Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2019/2020

Please note: the calendar is also attached in .pdf format at the bottom of this page.

Students should consult their department/school/program academic calendar for location of studies in each term, as well as special dates and exam periods.

2019 Fall Term

Academic Year begins

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Assumption Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Special Day Off, CEU Budapest is officially closed

Monday, August 19, 2019

Hungarian National Holiday, CEU Budapest is officially closed

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

First-year master’s and doctoral students arrive in Budapest

Saturday, Aug 31 & Sunday, Sept 1, 2019

Pre-session for first-year master’s and doctoral students, Budapest

Monday, Sept 2 – Friday, Sept 13, 2019

Continuing master’s students arrive in Budapest

Saturday, Sept 7 & Sunday, Sept 8, 2019

Zero week

Monday, Sept 9 – Friday, Sept 13, 2019

- SENATE MEETING

- Department/School Heads meeting

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Opening ceremony in Budapest

5 pm, Friday, September 13, 2019

- Fall term begins in Budapest*

- Registration for Fall Term begins

Monday, September 16, 2019

Student Union elections in departments and schools

Monday, Sept 16 – Tuesday, Sept 24, 2019

First-year students from departments/schools with fall term in Vienna depart for Vienna

Saturday, Sept 28 & Sunday, Sept 29, 2019
Registration for Fall Term ends Sunday, September 29, 2019
SENATE MEETING Friday, October 4, 2019
Department/School Heads meeting Tuesday, October 8, 2019
First Student Union Assembly meeting Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Research and Travel Grants application deadline (students) Thursday, October 10, 2019
Hungarian National Holiday, CEU Budapest is officially closed Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Austrian National Holiday, CEU Vienna is officially closed Saturday, October 26, 2019
ACADEMIC FORUM Thursday, October 31, 2019
All Saints’ Day, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed Friday, November 1, 2019

- SENATE MEETING

- Department/School Heads meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Vienna Campus Opening Friday, November 15, 2019
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING Saturday, Nov 16 & Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
TOWN HALL MEETING Tuesday, November 26, 2019
SENATE MEETING Friday, November 29, 2019
Registration for Winter Term begins Monday, December 2, 2019

Fall Term ends

Friday, December 6, 2019

Immaculate Conception Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Department/School Heads meeting

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Offices with skeleton team, Library and Labs on weekend schedule

Monday, Dec 16 – Friday, Dec 20, 2019

Special Day Off, CEU Budapest is officially closed

Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas Eve, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Special Day Off, CEU Budapest is officially closed

Friday, December 27, 2019

Offices with skeleton team, Library and Labs on weekend schedule

Monday, December 30, 2019

New Year’s Eve, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2020 Winter Term

New Year’s Day, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed         Wednesday, January 1, 2020

CEU Vienna is officially closed

Tuesday, January 2 – Sunday January 5, 2020

Epiphany Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed                           

Monday, January 6, 2020

- Winter Term begins in Vienna and Budapest*
- Deadline for submission of Fall Term grades

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Research and Travel Grants application deadline (students)

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Registration for Winter Term ends

Sunday, January 12, 2020

SENATE MEETING

Friday, January 17, 2020

Department/School Heads meeting

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

SENATE MEETING

Friday, February 7, 2020

Department/School Heads meeting

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

ACADEMIC FORUM

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Research and Travel Grants application deadline (students)

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Hungarian National Holiday, CEU Budapest is officially closed

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Registration for Spring Term begins

Monday, March 16, 2020

SENATE MEETING

Friday, March 13, 2020

Department/School Heads meeting

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Winter Term ends

Friday, March 27, 2020

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Saturday, March 28 & Sunday, March 29, 2020

2020 Spring Term

Spring Term begins in Vienna and Budapest*

Monday, March 30, 2020

Registration for Spring Term ends

Sunday, April 5, 2020

TOWN HALL MEETING

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Good Friday, CEU Budapest is officially closed

Friday, April 10, 2020

Easter Sunday, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter Monday, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

Monday, April 13, 2020

SENATE MEETING

Friday, April 17, 2020

Department/School Heads meeting

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Deadline for submission of the Winter Term grades

Monday, April 20, 2020

Departments/schools start negotiations on cross listing agreements

Friday, April 24, 2020

ACADEMIC FORUM

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Labor Day, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed

Friday, May 1, 2020

- Departments/schools submit the final list of courses including cross-listed courses for the AY 2020-21 to the Student Records Office

- Departments/schools start scheduling courses for Fall Term 2020-21

Friday, May 8, 2020

SENATE MEETING

Friday, May 15, 2020

Department/School Heads meeting Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Ascension Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed Thursday, May 21, 2020

Deadline for submission of the Spring Term grades of graduating students

Friday, May 29, 2020
Pentecost Sunday, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed Sunday, May 31, 2020
Pentecost Monday, CEU Budapest and CEU Vienna are officially closed Monday, June 1, 2020
Research and Travel Grants application deadline (students) Thursday, June 4, 2020
Corpus Christi Day, CEU Vienna is officially closed Thursday, June 11, 2020
Spring Term ends Friday, June 12, 2020
COMMENCEMENT Friday, June 19, 2020
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21, 2020
Summer University in Budapest begins Monday, June 29, 2020
Final deadline for all course grades for AY 2019-20 Friday, July 10, 2020

- Summer University in Budapest ends

- Academic Year ends

Friday, July 31, 2020

Most important dates 2020-21

  • September 11, Friday. Opening ceremony
  • September 14, Monday. Fall Term begins
  • December 4, Friday. Fall Term ends
  • January 4, Monday. Winter Term begins
  • March 26, Friday. Winter Term ends
  • March 29, Monday. Spring Term begins
  • June 11, Friday. Spring Term ends