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Key dates

Application deadlines

The deadlines for the receipt of applications depend on the period of study for which you are applying:

  • Full academic year (September - June): 1 June
  • Fall semester (September - January): 1 June 
  • Spring semester (January - June): 1 November

As a rule, examinations normally take place during the last three weeks of the semester.

Orientation dates

To help you make the most of your time in Manchester, all students are strongly encouraged to attend our orientation course.

Semester dates 

2013/14 academic year

Semester 1 starts

16 September 2013

Christmas break starts

13 December 2013

Christmas break ends

13 January 2014

Semester 1 ends

26 January 2014

Semester 2 starts

27 January 2014

Easter break starts

4 April 2014

Easter break ends

28 April 2014

Semester 2 ends

6 June 2014

 

2014/15 academic year

Semester 1 starts

15 September 2014

Christmas break starts

12 December 2014

Christmas break ends

12 January 2015

Semester 1 ends

25 January 2015

Semester 2 starts

26 January 2015

Easter break starts

20 March 2015

Easter break ends

13 April 2015

Semester 2 ends

5 June 2015