Academic Calendar

MIDS is a one-year full-time LLM program starting in September each year and compulsory activities ending by early-June the year after, with the master thesis submission scheduled in August and the graduation ceremony in September.


First day of classes

10 September 2018

Winter holidays

21 December 2018 - 12 January 2019

Come back to school

9 January 2019

Easter break holidays

19 April 2019 - 22 April 2019

Last day of classes

4 June 2019

Master thesis submission deadline

4 August 2019

Graduation Ceremony

September 2019


MIDS is an intensive program, a really full-time one. The average week comprises about 20 hours of in-class courses for which our students have to thoroughly prepare in advance (2 to 3 hours of preparation for hour of class is a good estimate). The MIDS teaching system requires an active class, where students are called on to express their opinions, discuss the views expressed by classmates and comment on required readings.

Some courses take place every week at the same time and day, but many of the other activities (workshops, lectures, seminars, conferences, study trips, networking events,…) do not follow a regular pattern and they are scattered throughout the program. That is why not two weeks look alike at MIDS.

Our students should be prepared to fully commit themselves. MIDS is a one-year transformation experience where working hard pays off.