Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Find important dates such as the start of term, exams week and graduations ceremonies.

Academic Calendar to download or print:

The Academic Calendar may be subject to review by Academic Council.


Semester Dates 

2018 - 2019

  • Monday 10 September 2018 - Start of first semester, induction and introductory teaching
  • Friday 25 January 2019 - End of first semester
  • Monday 28 January 2019 - Start of second semester
  • Friday 17 May 2019 - End of second semester for all students except Final Year Honours students
  • Monday 27 May 2019 - Start of third semester (where applicable)
  • Thursday 13 June 2019 - End of second semester for Final Year Honours students
  • Friday 6 September - End of third semester

2019 - 2020

  • Monday 9 September 2019 - Start of first semester, induction and introductory teaching
  • Friday 24 January 2020 - End of first semester
  • Monday 27 January 2020 - Start of second semester
  • Friday 15 May 2020- End of second semester for all students except Final Year Honours students
  • Monday 25 May 2020 - Start of third semester (where applicable)
  • Thursday 11 June 2020 - End of second semester for Final Year Honours students
  • Friday 4 September 2020 - End of third semester

Public and Fixed Holidays

2018 - 2019

  • 24 September 2018 - Aberdeen Autumn Holiday Monday (Public Holiday)
  • 25 December 2018 - Christmas Day (Public Holiday)
  • 26 December 2018 - Boxing Day (Public Holiday)
  • 27 December 2018 - University Closed (Fixed Holiday) 
  • 28 December 2018 - University Closed (Fixed Holiday)
  • 31 December 2018 - University Closed (Fixed Holiday)
  • 01 January 2019 - New Year’s Day (Public Holiday)
  • 02 January 2019 - Second Day of New Year (Public Holiday)
  • 22 April 2019 - Aberdeen Spring Holiday Monday (Public Holiday)
  • 08 July 2019 - Aberdeen Summer Holiday Monday (Public Holiday)

2019 - 2020

  • 23 September 2019 - Aberdeen Autumn Holiday Monday (Public Holiday)
  • 25 December 2019 - Christmas Day (Public Holiday)
  • 26 December 2019 - Boxing Day (Public Holiday)
  • 27 December 2019 - University Closed (Fixed Holiday)
  • 30 December 2019 - University Closed (Fixed Holiday)
  • 31 December 2019 - University Closed (Fixed Holiday)
  • 01 January 2020 - New Year’s Day (Public Holiday)
  • 02 January 2020 - Second Day of New Year (Public Holiday)
  • 20 April 2020 - Aberdeen Spring Holiday Monday (Public Holiday)
  • 13 July 2020 - Aberdeen Summer Holiday Monday (Public Holiday)