The academic year lasts from 1 October to 30 September. Undergraduate study programmes have a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 30 hours of lectures, seminars, and tutorials per week and 30 weeks per year. If the study programme includes practical training, the total workload for a student may not exceed 40 hours per week and 42 weeks per year.
Pedagogical process is organized in two semesters:
Autumn semester: from Thursday, 1 October 2020 to Friday, 15 January 2021
Spring semester: from Monday, 15 February 2021 to Friday, 4 June 2021
There are three examination periods:
Winter examination period: from Monday, 18 January 2021 to Friday, 12 February 2021 (4 weeks)
Summer examination period: from Monday, 7 June 2021 to Friday, 9 July 2021 (5 weeks)
Autumn examination period: from Monday, 16 August 2021 to Friday, 10 September 2021 (4 weeks)
21 October 2020 is Rector's Day. On this day various sports and other events are organized for students and employees.
The Senate of the University of Primorska adopted at its 5th correspondence session (11 – 13 January 2021) the following changes of the Academic Calendar of the University of Primorska in the academic year 2020/2021 due to the Covid-19 Epidemic:
- Seminar, laboratory, clinical and field exercises or integrated practice, which due to Covid-19 could not be fully performed in the autumn semester, may be performed or replaced during the winter examination period (from 18 January to 12 February 2021) or during the spring semester (15 February 2021 to 4 June 2021);
- In accordance with the third point of Article 23 of the Rules on examination and assessment of knowledge at the University of Primorska, UP members, in agreement with students, define supplementary examination dates for those study courses of the winter semester 2020/2021 for which exercises or integrated practice will be carried out during the winter examination period 2020/2021 or in the spring semester 2020/2021 instead of in the autumn semester. The number of supplementary examination dates is defined according to the number of regular examination dates for the winter examination period 2020/2021.