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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 2022/2023

July 2022

30-31Al-Hijri New Year Holiday 1444*

August 2022

8-9Ashoora Holiday*
11-10 Sep“Online enrolment period (see website for details)

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

28Faculty attendance (All academic staff return from leave)

September 2022

1Last day for new students to submit applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre-requisites for Semester 1, 2022-23
TBAReview of appeal applications made before for Semester 2, 2021-22
TBAOrientation days for new students
10Add and Drop Period ends
11First day of Semester 1, 2022-23 classes
21Last day to pay the fees online
22Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
22 **Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee)”

October 2022

8-9Prophet’s birthday*
20**Withdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to Registration Registration@polytechnic.bh.
21**Withdraw with academic penalty (students withdrawing: WF grade applies)
TBAApply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
TBAMajor Selection period for Semester 2, 2022-2023(degree students ONLY)

November 2022

30 Oct -3 Nov Mid Semester Break
6-10Assessment Week (refer to Course Booklet)
13 Nov-1 Dec Appling for Preregistration for Semester 2,2022-2023
30Last day for current students to submit applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre-requisites for Semester 2, 2022-23 (at least 2 Months prior if required for enrolment)

December 2022

4-10Programme / Major Transfer period for Semester Two 2022/2023
16-19National Day,  Accession Day Holiday
25-29Non Teaching day; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave

January 2023

1New Year’s Holiday
8-12Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
12Last day of Semester 1 (attendance requirements)
25-26Faculty & Academic Boards

February 2023

15 Jan-16 FebMid-year break
29 Jan-9 FebCompulsory Academic Annual Leave
2Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
2-8Submission of appeal for course results (4 working days)
5-23“Online enrolment period (see website)Add and Drop Period ends one week after the start of classes”
12Faculty attendance (All faculty return from leave)
19First day of Semester 2, 2022-2023 classes
23Add and Drop Period ends

 

March 2023

1Last day to pay the fees online
2Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
TBAApply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
2**“Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee).

Payment of fees due in full.”

3-30**Withdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to Registration Registration@polytechnic.bh.
23First day of Ramadan 1444*
31**Withdraw with academic penalty (students withdrawing: WF grade applies)
TBAMajor Selection period for Semester 1,2022/2023 (degree students)

April 2023

9-13Mid Semester break
16-20Assessment Week (refer to Course Booklet)
TBAApply for admission for academic year 2023/2024
21-25Eid Al-Fitr Holiday 1444*

May 2023

1Labour Day Holiday
7-25Appling for Preregistration for Semester One 2022-2023
25Last day for current students to submit applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre-requisites for Semester 2, 2023-2024 (at least 2 Months prior if required for enrolment)

June 2023

TBAProgramme / Major transfer period for Semester One 2023/2024
11-15Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
15Last day of Semester 2 (attendance requirements)
27Arafa day 1443*
28June-2JulyEid Al-Adha Holiday 1443*

July 2023

5-6Faculty & Academic Boards meeting
9 July-24AugCompulsory Academic Annual Leave
13Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
13-20Submission of appeal for course results (4 working day)
19Al-Hijri New Year Holiday 1445*
28-31Ashoora Holiday*
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 2023

27Faculty attendance (All academic staff return from leave
TBA“Online enrolment period (see website for details),Add and Drop Period ends one week after the start of classes”

September 2023

TBAReview of appeal applications made before for Semester 2, 2023-2024
10First day of Semester 1, 2023-2024 classes
14Add and Drop Period ends
20Last day to pay the fees online
21Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
21Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee)”

Notes:

  • ** Short Courses (6 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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