Academic Calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters. The first runs from September to December and the second from February to June. With the exception of those employed by the Institute (for example assistants), students are not required to remain on campus during the break.

AUTUMN SEMESTER 2019 - 2020

 

  • Monday 16 September 2019 to Friday 14 February 2020

REGISTRATION AT THE INSTITUTE

  • Tuesday 27 August to Friday 20 September 2019

INFORMATION SESSIONS

  • Monday 16 September 2019

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

  • Tuesday 17 September 2019

LAST DAY OF CLASSES

  • Friday 20 December 2019

END OF THE SEMESTER

  • Friday 14 February 2020

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2020

 

  • Monday 17 February 2020 to Friday 11 September 2020

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

  • Monday 17 February 2020

EASTER BREAK

  • Friday 10 to Sunday 19 April 2020

LAST DAY OF CLASSES

  • Friday 29 May 2020

END OF THE SEMESTER

  • Friday 11 September 2020

MASTER AND PhD GRADUATION CEREMONY

  • Friday 11 September 2020

AUTUMN SEMESTER 2020-2021

 

  • Monday 14 September 2020 to Friday 12 February 2021

REGISTRATION AT THE INSTITUTE

  • Tuesday 25 August to Friday 25 September 2020

INFORMATION SESSIONS

  • Monday 14 September 2020

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

  • Tuesday 15 September 2020

LAST DAY OF CLASSES

  • Friday 18 December 2020

END OF THE SEMESTER

  • Friday 12 February 2021

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2021

 

  • Monday 15 February 2021 to Friday 10 September 2021

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

  • Monday 15 February 2021

EASTER BREAK

  • Friday 2 to Sunday 11 April 2021

LAST DAY OF CLASSES

  • Friday 28 May 2021

END OF THE SEMESTER

  • Friday 10 September 2021

MASTER AND PhD GRADUATION CEREMONY

  • Friday 10 September 2021

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN GENEVA

The Institute will be closed on the following dates :

2019

  • Tuesday 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Friday 19 April and Monday 22 April (Easter Friday/Monday)
  • Wednesday 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Thursday 30 May (Ascension)
  • Monday 10 June (Pentecost or Whit Monday)
  • Thursday 1 August (Swiss National Day)
  • Thursday 5 September (Jeûne Genevois)
  • Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day)
  • Tuesday 31 December (Restoration of the Geneva Republic)

2020

  • Wednesday 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Friday 10 April and Monday 13 April (Easter Friday/Monday)
  • Friday 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Thursday 21 May (Ascension)
  • Monday 1 June (Pentecost or Whit Monday)
  • Thursday 10 September (Jeûne Genevois)
  • Friday 25 December (Christmas Day)
  • Thursday 31 December (Restoration of the Geneva Republic)

2021

  • Friday 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Friday 2 April and Monday 5 April (Easter Friday/Monday)
  • Saturday 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Thursday 13 May (Ascension)
  • Monday 24 May (Pentecost or Whit Monday)
  • Sunday 1 August (Swiss National Day)
  • Thursday 9 September (Jeûne Genevois)
  • Saturday 25 December (Christmas Day)
  • Friday 31 December (Restoration of the Geneva Republic)