The 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
|29||New Student Orientation|
|11-13||Eid Al Adha*|
|20||Fees due / W with refunds ends|
|2||Hijri New Year*|
|23||Last day to W without Academic Penalty|
|30- 3 November||Mid-Sem Break|
|16 – 17||National Day and Accession Day Holidays|
|18 – 19||Compensation day*|
|1||New Year’s Day|
|24-26||AB results meeting|
|26-16 February||Mid-Year break|
|2||Fees Due / W with refund ends|
|30||Last day to W without Academic Penalty|
|25-27||Eid Al Fitr*|
|11-13||AB Results meetings|
|27-30||New Student orientation|
|31||Eid 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.