Academic and Class Schedule

The tuition for the Bachelor Degree is 4 academic years (3 years and 10 months) and equals 247 credits; the tuition for the Master Degree is 2 academic years (1 year and 10 months) and equals 120 credits; PhD and DSc programs last 3 academic years. The tuition in the Preparatory School is 1 academic year (10 months).

Each academic week is equal to 54 academic hours or 1.5 credits according to ECTS.

Academic Year

An academic year at NTUU KPI starts on September, 1, and ends on June, 30.

Tuition and exams are divided in two terms called the Fall and the Spring Semesters. The Fall semester traditionally starts on the 1st of September, which is called the Knowledge Day with the freshmen inauguration ceremony and other festivities. Fall semester lasts till late December and finishes with the credit week when students receive credits on a selected number of subjects. Fall semester examinations, called Fall Exams Session, which may include exams on up to five courses, last 2 weeks in January, and are followed by fortnight-long winter vocations. The Spring semester starts on the second week of February, lasts till late May, and finishes with the credits week followed by the Spring Exams Session, which lasts 2 weeks in June. July-August is the period of summer vocations for both faculty and students.

This calendar is described with humour in a popular students' hymn: "A student's always happy in between the sessions, and these are fought with only twice a year".

To get Bachelor Degree students study 18 weeks in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th semesters (30 credits each), and 19 weeks in the 2nd, 4th, and 6th semesters (31.5 credits each). Exams last for 2 weeks each semester. Students have 3 weeks of Practical Study during the third Academic Year. During the last 8th semester students have 9 regular study weeks, 1 week for exams, and 9 weeks for Diploma Practical Work and Diploma Thesis writing.

Time Schedule

All classes for each group of students are planned in advance: the current schedule, the time-table of lectures and practical classes for each group are prepared by the Dean's Office, and is available to all students at the very beginning of each semester. Daily duration of mandatory classes is 6 academic hours, which is believed to allow students enough time for their individual studies on their own, and for sports and recreation. Daytime lectures usually start in between 8 - 10 a.m. Evening classes for part-time students usually start at 18:30.

Class Schedule

1 pair 08:30 - 10:05 break 09:15 - 09:20
2 pair 10:25 - 12:00 break 11:10 - 11:15
3 pair 12:20 - 13:55 break 13:05 - 13:10
4 pair 14:15 - 15:50 break 15:00 - 15:05
5 pair 16:10 - 17:45 break 16:55 - 17:00
6 pair 18:30 - 20:05 break 19:15 - 19:20
7 pair 20:20 - 21:55 break 21:05 - 21:10


First Semester (September 1- January 31)

September 01

 - Day of Knowledge

October 01-20

 - Postgraduate Entry Exams

End of December

 - New Year Students’ Party

January 01-08

 - New Year Holidays

January 08-31

 - Winter Exam Session

January 25

 - Day of St. Tatiana (Students’ Day)

February 01-13

 - Winter Holidays


Second Semester (February 10- June 30)

February 10

 - Second Semester begins

March 08

 - International Women’s Day

March 31  - Day of College of Management and Marketing

April 01

 - Humor Day

May 01

 - International Labor Day

May 09

 - Victory Day

May 25

 - Day of Africa

May 30  - Day of NTUU KPI

May 15 - June 15

 - PhD Exams

June 01 – June 25

 - Summer Exam Session; Defense of Bachelor and Master Thesis; State Exams

July 01 - August 31

 - Summer Holidays


National Holidays

January 1 - New Year's Day;
January 7 - Christmas (Orthodox calendar);
March 8 - International Women's Day;
1 week in spring - Easter;
May 1 and May 2 - International Workers' Solidarity Day;
May 9 - Victory Day (the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and World War II);
June 28 - Constitution Day;
August 24 - Independence Day.
Centre of International Education

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