Semester dates for our UK, Dubai and Malaysia campuses 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.

UK Campus session dates for 2018/19
2018/19 dates Activity
3-7 September 2018 Welcome Week
10 September – 30 November 2018 Semester 1 teaching
3–14 December 2018 Semester 1 exams
17 December 2018 – 4 January 2019 Semester 1 break
7 January – 29 March 2019 Semester 2 teaching
1–22 April 2019 (Easter: 21 April) Semester 2 break
23 April – 17 May 2019 Semester 2 exams
20 May – 9 August 2019 Dissertation work / Revision
14 June 2019 (Scottish Borders Campus) Graduation
18–21 June 2019 (Edinburgh Campus) Graduation
1–9 August 2019 Resits
14–15 November 2019 (Edinburgh Campus) (to be confirmed) Graduation

UK campus holidays 2018/19

The University buildings - except for student halls of residences - will be closed on:

  • 24 December 2018 - 2 January 2019
  • 19 April 2019*
  • 22 April 2019*

* Edinburgh Campus Library will be open on these days.

Other buildings closed days to be confirmed.

Dubai Campus session dates for 2018/19
2018/19 dates Activity
2-8 September 2018 Welcome Week
9 September – 1 December 2018 Semester 1 - Teaching
26-27 November 2018 Graduation
3-14 December 2018 Semester 1 - Examinations
16 December 2018 – 5 January 2019 Semester 1 - Break
6 January – 30 March 2019 Semester 2 - Teaching
31 March-20 April 2019 Semester 2 - Break
23 April – 17 May 2019 Semester 2 - Examinations
2-3 July 2019 Graduation
1-9 August 2019 Autumn Diet - Examinations (Resit)
25-26 November 2019 - TBC Graduation

 Dubai campus holidays for 2018/19*

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

  • Tuesday 11 September 2018 - Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
  • Tuesday 20 November 2018- Mouloud (Prophet’s Birthday)
  • Friday 30 November 2018 - Commemoration Day / Martyr’s Day
  • Sunday 2 December 2018 - UAE National Day
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019 - New Year’s Day
  • Wednesday 3 April 2019 - Leilat al-Meiraj (Ascension of the Prophet)
  • Wednesday 5 June 2019 – Thursday 6 June 2019 - Eid-Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
  • Saturday 11 August  2019- Monday 13 August 2019  - Arafat Day and Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

*All dates given, especially for Islamic holidays and special observations are approximate dates only and will be confirmed nearer the time, along with any University closed days.

Malaysia Campus session dates for 2018/19 - 2024/25

Session dates for the 2018/19 academic year vary according to the programme you are taking. For detailed information see the academic calendars for your programme:

Malaysia Campus holidays for 2019 - 2022

Malaysia Campus Holidays up to 2022*.

The University buildings will be closed for the following official Malaysia holidays.​

  • 1 January 2019 - New Year's Day
  • 21 January 2019 - Thaipusam*
  • 1 February 2019 – Federal Territory Day
  • 5 – 6 February 2019 – Chinese New Year
  • 1 May 2019 – Labour Day
  • 19 May 2019 – Wesak Day*#
  • 22 May 2019 – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • 5 – 6 June 2019 – Hari Raya Aidil Fitri*
  • 11 August 2019 - Hari Raya Aidil Adha*#
  • 31 August 2019 – National Day
  • 1 September 2019 – Awal Muharram#
  • 9 September 2019 – King's Birthday
  • 16 September 2019 - Malaysia Day
  • 27 October 2019 – Deepavali*#
  • 9 November 2019 – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday#
  • 25 December 2019 – Christmas

* Subject to change. 
# As the public holiday falls on a Sunday, a replacement is given the next day on Monday.

Graduation

  • 2 December 2018