Academic Calendars

THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020-2021 is UNDER CONSTRUCTION


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 6, FridayFall Term ends
December 8, SundayImmaculate Conception Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed
December 9, MondayRegistration for winter term begins (till January 13, Monday)
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, Monday

Winter term starts in CEU Budapest/1 grade penalty & final deadline of late course work/essay submission (midnight CET)

January 13, Monday

Registration for winter term ends
January 13, Monday1st year Probationary Doctoral Candidates: Deadline for submitting the title and topic of First-Year Paper
January 14, TuesdayDeadline for the submission of fall term grades
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, Friday

MA students receive 5 written exams questions per core course by email to answer 3 questions per course, 500 words limit for each question.

Winter term ends

March 30, MondaySpring Term begins in CEU Vienna and CEU Budapest
(till June 12, Friday)
APRIL 2020
April 4, Saturday 
Opt out of Pass/Fail and opt for a lettered grade for Winter courses in SITS
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 17, FridayDeadline for submitting winter term course work/essay (midnight CET)
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, Monday

Evaluation of the at least 4000-word long MA thesis draft as either "all right" or "problematic".

Deadline for the submission of winter term grades

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, Friday

Deadline for MA students to send Epistemology, Metaphysics and  Philosophy of Language exam papers to the departmental coordinator

May 31 – June 1, Sun/MonPentecost Sunday and Monday /
CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed
JUNE 2020
June 1, MondayOpt out of Pass with distinction/Pass/Fail and opt for a lettered grade for the MA thesis in SITS
June 2, Tuesday1.00 p.m. Final version of First-Year Paper and Thesis Plan (due to coordinator and advisors and to be sent out to readers)
June 5, Friday

Deadline for MA core courses (Epistemology, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Language) grades

June 8–26MA defenses
June 12, Friday

Spring Term ends

June 15, MondayProbationary Doctoral Candidates' comprehensive exam
June 22, MondayDeadline for MA core courses: Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy, Continental Philosophy and Ancient Philosophy) exam papers to the departmental coordinator
June 27 SaturdayOn-line Commencement Ceremony 3.00 PM
JULY 2020
July 7, TuesdayDeadline for MA core courses: Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy, Continental Philosophy and Ancient Philosophy grades
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