Academic calendar MA programmes

Below you will find the academic calendar of the MA in Diplomacy and Global Governance and the MA in Global Security and Strategy programmes of the Brussels School of Governance for the academic year 2022-2023:

(Please note that the information marked in grey is for faculty and Academic Quality Committee processes only.)

ACADEMIC WEEKS     ACADEMIC EVENTS
Semester I - Fall 2022      
    21-22 September Teaching quality workshops
ORIENTATION   23 September Orientation & registration
26 September - 02 October Week 1 26 September 
26 September - 02 October
First day of classes
Late registration for all students
03 October - 09 October Week 2 09 October Last day to add a course (for continuing students only)
10 October - 16 October Week 3    
17 October - 23 October Week 4 17 - 23 October Re-sit week (for continuing students only)
24 October - 30 October Week 5    
31 October - 06 November Week 6 01 November
02 November
Bank holiday & Academic holiday
VUB holiday
07 November - 13 November Week 7 11 November Bank holiday
14 November - 20 November Week 8 18 November Academic holiday (Verhaegen)
21 November - 27 November Week 9    
28 November - 04 December Week 10 28 November - 04 December  Pre-registration
05 December - 11 December Week 11 05 - 11 December Instructors submit exam for review
12 December - 18 December Week 12    
19 December - 25 December Week 13 19 - 25 December
25 December
Recommended revision session (not mandatory class) 
End of classes / AQC Folders due
26 December - 01 January 2023 Winter holiday 26 December - 01 January Winter holiday (no classes)
02 January - 08 January Winter holiday 02 - 08 January  Winter holiday (no classes)
09 January - 15 January Week 14 09 - 15 January
15 January
Final exam
End of Fall Semester
16 January - 22 January AQC Week 18 January
19 January
20 January
Final grades and folders due 4PM
External Examiners / AQC meeting
AQC Remedial Action (if necessary)
MA Committee Period   23 January SASC meeting
       
Semester II - Spring 2023      
    18 - 19 January  Teaching quality workshop
23 January - 29 January Week 1 23 January
23 - 29 January
First day of classes
Late registration for all students
30 January - 05 February  Week 2 05 February Last day to add a course
       
06 February - 12 February Week 3    
13 February - 19 February Week 4 13 - 19 February Re-sit week
20 February - 26 February Week 5    
27 February - 05 March Week 6    
06 March - 12 March Week 7    
13 March - 19 March Week 8    
20 March - 26 March Week 9    
27 March - 2 April Week 10    
03 April - 09 April Spring Break 03 - 09 April Academic holiday (no classes)
10 April - 16 April  Spring Break 10 - 16 April Academic holiday (no classes)
    17 - 23 April Pre-registration
17 April - 23 April Week 11 17 - 23 April  Instructors submit exam for review
24 April - 30 April  Week 12    
1 May - 7 May  Week 13 01 May
01 - 07 May
07 May
Bank holiday
Recommended revision session (not mandatory class) 
End of classes  / AQC Folders due
8 May - 14 May Week 14 08 - 14 May
14 May
Final exam
End of Spring Semester
15 May - 21 May AQC Week 17 May
18 May
19 May
19-21 May
Final grades and folders due 4 PM / Start of Internship
Bank holiday
External Examiner / AQC meeting
AQC Remedial Action (if necessary)
MA Committee Period   23 May SASC meeting
       
Semester III - Summer 2023      
    24 - 25 May Teaching quality workshop
29 May - 4 June Week 1 29 May
30 May
30 May - 04 June
Bank holiday
First day of classes
Late registration for all students
05 June - 11 June Week 2 05 June Bank holiday
12 June - 18 June Week 3    
19 June - 25 June Week 4 19 - 25 June Re-sit week
26 June - 02 July Week 5    
    03 - 09 July Pre-registration
03 July - 09 July Week 6 03 - 09 July Instructors submit exam for review
10 July - 16 July Week 7 11 July VUB holiday
17 July - 23 July Week 8 17 - 23 July
21 July
23 July
Recommended revision session (not mandatory class) 
Bank holiday
End of classes  / AQC Folders due
24 July - 30 July Week 9 24 - 30 July
30 July
Final exams 
End of Summer Term
31 July - 06 August AQC Week 02 August Final grades and folders due 4 PM
    03 August External examiner / AQC Meeting
    04 August AQC Remedial Action (if necessary)
MA Committee Period   07 August SASC meeting
       
Semester IV - Fall 2023 (only for students with 120-credit option) - See Academic Calendar 2023-2024
25 September  Week 1   First day of classes
Please note that the information highlighted in grey are for faculty and Academic Quality Committee processes only.