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.

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

2019/20 dates

Autumn semester dates 2019/20
ActivityDate
Study Abroad students arrive 21 or 22 September
Welcome Week 23 September to 27 September
Orientation and welcome party 23 September
Teaching 30 September to 20 December
Vacation 23 December to 10 January
Exam period 13 to 24 January

Spring semester dates 2019/20
ActivityDate
Study Abroad students arrive

20 or 21 January

Orientation 22 January
Teaching 27 January to 8 May
Vacation 30 March to 17 April
Exam period 18 May to 5 June

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