Departmental Academic Calendar 2019/20

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2019–2020

Including Departmental Deadlines for both MA and PhD students
all times are CET

AUGUST 2019
August 1, ThursdayAcademic Year begins
August 15, ThursdayAssumption Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed
August 19, MondaySpecial Day Off, CEU Budapest is officially closed
August 20, MondayHungarian National Holiday, CEU Budapest is officially closed
August 30, FridayDoctoral Candidates: Progress Report submission
2nd and 3rd Year Doctoral Candidates: End-of-the-year written-work submission
August 31 – Sept.1. Sat/SunFirst-year master's and doctoral students arrive in Budapest
SEPTEMBER 2019
September 2, MondayPre-session for first-year master's and doctoral students, Budapest (till September 13, Friday)
11.00 AM - Departmental orientation for first-year master's and doctoral students – in Nádor 13 building room 416
September 7 – 8, Sat/SunContinuing master's students arrive in Budapest
September 9, MondayZero-week begins (till September 13, Friday)
September 13, Friday5.00 p.m. Opening Ceremony in Budapest
September 16, Monday

Registration for Fall Term begins at 8.00 AM (CET)

Fall Term begins in Budapest (till December 6, Friday)

September 20, FridayDepartmental Doctoral Committee evaluates the students' progress
September 27, FridayReminder to MA students to start to prepare an application package in case they want to apply to grad school
September 28-29, Sat/SunFirst-year students depart for Vienna
September 29, SundayRegistration for fall term ends at midnight (CET)
OCTOBER 2019
October 10, ThursdayResearch and Travel Grants application deadline (students)
October 23, TuesdayHungarian National Holiday / CEU Budapest is officially closed
October 24, Thursday2nd and 3rd year Doctoral Candidates: Study plan submission
Doctoral Committee assigns advisors to 1st year Probationary Doctoral Candidates
October 26, SaturdayAustrian National Holiday / CEU Vienna is officially closed
NOVEMBER 2019
November 1, FridayAll Saints' Day / CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed
November 15, Friday Vienna Campus Opening
November 25, Monday Submission of MA thesis title and abstract (0.5–1 page) and list of three potential MA supervisors
DECEMBER 2019
December 2, MondayRegistration for winter term begins (till January 12, Sunday)
December 6, FridayFall Term ends
December 8, SundayImmaculate Conception Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed
December 16–23Offices w. skeleton team Library and Labs: weekend schedule
December 24–26Christmas / CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed
December 27–30Offices w. skeleton team, Library and Labs: weekend schedule
December 31, TuesdayNew Year's Eve / CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed
JANUARY 2020
January 1, WednesdayNew Year's Day / CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed
January 2, ThursdayDeadline for submitting fall term course work/essays (midnight CET)
January 6, Monday1 grade penalty & final deadline of late course work/essay submission (midnight CET)
January 7, TuesdayWinter Term begins in CEU Vienna and CEU Budapest (till March 27, Friday)
Deadline for the submission of fall term grades
January 12, SundayRegistration for winter term ends
January 13, Monday1st year Probationary Doctoral Candidates: Deadline for submitting the title and topic of First-Year Paper
January 17-18 Fri-Sat12th In-house Graduate Philosophy Conference
January 20, Monday9.00 a.m. Deadline for submitting a formal research proposal of at least 2500 words for MA students' theses
FEBRUARY 2020
February 7, FridayDeadline to meet and discuss the MA research proposal with the supervisor
MARCH 2020
March 5, ThursdayResearch and Travel Grants application deadline (students)
March 15, Sunday Hungarian National holiday, CEU Budapest
March 16, MondayRegistration for Spring term begins (till April 5, Sunday)
March 27, FridayWinter term ends
March 30, MondaySpring Term begins in CEU Vienna and CEU Budapest
(till June 12, Friday)
APRIL 2020
 April 5, SundayRegistration for Spring term ends
April 10, FridayGood Friday/CEU Budapest is officially closed
April 12, SundayEaster Sunday/CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed
April 13, MondayEaster Monday/CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed
April 14, TuesdayDeadline for submitting winter term course work/essay (midnight CET)
April 17, Friday1 grade penalty and final deadline for late course work/essay submission (midnight CET)
April 20, MondayDeadline for the submission of winter term grades
April 27, Monday Submission of the at least 4000-word long partial draft of the MA thesis (midnight CET)
MAY 2020
May 1, Friday Labor Day / CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed
May 4, MondayEvaluation of the at least 4000-word long MA thesis draft as either "all right" or "problematic".
May 8, FridayDepartments to submit the list of courses including cross-listed courses for the Academic Year 2020–21 to the SRO
Deadline for scheduling courses for fall term 2020–21
May 11, Monday1.00 p.m. Submission of a full draft of MA theses
1.00 p.m. Submission of a full draft of PhD First-Year Paper (ca.10.000 words) and Thesis Plan (2–3 pp.) due only to coordinator and advisors
May 18, MondaySupervisors decide whether an MA student may pass to the June defense phase
May 21 Thursday Ascension Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed
May 28, Thursday1.00 p.m. Final MA theses submission
May 29, FridayDeadline for submission of spring term grades for graduating students
May 31 – June 1, Sun/MonPentecost Sunday and Monday /
CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed
JUNE 2020
June 2, Tuesday 1.00 p.m. Final version of First-Year Paper and Thesis Plan (due to coordinator and advisors and to be sent out to readers)
Jun 3–5, Wed–FriTwo-year MA first-year exams
June 8–12, Mon–FriMA defenses
June 12, Friday Spring Term ends
June 15, MondayProbationary Doctoral Candidates' comprehensive exam
June 19, FridayCommencement
June 29, Monday Summer University in Budapest begins
JULY 2020
July 10, FridayFinal deadline for all course grades for academic year 2019–20
July 31, FridayAcademic Year ends
AUGUST 2020
August 31, MondayDoctoral Candidates: Progress Report submission
2nd and 3rd Year Doctoral Candidates: End-of-the-year written work submission