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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.


Term Dates 

2020 - 2021

  • Monday 28 September 2020 - Start of first term teaching
  • Friday 15 January 2021 - End of first term
  • Monday 18 January 2021 - Start of second term
  • Friday 30 April 2021 - End of second term
  • Monday 10 May 2021 - Start of third term
  • Friday 20 August 2021 - End of third term

2021 - 2022

  • Monday 20 September 2021 - Start of Term 1 teaching
  • Friday 14 January 2022 - End of Term 1
  • Monday 17 January 2022 - Start of Term 2
  • Friday 13 May 2022 - End of Term 2
  • Monday 16 May 2022 - Start of Term 3
  • Friday 19 August 2022 - End of Term 3

Public and Fixed Holidays

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)

2020 - 2021

  • 25 December 2020 - Christmas Day (Public Holiday)
  • 28 December 2020 - In Lieu of Boxing Day (Public Holiday)
  • 29 December 2020 - University Closed (Fixed Holiday)
  • 30 December 2020 - University Closed (Fixed Holiday)
  • 31 December 2020 - University Closed (Fixed Holiday)
  • 01 January 2021 - New Year’s Day (Public Holiday)
  • 04 January 2021 - Second Day of New Year (Public Holiday)
  • 19 April 2021 - Aberdeen Spring Holiday Monday (Public Holiday)
  • 12 July 2021 - Aberdeen Summer Holiday Monday (Public Holiday)

Please Note: 

  • 28 September 2020 - Aberdeen Autumn Holiday Monday (Public Holiday). As this is the start of Term 1 an additional day’s leave will be given to relevant staff in lieu.

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