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Academic Calendar 2021 – 2022

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9 June 2021, Wednesday -
18 June 2021, Friday
Pre-registration for FMPA aptitude exams
9 June 2021, Wednesday -
18 June 2021, Friday
Pre-registration for FADA aptitude exams
1 July 2021, Thursday -
2 July 2021, Friday
Fine Arts program aptitude exams
2 July 2021, FridayInternal transfer applications deadline
5 July 2021, Monday -
8 July 2021, Thursday
Music program aptitude exams
15 July 2021, Thursday
National holiday
19 July 2021, Monday (12:30)
Half day holiday
20 July 2021, Tuesday -
23 July 2021, Friday
Feast of Sacrifice holiday
26 July 2021, Monday -
30 July 2021, Friday
Theater program aptitude exams
26 July 2021, Monday -
6 August 2021, Friday
External transfer applications
29 July 2021, Thursday
Offerings for Fall semester finalized
2 August 2021, Monday -
20 August 2021, Friday
Course pre-registrations
3 August 2021, Tuesday
Internal transfer application results sent to the Registrar
6 August 2021, FridayFADA aptitude exams results and scholarships announced
6 August 2021, FridayFMPA aptitude exams results and scholarships announced
18 August 2021, Wednesday
New graduate student admissions finalized
20 August 2021, Friday
External transfer application results sent to the Registrar
27 August 2021, Friday
Classrooms available to all depts. for scheduling
27 August 2021, Friday
Newly created courses reported to departments
30 August 2021, Monday
Victory Day holiday
31 August 2021, Tuesday -
2 September 2021, Thursday
Registration for new graduate students
3 September 2021, FridayNew minor program and second major applications deadline
3 September 2021, Friday -
4 September 2021, Saturday
Registration for new international undergraduate students
6 September 2021, Monday -
11 September 2021, Saturday
Registration for new undergraduate students
7 September 2021, Tuesday
Tuition installment plan application deadline for new students
8 September 2021, Wednesday
Departments finalize schedules, quotas, and elective pools

Fall Semester 
11 September 2021, Saturday -
12 September 2021, Sunday
Exchange students' arrivals
12 September 2021, Sunday (09:30)
PAE Exam: 1st stage
12 September 2021, Sunday (18:00)
PAE Exam 1st stage results announced
12 September 2021, Sunday -
14 September 2021, Tuesday
Online GE100 Introduction to Academic Life program registrations
10 September 2021, Friday -
16 September 2021, Thursday
Required courses pre-load
13 September 2021, Monday (09:00)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-A
13 September 2021, Monday (15:30)
French aptitude test
13 September 2021, Monday (19:00)
PAE Exam 2nd stage part-A results announced
14 September 2021, Tuesday (09:00)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B writing exam
14 September 2021, Tuesday -
16 September 2021, Thursday
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B speaking exams (by appointment)
14 September 2021, Tuesday
Transfer students' curricula finalized
14 September 2021, Tuesday
Turkish course for new international students
15 September 2021, Wednesday -
17 September 2021, Friday
GE100 Introduction to Academic Life program for all new students
15 September 2021, WednesdayTuition due for all continuing students
15 September 2021, WednesdayLast day for leave-of-absence applications
15 September 2021, Wednesday
New minor program and second major application results sent to the Registrar
16 September 2021, Thursday
Exchange students' course registration
16 September 2021, Thursday
PAE Exam 2nd stage exam results announced
17 September 2021, Friday
Courses pre-loaded for new students
17 September 2021, Friday
Elective courses pre-loaded
17 September 2021, Friday (17:30)
Pre-loaded courses announced
20 September 2021, Monday
English Preparatory Program Period 1 begins
20 September 2021, Monday -
21 September 2021, Tuesday
Course registrations
21 September 2021, Tuesday (08:00)
Elective and required quotas merged
22 September 2021, WednesdayClasses begin
22 September 2021, Wednesday (09:00)
Registration for courses additional to the curriculum begins
22 September 2021, Wednesday (09:00)
Optional re-registration for successfully completed courses
28 September 2021, Tuesday (13:00)Course drop deadline
28 September 2021, Tuesday (23:59)Course add deadline
30 September 2021, Thursday (08:00)
Exam reservations begin
28 October 2021, Thursday
No classes
28 October 2021, Thursday (12:30)
Half day holiday
29 October 2021, Friday
Republic Day holiday
30 October 2021, Saturday
No classes
31 October 2021, Sunday
No classes
10 November 2021, WednesdayCommemoration of Atatürk
12 November 2021, Friday (17:30)Withdraw deadline
12 November 2021, Friday (17:30)
Final exams list finalized
19 November 2021, Friday
English Preparatory Program Period 2 begins
15 December 2021, Wednesday
Offerings for Spring semester finalized
17 December 2021, Friday -
4 January 2022, Tuesday
Course pre-registration
29 December 2021, WednesdayFridays' course schedule effective
29 December 2021, WednesdayInternal transfer applications deadline
29 December 2021, WednesdayNew minor program and second major applications deadline
30 December 2021, ThursdayLast day of classes
31 December 2021, Friday (17:30)Deadline for submitting FZ grades for non-qualifying students
31 December 2021, Friday (17:30)Students who do not qualify to take final exams (FZ grades) announced
1 January 2022, Saturday
New Year’s Day holiday
3 January 2022, Monday -
15 January 2022, Saturday
Final exams
10 January 2022, Monday
Classrooms available to all depts. for scheduling
10 January 2022, Monday
Newly created courses reported to departments
11 January 2022, Tuesday
New graduate student admissions finalized
13 January 2022, ThursdayRegistration for new graduate students
13 January 2022, Thursday
Transfer application results sent to the Registrar
13 January 2022, Thursday
New minor program and second major application results sent to the Registrar
14 January 2022, Friday
Last day of Fall semester classes for English Preparatory Program
14 January 2022, Friday (09:30)
PAE Exam: 1st stage
14 January 2022, Friday (18:00)
PAE Exam 1st stage results announced
15 January 2022, Saturday (09:00)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-A
15 January 2022, Saturday (19:00)
PAE Exam 2nd stage part-A results announced
17 January 2022, Monday (09:00)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B writing exam
17 January 2022, Monday -
18 January 2022, Tuesday
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B speaking exam (by appointment)
18 January 2022, Tuesday
Departments finalize schedules, quotas, and elective pools
18 January 2022, Tuesday (17:30)Grade submission deadline for instructors
18 January 2022, Tuesday (17:30)Grades announced
20 January 2022, Thursday
PAE Exam 2nd stage exam results announced

