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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 2023/2024

July 2023

19Al-Hijri New Year Holiday 1445*
28-31Ashoora Holiday*

August 2023

27Faculty attendance (All academic staff return from leave)

September 2023

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, 2022-23
TBAOrientation days for new students
10First day of Semester 1, 2023-24 classes
10Add and Drop Period ends
21** Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee)”
27Prophet’s birthday*

October 2023

1Last day to pay the fees online
2-5Students with unpaid fees: late fees applied BD 25
8Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
19**Withdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to Students Information Centre.
20**Withdraw with academic penalty (students withdrawing: WF grade applies)
TBAApply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
TBAMajor Selection period for Semester 2, 2023-2024(degree students ONLY)

November 2023

29 October -2 NovemberMid Semester Break
5-9Assessment Week (refer to Course Booklet)
30Last day for current students to submit applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre-requisites for Semester 2, 2023-24 (at least 2 Months prior if required for enrolment)

December 2023

 

3-9Programme/Major/Minor transfer for semester 2, 2023/2024
16-18National Day,  Accession Day Holiday
24-28Non-Teaching day; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave

January 2024

1New Year’s Holiday
31 December -4 JanuaryRevision/Assessment
7-11Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
11Last day of Semester 1 (attendance requirements)
21-22Faculty & Academic Boards
23Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
23-27Appeal for Semester 1 results

February 2024

14 January-15 FebruaryMid-year break
28 January-8 FebruaryCompulsory Academic Annual Leave
11Faculty attendance (All faculty return from leave)
11-18Add and Drop Period
18First day of Semester 2, 2023-2024 classes
29**“Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee).
Payment of fees due in full.”

 

March 2024

3Last day to pay the fees online
4-7Students with unpaid fees: late fees applied BD 25
10Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
TBAApply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
11First day of Ramadan 1445*
28**Withdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to Students Information Centre
29**Withdraw with academic penalty (students withdrawing: WF grade applies)
TBAMajor Selection period for Semester 1,2023/2024 (degree students)

April 2024

7-11Mid Semester break
10-14Eid Al-Fitr Holiday 1445*
15-18Assessment Week (refer to Course Booklet)
TBAApply for admission for academic year 2024/2025

May 2024

1Labour Day Holiday
12-18Programme/Major/Minor transfer period for semester 1, 2024/2025
23Last day for current students to submit applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre-requisites for Semester 1, 2023-24 (at least 2 Months prior if required for enrolment)

June 2024

2-6Revision/Assessment
9-13Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
13Last day of Semester 2 (attendance requirements)
15Arafa day 1445*
16-18Eid Al-Adha Holiday 1443*
25Faculty & Academic Boards meeting
27Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
30 June to 4 JulyAppeal for Semester 2 results

July 2024

7 July- 22 AugustCompulsory Academic Annual Leave
7Al-Hijri New Year Holiday 1446*
17-18Ashoora Holiday*
TBAAll dates for the summer term will be published if any courses are offered
TBAاLast day of Summer term (if offered for attendance requirements)

August 2024

25Faculty attendance -All academic staff return from leave

September 2024

8First day of Semester 1, 2024-25 classes
TBA    Add and Drop Period ends
18Last day to pay the fees online  
19Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped   
19Last 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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