Pre-session is an introductory week organized by CEU each year in the beginning of September to familiarize first-year students with CEU units and life in Budapest.
Zero week follows the Pre-session every year, and consists of introductory classes that help students to decide which elective courses suit their interests the best.
Fall 1st half: 19 September - 28 October, 2016
Fall 2nd half: 2 November - 9 December, 2016
Winter Semester 9 January - 31 March, 2017
(15 March, Wednesday: National Holiday)
Spring Semester 3 April - 16 June, 2017
Thesis Writing Workshops: 9-10 March (MA1, MA2/2)
and 9+12 June 2017 (MA2/1)
50% for MA2 2nd year students by 10 October, 2016
75% for MA2 2nd year students by 15 February, 2017 (revised/expanded fieldwork/analysis chapters, cca. 12,000-word)
100% for MA2 2nd year students by 18 May, 2017 (15,000-word full draft)
final thesis of 18,000-word for MA2 2nd year students by 1 June, 2017
thesis title and 500-word abstract for MA2 1st year students by 5 April, 2017
detailed thesis proposal of 2,500 words including milestones/deliverables by 27 April, 2017
first draft of introductory/theory chapter of 5,000 words by 1 June, 2017
first draft of introductory/theory chapter of 5,000 words for MA1 students by 13 April, 2017
revised/expanded fieldwork/analysis chapters of 10,000-word for MA1 students by 16 May, 2017
full draft of 13,500-word for MA1 students by 29 May, 2017 (15,000-word final thesis by 8 June, 2017)
Defence and exams: 6-8 June (MA2/2) and 13-15 June 2017 (MA1)
for more information visit Departmental Policies on Thesis Writing for MA Students and check other deadlines here.