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Term dates

New students normally need to arrive before the beginning of term to take part in orientation activities. For more information, see our welcome pages for new students.

Some courses, particularly postgraduate ones, start on dates earlier than those listed below. Please check with your department for details.

Postgraduate research students study throughout the whole year. See term dates for postgraduate research students.

2016/2017

  • Autumn term: 26 September 2016 - 2 December 2016
  • Spring term: 9 January 2017 - 17 March 2017
  • Summer term: Tuesday 18 April 2017 - 23 June 2017 (term begins on a Tuesday as Easter Monday falls on 17 April)

2017/2018

  • Autumn term: 25 September 2017 - 1 December 2017
  • Spring term: 8 January 2018 - 16 March 2018
  • Summer term: 16 April 2018 - 22 June 2018 

2018/2019

  • Autumn term: 24 September 2018 - 30 November 2018
  • Spring term: 7 January 2019 - 15 March 2019
  • Summer term: 15 April 2019 - 21 June 2019 

2019/2020

  • Autumn term: 30 September 2019 - 6 December 2019
  • Spring term: 6 January 2020 - 13 March 2020
  • Summer term: 13 April 2020 - 19 June 2020

2020/2021

  • Autumn term: 28 September 2020 - 4 December 2020
  • Spring term: 11 January 2021 - 19 March 2021
  • Summer term: 19 April 2021 - 25 June 2021

Postgraduate research students

Postgraduate research students study throughout the whole year, working for at least 35 hours per week and take vacations (normally 30 days over the year) as agreed with their supervisor. There is only one term; the dates of the term coincide with the academic year:

  • 26 September 2016 - 25 September 2017
  • 25 September 2017 - 24 September 2018
  • 24 September 2018 - 30 September 2019
  • 30 September 2019 - 28 September 2020

Previous years

2015/2016

  • Autumn term: 28 September 2015 - 4 December 2015
  • Spring term: 4 January 2016 - 11 March 2016
  • Summer term: 11 April 2016 - 17 June 2016

2014/2015

  • Autumn term: 29 September 2014 - 5 December 2014
  • Spring term: 5 January 2015 - 13 March 2015
  • Summer term: 13 April 2015 - 19 June 2015

2013/2014

  • Autumn term: 30 September 2013 - 6 December 2013
  • Spring term: 6 January 2014 - 14 March 2014
  • Summer term: 22 April 2014 - 27 June 2014

Who to contact

For enquiries about term dates, please email registry-services@york.ac.uk
If your enquiry is urgent, please call 01904 324643.