Academic Calendar

The course units and exams are organized as follows:

  • 1st semester  – Università degli Studi di Padova : last week of September – end of January
  • 2nd semester – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven : 2nd week of February – 1st week of July
  • 3rd semester – Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne : 1st week of September – end of January
  • 4th semester  – Università degli Studi di Padova (Beginning of March), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (ca. 2nd week of February), Université Paris 1 Panthéon (End of January), Universidade Catolica Dom Bosco (2nd week of March), University of Johannesburg (ca. 2nd week of February), Université Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO (1st week of February)

[By the end of October of the 3rd semester, the Coordinator will ask the students about their preferred Host Universities to carry out the 4th semester assignments (thesis and internship). Wishes expressed by students are submitted to the approval of the Scientific and Pedagogical Committee. If, after being officially notified, a student does not agree with the Committee’s decision, she/he should inform the Consortium’s Coordinator within 5 days. The Consortium’s Coordinator will trigger an internal consultation process and will be responsible for providing a final decision within 2 weeks.]

Every semester is opened with a Kick Off Seminar

Evaluation or examination periods are the following:

1st Semester at Università degli Studi di Padova:

  • Examination: January
  • Re-sit examination in case of failed Course Units: before the end of April (distance evaluation procedures can be organized if possible)

2nd Semester at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven:

  • Examination: from the end of May till the beginning of July
  • Re-sit examination: half August till half September (distance evaluation procedures can be organized if possible)

3rd Semester at Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne:

  • Examination: December and January
  • Re-sit examination: no re-sit but compensation system

4th Semester – Common Thesis defence session:

  • There will be 4 sessions: one at the beginning of June, one in September, one in December and one in February; precise dates and locations will be agreed upon by the Scientific and Pedagogical Committee and communicated to the students.