Academic Calendar

Semester dates for our Dubai campus are listed here and you can find dates for enrolment, teaching, holidays, examination and graduation.

Please note the campus holidays or 'buildings closed' days for each campus.

2019/20 dates Activity
8-14 September 2019 Welcome Week
15 September – 6 December 2019 Semester 1 Teaching
27-28 November 2019 Graduation
9-20 December 2019 Semester 1 Exams
22 December 2019 – 9 January 2020 Semester 1 Break
12 January – 3 April 2020 Semester 2 Teaching
5-23 April 2020 Semester 2 Break
27 April – 22 May 2020 Semester 2 Exams
7-8 July 2020 Graduation
6-14 August 2020 Resit Exams
22–23 November 2020 Graduation

Please note that new students joining the Degree Entry Programme (DEP) in January 2020 follow different session dates.

Dubai Campus Holidays 2019/20

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

  • 1 December 2019 (Commemoration Day)
  • 2 - 3 December 2019 (National Day)
  • 1 January 2020 (New Year’s Day)
  • 24 - 26 May 2020 (Eid Al Fitr)
  • 30 July – 2 August 2020 (Arafah Day and Eid Al Adha)
  • 23 August 2020 (Hijri New Year)

*All dates given, especially for Islamic holidays, 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