How semesters are arranged?

 

The academic year at NJU is divided into two semesters: a spring semester and a fall one.

 

A semester usually lasts 17 weeks, of which the last 2 weeks are set aside for exam review. The school year starts in September, which is also the start of the fall semester; the spring semester usually starts in February.

 

The summer vacation begins in July, and lasts for about 8 weeks. Winter vacation is determined by the date of the Chinese Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, and because the date of this festival differs from year to year, the length of the winter break is not fixed. It usually begins 12 days before the start of the festival, and lasts about 5 weeks in all.

 

Holidays

 

International exchange students enjoy the same holidays as Chinese students. The university does not break for holidays which are recognized by other countries. 
 
Apart from winter and summer vacations, important holidays include:
 

January 1st

New Years Day  

1 day vacation

February

Spring Festival

7 days vacation

April 5th

Qing Ming Festival

1 day vacation

May 1st

Labor Day

1 day vacation

May

Dragon Boat Festival  

1 day vacation

September

Mid-autumn Festival  

1 day vacation

October 1st---7th

National Day   

7 days vacation