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Check key dates for the Academic Year

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 2016/2017

August 2016

29New Student Orientation 

September 2016

4Classes commence
8Drop/Add ends
10Arafa day*
11-13Eid Al Adha*
14Compensation day*
20Fees due / W with refunds ends

October 2016

2Hijri New Year*
23Last day to W without Academic Penalty
30- 3 NovemberMid-Sem Break

November 2016

6-10Assessment week

December 2016

11Prophets Birthday*
16 – 17National Day and Accession Day Holidays
18 – 19Compensation day*

January 2017

1New Year’s Day
8-12Assessment week
12Semester ends
24-26AB results meeting
26-16 FebruaryMid-Year break

February 2017

2Results released
19Classes commence.
23Drop/Add ends


March 2017

2Fees Due / W with refund ends
30Last day to W without Academic Penalty

April 2017

9-13Mid-semester break
16-20Assessment week

May 2017

1Labor Day

June 2017

18-22Assessment week
22Semester Ends
25-27Eid Al Fitr*

July 2017

11-13AB Results meetings
20Results released

August 2017

27-30New Student orientation
31Eid Al Adha*


  • * will be determined upon sighting of the moon or as notified
  • TBA: To Be Advised
  • 1 New students to Bahrain Polytechnic are NOT eligible for a refund if Withdrawing from Bahrain Polytechnic in Semester 1. The confirmation fee is NON refundable.

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