Academic calendar and exam schedule
Here you will find the important dates for the semester start and the dates of the examinations.
|Semester dates||20. Feb. 2017||01. Sep. 2017|
|Lectures||20. Feb. 2017||02. Jun. 2017|
|22. May 2017
||16. Jun. 2017
||07. Aug. 2017||01. Sep. 2017|
|Semester dates||18. Sep. 2017||16. Feb. 2018|
|Lectures||18. Sep. 2017||22. Dec. 2017|
|11. Dec. 2017
08. Jan. 2018
|22. Dec. 2017
19. Jan. 2018
||22. Jan. 2018||16. Feb. 2018|
|Semester dates||19. Feb. 2018||31. Aug. 2018|
|Lectures||19. Feb. 2018||01. Jun. 2018|
|21. May 2018
||15. Jun. 2018
||06. Aug. 2018||31. Aug. 2018|
Further important dates such as public holidays are published in the academic calendar.
Dates of examinations
At ETH Zurich examinations take place during so-called “examination sessions”. There are “end-of-semester examinations” which take place during and directly after the end of a semester. Afterwards there are "session examinations" which begin a few weeks after a semester ends and continue until the beginning of the following semester. To view the type of examination for a particular course look under “Performance assessment” in the Course Catalogue. Exchange and visiting students must respect the official examination dates. This means that you should plan your exchange period to ensure your presence at ETH Zurich during the session examination. You can find all relevant information about exams at ETH Zurich on the homepage of the Examination Office and an overview over the dates of the examinations.
Shifting examinations requires official approval and is only granted in exceptional, study-related cases: for instance, if the semester at your home university commences during the session examination. You will receive more information via e-mail, please note the specified deadlines. Here you will find the form for shifting exminations.
Please be aware that visiting students are not allowed to shift their examinations!