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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

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