Academic Calendar and Assessments

Academic Calendar


1st Semester2nd Semester
Start of the school year03/09/2020Classes and assessments period22/02/2021 – 31/07/2021
Classes and assessments period
(except for 1st year students)
07/09/2020 – 20/02/2021Easter break29/03/2021 – 05/04/2021
Classes and assessments period for
1st year students
12/10/2020 – 20/02/2021Registration on Special Examination PeriodUntil 11/08/2021
Christmas break21/12/2020 – 01/01/2021Special Examination PeriodUntil 15/09/2021


Registration in Appeal Examination period and Examination Special period

The registration is done via the Student Portal.
Registrations become final upon payment of the fee up to 2 days before the exam date.

For each course unit in the Appeal Examination period – 10,00 euros

For each course unit in the Examination Special Period – 5,00 euros (*)
(*) See Despacho n.º 40/2021 from 04/02/2021

Appeal Examination Period | Students may access the Appeal Examination period when they failed the continuous or regular assessment or when curricular units are only assessed through summative assessment.

Special Examination Period | Exceptionally, in 2020/2021, all students (up to 30 ECTS credits) will have access to the special season

“All students enrolled in 2020/2021 will be admitted to assessement in special period, up to a limit of 30 ECTS credits, with this access being dependent on enrolment and the payment of the emolument provided for scholarship students”

Despacho n.º 40/2021 from 04/02/2021

Covid-19 | Special Examination Period 2020/2021

Considering the social, economic, environmental and emotional difficulties all students have gone through during this academic year, Politécnico de Leiria has reviewed its academic success strategy.

Therefore, exceptionally, all students registered in the academic year 2020/2021 will be able to access the Special Examination Period, up to a limit of 30 ECTS, as long as they pay the examination fee.