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academic-calendarThe Bahrain Polytechnic operates on a two semester system. The First Semester starts in September and ends in January, and the Second Semester starts in late February and ends in June. Classes during the summer term may be offered, and this normally starts in July and ends in August. The approved dates for each Academic Year are available on the Academic Calendar.

Classes normally run Sunday to Thursday, from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (local time).

The Bahrain Polytechnic Academic Calendar is updated yearly, and the Academic Calendar below for the current year shows the key academic dates as well as the key dates for public and academic holidays. Note that public holidays are subject to lunar sighting or announcement by the Government.

 

Key Dates for Academic Year 2019/2020

August 2019

10 Arafa day 1440*
11-13Eid Al-Adha Holiday 1440*
30Al-Hijri New Year Holiday 1441*

September 2019

1The compensation day of Al-Hijri New Year Holiday 1441* 
2Last day for new students to submit applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre requisites for Semester 2, 2019-20
2Faculty attendance required. All faculty return from leave.
3-19“Online enrolment period (see website for details)

Add and Drop Period ends one week after the start of classes”

9-10Ashoora Holiday*
11Orientation days for new degree students
12Orientation days for new Foundation students
15First day of Semester 1, 2019-20 classes
19Add and Drop Period ends
25Last day to pay the fees online
26Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
26“Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee)”

October 2019

29 Sep-24 OctWithdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to the SIC in Building 8.
TBAApply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
24“Last day to Withdraw without academic penalty (students withdrawing after this: WF grade applies)”

November 2019

9-10Prophet’s birthday * and the compensation day  
10-14Mid Semester Break 
17-21Assessment Week  (refer to Course Booklet)
17-28Programme / Major Transfer period for Semester Two 2019/2019

December 2019

1-15Major Selection period for Semester Two 2019-2020 (degree students ONLY)
1-12Appling for Preregistration for Semester One 2020-2021
16-17National Day,  Accession Day Holiday
19Last day for current students to submit applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre requisites for Semester 2, 2019-20 (at least 2 Months prior if required for enrolment)
22-26Non Teaching day; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave

January 2020

1New Year’s Holiday
12-16Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
16Last day of Semester 1 (attendance requirements)
29-30Faculty & Academic Boards

February 2020

2-20Mid-year break
2-13Compulsory Academic Annual Leave
6Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
9-12Submission of appeal for course results (4 working days)
16Faculty attendance (All faculty return from leave)
11-27“Online enrolment period (see website)

Add and Drop Period ends  one week after the start of classes”

23First day of Semester 2, 2018-2019 classes
27Add and Drop Period ends

 

March 2020

4Last day to pay the fees online
5Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
TBAApply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
5“Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee).
Payment of fees due in full.”
8 March-2 AprilWithdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to the SIC 8

April 2020

2“Last day to Withdraw without academic Penalty
(students withdrawing after this: WF grade applies)”
12-16Mid Semester break; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave
19-23Assessment Week  (refer to Course Booklet)
TBAApply for admission for academic year 2019/2020 
24First day of Ramadan 1441*
26 April–7 MayProgramme / Major transfer period for Semester One 2020/2021 

May 2020

1-3Labour Day Holiday* and the compensation day
10-14Major Selection period for Semester 1,2020/2021 (degree students)
10-21Appling for Preregistration for Semester One 2020-2021  
24-26Eid Al-Fitr Holiday 1441* and the compensation days
27 May-2 JunNon Teaching day; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave

June 2020

 

21-25Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
25Last day of Semester 2 (attendance requirements)

July 2020

8-9Faculty & Academic Boards meeting
12 July- 27 AugustCompulsory Academic Annual Leave
16Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
19-22Submission of appeal for course results (5 working day)
29Arafa day 1441*
30 July-1 August Eid Al-Adha Holiday 1441*
TBAAll dates for the summer term will be published if any courses are offered
TBALast day of Summer term (if offered for attendance requirements)

August 2020

2-3The compensation day of Eid Al-Adha 1441*
19Al-Hijri New Year Holiday 1442*
28-29Ashoora Holiday*
30-31The compensation day of Ashoora Holiday

September 2020

1Faculty attendance (All academic staff return from leave)    
TBAReview of appeal applications made before xxxx for Semester 2, 2020-21
1-17“Online enrolment period (see website for details)
Add and Drop Period ends one week after the start of classes”
13First day of Semester 1, 2020-21 classes  
17Add and Drop Period ends
23Last day to pay the fees online
24Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
24Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee)”

Notes:

  • Electives Courses (5 Weeks):
    • Withdrawal with WR grade (will not affect GPA) and with refund, 5 working days (first week) after the classes start
    • Withdrawal with W grade (will not affect GPA) and without refund, 5 working days (second week) after WR
    • Withdrawal with WF grade (will affect GPA) and without refund, 5 working days (Third week) after W until the classes end
  • * will be determined upon sighting of the moon or as notified

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