On January 28, 2019, first classes of Spring Semester kicked off at UFAZ. The change was approved by UFAZ Steering Committee (on April 2018) in order to better comply with the 2018 / 2019 academic calendar of the French Higher education system and the agenda of visiting professors.
In this regard, several changes were made:
* The new academic year began at UFAZ on September 10, 2018;
* The Fall Semester of 2018 / 2019 academic year lasted 15 weeks until 21 December 2018;
* The exam sessions also differed from other Azerbaijani universities and lasted for two weeks (December 24-28, 2018, 14-21 January 2019).
Furthermore, according to the newly adopted 2018 / 2019 academic calendar, the Spring Semester will last 15 weeks until May 17, 2019.