Academic Calendar

1. Academic calendar

The academic year is from 1 September till 31 May (in case of Non-degree Courses) and till the end of June (in case of MA & BA Courses).

16 December  ---  Kodály Anniversary

Vacations are as follows:

  • Autumn Holiday: usually one week around 1 November 
  • Christmas Holiday: mid-December through the beginning of January
  • Easter Holiday: usually one week around Easter Sunday and Monday
The Academic Calendar for 2023-2024 is available HERE

2. National holidays in Hungary

New Year's Day1 January
Anniversary of 1848 Uprising Against Austrian Rule15 March
Good Fridaydate varies
Easter Mondaydate varies
Labour Day1 May
Pentecost Sunday & Mondaydate varies
National Day/St. Stephen's Day20 August
Republic Day - Commemoration Day of the Revolution in 195623 October
All Saints' Day1 November
Christmas Eve ("Holy Night")24 December*
Christmas Day and Second Day of Christmas25-26 December

* 24 December is bank holiday. Compensated by a Saturday earlier in December. Some shops will be open on 24 Dec, however many of them will close early.

On national holidays there is no teaching at the Institute.