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Academic Calendar

The academic year at KCST is divided into two semesters of approximately 17 weeks each and a summer term of approximately 8 weeks. Each semester is divided into two study periods followed by an examination.

KCST Opening Hours – 8am to 7pm

KCST Office Hours – 8am to 4pm

FALL SEMESTER 2018
Registration Fall Semester 2018
Date
Time
Foundation 1 & 2
Sun 2 September
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
On Campus
Degree Semester 1
Mon 3 September
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
On Campus
Degree Semester 5
Tue 4 September
10.00 pm – 4.00 pm
On-line
Degree Semester 4
Wed 5 September
10.00 am – 1.00 pm
On-line
Degree Semester 3
Wed 5 September
1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
On-line
Degree Semester 2
Thu 6 September
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
On-line
Add/ Drop period
Mon 10 September to
Mon 17 September
On Campus
 
Orientation Day for New students
Sun 9 September 2018
10.30 am – 12.30 am
 
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Start Date
End Date
days / weeks( approx.)
Lectures/Tutorials/ Labs ( classes start)
Mon 10 September
Thu 1 November
8 weeks
Mid-term Exam
Sat 3 November
Thu 8 November
6 days
Lectures/Tutorials/ Labs
Mon 12 November
Thu 20 December
6 weeks
Final Exams
Sun 6 January 2019
Wed 16 January 2019
9 days
Fall to Spring Intermission Period
Thu 17 January 2019
Thu 31 January 2019
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
Registration Spring Semester 2019
Date
Time
Foundation 1 & 2
Sun 27 January
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
On Campus
Degree Semester 1
Sun 27 January
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
On Campus
Degree Semester 6
Mon 28 January
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
On-line
Degree Semester 5
Tue 29 January
10.00 am – 1.00 pm
On-line
Degree Semester 4
Tue 29 January
1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
On-line
Degree Semester 3
Wed 30 January
10.00 am – 1.00 pm
On-line
Degree Semester 2
Thu 31 January
1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
On-line
Add/ Drop period
Sun 3 February to
Sun 10 February
On Campus
 
SPRING SEMESTER 2019
Start Date
End Date
days / weeks( approx.)
Lectures/Tutorials/ Labs ( classes start)
Sun 3 February
Thu 28 March
8 weeks
Mid-term Exam
Sat 30 March
Thu 4 April
6 days
Lectures/Tutorials/ Labs
Mon 8 April
Wed 15 May
6 weeks
Ramadan begins
Mon 6 May
Approximate
Final Exams
Thu 16 May 2019
Thu 23 May
7 days
Spring to Summer Intermission Period Sun 26 May Thu 6 June
SUMMER TERM 2019
Registration Summer Term 2019
Date
Time
Registration for all courses offered
9 & 10 June 2019
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
On line
Add/ Drop period
Tue 11 June to
Thu 13 June
On Campus
 
Summer Term 2019
Start Date
End Date
days / weeks(approx. 8 wks)
Lectures/Tutorials/ Labs ( classes start)
Tue 11 June
Tue 9 July
Mid-term Exam
Wed 10 July
Thu 11 July
2 days
Lectures/Tutorials/ Labs
Sun 14 July
Mon 5 August
Final Exams
Tue 6 August
Thu 8 Aug
3 days
Spring to Summer Intermission Period Sun 26 May Thu 6 June
NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020 STARTS ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2019
IMPORTANT DATES
MONTH
DAYS
EVENT
September 2018
Sunday 2 September
Registration for Foundation Program students
September 2018
Monday 3 September
Registration for Degree 1 students
September 2018
Tue 4 Sept, Wed 5 Sept, Thu 6 Sept
Registration for Degrees 5, 4 ,3 & 2 students
September 2018
Sun 9 Sept
Orientation Day – New students
September 2018
Mon 10 Sept
Fall semester classes begin
September 2018
Mon 10 Sept - Mon 17 September
Add /Drop period
September 2018
Tue 11 September (shifted to Thu 13 Sept)
Hijri New Year holiday
November 2018
Sat. 3 Nov – Thu 8 Nov
Midterm exams
November 2018
Sat 10 Nov and Sun 11 Nov
Midterm Make-up Exams
November 2018
Sun 11 Nov
Study break
November 2018
Thu 22 Nov
The Prophet’s Birthday (Holiday)
December 2018
Thu 20 Dec
Fall Semester classes end
December 2018
Sun 23 Dec – Mon 31 Dec 2018
Winter break
January 2019
Tue 1 Jan
New Year holiday
January 2019
Back to work for all at University
January 2019
Wed 2 Jan
Back to work for all at University
January 2019
Sun 6 Jan – Wed 16 Jan 2019
Final exams
January 2019
January 2019 Mon 14 Jan –Thu 17 Jan
Make-up final exam
January 2019
Sun 27 Jan 2019
Spring Semester begins Registration for Foundation and Degree 1 students
January 2019
Mon 28 Jan to Thu 31 Jan
Registration for Degree 6,5, 4, 3 and 2 students
February 2019
Sun 3 Feb
Spring Semester classes begin
February 2019
Sun 3 Feb to Sun 10 Feb
Add /Drop period
February 2019
25 Feb - 26 Feb
National and Liberation Day holidays
March/April 2019
Sat 30 March – Wed 3 April
Midterm exams
April 2019
Thu 4 April
Prophet’s Ascension (holiday)
April 2019
Sat 6 April & Sun 7 April
Midterm Make-up Exams
April 2019
Sun 7 April
Study break – no lectures
May 2019
Mon 6 May ( date may change)
Ramadan Begins –Class time change
May 2019
Wed 15 May
Spring Semester classes end
May 2019
Thu 16 May – Thu 23 May
Final Exams
May 2019
Thu 23 May, Sat 25 May, Sun 26 May,
Make-up Exams
June 2019
Wed 5 June to Thu 6 June
Eid El-Fitr Holidays
June 2019
Sun 9 June 2019
Deadline for accepting grade appeals ( Final Exam)
June 2019
Sun 9 June 2019
Summer Term begins
June 2019
Sun 9 & Mon 10 June
Registration for Summer classes
June 2019
Tue 11 June
Summer Term classes begin
June 2019
Tue 11 June to Thu 13 June
Add /Drop period
July 2019
Wed 10 July and Thu 11 July
Midterm exams
July 2019
Sat 13 July
Midterm Make-up Exams
August 2019
Mon 5 Aug
Summer Term classes end
August 2019
Tue 6 Aug, Wed 7 Aug & Thu 8 Aug
Final Exams ( Summer Term)
August 2019
Mon 12 Aug, Tue 13 Aug, Wed 14 Aug
Eid Al Adha holidays
August 2019
Thu 22 Aug
Deadline for accepting grade appeals ( Final Exam)
September 2019
Sun 1 Sep 2018
Start of Academic Year 2019-2020