Academic calendar for 2020/2021

Approved by Rector’s directive No 54 of 25 November 2019
Amended by Rector’s directive No 24 of 13 May 2020

Based on subsection 3 (1) of the Academic Policies of Tallinn University of Technology, I hereby approve the academic calendar for 2020/20121 as follows:

2020
25 August [entry into force 13.05.2020] first day to submit  the autumn semester’s individual study plan
24 August beginning of the academic year
deadline for submission of applications for vacant student places
24  – 30 August pre-week of the autumn semester
28 August opening ceremonies
31 August beginning of the autumn semester
7 September deadline for submission of the semester’s individual study plan and an application for academic leave at one’s own request
9 September deadline for cancellation of students’ declarations for registration to a course by the lecturer
17 September university’s anniversary, award of doctoral degrees
21 September deadline for submission of an action plan for PhD students
25 October end of the study period (quarter)
14 December deadline for submission of applications for defence
20 December end of the period of classroom sessions of the autumn semester
24 December – 1 January Christmas holiday
2021
4 January approval of the applications for defence by the supervisor
11 January first day to submit  the spring semester’s individual study plan
18 January deadline for submission of applications for vacant student places
20 January deadline for taking the autumn semester’s examinations
23 January end of the autumn semester
25 January beginning of the spring semester
1 February deadline for submission of the spring semester’s individual study plan and an application for academic leave at one’s own request
3 February deadline for cancellation of students’ declarations for registration for a course by the lecturer
21 March end of the study period (quarter)
10 May deadline for submission of applications for defence
16 May end of the period of classroom sessions of the spring semester
24 May approval of the applications for defence by the supervisor
31 May deadline for defence of graduation theses by graduates of joint Master’s study programmes
4 June deadline for defence of graduation theses by graduates of Master’s studies
9 June deadline for taking the spring semester’s examinations
10 June deadline for defence of graduation thesis for graduates of the first level of education and deadline for taking the Bachelor’s examination
13 June end of the spring semester
18 June deadline for attestation of PhD students
17 – 29 June period of graduation ceremonies
29 June end of the academic year

calculation of the study load of students for the next academic year based on the study results of the previous academic year