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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.

Semester dates 

2018/19 academic year
Semester 1 starts 17 September 2018
Winter graduation 10–14 December 2018        
Christmas break starts         14 December 2018   
Christmas break ends 14 January 2019
Semester 1 exams 14–25 January 2019
Semester 1 ends 27 January 2019
Semester 2 starts 28 January 2019
Easter break starts 5 April 2019
Easter break ends 29 April 2019
Semester 2 exams 15 May–5 June 2019
Semester 2 ends 7 June 2019
Summer graduation 8–19 July 2019

 

 

2019/20 academic year
Semester 1 starts 16 September 2019
Winter graduation 9–13 December 2019
Christmas break starts 13 December 2019
Christmas break ends 13 January 2020
Semester 1 exams 13–24 January 2020
Semester 1 ends 26 January 2020
Semester 2 starts 27 January 2020
Easter break starts 27 March 2020
Easter break ends 20 April 2020
Semester 2 exams 13 May–3 June 2020
Semester 2 ends 5 June 2020
Summer graduation 13–24 July 2020

 

 

2020/21 academic year
Semester 1 starts 21 September 2020
Winter graduation 14–18 December 2020
Christmas break starts 18 December 2020
Christmas break ends 18 January 2021
Semester 1 exams 18–29 January 2021
Semester 1 ends 31 January 2021
Semester 2 starts 01 February 2021
Easter break starts 26 March 2021
Easter break ends 19 April 2021
Semester 2 exams 12 May–2 June 2021
Semester 2 ends 11 June 2021
Summer graduation 12–23 July 2021