 – Fri 26 June 2020
Summer holiday Mon 29 June 2020 – Sat 31 August 2020
Public holidays
University closed, classes not held
Fri 10 April 2020 (Good Friday)
Mon 13 April 2020 (Easter Monday)
Fri 1 May 2020
Fri 8 May 2020
Sun-Mon 5-6 July 2020

General Information

The essential dates of the academic calendar (such as semester starting and ending dates) are common for the whole university. An academic year starts on 1 September and ends on 31 July of the following calendar year.

It is divided into two semesters, traditionally called Winter Semester (WS, in Czech: zimní semestr/ZS; in some texts also referred to as Fall/Autumn/First semester) and Summer Semester (SS, in Czech: letní semestr/LS; in some texts also referred to as Spring/Second semester).

Each semester consists of 13 weeks when classes are held followed by a 6-week exam period.
WS classes usually start in mid-September and end before Christmas.
SS classes usually start in mid-February and end in mid-May.

July and August are considered as summer holiday period.

Classes and exams are usually held from Monday to Friday; some may take place on Saturdays (intensive courses, executive education, courses for part-time students/students in combined form of study).

University Closing Days

The university is closed on Sundays and on Czech public public holidays.

No Classes Days

There are also other occasions when classes and office hours are cancelled, although the university premises are open: the traditional Rector’s Sports Day – held usually in April – and Dean’s Day(s) – dates may vary every academic year and depend on the decision of the dean of the respective faculty.

Regularly Held Special Events

Event (Czech name) Event (English name) Usual date Organized by
Veletrh pracovních příležitostí ŠANCE ŠANCE Job Fair October & March Development and Counselling Centre (RPC)
Den s VŠE VŠE Day (Alumni Annual Event) November Development and Counselling Centre (RPC)
Reprezentační ples VŠE VŠE Ball December Development and Counselling Centre (RPC)
Den otevřených dveří cizojazyčných oborů VŠE VŠE International Programmes Open House Day
(event language: English)
March Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE)