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 dates

ActivityStart dateEnd date
Online induction (new students) Monday, 12 September 2022  
Semester 1 starts Monday, 19 September 2022  
Christmas break Monday, 19 December 2022 Sunday, 15 January 2023
Semester 1 ends Sunday, 29 January 2023  
Semester 2 starts Monday, 30 January 2023  
Easter break Monday, 27 March 2023 Sunday, 16 April 2023
Semester 2 ends Friday, 9 June 2023