Term and semester dates

The academic year

Term dates

Term 2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020
Autumn Monday 17 September 2018 –
Friday 14 December 2018
Monday 23 September 2019 –
Friday 20 December 2019
Spring Monday 07 January 2019 –
Friday 12 April 2019
Monday 13 January 2020 –
Friday 03 April 2020
Summer Monday 29 April 2019 –
Friday 17 May 2019
Monday 20 April 2020 –
Friday 22 May 2020

Semester dates

Semester 2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020
Semester A Monday 17 September 2018 –
Friday 11 January 2019

(17 weeks, including exam period and integral Christmas vacation 3 weeks)

There will be examinations on Saturday 12 January 2019 for certain students.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Monday 23 September 2019 –
Friday 17 January 2020

(17 weeks, including exam period and integral Christmas vacation 3 weeks)

There will be examinations on Saturday 18 January 2020 for certain students.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Semester B Monday 14 January 2019 –
Friday 17 May 2019

(18 weeks, including inter-semester week exam period and integral Easter vacation 2 weeks)

There may be examinations on Saturday 04 May 2019 and Saturday 11 May 2019 for certain students.

There will be examinations from Tuesday 18 June 2019 – Friday 28 June 2019 for referred/deferred assessments from Semesters A and B.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Monday 20 January 2020 –
Friday 22 May 2020

(18 weeks, including inter-semester week, exam period and integral Easter vacation 2 weeks)

There may be examinations on Saturday 09 May 2020 and Saturday 16 May 2020 for certain students.

There will be examinations from Monday 22 June 2020 – Friday 03 July 2020 for referred/deferred assessments from Semesters A and B.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Semester C Monday 20 May 2019 –
Friday 13 September 2019

(17 weeks, including exam period and integral vacation weeks determined by programme)

There will be examinations from Monday 02 September 2019 – Friday 06 September 2019 for approved programme-specific referred/deferred assessments and Semester C assessments.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Monday 25 May 2020 –
Friday 18 September 2020

(17 weeks, including exam period and integral vacation weeks determined by programme)

There will be examinations from Monday 07 September 2020 – Friday 11 September 2020 for approved programme-specific referred/deferred assessments and Semester C assessments.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.

Public holidays

Holiday 2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020
Christmas Tuesday 25 December 2018
Wednesday 26 December 2018
Wednesday 25 December 2019
Thursday 26 December 2019
New Year Tuesday 01 January 2019 Wednesday 01 January 2020
Easter Friday 19 April 2019
Monday 22 April 2019
Friday 10 April 2020
Monday 13 April 2020
May Day Monday 06 May 2019 Monday 04 May 2020
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2019 Monday 25 May 2020
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019 Monday 31 August 2020
University Holidays The University will be closed from 16.00 hours on Friday 21 December 2018 until 08.30 hours on Wednesday 02 January 2019.

The University will also be closed on Tuesday 27 August 2019.
The University will be closed from 12.00 hours on Tuesday 24 December 2019 until 08.30 hours on Thursday 02 January 2020.

The University will also be closed on Tuesday 01 September 2020.