Academic Calendar 19/20 PhD

  PhD / Academic Year 1 PhD / Academic Year 2 PhD / Academic Year 3 PhD / Academic Year 4
28 Oct 19
04 Nov 19
11 Nov 19
18 Nov 19
25 Nov 19
02 Dec 19
09 Dec 19
16 Dec 19
TERM 2
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 6
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 10
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 14
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
23 Dec 19
30 Dec 19
06 Jan 20
Vacation Vacation Vacation Vacation
13 Jan 20
20 Jan 20
27 Jan 20
WINTER TERM
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
WINTER TERM
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
WINTER TERM
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
WINTER TERM
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
03 Feb 20
10 Feb 20
17 Feb 20
24 Feb 20
02 Mar 20
09 Mar 20
16 Mar 20
23 Mar 20
TERM 3
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 7
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 11
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 15
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
30 Mar 20
06 Apr 20
13 Apr 20
20 Apr 20
27 Apr 20
TERM 4
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 8
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 12
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 16
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
01 May –
12 May 20
Vacation Vacation Vacation Vacation
13 May 20
18 May 20
25 May 20
TERM 4
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 8
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 12
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
TERM 16
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
01 Jun 20
08 Jun 20
15 Jun 20
22 Jun 20
29 Jun 20
06 Jul 20
13 Jul 20
20 Jul 20
SUMMER TERM
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
SUMMER TERM
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
SUMMER TERM
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
SUMMER TERM
Credit-bearing activity (course, research)
27 Jul 20
03 Aug 20
10 Aug 20
17 Aug 20
26 Aug 20
Vacation Vacation Vacation Vacation
02 Sep 20
09 Sep 20
16 Sep 20
23 Sep 20
30 Sep 20
07 Oct 20
14 Oct 20
21 Oct 20
TERM 5
Evaluation period
TERM 9
Evaluation period
TERM 13
Evaluation period
TERM 17
Thesis Defense
PhD / Academic Year 1 PhD / Academic Year 2
Term 2
  • 01 November: Orientation Day
  • History and Philosophy of Science course starts from Week 2
  • History and Philosophy of Science Exam – week of 16 December
  • English Exam – week of 16 December
  • 28 October: First day of classes (and open drop/add period) Term 2
  • 04 November: Holiday
  • 05 November: Close of drop/add period
  • 21 December: Last day of classes Term 2

Term 3

  • English Exam – week of 23 March
  • 1 February: DEADLINE for Individual Study Plan submission
  • 03 February: First day of classes (and open drop/add period) Term 3
  • 10 February: Close of drop/add period
  • 23 February: Holiday (Monday 24 February is an official public holiday)
  • 08 March: Holiday (Monday 9 March is an official public holiday)
  • Week of 09 March: Registration for Term 4 OPENS
  • Week of 16 March: Registration for Term 4 CLOSES
  • 27 March: Last day of classes Term 3

Term 4

  • English Exam – week of 25 May
  • 06 April: Close of drop/add period
  • 30 March: First day of classes (and open drop/add period) Term 4
  • 29 May: Last day of classes Term 4
  • Holiday (“Spring”) break: 1-12 May

Term 5

  • 16 September to 18 October – Annual Progress Review (by Doctoral program committees)
  • 05 August to 8 September – Submission of documents for review
  • Week of 07 October: Registration for Term 6 OPENS
  • Week of 14 October: Registration for Term 6 CLOSES

Term 6

  • 28 October: First day of classes (and open drop/add period) Term 6
  • History and Philosophy of Science course
  • History and Philosophy of Science Exam – week of 16 December
  • English Exam – week of 16 December
  • 04 November: Holiday
  • 05 November: Close of drop/add period
  • 20 December: Last day of classes Term 6

Term 7

  • Qualifying Exam (by research areas, by exam committees)
  • English Exam – week of 23 March
  • 3 February: First day of classes (and open drop/add period) Term 7
  • 10 February: Close of drop/add period
  • 23 February: Holiday (Monday 24 February is an official public holiday)
  • 08 March: Holiday (Monday 9 March is an official public holiday)
  • Week of 09 March: Registration for Term 8 OPENS
  • Week of 16 March: Registration for Term 8 CLOSES
  • 27 March: Last day of classes Term 7

Term 8

  • English Exam – week of 25 May
  • 06 April: Close of drop/add period
  • 30 March: First day of classes (and open drop/add period) Term 8
  • 29 May: Last day of classes Term 8
  • Holiday (“Spring”) break: 1-12 May

Term 9

  • 16 September to 18 October – Annual Progress Review (by PhD program committees​)
  • 05 August to 18 September – Submission of documents for review
  • Week of 07 October: Registration for Term 10 OPENS
  • Week of 14 October: Registration for Term 10 CLOSES
PhD Academic Year 3 PhD Academic Year 4
Term 10
  • 28 October: First day of classes (and open drop/add period) for Term 10
  • 04 November: Holiday
  • 05 November: Close of drop/add period
  • 20 December: Last day of classes Term 10

Winter Term

  • Pedagogy of Higher Education

Term 11

  • Qualifying Exam (by research areas, by exam committees)
  • 28 January: First day of classes (and open drop/add period)

    Term 11

  • Qualifying Exam (by research areas, by exam committees)
  • 03 February: First day of classes (and open drop/add period) for Term 11
  • 10 February: Close of drop/add period
  • 23 February: Holiday (Monday 24 February is official public holiday)
  • 08 March: Holiday (Monday 9 March is official public holiday)
  • Week of 09 March: Registration for Term 12 OPENS
  • Week of 16 March: Registration for Term 12 CLOSES
  • 27 March: Last day of classes Term 11

Term 12

  • 06 April: Close of drop/add period
  • 30 March: First day of classes (and open drop/add period) Term 12
  • 29 May: Last day of classes Term 12
  • Holiday (“Spring”) break: 1-12 May

Summer Term

  • Pedagogy of Higher Education

Term 13

  • 16 September to 18 October – Annual Progress Review (by Doctoral program committees)
  • 05 August to 08 September – Submission of documents for review
  • Week of 07 October: Registration for Term 14 OPENS
  • Week of 14 October: Registration for Term 14 CLOSES

Term 14

  • 28 October: First day of classes (and open drop/add period) Term 14
  • 04 November: Holiday
  • 05 November: Close of drop/add period
  • 20 December: Last day of classes Term 14

Term 15

  • 3 February: First day of classes (and open drop/add period) Term 15
  • 10 February: Close of drop/add period
  • 23 February: Holiday (Monday 24 February is an official public holiday)
  • 08 March: Holiday (Monday 9 March is an official public holiday)
  • Week of 09 March: Registration for Term 16 OPENS
  • Week of 16 March: Registration for Term 16 CLOSES
  • 27 March: Last day of classes Term 15

Term 16

  • Thesis Final Review

Summer Term

  • Thesis Final Review

Term 17

  • PhD thesis defenses