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The current academic calendar is aimed to give general information about the time frame of the academic year at TPU. It tends to begin on September 1. However, please take into account that it can begin a little bit earlier or later. This is due to the fact that the University develops academic plans under the Bologna Process, that means for a whole calendar week. Thus, an academic year should begin on Monday. Please, keep it in mind.

If you are enrolled in the pre-university course, you should consult a specialist of International Admission Office since your academic plan can differ from the standard one.


Standard academic year calendar

1.   1-8 weeks: fall semester (the first semi-semester)

2.   9th week: the first conference-week. Within this week students undergo intermediate semester attestation of all courses, specified in the fall academic plan (that mean report presentations, individual assignments, participation in mini-conferences, and etc.)

3.   10-17 weeks: fall semester (the second semi-semester)

4.   18th week: the second conference week. Within this week students undergo intermediate semester attestation of all courses, specified in the fall academic plan (that means tests, pass-fail exams, presentation of term work, and etc.)

5.   19th week: Russia’s public holidays

6.   20-21 weeks: winter end-of-semester exams

7.   22-23 weeks: winter break

8.   24-31 weeks: spring semester (the first semi-semester)

9.   32nd week: the third conference week. Within this week students undergo intermediate semester attestation of all courses, specified in the spring academic plan (that mean report presentations, individual assignments, participation in mini-conferences, and etc.)

10.  33-40 weeks: spring semester (the second semi-semester)

11.  41st week: the fourth conference week. Within this week students undergo intermediate semester attestation of all courses, specified in the fall academic plan (that means tests, pass-fail exams, presentation of term work, and etc.)

12.  42-43(44) weeks: summer end-of-year exams

13.  44(45)-48 weeks: practical training and internships

14.  48-52 weeks: summer break



The list of official public holidays

The following public holidays are non-working days in Russia.

Date
Title
1-6 and 8th of JanuaryNew Year Holidays
7th of JanuaryChristmas (Orthodox Church)
23rd of FebruaryDefender of the Fatherland Day
8th of MarchInternational Women's Day
1st of MayInternational Workers' Day
9th of MayVictory Day
12th JuneRussia Day
4th of NovemberNational Unity Day


If you have any further questions, please contact the University International Admission Office.

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