Academic dates

Find out key dates for your Autumn and Spring semester. When to arrive, when teaching starts, exams and holidays. 

You are expected to stay in Bristol for the exam period. Alternative assessments can sometimes be arranged for January but cannot be arranged for the summer exam period. Contact global-opportunities@bristol.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Autumn semester dates 2017/18
ActivityDate
Study Abroad students arrive from 15 September
Welcome Week 18 September to 22 September
Orientation and welcome party 18 September
Teaching 25 September to 15 December
Vacation 18 December to 5 January
Exam period 8 to 19 January
Spring semester dates 2017/18
ActivityDate
Study Abroad students arrive 17 January
Orientation and Welcome party 18 January
Teaching 22 January to 11 May
Vacation 26 March to 13 April
Exam period 14 May to 1 June

2018/19 dates

Autumn semester dates 2018/19
ActivityDate
Study Abroad students arrive 22 or 23 September
Welcome Week 24 September to 28 September
Orientation and welcome party 24 September
Teaching 01 October to 21 December
Vacation 24 December to 11 January
Exam period 14 to 25 January
Spring semester dates 2018/19
ActivityDate
Study Abroad students arrive 22 January
Orientation 23 January
Teaching 28 January to 10 May
Vacation 8 to 26 April
Exam period 20 May to 7 June
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