Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer
Menu
Menu Search the University of Manchester siteSearch
Search type

Alternatively, use our A–Z index

Key dates

If you’re applying for the Study Abroad Programme at The University of Manchester, you should make a note of the key dates taking place 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

2015/16 academic year
Semester 1 starts 21 September 2015
Winter graduation 14–18 December 2015
Christmas break starts 18 December 2015
Christmas break ends 18 January 2016
Semester 1 exams 18–29 January 2016
Semester 1 ends 31 January 2016
Semester 2 starts 1 February 2016
Easter break starts 18 March 2016
Easter break ends 11 April 2016
Semester 2 exams 19 May – 8 June 2016
Semester 2 ends 10 June 2016
Summer graduation 11–22 July 2016

 

2016/17 academic year
Semester 1 starts 19 September 2016
Winter graduation 12–16 December 2016
Christmas break starts 16 December 2016
Christmas break ends 16 January 2017
Semester 1 exams 16–27 January 2017
Semester 1 ends 29 January 2017
Semester 2 starts 30 January 2017
Easter break starts 31 March 2017
Easter break ends 24 April 2017
Semester 2 exams 18 May – 7 June 2017
Semester 2 ends 9 June 2017
Summer graduation 10–21 July 2017