The academic year consists of two semesters. The autumn semester typically runs from the middle of September to the beginning of February and the spring semester from mid-February to the beginning of July. Each semester ends with an exam session. There is usually a teaching break of two weeks in February.
Autumn semester: October – February Spring semester: March – July
1 January New Year’s Day
23 April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day
19 May Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day
15 July Democracy and National Solidarity Day
30 August Victory Day
29 October Republic Day
Ramazan Bayramı (Eid) Three days holiday
Kurban Bayramı (Great Eid) Four days holiday
The dates of these religious holidays change according to the lunar calendar and fall on different dates each year.