Research Postgraduate - Academic Year

For research students, each academic year is divided into three equal semesters and term (i.e. 4 months for each semester/term) as follows:

 

Semester One

Semester Two

Summer Term

1 September to 31 December

1 January to 30 April

1 May to 31 August

 

Students are required to commence their studies at PolyU and report study commencement at the General Office of the host department with the schedule as follows:

 

Semester One

Semester Two

Summer Term

1 September or 1st day of the semester, whichever is earlier

1st working day after 1 January

1st working day after 1 May

 

Notwithstanding of the new arrangement, RPg students should continue to follow the PolyU's academic calendar with regard to learning and teaching activities including subject registration, timetabling, add/drop period, etc.

 

There are two teaching semesters, each lasting for 13 weeks, and a 7-week summer term.  The teaching of Semester One academic year starts in late August or early September.  The teaching of Semester Two second semester commences in mid-January and that of Summer Term the summer term runs from May to July.

 

Please click here for details of the PolyU's academic calendar.