University year at the NaUKMA consists of three terms; it starts on September 1st and finishes on June 28th with a solemn graduation ceremony.
The first (autumn) term in 2016-2017 university year lasts for 15 weeks, with the one week in the half of the term (October 23-29) reserved as a reading and self-studying week, and is followed by a two-week examination period (December 18-30). Winter vacations last from January 1, 2017 till January 8, 2017.
The second (spring) term starts on January 15, lasts for 15 weeks and is followed by a two-week examination period (April 30 - May 12, 2017).
Within the following 6 weeks after spring term (summer term), short optional courses are taught for ungraduates, while senior students spend this time for completing their theses and getting prepared for thesis defence, or for passing state attestation exams. Some undergraduates usually have internships during the summer term.
On June 28 annual Convocation takes place.
Summer vacations last from June 29 till August 31.