Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar (September 2016 to June 2017)
 
The standard academic calendar consists of two semesters and a summer term in between.  Each semester normally includes 15 weeks of study and 3 weeks of examinations.  The summer term takes place during the summer vacation period. It comprises of 5 weeks and is inclusive of 1 week examination period.
The table below presents the chronological structure of the two main semesters in the academic year 2016-2017.
Undergraduate Students
 
 
1st Semester
 
Student Registration (Arrival Day - New Students)
August 29 – 30, 2016
National Day*
September 02, 2016
Classes Begin
September 05, 2016
Opening Ceremony for Newcomers
September 10, 2016
Study Days
September 05, 2016 –January 15, 2017
Mid-term Exam Period
October 31– November 5, 2016
Vietnamese Teachers’ Day
November 20, 2016
Final Exam Period
December 25, 2016 – January 15, 2017
New Year Holiday*
January 01, 2017
Lunar New Year Holiday*
January 23 – February 05, 2017
2nd Semester
Study Days (2nd Semester)
January 16 – May 27, 2017
Approving the course completion and graduation for final-year students
Before  March 10, 2017
Mid-term Exam Period
March 27 – April 08, 2017
Final Exam Period
28 May – 17 Jun 2017
Students Scientific Research Competition Period
April 01 – 30, 2017
The National Memorial Ceremony of Hung King*
April 09, 2017
International Labor Day*
May 01, 2017
Thesis Defense Period
May 20 – May 30, 2017
Commencement Day
June 24, 2017
University Entrance Exams
July 3 – 10, 2017
Special Term and Summer Vacation
July 01 –September 04, 2017
Optional: National Defense Education Course (4 weeks)
26 June – 22 July 2017
Optional: Special/Summer Term (6 weeks)
10 July – 19August 2017
 
High School Students
Entrance Exam
June 07 – 09, 2016
Student Registration (Arrival Day - New Students: 10th grade)
June 22, 2016
1st Semester
 
Classes Begin
August 01, 2016
National Day*
September 02, 2016
Opening Ceremony for Newcomers
September 05, 2016
Study Days (1st Semester)
August 01 –December 31, 2016
Mid-term Exam
October 12 – 14, 2016
Vietnamese Teachers’ Day
November 20, 2016
Final Exam
December 12 – 14, 2016
New Year Holiday*
January 01, 2017
2nd Semester
Study Days (2nd Semester)
January 02 –May 19, 2017
Entrance exam period
January 02 – 04, 2017
Lunar New Year Holiday*
March 03 – 07, 2017
Mid-term Exam
March 15-17, 2017
The National Memorial Ceremony of Hung King*
April 09, 2017
Final Exam
April 24– 26, 2017
International Labor Day*
May 01, 2017
Final Examination for grade 12- students
April 03–21, 2017
 
Graduate Students
National Day*
September 02, 2016
Classes Begin
September 05, 2016
The second Entrance Exam 
September 10 – 11, 2016
Student Registration (Arrival Day – New Students)
November 2016
Vietnamese Teachers’ Day
November 20, 2016
Opening Ceremony for Newcomers
December 10, 2016
Thesis Defense Period for previous classes
October 01 –December 31, 2016
New Year Holiday*
1 January 2017
Lunar New Year Holiday*
January 23 –February 05, 2017
Selection of thesis topics and thesis supervisors
Before  March 30, 2017
Commencement Ceremony
April 2017
Entrance Exam (stage 1 in year 2017)
April 12 – 13, 2017
The National Memorial Ceremony of Hung King*
April 09, 2017
International Labor Day*
May 01, 2017
Student Registration (Arrival Day – New Students)
July 2017
End of School Year
July 2017
 
Note: * = No classes
This calendar is subject to change.