Important dates for exchange/short-term study abroad students

Please note: This webpage reflects standard practices. 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 we are expecting a more hybrid approach (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 students can be found on our key dates page. 

2019/20: Autumn / Semester 1*

  • Arrive: Wednesday 25 September 2019
  • Exchange Orientation (Obligatory): 26 - 27 September
  • Welcome Week: 30 September - 4 October
  • Teaching: 7 October - 20 December
  • Winter vacation: 21 December – 12 January (no mandatory classes)
  • Revision Week: 13 - 15 January 2020
  • Exams: 16 - 31 January
  • Depart: 1/2 February
  • Reading week for full-year students: 3-7 February

2019/20: Spring / Semester 2*

  • Arrive: Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • Exchange Orientation (Obligatory): 6-7 February
  • Teaching: 10 February - 22 May
  • Spring vacation: 30 March - 24 April (no mandatory classes)
  • Revision Week: 25 - 29 May
  • Exams: 1 - 19 June
  • Depart: 20/21  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

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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