Academic year in DTMU is calculated by the period of each year from 1 September until 31st of August of the following year. Each academic year has 2 semesters: autumn and spring, including winter and summer holidays. Studying period is 20 weeks in both semesters. There are also about two-week periods for repassing oral and written exams. The holidays in winter are normally lasts no less than 2 weeks and at least one month during the summer season. The studying process takes place 6 days a week, usually (for contact hours) from 9 to 18 hours.
31 December, 1 and 2 January - New Year's Holidays;
7 January - Christmas;
The day after Easter (Monday) (dates are transient);
May 26 - Independence Day of Georgia;
August 28 - The Day of the Assumption of the Mother of God (Maria);
November 23 - The Day of St. George.