View our term and semester dates for 2021 - 22

A 'term' refers to the period of time when you can expect classes to be held. A 'semester' includes term-time and weeks when you will be expected to undertake independent study, revision, and exams.

Full year programme dates

  • Welcome week: 20 - 27 September 2021
  • Leicester Academic Year: 27 September 2021 - 10 June 2022
  • Calendar Year (alternative assessments*): 17 January 2022 - 16 December 2022
  • Calendar Year: 17 January 2022  - 14 January 2023.

*Students wishing to take alternative assessments in order to depart the UK in December should refer to the section on Exams below.

Semester 1 (Fall/ September start)

  • Welcome Week: 20 - 27 September 2021
  • Semester 1 with alternative assessments: 27 September 2021 - 17 December 2021
  • Semester 1: 27 September 2021 - 16 January 2022

Semester 2 (Spring/ January start)

  • Welcome: 12 - 14 January 2022
  • Semester 2: 17 January 2022 - 10 June 2022

Exams

Please note that students taking classes in some scientific subjects including Biological Science, Mathematics, Geology, and Engineering will be required to stay for the full examination period in January and/ or Summer as applicable.

Airport pick-up service

The Study Abroad Unit will be in touch with all offer-holders regarding the airport pick-up service as soon as detailed information is available.

Vacations and holidays

  • Christmas: 18 December 2022 - 16 January 2022
  • Easter: 1 April 2022 - 3 May 2022
  • Summer: 11 June 2022 - 26 September 2022