Important dates for exchange/short-term study abroad students

Please note: This webpage reflects our standard academic calendar. We endeavour to offer an exchange programme as normally as possible this year, however in light of the COVID-19 situation, there may be changes and a hybrid approach may be necessary (combination of in-person and online). We will keep you updated via email regarding exchange-specific changes, and please refer to the university coronavirus webpage for general updates. 

Note: Dates for full-degree Surrey students can be found on our Key Dates page. 

2021/22: Autumn / Semester 1*

  • Arrive: Wednesday 15 September 2021
  • Exchange Orientation (obligatory): 16 - 17 September
  • Welcome Week: 20-24 September
  • Teaching: 27 September - 10 December
  • Winter vacation: 11 December 2021 – 2 January 2022
  • Revision Week: 3-7 January (some classes)
  • Exams: 10-28 January, including Saturdays
  • Depart: 29/30 January
  • Vacation Week for full-year students: 31 January - 4 February
  • Results Release Date: Around 8 March

2021/22: Spring / Semester 2*

  • Arrive: Wednesday 2 February 2022
  • Exchange Orientation (obligatory): 3-4 February
  • Teaching: 7 February - 13 May
  • Spring vacation: 9 April - 1 May
  • Revision Week: 16-20 May
  • Exams: 23 May - 10 June
  • Depart: 11/12 June

2020/21: Autumn / Semester 1*

  • Arrive: Wednesday 16 September 2020
  • Exchange Orientation (Obligatory): 17-18 September
  • Welcome Week: 21-25 September
  • Teaching: 28 September – 11 December
  • Winter vacation: 12 December – 3 January (no mandatory classes)
  • Revision Week: 4-8 January 2021 (some classes)
  • Exams: 11-29 January, including Saturdays
  • Depart: 30/31 January

2020/21: Spring / Semester 2*

  • Arrive: Wednesday 3 February 2021
  • Exchange Orientation (Obligatory): 4-5 February
  • Teaching: 8 February – 14 May
  • Spring vacation: 30 March – 18 April (no mandatory classes)
  • Revision Week: 17-21 May
  • Exams: 24 May - 11 June including Saturdays
  • Depart: 12/13 June 2021
  • Exam Results: 5 July - 3rd year undergraduate; 15 July - all others; November - postgraduate final results
  • Reassessment Results: 10 September

See the UK public holidays and University closure dates on our Key Dates page.

*Please note, the nursing programme has different semester dates.

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University of Surrey
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