Academic calendar

Dubai Campus semester dates

Semester dates for our Dubai campus are listed here and you can find dates for induction, teaching, holidays, and examination. Please note the campus holidays or 'buildings closed' days for each campus.

This year we have made a small number of amendments to the dates of the Academic Calendar following a two-year consultation with students and staff.

2022/23 Academic Year - semester dates

2022/23 Academic Year
Dates Activity
5-9 September 2022 September Semester Welcome Week
12 September – 3 December 2022 September Semester Teaching
17-21 October 2022 September Semester Consolidation Week
28-29 November 2022  Graduations
5-16 December 2022 December Exam and Assessment Diet
19 December 2022 – 13 January 2023 December Break
9-13 January 2023 January Semester Welcome Week
16 January 2023 – 8 April 2023 January Semester Teaching
20-24 February 2023 January Semester Consolidation Week
10–21 April 2023 April Break
24 April - 19 May 2023 April Exam and Assessment Diet 
1 May- 5 May 2023 May Semester Welcome Week 
8 May- 8 July 2023 May Semester Teaching
12-16 June 2023 May Semester Consolidation Week 
4-5 July 2023 (to be confirmed) Graduations
31 July – 8 August 2023 August Exam and Assessment Diet 

Please note that new students joining the Degree Entry Programme (DEP) in January 2023 follow different session dates.

Dubai Campus Holidays 2022/23

The University buildings will be closed for the following official UAE holidays*:

  •  8 Oct   2022    (Prophet Mohammed's Birthday) 
  •  1-3 Dec 2022 (Commemoration Day, National Day) 
  •  1 Jan 2023   (New Year’s Day) 
  •  21-24 Apr 2023 (Eid Al Fitr) 
  •  28 Jun – 1 Jul 2023 (Arafah Day, Eid Al Adha) 
  • 19 July 2023 (Islamic New Year) 

*All dates given are approximate. The exact date(s) of observation will be announced by the UAE government and confirmed by the University closer to each holiday.

UK and Malaysia Campuses

See also the semester dates for our UK and Malaysia Campuses