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 2016-17. You can also download the calendar in pdf. For the full Academic Calendar of Central European University click here.

Important dates in AY 2017/2018

2017

August 1, Tuesday
Academic Year begins

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

September 2/3, Sat/Sun      
Students from departments and schools with short pre-sessions arrive (incl.: IR, POLS, SPP)

September 4, Monday         
Short pre-session begins

September 8, Friday            
Short pre-session ends
Welcome afternoon for all students

September 11, Monday       
Zero Week begins (until September 15, Friday)
Registration for Fall Term begins (until October 1, Sunday)
10:30 PhD welcome orientation (N15 Quantum room)

September 13. Wednesday 
16:00 PhD welcome reception (N15 Rooftop)

September 11-22                  
Student Union elections in departments and schools

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

September 18, Monday       
Fall Term begins (until December 8, Friday)

September 28, Thursday   
First Student Union Assembly meeting

September 29, Friday           
14:00 Deadline for submitting study plans

October 1, Sunday               
Registration for Fall Term ends

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

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

November 3, Friday              
Provost open-house meeting with CEU doctoral students

December 4, Monday           
Registration for Winter Term begins (until January 14, Sunday)

December 5, Tuesday           
TOWN HALL meeting

December 8, Friday    
Fall Term ends

December 18-22                    
Offices with skeleton team, Library and Labs on weekend schedule

December 24, Sunday          
Christmas Eve, CEU is officially closed

December 25, Monday       
Christmas Day, CEU is officially closed

December 26, Tuesday     
Christmas Day, CEU is officially closed

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

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

2018

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

January 8, Monday          
Winter Term begins (until March 30, Friday)

January 14, Sunday              
Registration for Winter Term ends

February 10, Friday              
PhD Research and Travel Grants application deadline

February 16, Friday             
Provost open-house meeting with CEU doctoral students

February 16, Friday              
Deadline for choosing a permanent supervisor and submitting the title/topic of the prospectus to the DS

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

March 16, Friday                   
Special day off, CEU is officially closed

March 19, Monday             
Registration for Spring Term begins (until April 8, Sunday)

March 21-23, Wed-Thu-Fri
Annual Doctoral Conference

March 29, Thursday           
Winter Term ends

March 30, Friday                   
Good Friday, CEU is officially closed

April 1, Sunday                
Easter Sunday, CEU is officially closed

April 2, Monday                 
Easter Monday, CEU is officially closed

April 3, Tuesday                    
Spring Term begins (until June 15, Friday)

April 8, Sunday                     
Registration for Spring Term ends

April 10, Tuesday                  
TOWN HALL meeting

April 30, Monday                  
Special day off, CEU is officially closed

May 1, Tuesday                    
Labor day, CEU is officially closed

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

May 20, Sunday                    
Pentecost Sunday, CEU is officially closed

May 21, Monday                  
Pentecost Monday, CEU is officially closed

May 25, Friday                      
Prospectus submissions

June 1, Friday                        
Submission of final Annotated Bibliography for the Comprehensive Exam

June 15, Friday                      
Spring Term ends

June 18-21, Mon-Thu          
Comprehensive Exams (TBC)

June 22, Friday                      
COMMENCEMENT

July 31, Tuesday                    
Academic Year ends