Key Academic Dates

Academic year 2019/20

Academic year 2019-2020 starts on 1st October 2019
Lessons start on 30th September 2019 for most degree programmes (check relevant websites)

University holidays
Classes are suspended during Christmas holidays (21st December 2019 to 6th January 2020), Easter holidays (11th to 14th April 2020) and Summer holidays (1st August to 16th August 2020).

The University is closed on the Italian Public holidays and on the following dates:

- Festa Giustinianea: 1st June 2020

- Patron Saints' days:

  • Treviso: 27th April 2020
  • Padova: 13th June 2020
  • Rovigo: 26th November 2019
  • Vicenza: 8th September 2020

Trimesters and semesters
Classes are organized either in semesters or in trimesters, depending on regulations that applies to the specific class. Every single class can begin/end in different dates within common intervals
These are the common scheduled dates:

Trimester system
First trimester:
Classes: 30th September to 7th December 2019
Winter exam session: 9th December 2019 to 20th December 2019

Second trimester:
Classes: 7th January to 14th March 2020
Spring exam session: 16th March to 10th April 2020

Third trimester:
Classes: 15th April to 20th June 2020
Summer exam session: 22nd June to 28th July 2020

Extra exam session: 17th August to 19th September 2020
Exam session reserved to students who will graduate by 16th December 2020: 12th October - 28th November 2020

Semester system
First semester:
Classes: 30th September 2019 to 18th January 2020
Winter exam session: 20th January to 29th February 2020

Second semester
Classes: 2nd March to 12th June 2020
Summer exam session: 15th June to 18th July 2020

Extra exam session: 17th August to 19th September 2020
Exam session reserved to students who will graduate by 16th December 2020: 12th October - 28th November 2020.

Dates and closures at the University of Padova during summer

  Academic year 2018/19

Academic year 2018-2019 starts on 1 October 2018
Lessons start on 1 October 2018

University holidays
Classes are suspended during Christmas holidays (21 December 2018 to 6 January 2019), Easter holidays (20 to 24 April 2019) and Summer holidays (29 July to 16 August 2019).

The University is closed on the Italian Public holidays and on the following dates:

- Festa Giustinianea: 26 April 2019

- Patron Saints' days:

  • Treviso: 27 April 2019
  • Padova: 13 June 2019
  • Rovigo: 26 November 2018
  • Vicenza: 8 September 2019

Trimesters and semesters
Classes are organized either in semesters or in trimesters, depending on regulations that applies to the specific class. Every single class can begin/end in different dates within common intervals
These are the common scheduled dates:

Trimester system
First trimester:
Classes: 1 October 2018 to 7 December 2018
Winter exam session: 10 December 2018 to 20 December 2018

Second trimester:
Classes: 7 January to 15 March 2019
Spring exam session: 18 March to 12 April 2019

Third trimester:
Classes: 15 April to 28 June 2019
Summer exam session: 1 to 27 July 2019

Extra exam session: 19 August to 21 September 2019
Exam session reserved to students who will graduate by 31 December 2019: 14 October - 30 November 2019

Semester system
First semester:
Classes: 1 October 2018 to 18 January 2019
Winter exam session: 21 January to 23 February 2019

Second semester
Classes: 25 February to 14 June 2019
Summer exam session: 17 June to 27 July 2019

Extra exam session: 19 August to 21 September 2019
Exam session reserved to students who will graduate by 31 December 2019: 14 October - 30 November 2019

  Academic year 2017/18

Academic year 2017-2018 starts on 2 October 2017
Lessons start on 2 October 2017

University holidays
Classes are suspended during Christmas holidays (23 December 2017 to 7 January 2018), Easter holidays (30 March to 3 April 2018) and Summer holidays (30 July to 17 August 2018).

The University is closed on the Italian Public holidays and on the following dates:

- Festa Giustinianea: 30 April, 2018

- Patron Saints' days:

  • Treviso: 27 April 2018
  • Padova: 13 June 2018
  • Rovigo: 26 November 2017
  • Vicenza: 8 September 2018

Trimesters and semesters
Classes are organized either in semesters or in trimesters, depending on regulations that applies to the specific class. Every single class can begin/end in different dates within common intervals
These are the common scheduled dates:

Trimester system - academic year 2017-2018
First trimester:
Classes: 2 October 2017 to 1 December 2017
Winter exams session: 4 December 2017 to 22 December 2017

Second trimester:
Classes: 8 January to 9 March 2018
Spring exams session: 12 March to 13 April 2018

Third trimester:
Classes: 16 April to 15 June 2018
Summer exams session: 18 June to 20 July 2018

Extra exams session: 20 August to 21 September 2018

Semester system - academic year 2017-2018
First semester:
Classes: 2 October 2017 to 19 January 2018
Winter exams session: 22 January to 23 February 2018

Second semester
Classes: 26 February to 1 June 2018
Summer exams session: 4 June to 20 July 2018

Extra exams session: 20 August to 21 September 2018