Academic Calendar 2018/19

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018–2019

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

August 2018

August 1, Wednesday Academic Year begins
August 20, Monday Hungarian National Holiday / CEU is officially closed
August 31, Friday Doctoral Candidates: Progress Report submission 2nd and 3rd Year Doctoral Candidates: End-of-the-year written-work submission

September 2018

September 3, Monday Pre-session begins (till September 7, Friday)
September 10, Monday

Zero week begins (till September 14, Friday)
Zero Week: a period for 1st year students to get familiar with the academic programs, electives etc. This is also when any outstanding issues related to settling down in Budapest are handled.

Registration for fall term begins (till September 30, Sunday)

Departmental orientation for incoming students (with Head, MA and PhD directors and coordinators) 11.00 a.m.

Welcome drinks reception for new students and faculty 5.30 p.m.

September 14, Friday 3.00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
September 17, Monday Fall Term begins (till December 7, Friday)
September 21, Friday Departmental Doctoral Committee evaluates students' progress
September 28, Friday

Reminder to MA students to start to prepare an application package in case they want to apply to grad school

September 30, Sunday

Registration for fall term ends

October 2018

October 5, Friday MA Travel Grant application deadline
PhD Research and Travel Grants application deadline
October 5–6, Fri–Sat Annual CEU In-House Graduate Philosophy Conference
October 22, Monday Special day off / CEU is officially closed
October 23, Tuesday Hungarian National Holiday / CEU is officially closed
October 24, Wednesday

2nd and 3rd year Doctoral Candidates: Study plan submission

Doctoral Committee assigns advisors to 1st year Probationary Doctoral Candidates

October 31, Wednesday Erasmus+ Faculty & Staff Mobility second round
deadline for AY 2018–19

November 2018

November 1, Thursday All Saints’ Day / CEU is officially closed
November 2, Friday Special day off / CEU is officially closed
November 5, Monday Departments to submit schedule and cross-listed
courses for winter term to the Students Record Office
November 26, Monday Submission of MA thesis title and abstract (0.5–1 page) and list of three potential MA supervisors

December 2018

December 3, Monday Registration for winter term begins (till January 13,
Sunday)
December 7, Friday Fall Term ends
December 17–23 Offices w. skeleton team
Library and Labs: weekend schedule
December 24–26 Christmas / CEU is officially closed
December 27–30 Offices w. skeleton team
Library and Labs: weekend schedule
December 31, Monday New Year’s Eve / CEU is officially closed

January 2019

January 1, Tuesday New Year’s Day / CEU is officially closed
January 2, Wednesday Deadline for submitting fall term course work/essays (midnight)
January 7, Monday

Winter Term begins (till March 29, Friday)

January 9, Wednesday 1 grade penalty & final deadline of late course work/essay submission (midnight CET)
January 11, Friday

MA Travel Grant application deadline
PhD Research and Travel Grants application deadline

January 13, Sunday Registration for winter term ends

January 14, Monday

Deadline for the submission of fall term grades

1st year Probationary Doctoral Candidates: Deadline for
submitting the title and topic of First-Year Paper

January 21, Monday 9.00 a.m. Deadline for submitting a formal research
proposal of at least 2500 words for MA students’ theses
January 31, Thursday Erasmus + Faculty & Staff Mobility third round deadline
for AY 2018–19

Februray 2019

February 8, Friday Deadline to meet and discuss the MA research proposal with the supervisor
February 28, Thursday Erasmus + Study Mobility application deadline for AY 2019–20

March 2019

March 4, Monday Departments to submit schedule and cross-listed courses for spring term to Student Records Office
March 8, Friday MA Travel Grant application deadline
PhD Research and Travel Grants application deadline
March 11, Monday Probationary Doctoral Candidates: Submission of First-Year Paper draft (cc. 2500 words)
March 15, Friday Hungarian National Holiday / CEU is officially closed
March 19, Tuesday Registration for spring term begins (till April 7, Sunday)
March 29, Friday Winter Term ends

April 2019

April 1, Monday Spring Term begins (till June 14, Friday)
April 7, Sunday Registration for spring term ends
April 19, Friday Good Friday / CEU is officially closed
April 21-22 Easter / CEU is officially closed
April 23, Tuesday Deadline for submitting winter term course work/essay (midnight)
April 30, Tuesday 1 grade penalty and final deadline for late course work/essay submission (midnight)

May 2019

May 1, Wednesday Labor Day / CEU is officially closed
May 2, Thursday Submission of the at least 4000-word long partial draft of the MA thesis (midnight)
May 3, Friday

Departments to submit the list of courses for the Academic Year 2019–20 to the Student Records Office

Departments to start negotiations on cross-listing agreements (until May 17, Friday)

May 6, Monday

Deadline for submission of winter term grades

Evaluation of the at least 4000-word long MA thesis draft as either "all right" or "problematic". The result is communicated to the MA director and the student. (No one will be disqualified from passing to the defense phase at this point, neither will the evaluation of the first draft affect the final grade.)

May 13, Monday

1.00 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 17, Friday

Departments to submit the list of courses including cross-listed courses for the Academic Year 2019–20 to the SRO

Deadline for start scheduling courses for fall term 2019–20

May 20, Monday

Supervisors decide whether an MA student may pass to the June defense phase

June 2019

June 3, Monday

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)

1.00 p.m. Final MA theses submission

MA Travel Grant application deadline

June 5–7, Wed–Fri Two-year MA first-year exams
June 7, Friday PhD Research and Travel Grants application deadline
June 9-10 Pentecost / CEU is officially closed
June 11–14, Tue–Fri MA defenses
June 12, Wednesday Departments to submit final schedule including cross-listed courses for fall term 2019–20 to the Student Records Office, to post the schedules on departments’ website and to update the course information on the website
June 14, Friday Grade for First-Year Paper due from 1st and 2nd readers.
June 14, Friday Spring Term ends
June 17, Monday Probationary Doctoral Candidates’ comprehensive exam
June 24, Monday Commencement (to be confirmed)
June 28, Friday Erasmus + Faculty & Staff Mobility first round deadline for AY 2019–20

July 2019

July 1, Monday Summer University begins
July 12, Friday Final deadline for all course grades for academic year 2018–19
July 31, Wednesday Academic Year ends

August 2019

August 30, Friday Doctoral Candidates: Progress Report submission 2nd and 3rd Year Doctoral Candidates: End-of-the-year written work submission