Academic Calendar 20/21 MSc

Academic Year __ MSc YEAR 1   Academic Year __ MSc YEAR 2
orientation   31 Aug 20   orientation
TERM 1 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) 01 Sep 20 1 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) TERM 5
08 Sep 20 2
15 Sep 20 3
22 Sep 20 4
29 Sep 20 5
05 Oct 20 6
Evaluation period (assessment and application period) 12 Oct 20 7 Evaluation period (assessment and application period)
19 Oct 20 8
TERM 2 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) 26 Oct 20 1 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) TERM 6
02 Nov 20 2
09 Nov 29 3
16 Nov 29 4
23 Nov 29 5
30 Nov 29 6
Evaluation period (assessment and application period) 07 Dec 20 7 Evaluation period (assessment and application period)
14 Dec 20 8
  Vacation 21 Dec 20
28 Dec 20
04 Jan 21
1
2
3
Vacation  
Winter Term Individual Study Period 11 Jan 21 1 Evaluation period (assessment and application period)  
18 Jan 21 2
25 Jan 21 3
TERM 3 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) 01 Feb 21 1 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) TERM 7
08 Feb 21 2
15 Feb 21 3
22 Feb 21 4
01 Mar 21 5
08 Mar 21 6
Evaluation period (assessment and application period) 15 Mar 21 7 Evaluation period (assessment and application period)
22 Mar 21 8
TERM 4 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) 29 Mar 21 1 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) TERM 8
05 Apr 21 2
12 Apr 21 3
19 Apr 21 4
26 Apr 21 5
  Vacation 03 May 21 V Vacation  
TERM 4 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) 11 May 21 6 Credit-bearing activity (course, research) TERM 9
Evaluation period (assessment and application period) 17 May 21 7 Evaluation period (assessment and application period)
24 May 21 8
SUMMER TERM Industrial immersion 31 May 21 1 Msc Thesis defence JUNE
07 Jun 21 2
14 Jun 21 3
21 Jun 21 4
28 Jun 21 5
05 Jul 21 6 Vacation  
12 Jul 21 7
19 Jul 21 8
  Vacation 26 Jul 21
02 Aug 21
09 Aug 21
16 Aug 21
23 Aug 21
 

MSc Academic Year 1 MSc Academic Year 2

Orientation

  • 31 August: Orientation day

Term 1/1A/1B

  • 28 August: Registration for Term 1/1A OPENS
  • 31 August: Registration for Term 1/1A CLOSES
  • 1 September: First day of classes Term 1/1A
  • Drop/Add period for Term 1/1A: 1 September – 6 September
  • 14 September: Registration for Term 1B OPENS
  • 18 September: Registration for Term 1B CLOSES
  • 25 September: Last day of classes Term 1A
  • 28 September: First day of classes Term 1B
  • Drop/Add period for Term 1B: TBC
  • Week of 5 October: Registration for Term 2 OPENS
  • Week of 11 October: Registration for Term 2 CLOSES
  • 23 October: Last day of classes Term 1/1B

Term 2

  • 26 October: First day of classes Term 2
  • Drop/Add period for Term 2: 26 October – 1 November
  • 4 November is official public holiday
  • Registration for ISP: 21 -24 December
  • Registration for Term 3: 25 – 30 December
  • 18 December: Last day of classes for Term 2

Vacation

  • 21 December – 10 January

Winter Term

  • 11 January: First day of ISP
  • Mid-January: DEADLINE to name MS research advisor
  • 29 January: Last day of ISP

Term 3

  • 1 February: First day of classes Term 3
  • Drop/Add period for Term 3: 1 February – 07 February
  • 23 February is official public holiday
  • 8 March is official public holiday
  • Week of 14 March: Registration for Term 4 OPENS
  • Week of 21 March: Registration for Term 4 CLOSES
  • March: Industrial Immersion project registration BEGINS
  • 26 March: Last day of classes Term 3

Term 4

  • 29 March: First day of classes Term 4
  • Drop/Add period for Term 4: 26 March – 4 April
  • Late April: Industrial Immersion project registration CLOSES
  • Mid-May: Industrial Immersion projects finalised
  • Holiday (“spring”) break: 3 – 10 May
  • 28 May: Last day of classes Term 4

Summer Term

  • 31 May: First day of Summer Term
  • 14 June is official public holiday
  • 23 July: Last day of summer term

Vacation

  • 26 July – 31 August
  • Late August: Registration for Term 5 OPENS for MSc Year 2 students
  • 25 August: Registration for Term 5 OPENS
  • 31 August: Registration for Term 5 CLOSES

Term 5

  • 1 September: First day of classes Term 5
  • Drop/Add period for Term 5: 1 September – 6 September
  • Week of 5 October: Registration for Term 6 OPENS
  • Week of 11 October: Registration for Term 6 CLOSES
  • End October: final DEADLINE to submit MS thesis proposal
  • 23 October: Last day of classes Term 5

Term 6

  • 26 October: First day of classes Term 6
  • Drop/Add period for Term 6: 26 October – 1 November
  • 4 November is official public holiday
  • Registration for ISP: 21 -24 December
  • Registration for Term 3: 25 – 30 December
  • 18 December: Last day of classes for Term 6

Vacation

  • 21 December – 10 January

Winter Term

  • 11 January: First day of study period
  • ISP period: MS thesis status reviews (pre-pre-defenses)
  • 29 January: Last day of study period

Term 7

  • 1 February: First day of classes Term 7
  • Drop/Add period for Term: 1 February – 7 February
  • 23 February is official public holiday
  • 8 March is official public holiday
  • Week of 8 March: Registration for Term 8 OPENS
  • Week of 14 March: Registration for Term 8 CLOSES
  • 26 March: Last day of classes Term 7

Term 8

  • 29 March: First day of classes Term 8
  • Drop/Add period for Term 8: 29 March – 4 April
  • Holiday (“spring”) break: 3 – 10 May
  • Week of 11 May: MS thesis pre-defenses
  • 28 May: Last day of classes Term 8
  • End May: Final MS thesis submission deadline

June

  • 14 June is official public holiday
  • Weeks of 7, 14 and 28 June: MS thesis defenses
  • 2 July: Commencement Ceremony