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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

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

 

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 28 January 2018
Semester 2 starts 29 February 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