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Key dates

If you're applying for an international exchange programme at The University of Manchester, you should make a note of the key dates both before and during your time here.

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 

2017/18 academic year
Semester 1 starts 18 September 2017
Winter graduation 11–15 December 2017
Christmas break starts 15 December 2017
Christmas break ends 15 January 2018
Semester 1 exams 15–26 January 2018
Semester 1 ends 26 January 2018
Semester 2 starts 29 January 2018
Easter break starts 23 March 2018
Easter break ends 16 April 2018
Semester 2 exams 15 May – 5 June 2018
Semester 2 ends 8 June 2018
Summer graduation 9–20 July 2018

 

2018/19 academic year
Semester 1 starts 17 September 2018
Winter graduation 10–14 December 2018        
Christmas break starts         14 December 2018   
Christmas break ends 14 January 2019
Semester 1 exams 14–25 January 2019
Semester 1 ends 27 January 2019
Semester 2 starts 28 January 2019
Easter break starts 5 April 2019
Easter break ends 29 April 2019
Semester 2 exams 15 May–5 June 2019
Semester 2 ends 7 June 2019
Summer graduation 8–19 July 2019