Academic Calendar

1st of September is an official start of academic year all over Russia. Please note students study 2 semesters (fall and spring) which both comprise one continuous academic year. There are no new separate intakes for the spring semester.

 

15th of January is an official start of the Admissions Campaign for the upcoming academic year. 10th of July is the last day when applications can be submitted.

 

Fall Semester Exam Period

9/01 – 9/02 

(please note that dates may vary per faculty, each faculty leaves 1-2 weeks holidays after exams within the indicated period)

 

Spring Semester Exam Period

1/06 – 29/06

(please note that during this period students not only have their final exams for the year but also their thesis defence)

 

Public Holidays

  • November 4, 2018 – Day of Unity (November 5 Day of Unity Holiday)
  • January 1, 2019 – New Year’s Day ( January 2-5, 2018 – Bank Holiday)
  • January  7-8, 2019 – Orthodox Christmas Day
  • February 23, 2019 – Defence of the Fatherland
  • March 8, 2019 – Women’s Day
  • April 30, 2019 – Labour Day Holiday
  • May 1, 2019 – Labour Day
  • May 9, 2019 – Victory Day
  • June 11-12, 2019 – National Day holiday, National Day