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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 2020/20201

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)
TBALast day for new students to submit applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre requisites for Semester 2, 2020-21
TBAReview of appeal applications made before xxxx for Semester 2, 2020-21
6-17“Online enrolment period (see website for details)

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

TBAOrientation days for new Foundation students
TBAOrientation days for new Foundation students
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)”

October 2020

22Withdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to the SIC in Building 8.
22“Last day to Withdraw without academic penalty (students withdrawing after this: WF grade applies)”
TBAApply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
29Prophet’s birthday * and the compensation day

November 2020

1-5Mid Semester Break
8-12Assessment Week  (refer to Course Booklet)
15-26 Appling for Preregistration for Semester 2, 2020-2021

December 2020

1-10Major Selection period for Semester Two 2020-2021 (degree students ONLY)
16-17National Day,  Accession Day Holiday
15Last day for current students to submit applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre requisites for Semester 2, 2020-21 (at least 2 Months prior if required for enrolment)
27-31Non Teaching day; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave
27 Dec-7 Jan Programme / Major Transfer period for Semester Two 2020/2021

January 2021

1-3New Year’s Holiday
10-14Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
14Last day of Semester 1 (attendance requirements)
27-28Faculty & Academic Boards

February 2021

31-18Mid-year break
31-11Compulsory Academic Annual Leave
4Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
7-10Submission of appeal for course results (4 working days)
9-25“Online enrolment period (see website)
Add and Drop Period ends  one week after the start of classes”
14Faculty attendance (All faculty return from leave)
21First day of Semester 2, 2020-2021 classes
25Add and Drop Period ends

 

March 2021

3Last day to pay the fees online
4Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
TBAApply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
4“Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee).
Payment of fees due in full.”
7 Mar – 1 AprWithdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to the SIC 8

April 2021

 

1“Last day to Withdraw without academic Penalty
(students withdrawing after this: WF grade applies)”
11-15Mid Semester break; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave
18-22Assessment Week  (refer to Course Booklet)
TBAApply for admission for academic year 2021/2022
19First day of Ramadan 1442*
26 Apr- 7 MayProgramme / Major transfer period for Semester One 2020/2021

May 2021

1-2Labour Day Holiday* and the compensation day
2-27Appling for Preregistration for Semester One 2020-2021
23-27Major Selection period for Semester 1,2021/2022 (degree students)
12-16Eid Al-Fitr Holiday 1441* and the compensation days

June 2021

 

20-24Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
24Last day of Semester 2 (attendance requirements)

July 2021

7-8Faculty & Academic Boards meeting
11 Jul- 26 AugCompulsory Academic Annual Leave
15Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
19Arafa day 1442*
20-22Eid Al-Adha Holiday 1442*
25-28Submission of appeal for course results (4 working day)
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 2021

9Al-Hijri New Year Holiday 1443*
18-19Ashoora Holiday*
29Faculty attendance (All academic staff return from leave
31 Aug-16 Sep“Online enrolment period (see website for details)
Add and Drop Period ends one week after the start of classes”

September 2021

TBAReview of appeal applications made before xxxx for Semester 2, 2020-21
12First day of Semester 1, 2021-22 classes
16Add and Drop Period ends
22Last day to pay the fees online
23Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
23Last 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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