Spring Semester 
20 January 2022, Thursday -
24 January 2022, Monday
Required courses pre-load
21 January 2022, Friday
Courses pre-loaded for new students
21 January 2022, Friday
Tuition due (English Preparatory Program)
21 January 2022, Friday
Transfer students' curricula finalized
22 January 2022, Saturday - 23 January 2022, Sunday
Exchange students' arrival
24 January 2022, MondayLast day for leave-of-absence applications
24 January 2022, MondayTuition due
24 January 2022, Monday
English Preparatory Program Period 3 begins
25 January 2022, Tuesday
Exchange students' course registration
27 January 2022, Thursday
Elective courses pre-loaded
27 January 2022, Thursday (17:30)
Pre-loaded courses announced
28 January 2022, FridayCourse registrations
28 January 2022, Friday (08:00)
Elective and required quotas merged
31 January 2022, MondayClasses begin
31 January 2022, Monday (09:00)
Registration for courses additional to the curriculum begins
31 January 2022, Monday (09:00)
Optional re-registration for successfully completed courses
4 February 2022, Friday (13:00)Course drop deadline
4 February 2022, Friday (23:59)Course add deadline
8 February 2022, Tuesday (08:00)
Exam reservations begin
10 March 2022, Thursday -
13 March 2022, Sunday
Spring Break (except for English Preparatory Program)
22 March 2022, Tuesday (17:30)Withdraw deadline
23 March 2022, Wednesday (17:30)
Final exams list finalized
23 March 2022, Wednesday
English Preparatory Program Period 4 begins
3 April 2022, SundayBilkent Day
23 April 2022, Saturday
National Sovereignty and Children's Day holiday
29 April 2022, Friday - 30 April 2022, Saturday
Spring Festival
1 May 2022, Sunday
Labor and Solidarity Day holiday
2 May 2022, Monday -
4 May 2022, Wednesday
Feast of Ramadan holiday
9 May 2022, Monday -
23 May 2022, Monday
Course requests for Summer School through SRS
13 May 2022, FridayLast day of classes
13 May 2022, Friday (21:00)Deadline for submitting FZ grades for non-qualifying students
13 May 2022, Friday (21:00)Students who do not qualify to take final exams (FZ grades) announced
15 May 2022, Sunday -
28 May 2022, Saturday
Final exams
19 May 2022, Thursday
Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day holiday
24 May 2022, Tuesday
Last day of Spring semester classes for English Preparatory Program
24 May 2022, Tuesday (10:00)
PAE Exam: 1st stage
24 May 2022, Tuesday (18:00)
PAE Exam 1st stage results announced
25 May 2022, Wednesday (09:00)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-A
25 May 2022, Wednesday (19:00)
PAE Exam 2nd stage part-A results announced
26 May 2022, Thursday (09:00)
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B writing exam
26 May 2022, Thursday -
29 May 2022, Sunday
PAE Exam: 2nd stage part-B speaking exam (by appointment)
30 May 2022, Monday
PAE Exam 2nd stage exam results announced
1 June 2022, Wednesday (17:30)Grade submission deadline for instructors
1 June 2022, Wednesday (17:30)Grades announced


Summer School 2022 
2 June 2022, Thursday -
3 June 2022, Friday
Course registrations for Summer School
2 June 2022, Thursday
Tuition due (English Preparatory Program)
3 June 2022, Friday (16:30)Summer School individual study course application deadline
3 June 2022, Friday
Offerings for Summer School finalized
3 June 2022, Friday (23:59)Course drop deadline
6 June 2022, MondayClasses begin
6 June 2022, Monday
English Preparatory Program Period 5 begins
7 June 2022, Tuesday (17:30)Course add deadline
29 June 2022, Wednesday (17:30)Withdraw deadline
1 July 2022, Friday
Internal transfer applications deadline
8 July 2022, Friday
No classes
8 July 2022, Friday (12:30)
Half day holiday
9 July 2022, Saturday -
12 July 2022, Tuesday
Feast of Sacrifice holiday
13 July 2022, WednesdayFridays' course schedule effective
15 July 2022, Friday
National holiday
28 July 2022, ThursdayFridays' course schedule effective
28 July 2022, ThursdayLast day of classes
28 July 2022, Thursday (21:00)Deadline for submitting FZ grades for non-qualifying students
28 July 2022, Thursday (21:00)Students who do not qualify to take final exams (FZ grades) announced
29 July 2022, Friday -
2 August 2022, Tuesday
Summer School final exams
5 August 2022, Friday (17:30)Grade submission deadline for instructors
5 August 2022, Friday (17:30)Grades announced
5 August 2022, Friday
Last day of Summer School classes for English Preparatory Program
30 August 2022, Tuesday
Victory Day holiday