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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.

Undergraduate

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: Tuesday 14 April 2020 - 19 June 2020 (term begins on a Tuesday as Easter Monday falls on 13 April)

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

2021/2022

  • Autumn term: 27 September 2021 - 3 December 2021
  • Spring term: 10 January 2022 - 18 March 2022
  • Summer term: 19 April 2022 - 24 June 2022

2022/2023

  • Autumn term: 26 September 2022 - 2 December 2022
  • Spring term: 9 January 2023 - 17 March 2023
  • Summer term: 17 April 2023 - 23 June 2023

2023/2024

  • Autumn term: 25 September 2023 - 1 December 2023
  • Spring term: 8 January 2024 - 15 March 2024
  • Summer term: Tuesday 15 April 2024 - 21 June 2024 (term begins on a Tuesday as Easter Monday falls on 13 April)

2024/2025

  • Autumn term: 23 September 2024 - 29 November 2024
  • Spring term: 6 January 2025 - 14 March 2025
  • Summer term: 22 April 2025 - 27 June 2025

2025/2026

  • Autumn term: 29 September 2025 - 5 December 2025
  • Spring term: 12 January 2026 - 20 March 2026
  • Summer term: 20 April 2026 - 26 June 2026

Postgraduate Taught

2016/2017

  • Autumn term: 19 September 2016 - 2 December 2016
  • Spring term: 9 January 2017 - 17 March 2017
  • Summer term: Tuesday 18 April 2017 - 22 September 2017 (term begins on a Tuesday as Easter Monday falls on 17 April)

2017/2018

  • Autumn term: 18 September 2017 - 1 December 2017
  • Spring term: 8 January 2018 - 16 March 2018
  • Summer term: 16 April 2018 - 21 September 2018 

2018/2019

  • Autumn term: 17 September 2018 - 30 November 2018
  • Spring term: 7 January 2019 - 15 March 2019
  • Summer term: 15 April 2019 - 20 September 2019 

2019/2020

  • Autumn term: 23 September 2019 - 6 December 2019
  • Spring term: 6 January 2020 - 13 March 2020
  • Summer term: Tuesday 14 April 2020 - 25 September 2020 (term begins on a Tuesday as Easter Monday falls on 13 April)

2020/2021

  • Autumn term: 21 September 2020 - 4 December 2020
  • Spring term: 11 January 2021 - 19 March 2021
  • Summer term: 19 April 2021 - 24 September 2021

2021/2022

  • Autumn term: 20 September 2021 - 3 December 2021
  • Spring term: 10 January 2022 - 18 March 2022
  • Summer term: 19 April 2022 - 23 Septmber 2022

2022/2023

  • Autumn term: 19 September 2022 - 2 December 2022
  • Spring term: 9 January 2023 - 17 March 2023
  • Summer term: 17 April 2023 - 22 September 2023

2023/2024

  • Autumn term: 18 September 2023 - 1 December 2023
  • Spring term: 8 January 2024 - 15 March 2024
  • Summer term: Tuesday 15 April 2024 - 20 September 2024 (term begins on a Tuesday as Easter Monday falls on 13 April)

2024/2025

  • Autumn term: 16 September 2024 - 29 November 2024
  • Spring term: 6 January 2025 - 14 March 2025
  • Summer term: 22 April 2025 - 19 September 2025

2025/2026

  • Autumn term: 22 September 2025 - 5 December 2025
  • Spring term: 12 January 2026 - 20 March 2026
  • Summer term: 20 April 2026 - 25 September 2026

Postgraduate Research

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
  • 28 September 2020 - 27 September 2021
  • 27 September 2021 - 26 September 2022
  • 26 September 2022 - 25 September 2023
  • 25 September 2023 - 23 September 2024
  • 23 September 2024 - 29 September 2025

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 student-records@york.ac.uk
If your enquiry is urgent, please call 01904 324643.