Academic year in Croatia lasts from October 1 to September 30.
Higher education institutions in Croatia operate within distinct academic calendars and therefore there might be differences (two to three weeks) in the precise beginning or ending of a semester, depending on the higher education institution. For precise information, please contact the institutions directly.
General overview of the academic calendar:
- ACADEMIC YEAR: October 1 to September 30
- WINTER SEMESTER: October 1 to February 28/29
- Winter examination period (no classes): February 1 to February 28/29
- SUMMER SEMESTER: March 1 to June 30
- Summer examination period(no classes): June 1 to July 15
- Fall examination period (no classes): September 1 to September 30
Higher education institutions in Croatia are closed on national holidays:
- January 1 (New Year’s Day)
- January 6 (Three Kings Day)
- Easter Sunday and Monday
- Corpus Christi
- May1 (Labour Day)
- June 22 (Insurrection Day)
- June 25 (Day of Croatia Statehood 1991)
- August 5 (Liberation Day)
- August 15 (Feast of the Assumption)
- October 8 (Independence Day)
- November 1 (All Saint’s Day)
- December 25 and 26 (Christmas and Boxing Day/St. Stephen's Day).