Academic Year

The academic year is divided into three terms. Teaching activities run from mid-September until mid-May. The first term exam session is organised in January, immediately after the Christmas holidays. The second term exam session is in June, with the results being announced around the 30th June. The resit exam session takes place from mid-August to mid-September.

Academic Year 2019-2020

2019
Saturday 14th September Start of the 2018-2019 academic year

Start of the 1st term

Monday 16th September Start of teaching activities
Monday 16th September Back to School Party (“Fête de rentrée”)
Friday 27th September Bank Holiday (Belgian French Community Holiday)
Thursday 10th October Opening Ceremony of the academic year
Thursday 31st October End of the registration period

(except for the Doctoral Studies (3rd cycle))

Last date for students to request a reduced workload

Friday 1st November Bank Holiday (All Saints’ Day)
Friday 29th November Deadline for withdrawing from studies
Saturday 21st December End of 1st term teaching activities
From Monday 23rd December to Friday 3rd January 2020 Christmas Holiday
2020
From Monday 23rd December to Friday 3rd January 2020 University closed
From Saturday 4th January to Saturday 25th January 1st term assessment period (1)
From Monday 27th January to Sunday 2nd February Semester break (excluding evening classes in Charleroi)
Friday  31st January End of the 1st term
Saturday 1st February Start of the 2nd term
Monday 3rd February Teaching activities resume
Friday 14th February Last date for students to request staggered studies following the January exam period (1st year Bachelor’s students)
From Monday 6th April to Sunday 19th April Easter Holiday
Monday 20th April Teaching activities resume
Wednesday 1st May Bank Holiday (Labour Day/May Day)
Saturday 23rd May End of the 2nd term teaching activities (2)
From Monday 25th May to Friday 3rd July Study leave / Assessment period

2nd term assessment period

Deliberations of the Board and grade announcements

Thursday 21st May Bank Holiday (Ascension)
Tuesday 1st June Bank Holiday (Pentecost)
Sunday 30th June End of the 2nd term
Wednesday 1st July Start of the 3rd term
From Monday 4th July to Sunday 9th August Summer Holiday
From Monday 10st August to Saturday 12th September Resit assessment period

Deliberations of the Board and grade announcements

Saturday 15th August Bank Holiday (Assumption of Mary)
Sunday 13th September End of the 3rd term

End of the 2019-2020 academic year

  • For certain courses, an exception can be made for teaching activities to be organised during this period.
  • Faculties can choose to finish teaching activities before this date. All students must have at least one week of study leave (the week of the 13th May or the week of the 20th May).