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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Academic Calendar for 2020-2021 Academic Year
Academic Activities in Fall 2020 
Last day for applications on Announcement for Enrolment of New Students (in Fall Term)* September 12, 2020
Last day for applications on Announcement for Enrolment of New Students [in Spring Term]* January 30, 2021
Study Contract Renewals          June 1 - July 31, 2020
Beginning of classes in Fall semester September 28,2020
Course Registration and beginning of  classes  September 28,2020 - October 02,2020
Add – Drop Period October 12-13, 2020
Midterm Exams November 07 - November 15,2020
Course Withdrawal Period October  14 - November 20,2020
Last Day of Classes January 8, 2021
Master Thesis/Project Submission Deadline January 5, 2021
Preparation for Final Exams [Collective Annual Vacation] January, 11 - January 15 ,2021
Final Exams January 16 - January 25,2021
Registration for Makeup Exams
[All students are eligible but only those who want to improve their grades need to register]
January 28 - January 29,2021
Makeup Exams February  01-05, 2021
Master Thesis/Project Defense Deadline February 5,2021
Academic Activities in Spring 2021
Beginning of classes in Spring semester February 15,2021
Course registration and beginning of  classes  February 15- February 19,2021
Add-Drop Period March 02-03,2021
IUS Open Day March 26,2021
Midterm Exams March 28 - April 05,2021
Course Withdrawal Period March 04 - April 09,2021
Last Day of Classes May 28,2021
Preparation for Final Exams  May 31- June 4,2021
Final Exams June 5- June 14,2021
Graduation Ceremony To be announced
Registration for Makeup Exams
(All students are eligible but only those who want to improve their grades need to register) 
June 16- June 18,2021
Makeup Exams June 21 - June 25,2021
Registration for September Makeup Exams 
[All students are eligible but only those who want to improve their grades need to register] 
August 16- August 20,2021
September Makeup Exams August 23-September 3,2021
September Second Makeup Exams September 06- September 08,2021
Last day for MA thesis and PhD dissertation submission To be announced by Graduate Office 
Lat day for thesis MA thesis and PhD dissertation defense September 13, 2021
STATUTORY HOLIDAYS, NON-WORKING DAYS, SPECIAL DAYS DATE
Statehood Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina [Non Working Day] Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Catholic Christmas** Friday, December 25, 2020
New Year’s Day 2020 [Non working Days]
Observed on January 1st and 2nd
Friday and  Saturday, January 01-02, 2021
Orthodox Christmas** Thursday, January 07, 2021
Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina
[Non Working Day]
 Monday, March 01, 2021
Catholic Easter** Sunday, April 04,2021
Orthodox Easter** Sunday, May 2, 2021
International Labor Day [Non working Day]
Saturday-Monday, May 01-03, 2021
Eid al-Fitr Thursday, May 13,2021
Eid al-Adha Tuesday, July 20, 2021

* Study year is organized in two semesters: fall semester and spring semester. Fall semester is generally the first semester of the study year and spring semester is the second one. Senate can determine simultaneous beginning of the study year so that spring semester is designated as the first (odd) semester and the fall semester as the second (even) semester of the particular study program. For students who are enrolling into study program in spring semester, first study year starts with spring semester, in accordance with the date set in Academic Calendar.