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.

2020/21 dates

Autumn semester dates 2020
ActivityDate
Online induction activities From 28th September
Welcome and Orientation 5 October
Teaching Block 1 5 October - 15 January
Christmas Vacation 21 December to 8 January
January assessment period 18 to 29 January
Spring semester dates 2021
ActivityDate
Welcome and Orientation 27 January
Teaching Block 2 1 February to 14 May
Easter Vacation 29 March to 16 April
Summer assessment period 24 May to 14 June
Spring semester end date 18 June
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