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2020/2021 Academic Calendar for Postgraduate Programmes/Courses

2020 Autumn Term for Postgraduate Programmes/Courses

Week Academic Year Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun Week term Remarks
2020 Sep                
1 21 22 23 24 25 26 27    
2 28 29 30         1 28/9 First day of term
  Oct                
        1 2 3 4   1/10 National Day
3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 2/10 The day following Mid-Autumn Festival
4 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 3  
5 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 4  
6 26 27 28 29 30 31   5 26/10 The day following Chung Yeung Festival
  Nov                
              1    
7 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6  
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 7  
9 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 8 16–21/11 Study break
10 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 9  
11 30             10  
  Dec                
    1 2 3 4 5 6    
12 7 8 9 10 11 12
13
11 13/12 Last day to apply for deferment of studies
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 12  
14 21 22 23 24 25 26 (27) 13 25–26/12 Christmas holidays
15 28 29 30 31       14 27/12 Last day to withdraw from courses/programmes#
2021 Jan                
          1 2 3   1/1 New Year holiday
16 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 15 4–9/1 Study break
17 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 16 11–31/1 Examination period
18 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 17  
19 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 18 31/1 Last day of term
  Feb                
20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   1–13/2 Term break
21 8 9 10 11 12 13 14   12–15/2 Lunar New Year holidays

Key

  Commencement of term
  Study break
  Examination period (including Sundays and public holidays)
  Term break
 
Last day to apply for deferment of studies before the commencement of the examination period
( ) Last day to withdraw from courses/programmes#
The dates shown in red are Sundays and public holidays

Explanatory Notes: # Upon withdrawal from a programme, students will be withdrawn from all courses they have enrolled which have not yet been completed under the programme. The withdrawal record will remain in the student's academic profile.


2021 Spring Term for Postgraduate Programmes/Courses

Week Academic Year Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun Week term Remarks
2021 Feb                
22 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 1 16/2 First day of term
23 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2  
  Mar                
24 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 3  
25 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 4  
26 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 5  
27 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 6  
28 29 30 31         7  
  Apr                
        1 2 3 4   2–6/4 Easter holidays
29 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 8 4/4 Ching Ming Festival
30 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 9  
31 19 20 21 22 23 24
25
10 25/4 Last day to apply for deferment of studies
32 26 27 28 29 30     11  
  May                
            1 2   1/5 Labour Day
33 3 4 5 6 7 8 (9) 12 9/5 Last day to withdraw from courses/programmes#
34 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 13 17–22/5 Study break
35 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 14 19/5 Buddha's Birthday
36 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 15 24/5–13/6 Examination period
37 31             16  
  June                
    1 2 3 4 5 6    
38 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 17 13/6 Last day of term

Key

  Commencement of term
  Study break
  Examination period (including Sundays and public holidays)
 
Last day to apply for deferment of studies before the commencement of the examination period
( ) Last day to withdraw from courses/programmes#
The dates shown in red are Sundays and public holidays

Explanatory Notes: # Upon withdrawal from a programme, students will be withdrawn from all courses they have enrolled which have not yet been completed under the programme. The withdrawal record will remain in the student's academic profile.


2021 Summer Term for Postgraduate Programmes/Courses
(Applicable to some programmes only)

Week Academic Year Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun Week term Remarks
2021 June               14/6 Tuen Ng Festival
39 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 15/6 First day of term
40 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 2  
41 28 29 30         3  
  Jul                
        1 2 3 4   1/7 HKSAR Establishment Day
42 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 4  
43 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 5  
44 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 6  
45 26 27 28 29 30 31   7  
  Aug                
              1    
46 2 3 4 5 6 7
8
8 8/8 Last day to apply for deferment of studies
47 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 9  
48 16 17 18 19 20 21 (22) 10 22/8 Last day to withdraw from courses/programmes#
49 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 11  
50 30 31           12  
  Sep                
      1 2 3 4 5    
51 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 6–19/9 Examination period
52 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 14 19/9 Last day of term

Key

  Commencement of term
  Examination period (including Sundays and public holidays)
 
Last day to apply for deferment of studies before the commencement of the examination period
( ) Last day to withdraw from courses/programmes#
The dates shown in red are Sundays and public holidays

Explanatory Notes: # Upon withdrawal from a programme, students will be withdrawn from all courses they have enrolled which have not yet been completed under the programme. The withdrawal record will remain in the student's academic profile.


Important Dates

Term Postgraduate programmes/courses
Registration activity 2020 Autumn 2021 Spring 2021 Summer
Registration starts mid Jul 2020 mid Dec 2020 late Apr 2021
Last day of first-round application for financial assistance for the term by early Sept 2020 by late Jan 2021 by early Jun 2021
Announcement of result of first-round application for student financial assistance for the term by late Sept 2020 by mid Feb 2021 by late Jun 2021

 

Examination session Postgraduate programmes/courses
Examination activity 2020 Autumn 2021 Spring 2021 Summer
Exam period 11 Jan 2021 –
31 Jan 2021
24 May 2021 –
13 Jun 2021
6 Sept 2021 –
19 Sept 2021
Last day to apply for deferment of studies 13 Dec 2020 25 Apr 2021 8 Aug 2021
Last day to apply for withdrawal of courses/programme 27 Dec 2020 9 May 2021 22 Aug 2021
Announcement of examination timetable and arrangements by mid Dec 2020 by late Apr 2021 by early Aug 2021
Announcement of course results mid Mar 2021 early Aug 2021 early Nov 2021

 

Conferment Apr 2021 Aug 2021 Nov 2021
Graduation activity
Application for graduation period 21 Jan 2021 –
22 Feb 2021
28 May 2021 –
27 Jun 2021
3 Sept 2021 –
24 Sept 2021
Deadline for payment of graduation 8 Apr 2021 10 Aug 2021 8 Nov 2021

 


Modified Date: Jun 23, 2020