Academic Calendar

On this page you can find the list of important events and deadlines for the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations in the Academic Year 2018-19. You can also download the calendar in pdf. For the full Academic Calendar of Central European University click here.

Important dates in AY 2018/2019

2018

August 1, Wednesday                   
Academic Year begins

August 20, Monday                        
Hungarian National Holiday, CEU is officially closed

September 1/2, Sat/Sun              
Students from departments and schools with pre-sessions arrive (incl.: IR, POLS, SPP)

September 3, Monday                   
Pre-session begins

September 6, Thursday                
11:00 PhD welcome orientation (N15 room 104)
12:00 PhD welcome reception (N13 Rooftop, in case of rain – N15 in front of room 104)

September 7, Friday                      
Pre-session ends
Welcome afternoon for all students

September 10, Monday                
Zero Week begins (until September 14, Friday)
Registration for Fall Term begins (until September 30, Sunday)                                                         

September 10-21                           
Student Union elections in departments and schools

September 14, Friday                   
15:00 Opening ceremony
Zero Week ends

September 17, Monday                
Fall Term begins (until December 7, Friday)

September 27, Thursday             
First Student Union Assembly meeting

September 28, Friday                   
14:00 Deadline for submitting study plans

September 30, Sunday                 
Registration for Fall Term ends

October 4, Thursday                     
Research and Travel Grants application deadline

October 22, Monday                      
Special day off, CEU is officially closed

October 23, Tuesday                     
Hungarian National Holiday, CEU is officially closed

November 1, Thursday                 
All Saints’ Day, CEU is officially closed

November 2, Friday                       
Special day off, CEU is officially closed

December 3, Monday                    
Registration for Winter Term begins (until January 13, Sunday)

December 6, Thursday                 
TOWN HALL meeting

December 7, Friday                       
Fall Term ends

December 17-23                            
Offices with skeleton team, Library and Labs on weekend schedule

December 24, Monday                 
Christmas Eve, CEU is officially closed

December 25, Tuesday                 
Christmas Day, CEU is officially closed

December 26, Wednesday            
Christmas Day, CEU is officially closed

December 27-30                            
Offices with skeleton team, Library and Labs on weekend schedule

December 31, Monday                 
New Year’s Eve, CEU is officially closed

2018

January 1, Tuesday                       
New Year’s Day, CEU is officially closed

January 7, Monday                        
Winter Term begins (until March 29, Friday)

January 10, Thursday                   
Research and Travel Grants application deadline

January 13, Sunday                       
Registration for Winter Term ends

February 15, Friday                      
Deadline for choosing a permanent supervisor and submitting the title/topic of the prospectus to the DS

March 7, Thursday                        
Research and Travel Grants application deadline

March 15, Friday                           
Hungarian National Holiday, CEU is officially closed

March 18, Monday                         
Registration for Spring Term begins (until April 7, Sunday)

March/April                                    
Annual Doctoral Conference (2-3 days TBC)

March 29, Friday                           
Winter Term ends

April 1, Monday                             
Spring Term begins (until June 14, Friday)

April 7, Sunday                             
Registration for Spring Term ends

April 9, Tuesday                             
TOWN HALL meeting

April 19, Friday                              
Good Friday, CEU is officially closed

April 21, Sunday                            
Easter Sunday, CEU is officially closed

April 22, Monday                           
Easter Monday, CEU is officially closed

May 1, Wednesday                       
Labor day, CEU is officially closed

May 2, Thursday                            
Submission of 1st draft of Annotated Bibliography

May 27, Monday                           
Prospectus submissions

May 31, Friday                               
Submission of final Annotated Bibliography for the Comprehensive Exam

June 6, Thursday                            
Research and Travel Grants application deadline

June 9, Sunday                                
Pentecost Sunday, CEU is officially closed

June 10, Monday                            
Pentecost Monday, CEU is officially closed

June 14, Friday                               
Spring Term ends

June 17-20, Mon-Thu                    
Comprehensive Exams (TBC)

June 24, Monday                         
COMMENCEMENT

July 31, Wednesday                       
Academic Year ends