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 2020-21. You can also download the calendar in pdf. For the full Academic Calendar of Central European University click here.

Important dates in AY 2020/2021

2020

September 5-6, Sat-Sun
Doctoral students arrive in Vienna

September 7, Monday
Pre-session begins

September 10, Thursday
14:00 Online PhD welcome orientation

September 18, Friday
Pre-session ends

September 21, Monday
Zero Week begins
Registration for Fall Term begins (until September 29, Sunday)

September 25, Friday
17:00 Opening ceremony in Vienna
Zero Week ends

September 28, Monday
Fall Term begins (until December 18, Friday)

September 18-October 6
Student Union elections in departments and schools

October 8, Thursday
Research and Travel Grants application deadline

October 9, Friday
14:00 Deadline for submitting study plans

October 11, Sunday
Registration for Fall Term ends

October 14, Wednesday
First Student Union Assembly meeting

October 23, Friday
Hungarian National Holiday, CEU Budapest is officially closed

October 26, Monday
Austrian National Holiday, CEU Vienna is officially closed

November 1, Sunday
All Saints’ Day, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

December 8, Tuesday
Immaculate Conception Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed

December 21, Monday
Registration for Winter Term begins (until January 17, Sunday)

December 18, Friday
Fall Term ends

December 24, Thursday
Christmas Eve, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

December 25-26, Fri-Sat
Christmas Day, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

December 31, Thursday
New Year’s Eve, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

2021

January 1, Friday
New Year’s Day, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

January 6, Wednesday
Epiphany Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed

January 7, Thursday
Research and Travel Grants application deadline

January 11, Monday
Winter Term begins (until April 2, Friday)

January 17, Sunday
Registration for Winter Term ends

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

March 4, Thursday
Research and Travel Grants application deadline

March 15, Monday
Hungarian National Holiday, CEU Budapest is officially closed
Registration for Spring Term begins (until April 11, Sunday)

April 2, Friday
Winter Term ends
Good Friday, CEU Budapest is officially closed

April 4, Sunday
Easter Sunday, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

April 5, Monday
Easter Monday, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

April 6, Tuesday
Spring Term begins (until June 12, Friday)

April 7-9, Wed-Fri 
Annual Doctoral Conference

April 11, Sunday
Registration for Spring Term ends

April 28, Wednesday

Beginning of presentations by probationary candidates

May 1, Saturday
Labor day, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

May 3, Monday
Submission of 1st draft of Annotated Bibliography

May 13, Thursday

Ascension Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed

May 23, Sunday
Pentecost Sunday, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

May 24, Monday
Pentecost Monday, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

May 25, Tuesday
Prospectus submission

May 28, Friday
Submission of final Annotated Bibliography for the Comprehensive Exam

June 1, Tuesday
Research and Travel Grants application deadline

June 3, Thursday
Corpus Christi Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed

June 14-17, Mon-Thu
Comprehensive Exams

June 18, Friday
Spring Term ends
COMMENCEMENT

July 31, Saturday
Academic Year ends