The Academic Year at University of Padova is divided into two semesters – the autumn semester, beginning the Monday closest to October 1st, and the spring semester, beginning on the Monday closest to March 1st. Each semester starts with a 12-week period of lectures and exercises, followed by 4-week period of examinations, consisting in written and/or oral exams and/or the presentation of a brief thesis or project.

Academic Calendar 2011 – 2012