Academic dates

Find out key dates for your autumn and spring semesters, including 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.

2019/20 dates

Autumn semester dates 2019
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 2020
ActivityDate
Study Abroad students arrive

20 or 21 January

Orientation 22 January
Teaching 27 January to 7 May
Vacation 30 March to 17 April
Exam period 18 May to 5 June

2020/21 dates

Autumn semester dates 2020
ActivityDate
Study Abroad students arrive 19 or 20 September
Welcome Week 21 September to 25 September
Welcome and Orientation 21 September
Teaching 28 September to 18 December
Vacation 21 December to 8 January
Exam period 11 to 22 January
Spring semester dates 2021
ActivityDate
Study Abroad students arrive 18 to 19 January
Welcome and Orientation 20 January
Teaching 25 January to 7 May
Vacation 29 March to 16 April
Exam period 17 May to 4 June
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