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.

2022/23 academic year

Activity    Start date    End date 
Online induction (new students) Monday, 12 September 2022  
Welcome Week Monday, 19 September 2022  
Semester 1 teaching starts Monday, 26 September 2022  
Winter graduation Monday, 12 December 2022 Friday, 16 December 2022
Christmas break Monday, 19 December 2022 Sunday, 15 January 2023
Semester 1 assessment and exams Monday, 16 January 2023 Friday, 27 January 2023
Semester 1 ends Sunday, 29 January 2023  
Semester 2 teaching starts Monday, 30 January 2023  
Non-teaching period (prep for study/fieldwork/project) Monday, 27 March 2023 Sunday, 2 April 2023
Easter break Monday, 3 April 2023 Sunday, 16 April 2023
Semester 2 assessment and exams Monday, 15 May 2023 Wednesday, 7 June 2023
Semester 2 ends Friday, 9 June 2023  
Summer graduation Monday, 10 July 2023 Friday, 21 July 2023

2023/24 academic year

Activity    Start date    End date 
Online induction (new students) Monday, 11 September 2023  
Welcome Week Monday, 18 September 2023  
Semester 1 starts Monday, 25 September 2023  
Winter graduation Monday, 11 December 2023  
Christmas break Monday, 18 December 2023 Sunday, 14 January 2024
Semester 1 assessment and exams Monday, 15 January 2024 Friday, 26 January 2024
Semester 1 ends Sunday, 28 January 2024  
Semester 2 starts Monday, 29 January 2024  
Non-teaching period Monday, 18 March 2024 Sunday, 24 March 2024
Easter break Monday, 25 March 2024 Sunday, 7 April 2024
Semester 2 assessment and exams *To be confirmed, but expected to begin Monday, 13 May 2024 *To be confirmed, but expected to end Wednesday, 5 June 2024
Semester 2 ends Friday, 7 June 2024  
Summer graduation *To be confirmed, but expected to fall within the three weeks from Monday, 8 July 2024  
Exam resits Monday, 19 August 2024 Friday, 30 August 2024

2024/25 academic year

Activity    Start date    End date 
Online induction (new students) Monday, 9 September 2024  
Welcome Week Monday, 16 September 2024  
Semester 1 starts Monday, 23 September 2024  
Winter graduation Monday, 9 December 2024  
Christmas break Monday, 16 December 2024 Sunday, 12 January 2025
Semester 1 assessment and exams Monday, 13 January 2025 Friday, 24 January 2025
Semester 1 ends Sunday, 26 January 2025  
Semester 2 starts Monday, 27 January 2025  
Non-teaching period Monday, 7 April 2025 Sunday, 13 April 2025
Easter break Monday, 14 April 2025 Sunday, 27 April 2025
Semester 2 assessment and exams *To be confirmed, but expected to begin Monday, 12 May 2025 *To be confirmed, but expected to end Wednesday, 4 June 2025
Semester 2 ends Friday, 6 June 2025  
Summer graduation *To be confirmed, but expected to fall within the three weeks from Monday, 7 July 2025  
Exam resits Monday, 18 August 2025 Friday, 29 August 2025