Academic Dates

Schedule and key dates of the academic year 2021 for International students at Ulster University.


Semester 2 - Spring

The spring semester runs from Monday, 25 January - Friday, 28 May 2021. Some of the key dates for international students include:

  • international Student Arrivals - Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 January 2021
  • introductory period (Orientation Week) - Monday 18 January 2021 - Friday 22 January 2021
  • St Patrick's Day (University Closed) - Wednesday 17 March 2021
  • Easter vacation - Monday 29 March 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021 (Easter Sunday 4 April)
  • Revision week - Tuesday 4 May 2021 – Friday 7 May 2021
  • Examinations begin - Monday 10 May 2021

Semester 3 - Summer

The summer semester runs from Monday, 31 May - Friday, 10 September 2021. This semester is for students undertaking studies worth 60 credits points such as a postgraduate student undertaking a Master’s dissertation module.