Academic calendar

Bruxelles Saint-Gilles, Bruxelles Woluwe, Charleroi, Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons, Namur, Tournai

2021-22 academic calendar

1st quarter

  • Tuesday, September 14 : Start of the 1st quarter and courses
  • Monday, September 27 : French Community Day
  • Monday, October 25 to Saturday, October 30 : SMART Week 
  • Monday, November 1st : All Saints' Day
  • from Monday 1st to Saturday 6 November : Open Course Week
  • Thursday, November 11 : Armistice
  • Saturday, December 18 : End of the 1st quarter courses
  • Saturday, December 25 : Christmas Day
  • Saturday, January 1st : New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 3 : Beginning of the 1st exam session (part of the 1st quadrimester)
  • Saturday, January 22 : End of the 1st exam session
  • Friday, January 28 (at the latest): End of deliberations

2nd quarter

  • Tuesday, February 1: Start of 2nd semester and courses
  • Sunday, April 17 : Easter
  • Monday, April 18 : Easter Monday
  • From Monday, April 4 to Saturday, April 18 inclusive : suspension of classes - Spring break *.
  • Sunday, May 1st : Labor Day
  • Saturday, May 14 : End of the 2nd quarter courses
  • Thursday, May 26 : Ascension
  • Monday, May 30 : Start of the 2nd exam session (part of the 2nd quadrimester)
  • Sunday, June 5 : Pentecost
  • Monday, June 6 : Whit Monday
  • Saturday June 25 : End of the 2nd exam session
  • Thursday, June 30 (at the latest): End of deliberations

* subject to change

3rd quarter

  • Friday, July 1: Beginning of the 3rd quarter
  • Thursday, July 21: National Holiday
  • Monday, August 15: Assumption
  • Tuesday, August 16: Start of the 3rd exam session (part of the 3rd quadrimester)
  • Saterday, September 3: End of the 3rd exam session
  • Wednesday, September 7 (at the latest): End of deliberations

See also the optional pages (or valves) for more details on the calendar specific to your faculty.

2020-21 academic calendar

1st quarter

  • Monday, September 14: Start of the 1st quarter and courses
  • Sunday, September 27th: French Community Day
  • Monday, October 26 to Saturday, October 31: SMART Week 
  • Sunday, November 1: All Saints' Day
  • from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 November: Open Course Week
  • Wednesday, November 11: Armistice
  • Saturday, December 19: End of the 1st quarter courses
  • Friday, December 25: Christmas Day
  • Friday, January 1: New Year's Day
  • Saturday, January 2: Beginning of the 1st exam session (part of the 1st quadrimester)
  • Saturday, January 23rd: End of the 1st exam session
  • Friday, January 29 (at the latest): End of deliberations

2nd quarter

  • Monday, February 1: Start of 2nd semester and courses
  • Sunday April 4: Easter
  • Monday, April 5: Easter Monday
  • From Monday, April 5 to Saturday, April 17 inclusive: suspension of classes - Spring break *.
  • Saturday, May 1st: Labor Day
  • Thursday, May 13: Ascension
  • Saturday, May 15: End of the 2nd quarter courses
  • Monday, May 31: Start of the 2nd exam session (part of the 2nd quadrimester)
  • Sunday May 23rd: Pentecost
  • Monday, May 24: Whit Monday
  • Saturday June 26: End of the 2nd exam session
  • Thursday, July 1 (at the latest): End of deliberations

* subject to change

3rd quarter

  • Thursday, July 1: Beginning of the 3rd quarter
  • Wednesday, July 21: National Holiday
  • Sunday, August 15: Assumption
  • Monday, August 16: Start of the 3rd exam session (part of the 3rd quadrimester)
  • Friday, September 3: End of the 3rd exam session
  • Tuesday, September 7 (at the latest): End of deliberations

See also the optional pages (or valves) for more details on the calendar specific to your faculty.

2018-19 and 2019-20 academic calendars

2017-18 academic calendar

​​​2016-17 academic calendars

 2015-2016 academic calendars