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Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020


Fall 2019

18/8/2019Arrival of academic staff
22/8/2019 - 24/8/2019Arrival of international Students
27/8/2019 – 29/8/2019Orientation and registration
1/9/2019Start of classes
12/9/2019Add /drop deadline
15/9/2019 – 19/9/2019Academic Advising Week
10/10/2019Course withdrawal without notation deadline
3/11/2019 – 7/11/2019Academic Advising Week
17/11/2019 – 22/11/2019Spring 2020  registration
14/11/2019Dissertation / capstone submission deadline for students enrolled in Fall 2019
17/11/2019 – 28/11/2019Dissertation / capstone viva voce examinations for students enrolled in Fall 2019
5/12/2019End of classes
8/12/2019 – 12/12/2019Fall 2019 final  exams
8/12/2019– 17/12/2019Grading week & Assessment week
17/12/2019Dissertation assessment result submission for students enrolled in Fall 2019
18/12/2019Qatar National Day
19/12/2019End of Fall 2019 semester
22/12/2019 – 9/1/2019Winter break

Spring 2020

12/1/2020Start of classes
12/1/2020 – 16/1/2020Re-sit week
23/1/2020Add /drop deadline
26/1/2020 – 30/1/2020Academic Advising Week
11/2/2020Qatar Sport's Day
20/2/2020Course withdrawal without notation deadline
01/3/2020 – 05/3/2020Mid- Term Break
15/3/2020 – 19/3/2020Academic Advising Week
05/04/2020– 09/4/2020Fall 2019 early registration
2/4/2020Dissertation / capstone submission deadline for students enrolled in Spring 2020
05/04/2020–09/04/2020Dissertation / capstone review deadline for students enrolled in Spring 2020
12/04/2020– 16/4/2020Dissertation / capstone viva voce examinations for students enrolled in Spring 2020
12/4/2020
Dissertation supervisor assignment - Class of 2019
23/4/2020End of classes
 24/4/2020Start of Ramadan 1441
26/4/2020– 30/4/2020Examination week Spring 2020
30/4/2020Dissertation assessment result submission for students enrolled in Spring 2020
03/05/2020– 07/05/2020Grading Week & preparation week for AY 2019-2020
10/5/2020 – 14/5/2020Assessment Week
14/5/2020End of semester
14/5/2020Summer break

Summer 2020

23/5/2020End of Ramadan
24/5/2020– 26/5/2020
Eid Al-Fitr 1441
31/5/2020
Registration and start of summer 2020 - residencies and internships
16/7/2020End of summer semester - residencies and internships
19/7/2020– 23/7/2020Exams and assessment week
23/7/2020End of summer semester - residencies and internships
31/7/2020– 4/8/2020Eid Al-Adha 1441


Academic Calendar 2020 - 2021


​Fall 2020
16/8/2020
Arrival of academic staff
20/8/2020 - 23/8/2020Arrival of international Students
25/8/2020 – 27/8/2020Orientation and registration
30/08/2020Start of classes
10/9/2020Add /drop deadline
13/9/2020 – 17/9/2020Academic Advising Week
08/10/2020Course withdrawal without notation deadline
01/11/2020 – 05/11/2020Academic Advising Week
12/11/2020Dissertation / capstone submission deadline for students enrolled in Fall 2020
15/11/2020 – 20/11/2020Spring 2020  registration
15/11/2020 – 26/11/2020Dissertation / capstone viva voce examinations for students enrolled in Fall 2020
3/12/2020End of classes
6/12/2020 – 10/12/2020Fall 2020 final  exams
6/12/2020– 17/12/2020Grading week & Assessment week
17/12/2020Dissertation assessment result submission for students enrolled in Fall 2020
17/12/2020End of Fall 2020 semester
18/12/2020Qatar National Day
20/12/2020 – 9/1/2021Winter break

Spring 2021
10/1/2021
Start of classes
10/1/2021 – 14/1/2021Re-sit week
21/1/2021Add /drop deadline
24/1/2021 – 28/1/2021Academic Advising Week
11/2/2021Qatar Sport's Day
18/2/2021Course withdrawal without notation deadline
28/02/2021 – 04/03/2021Mid- Term Break
14/3/2021 – 18/3/2021Academic Advising Week
28/03/2021– 01/4/2021Fall 2021 early registration
25/03/2021Dissertation / capstone submission deadline for students enrolled in Spring 2021
28/03/2021–01/04/2021Dissertation / capstone review deadline for students enrolled in Spring 2020
28/03/2021– 08/4/2021Dissertation / capstone viva voce examinations for students enrolled in Spring 2021
11/4/2021Dissertation supervisor assignment - Class of 2021
12/4/2021Start of Ramadan 1442
22/4/2021End of classes
25/4/2021– 29/4/2021Examination week Spring 2021
29/4/2021Dissertation assessment result submission for students enrolled in Spring 2020
02/05/2021– 06/05/2021Grading Week & preparation week for AY 2020-2021
09/5/2021 – 13/5/2021Assessment Week
12/5/2021End of Ramadan
13/5/2021End of semester
12/5/2021–16/5/2021Eid Al-Fitr 1442
16/5/2021Summer break

​Summer 2021

​23/5/2021

​Registration and start of summer 2021 - residencies and internships

8/7/2021

End of summer semester - residencies and internships

11/7/2021– 15/7/2021

Exams and assessment week

15/7/2021

End of summer semester - residencies and internships



Past academic calendars 

​2015-2016

2016-2017